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Uber and Lyft Accident

Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney in Woodland Hills

We Advocate for Your Rights and Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve in Encino and Woodland Hills

The Law Offices of Ali Taheripour offers personable and effective legal representation for victims of Uber and Lyft accidents in Woodland Hills, Encino, and their surrounding areas. We understand how stressful a personal injury can be, including one due to rideshares. Whether you were a passenger in the Uber or Lyft vehicle or were hit by a rideshare driver, our team is here for you.

Our goal is to alleviate the stress of filing an insurance claim and fight for maximum compensation for the trauma you experienced, especially if you sustained severe or even permanent injuries. We recommend you reach out to us as soon as you can after the accident, and you do not need to worry about any legal fees. We only get paid if we win your case!

Have you been in an Uber or Lyft accident in Woodland Hills or its surrounding areas? Contact The Law Offices of Ali Taheripour, today at (818) 629-1121 to schedule your consultation.

What to Do After a Rideshare Accident When You Are a Passenger

Your driver should move the vehicle away from traffic. If they do not do that, you can remind them to do that for safety reasons. Once you are off the road, check yourself for injuries, although you should get medical attention even if you feel fine.

If anyone needs emergency medical attention, call for an ambulance in addition to contacting 911 to file a police report. This is a crucial step if you decide to seek legal action.

If you can, ask the driver for their contact and insurance information, and write down their license plate number. If there are any witnesses, ask for their contact details too. You can also take pictures of the site and you should write down the exact date, time, and location of the accident.

What If You Get Hit by an Uber or Lyft Vehicle?

If a rideshare vehicle hits you while you are in another car or on a bike or motorcycle, or while you are walking down the street, you have the same right to seek and receive compensation for your injuries and trauma.

You should follow the same steps as if you were a rideshare passenger. Your priority should always be your safety. However, any information you can collect right after the accident about the Uber or Lyft driver, and any other party involved, can help your personal injury attorney get started quickly.

Common Rideshare Accident Injuries

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Chest trauma
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Severed limbs
  • Wrongful death

In addition to physical injuries, emotional distress including the development of post-traumatic syndrome disorder can happen.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You After an Uber or Lyft Accident

When filing a claim for an Uber or Lyft accident, you must meet specific statutes of limitations and accurately fill out the mandatory paperwork. Attorney Taheripour can help you navigate the process and make sure that we submit your claim within the time limit and with all relevant information.

The rideshare companies’ insurance policies a vary whether the driver had the app on and whether they had already accepted a ride. They offer coverage for injured passengers, but cases are more complicated when a rideshare driver injures another driver, a cyclist, or a pedestrian.

Although California law requires insurance coverage requirements for all transportation network companies, including Uber, the situation gets more complex if a driver had multiple ridesharing apps open at the same time.

Insurance companies are not inclined to grant the compensation a plaintiff is entitled to, but we know their tactics and we do not give up when it comes to our clients. We strive to negotiate appropriate compensation outside of court, but we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary. We have a significant history of successful litigation.

The Law Offices of Ali Taheripour can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Present and future medical bills
  • Assistive technology
  • Home modifications for accessibility
  • Loss of wages
  • Reduced earning capabilities
  • Emotional trauma
  • Wrongful death

For your convenience, we can assist you in English, Spanish, and Farsi. Collaboration and compassion are central to our mission, and we are here to address any questions or concerns you may have at any step of the legal process. Our team is here for you no matter how complex your situation is.

Call The Law Offices of Ali Taheripour today at (818) 629-1121 or fill out our online form to schedule an evaluation of your Uber or Lyft accident case in Woodland Hills or Encino, CA.

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