Securing millions of dollars for victims of accidents while riding Uber, Lyft,
and other ride sharing services in California

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If you’ve been in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft in California, you might have questions about who is responsible and what steps to take. Passengers caught in this situation often do not know where to turn. We’re here to help you navigate this situation. 


At RTM Law, we specialize in representing victims of accidents involving Uber and Lyft (as well as other ride sharing services). We’re dedicated to fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve.

Who Can Be Held Responsible
for Car Accident Cases in a Lyft and Uber?

Determining responsibility in an Uber or Lyft crash depends on various factors:

  • ✔ Rideshare drivers are often considered independent contractors, not employees of the rideshare company.
  • ✔ If the rideshare driver is at fault and lacks sufficient insurance, you may sue both the driver and the rideshare company.
  • ✔ Claims can be filed against Uber or Lyft if the driver intentionally or negligently causes harm.
  • ✔ Rideshare companies may be liable if they are negligent in driver screening or app maintenance.
  • ✔ If another party, not the rideshare driver, is at fault, that party could also be held responsible.



Common Accidents Related
to Uber, Lyft and Other Rideshare Companies

  • ✔ Rear-End Collisions
  • ✔ T-Bone Accidents (Side-Impact Collisions)
  • ✔ Head-On Collisions
  • ✔ Sideswipes
  • ✔ Pedestrian Accidents
  • ✔ Cyclist Accidents
  • ✔ Multi-Vehicle Pileups
  • ✔ Rollover Accidents
  • ✔ Unsafe Exits and Entrances
  • ✔ DUI-Related Accidents
  • ✔ Drowsy Driving Accidents
  • ✔ Weather-Related Accidents



Why Trust RTM Law with
Your Rideshare Accident Claim?

Extensive Expertise

Our team includes seasoned personal injury attorneys and experts with broad knowledge of Lyft and Uber laws in California.

Tailored Approach

We understand the unique complexities of ridesharing accidents and offer personalized services to address individual issues.

Millions Won in Settlements

We’ve successfully recovered millions of dollars for accident victims across California.

Insurance Coverage for Uber and Lyft Accidents in California

Coverage for accidents and injuries resulting from a rideshare crash can be complicated. In California, companies like Uber and Lyft are required to carry $1,000,000 of liability insurance. Here’s how their policies work:

Uber’s Policy

  • ✔ App on but no ride accepted: $50,000 per injured party, up to $100,000 per accident, and up to $25,000 in property damage.
  • ✔ Once a driver accepts a trip, Uber provides $1 million in third-party liability coverage for personal injuries and property damage.
  • ✔ If another driver is at fault and lacks insurance, Uber offers $1 million of uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage.
  • ✔ Assault cases are generally not covered by Uber.

Lyft’s Policy

  • ✔ When the Lyft app is on, coverage includes $50,000 per person for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage.
  • ✔ Lyft provides liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, with specifics depending on the ride phase.
  • ✔ In accidents where the Lyft driver is at fault, Lyft offers $1 million in liability coverage.
  • ✔ During an ongoing trip, Lyft provides $1 million of liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage.



What To Do Immediately
After a Rideshare Accident

After a rideshare accident, it’s crucial to take these steps:

  • Check for Injuries: Ensure everyone’s safety and seek medical attention for any injuries.
  • Contact Authorities: Report the accident to the police and obtain a copy of the accident report.
  • Document the Scene: Gather evidence, including photos of the accident, license plates, and contact information of all parties involved.
  • Contact Your Attorney: Reach out to a rideshare accident lawyer for guidance on how to proceed, protecting your rights, and ensuring proper documentation of the incident.



Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California accident lawyers.

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Spencer Shields
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Kayla Neff
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Wendy Diaz
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Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

Victim of an accident caused by someone else?

California Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

What services does a rideshare accident attorney offer?

A rideshare accident lawyer can provide a variety of services, including helping accident victims to navigate the legal system, negotiating with the insurance companies, and obtaining compensation for any damages and losses. They can also provide valuable guidance on how to document the scene, contact witnesses, obtain accident reports, and other necessary steps in filing an injury claim or lawsuit.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for Uber or Lyft accidents?

Most rideshare accident lawyers, including us at RTM Law, work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t have to pay any upfront fees. This approach ensures that you can access the finest California Uber accident lawyer (or California Lyft accident lawyer) and the best medical care if needed, regardless of your financial situation.

How long do I have to file an Uber or Lyft accident claim?

In the state of California, it is important to note that there exists a specific timeframe, known as the statute of limitations, within which you must file a personal injury lawsuit. This window typically spans two years from the date of the accident.

Will my personal auto insurance cover my rideshare accident claims?

Personal auto insurance usually doesn’t cover commercial activities like driving an Uber or Lyft vehicle. However, there are exceptions. Your personal insurance might provide coverage if you are a passenger in an auto accident involving a rideshare vehicle. It’s essential to consult with an attorney to understand your specific coverage in such situations.

What should I do if the rideshare driver’s insurance is insufficient to cover my damages?

If the rideshare driver’s insurance is not enough to cover your damages, you may have options:

  • Uber or Lyft Insurance: Both Uber and Lyft have additional insurance coverage for such situations. You can pursue a claim with their insurance to seek the remaining compensation.
  • Underinsured Motorist Coverage: If you have underinsured motorist coverage on your personal auto insurance policy, it may help bridge the gap in coverage.
  • Suing the Driver: Depending on the circumstances, you may consider suing the Uber or Lyft driver directly for any damages not covered by insurance. Consulting with an attorney can help you determine the best course of action.

What if I suffered injuries due to an assault during my rideshare trip?

If you’ve suffered injuries due to an assault, consider your options carefully. Rideshare companies generally do not accept liability for injuries resulting from assaults during trips, as they argue that they cannot control criminal behavior. However, there are avenues you can explore for seeking compensation.


First, you may consider pursuing legal action against the person who assaulted you through a civil lawsuit. Criminal charges may also be brought against the assailant separately. Depending on the circumstances and the evidence available, you may have a case against the Lyft or Uber driver if they were aware of a dangerous situation and failed to take appropriate action to ensure passenger safety.


To navigate these complexities, consult with an experienced California Uber and Lyft accident attorney who specializes in rideshare assault cases. They can assess your situation, guide you through the legal process, and help you seek compensation for your injuries and suffering.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

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Getting injured in an accident involving ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can be overwhelming and stressful. But you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. RTM Law is here to help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you truly deserve.


We understand the fear and confusion accident victims go through. With our team of experienced California Uber and Lyft accident lawyers who have handled numerous cases involving ridesharing companies, we have the expertise to secure the highest possible compensation from these powerful corporations on behalf of our clients.


Rest assured, we provide assertive legal counsel to help you recover financial losses from medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.


Don’t hesitate to get a free consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers at (949) 2874342. or simply fill out this contact form. We’re here to support you.