Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

Injured in a rideshare accident? Win your claim in California, starting now

Uber & Lyft Accident

Injured in an Uber or Lyft?

Getting legal help is almost as important as seeking medical attention.

Avoid common legal pitfalls and secure your right to injury compensation by contacting our experienced ride-share lawyers as soon as possible.

Your next steps after a ride share accident are important

1. Seek medical help

If you’ve been injured, seek help immediately! This won’t only preserve your health, but it’ll give you significant leverage and proof for filing your injury claim.

2. Call the police and remember the details

An official police report is crucial for your case. Also, try to remember, or write down key details such as license plates, names, time, and any other information.

3. Get a resourceful injury attorney

An experienced injury attorney will walk you through this difficult time and thwart attempts by insurance companies to minimize your claim.

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4. Relax and recover

We’ve got this, and we’ll keep fighting on your behalf until we take everything you’re owed by insurance companies or the defendant personally.


Timing is essential: Act now or lose the right to compensation

File a claim within California’s Statute of Limitations time frame, and outsmart the defendant’s lawyers by getting the best injury attorney on your side.

The legal window of opportunity

The so-called statute of limitations in the State of California defines a small time frame under which Uber or Lyft car accident victims can file a claim.

A late application can make you lose your right to settlement altogether, or result in barebones compensation amounts barely enough to cover your medical expenses.

Beat insurance lawyers

Minutes after your accident, insurance agents and even Uber’s or Lyft’s lawyers are already at work to undermine your claim. They are experienced, driven, and NOT on your side. Lawyer up to protect yourself against them!

•    Don’t give them more time to prepare

•    Don’t risk making mistakes or admitting liability

•    Don’t fall prey to their scare tactics

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Uber and Lyft Accidents: The Legal 101

Ridesharing accidents are car accidents with extra complexity, but also opportunity. The good news is, Uber and Lyft drivers are protected with multiple insurance options. They are independent contractors that benefit from their own insurance as well as the ridesharing services plans. The bad news? Their lawyers are experts at minimizing claims with years of experience.

Being that their business model relies on the satisfaction and safety of their passengers, these multibillion-dollar tech corporations have multiple systems in place to protect against the tarnished image and costly proceedings of ridesharing accidents.

Both Uber and Lyft:

•    Require drivers to have comprehensive insurance policies

•    Cover up to $1 million in damages with their own injury liability insurance

•    Have advanced monitoring and litigation processes in place

For you or your loved ones as victims of an Uber or Lyft accident, this has opposing effects:

•    Better opportunity: You have a higher chance of getting the high compensation you deserve (there being multiple insurance options to file a claim with).

•    Higher risk: you’re facing against a strong and experienced legal apparatus ready to contest your claim and fight your settlement.

This means you need expert legal representation to get the best you can out of this unfortunate situation. And now that you’ve found JT Legal Group, you can immediately access the best legal representation for your Uber and Lyft injuries. Below are the different periods where you are considered to be covered by your own personal insurance, or Uber & Lyft’s policy. There are different factors that determine if your policy is active, or the rideshare companies’ policy is.

California Accident Attorney: Uber and Lyft

If you are an Uber or Lyft driver, having proper auto insurance is vital. Some drivers assume that Uber and Lyft provide enough insurance to cover anything that might happen, but that is not the case. It’s important you learn what coverage Uber and Lyft offer and what coverage they don’t offer. Getting into an accident without this information can cause a lot of problems, but an Uber & Lyft accident lawyer can help. Your Uber & Lyft accident lawyer will have your back and give you peace of mind.

Period 1: Waiting for a Request

The first coverage period is when you are waiting for a ride request. During this time, Uber and Lyft do not provide coverage to you or your vehicle. Although the app is on, you are considered to be on your own time since you are not connected with a passenger yet. If you get into an accident without the right coverage, you can face lawsuits, time in jail and more. You will even lose your position as an Uber or Lyft driver. A California accident attorney can help you decide what option makes the most sense for you. During this period, standard car insurance meets all your needs.

Period 2: Driver Has Accepted the Request

Uber’s standard insurance covers you when you accept a rider request and are on your way to pick up the rider. You get coverage for your vehicle and any medical expenses if you get into an accident after you accept a ride request. The problem is, however, is that a rideshare company is not on your side. They want to avoid payouts at all costs. As a driver, you must remember that they might claim your rider canceled the request prior to your accident. This would bring you back to period 1, which means Uber and Lyft are not held liable. If that happens, the rideshare company won’t be responsible for your damages. It is important you gather as much evidence as you can during this period to protect yourself at all costs.

