Uber and Other Ridesharing Accidents in San Diego
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Have you ever utilized a ridesharing service to get you from one place to another? Every year, thousands upon thousands of people depend on these services to help them get from one place to another. Some people choose to utilize these services for things like a day out shopping on the town, visiting friends and family, or getting back and forth to work when they don’t have a vehicle. When you rely on Uber and other ridesharing services, you expect to have a safe ride that you can depend on. Unfortunately, some people do not gain the same experience and, as a result, they sustain serious accidents that end in injuries and more. Your life changes in front of your eyes when you have been injured in one of these accidents, wondering how you will be able to afford your medical bills that just seem to keep piling up or other expenses as you are left without work.
So, where do you turn in your time of need? We have experience gaining results for those who have been injured in a ridesharing accident and want to speak with you today. We can help you preserve your case, meet certain deadlines, and tackle your claim from a legal standpoint so that you can move forward.
Damages in a Ridesharing Accident
After you have been involved in a ridesharing accident, you may wonder where to turn. Unfortunately, for many states, these accident cases are a lot different from your regular taxi accident. An Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing driver does not usually work the same way that a taxicab service does. In fact, in California and many other states, cities have been warning passengers about the fact that they could end up in a legal mess when they utilize ridesharing services. Many people believe that they will be entitled to compensation and end up surprised when nobody will cover them for their injuries.
This is due to the simple fact that, in many states, Uber and other ridesharing services do not view their workers as actual “employees” but instead as “independent contractors.” When this occurs, this means that a company is not liable for the injuries sustained while the contractor is on the job. Then, a contractor will be liable to pay for the damages that result in these cases. Fortunately, in California, they have deemed their drivers as “employees” because Uber is headquartered in California. This means that, under a theory known as vicarious liability, an employer is liable for the actions of its employee and what happens when they are driving while on the job.
Uber is known to have a $1 million insurance policy available to those who have sustained injuries under its services. Unfortunately, as you may have already found, the most catastrophic injuries exceed this amount and can leave you yearning for more after you have been injured. Luckily, we are here for you in your time of need.
Have you been injured in a San Diego ridesharing accident and you wonder what rights to recovery you have? Fortunately, we want to stand by your side and help you gain the compensation you deserve in your desperate time of need. We are willing to work with you to preserve your accident, file your claim, and build your case from the ground up. Call us for more information on how we can help.