Period 3: Passenger Is in the Vehicle

If you are in this stage, you have accepted the request and picked up the rider. You have coverage for yourself and your passenger during this stage. You must still keep a few things in mind before you factor Uber into your standard policy. If you only use Uber coverage while on a trip with a rider, you could end up in a bad situation. A California personal injury claim lawyer will help you decide what option is right for you. Your California personal injury claim lawyer reviews your case and gives you the best results possible.

Types of Uber or Lyft accidents

In a multitude of scenarios, you could receive very high compensation for the accident that you were involved in with a Lyft or Uber Vehicle.

You can tap into the significant insurance premiums of Uber, Lyft, AND their drivers. You very likely have a right to compensation if you’ve suffered injuries, property damage, or the wrongful death of a family member.

Here are your options if you’ve been in one of these types of Uber or Lyft accidents:

Pedestrian struck by Uber/Lyft driver

Pedestrians enjoy a high degree of protection under Californian law.

If you or a loved one were struck by a Lyft or Uber driver, even if you crossed outside a crosswalk, you can most likely file a claim on both the driver’s insurance policy and the companies’ injury insurance. Ride-sharing companies often pay passenger injury claims even if the driver wasn’t actively servicing a ride at the moment.

A driver struck by Uber/Lyft driver

In traffic, Uber and Lyft drivers are subject to the same California state laws when it comes to accident liability.

If you’re a driver hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, you’re entitled to seek compensation from the drivers’ policy and in some cases from the insurance of the rideshare company – usually, if the driver was transporting an Uber or Lyft passenger at the time of the accident.

Passenger struck by another driver

Even when another driver is at fault, you can be entitled to tap into Uber or Lyft’s insurance policies for compensation, in addition to that driver’s own insurance – especially if the driver is uninsured or has low coverage.

The right California auto accident attorney will help you tap into Uber’s and Lyft’s injury insurance if you were a passenger who suffered bodily injury.

Passenger injured by a rideshare vehicle

Uber and Lyft usually require their drivers to have the highest insurance coverage, to protect against many types of accidents. In addition to that, they protect their customers (the passengers) with additional policies.

If you’ve been injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger in California, our Glendale legal Studio will mobilize resources to get you very high compensation.

Why you need an Uber accident lawyer by your side

Lawyer up right the first time, and take all the stress off your shoulders.

Whatever the scenario of your injury, it’s very important you lawyer up first! Insurance adjusters and corporate lawyers (from the insurance company or even Uber or Lyft for more serious cases) will try to minimize your claim or offer you a very low sum immediately, hoping you sign a waiver on future claims.

That won’t happen when you have the premier Los Angeles area auto and ridesharing accident firm behind your back to fight on your behalf in your personal injury case.

We’re well-versed at navigating the intricacy of auto accident law and experienced with ridesharing accident cases. In fact, we regularly fight them in the name of our plaintiffs and have won millions in compensation already.

•    Get a head start with your ridesharing accident claim

•    Be protected from Uber’s, Lyft’s, and the driver’s insurers and lawyers

•    Receive timely information and understand the legal options for your auto accident injury claim

•    Focus 100% on your recovery and responsibilities as we fight for you

•    Take the stress of legal thinking off your shoulders

•    Get the highest possible compensation for your pain and suffering

Compensation Settlements

You’re entitled to much more than just medical bills and lost property. These are the common categories of damages under California Law regarding Lyft and Uber accidents

Physical Injuries

Severe cuts and bruises, disfigurement, impaired mobility, spinal damage, or brain injuries can permanently worsen a victim’s quality of life.

Professional legal representation can at least recover medical expenses and damages in compensation – and provide closure.

Economic Losses

Lost wages, reduced productivity, and long-term career impairment are all too common consequences of injury.

A properly filed claim can make the perpetrator answer for these damages, as well as immediate medical conditions and expenses.

Emotional Distress

Less obvious than physical harm, but no less serious, emotional damages like trauma or anxiety can be an incredible detriment to life quality.

It’s important to conduct thorough investigations and collect expert reports to assess the extent of distress. We have the resources to hire the best experts and prove your emotional distress in court, or private settlements.

Loss of Life’s Pleasures

Injuries can result in the deterioration of personal relationships, loss of consortium with a significant one, or the loss of enjoyment out of life.

An experienced personal injury attorney and accident lawyer can navigate the laws and get compensation for these insidious types of damages, with expert reports, detailed collection of evidence, and targeted interviews.

As you recover, you get support and timely updates at every step of the way, as we fight to recover what’s yours.

We’ve won a whopping 95% of personal injury cases. Yours is next, with max compensation under California and Federal law.

This means you never pay a dime from your own pocket. We charge offenders and insurance companies directly.

Call (888) 529-3111 around the clock, or complete our short case review form. No fees, no surprises, no strings attached.

Rideshare accident statistics in California

An LAPD report on crash data published in 2019 showed that there are more than 53, 900 daily traffic collisions in LA, which is about 150 car accidents per day. Out of those 150 daily accidents, there were 230 fatalities daily. When compared to a report of accidents that was published in 2014, the number of fatalities related to traffic has increased by more than 33%. The percent of road fatalities caused by speeding drivers in the state is 26% and the fatalities caused by drunk drivers in CA are 30% compared to other states.

The deaths caused by car accidents in Los Angeles are 49%, while deaths caused by motorcycles are 19%. It is worth noting, however, that these statistics might always be high because the state has a significantly higher population. Moreover, you are eligible to receive financial compensation if you get into an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party.

Here are a few statistics about car crashes, deaths, and injuries in California each year. Reviewing the main causes of a rideshare accident can help you understand and avoid them where possible.

The statistics provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety indicated the following:

•    In 2018, the number of traffic fatalities decreased by 8.3% from the figures recorded in 2017. The fatalities related to traffic dropped from 3,880 to 3,560 throughout the state of CA. The death rate of car accidents was nine people in every 100,000 people in the year 2018. Auto accidents have remained the leading cause of death in the state.

•    On the other hand, Los Angeles reported over 92,000 victims including rideshare drivers seriously injured and killed in car accidents in the year 2017. Out of those numbers, more than 7,200 deaths and injuries in Los Angeles were caused by drunk drivers.

•    In the year 2018, over 1,000 people perished in automobile accidents that involved alcohol impairment. Out of all the drivers who died, 42% tested positive for both legal and illegal drugs. Before getting into any rideshare service, we advise that you check out which company the driving service represents.

•    If you are a cyclist, you also need to take great care when on the road. Statistics revealed that in 2017, cyclist fatalities increased by 7%. The fatalities resulting from the interaction of cyclists and motor vehicle accidents went from 143 deaths in the year 2017 to 155 deaths in the year 2018. By the end of 2018, over 800 pedestrians had lost their lives because of traffic-related accidents.

•    Motorcyclists who sustained fatal injuries because of auto accidents in 2018 were 488. This was a drop from the prior 578 deaths in 2017.

Get the best California law firm to protect your interests as a victim

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident in California, we have the resources and expertise to protect you and heed your interests at every step of the way.

Our law firm is highly specialized in this area, with considerable experience in defending victims – be it passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers. Since we’re pitted against huge corporations, our Los Angeles team has a few tricks up their sleeves.

JT Legal’s Los Angeles Uber Accident Attorneys

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Our expert legal team is ready to defend you in your case. Contact us for a FREE evaluation. If you’re injured, we can come to visit you in Los Angeles, Glendale, and even farther across the state. And remember no win, no fee: you pay us only when we get your settlement.

Get the best California law firm to protect your interests as a victim. We’ll stand up to Uber’s, Lyft’s and the driver’s insurance lawyers to get you the fair compensation you deserve.

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Our expert California ride share injury lawyers are ready to defend you in your Uber or Lyft injury case. Contact us for a FREE evaluation. If you’re injured, we can come visit you in Los Angeles, Glendale and wider California. And remember: no win, no fee: you pay us only when we get your settlement.

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    If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident in California, we have the resources and expertise to protect you and heed your interests at every step of the way.

    We’re a California law firm highly specialized in auto accidents, with considerable experience in defending victims of Uber and Lyft accidents – be it passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers. Since we’re pitted against huge corporations, our Los Angeles team has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to ridesharing accidents:

    1. Gather Evidence

    2. Speak to Witnesses

    3. Obtain Reports from police, accident, and medical experts.

    4. Collect your Medical Records and Bills

    5. Meet with Insurance and Bus Company

    6. Dig out obscure laws and past sentences that’ll help you win

    01 Gather Evidence

    02 Speak to Witnesses

    03 Obtain Reports from police, accident, and medical experts.

    04 Collect your Medical Records and Bills

    05 Meet with Insurance and Bus Company

    06 Dig out obscure laws and past sentences that’ll help you win


    We have the resources to hire the best accident, medical, and ridesharing experts, and prove that the driver was negligent and at fault, that your injuries are severe, and your pain, suffering and lost wages significant.