SANTA ANA UBER AND LYFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Winning millions of dollars for victims of accidents while using
Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing services in Santa Ana, CA

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Have you been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in Santa Ana? Navigating the legal aftermath doesn’t have to be stressful. At RTM Law, we specialize in representing victims of Uber and Lyft accidents. 

 

Our experienced Santa Ana personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights, helping you secure the compensation you deserve. With RTM Law on your side, you’re not just a client — you’re our top priority.

Who Can Be Held Responsible
for a Ridesharing Accident?

Determining who can be held responsible for an accident while on an Uber or Lyft ride depends on several factors, including who is at fault for the accident and whether the rideshare driver was active on the app.

  • ✔ Rideshare drivers are considered “independent contractors,” not employees of the rideshare company. Therefore, they may be held liable in some cases. 
  • ✔ If an Uber or Lyft driver is at fault for an accident and does not have sufficient insurance, the victim may be able to sue both the rideshare company and the driver directly for damages. 
  • ✔ A claim can be filed against Uber or Lyft if a rideshare driver intentionally or negligently causes harm. 
  • ✔ The rideshare companies may be directly liable for the victim’s injuries if they are negligent in screening their drivers or maintaining their apps. 
  • ✔ If another party besides the rideshare driver is at fault for the accident (like another driver), then that party could potentially be held liable.

In California, both Uber and Lyft are required by the California Public Utilities Commission to carry $1,000,000 of liability insurance. Drivers for these rideshare companies are considered independent contractors, not employees, as per California’s Proposition 22. This means that while the companies do provide some insurance coverage, drivers may also be held liable depending on the specifics of an accident.

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Uber Accident Cases: Uber’s Policy on Liability

Uber’s policy on liability is multi-faceted, aiming to provide protection for both drivers and passengers. The company has a $1 million insurance policy, but the actual coverage can vary depending on the situation.

The insurance policy Uber provides includes three parts:

  • ✔ While the app is on but the driver hasn’t accepted a ride, Uber provides contingent liability coverage of $50,000 per injured party, up to $100,000 per accident, and up to $25,000 in property damage. 
  • ✔ From the moment a driver accepts a trip to its conclusion, Uber’s policy provides $1 million in third-party liability insurance, covering personal injuries and property damage. 
  • ✔ If another driver is at fault and does not have sufficient insurance, Uber’s policy also includes $1 million of uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage.

If an injury occurs due to assault, the rideshare company generally will not accept liability. In such cases, you may need to sue either the assaulter or the driver. Our Santa Ana Uber and Lyft accident attorney is here to help.

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Lyft Accidents: Lyft’s Policy on Liability

Lyft also has a comprehensive policy on liability designed to protect both drivers and passengers. Here’s how it works:

  • ✔ When the Lyft app is on and drivers are able to receive ride requests, Lyft provides coverage of $50,000 per person for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage. 
  • ✔ Lyft insurance provides liability, collision and comprehensive coverage, but the specifics can vary depending on the phase of the ride — whether the driver is waiting for a ride request, en route to pick up a passenger, or during the trip with a passenger in the vehicle. 
  • ✔ In case of an accident where the Lyft driver is at fault, Lyft provides liability coverage of $1 million. 
  • ✔ If the driver has personal collision coverage on their own auto insurance, Lyft offers contingent collision coverage that covers physical damage to the driver’s vehicle after an accident. 
  • ✔ For accidents that occur while a trip is in progress (from the moment the driver accepts a ride to when it ends), Lyft’s policy provides $1 million of liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage.

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Why Trust RTM Law to Handle
Your Rideshare Accident Claim?

Extensive Expertise

At RTM Law, we boast a formidable team of seasoned personal injury attorneys, medical experts, and case managers who possess broad expertise in the realm of Lyft and Uber laws in California. We excel at untangling the complex web of motor vehicle accident cases, with a commitment to achieving the highest possible compensation for our clients.

Tailored Approach

We recognize the unique intricacies that accidents involving ridesharing services present. That’s why our personal injury attorneys in Santa Ana pledge to deliver bespoke services for every client, ensuring individual issues are addressed and voices are amplified throughout the entire legal process.

Millions Won in Settlements

Our law firm takes immense pride in having reclaimed millions of dollars for numerous victims of Lyft and Uber accidents across Orange County and all over California. You can count on RTM Law’s Santa Ana Uber and Lyft accident attorney for robust and efficacious representation.

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2023-11-11
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Lawyer for Rideshare Accident in Santa Ana, CA: FAQs

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

What services does a Santa Ana Uber and Lyft accident lawyer offer?

A Santa Ana Uber accident lawyer (or Lyft accident lawyer) offers legal representation for victims of rideshare accidents in Santa Ana, California. They handle all aspects of the case from gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, to representing clients in court if necessary.

How much does it cost to hire a Lyft or Uber accident lawyer in CA?

RTM Law works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay any upfront fees. Instead, the attorney’s fees are contingent upon winning your case — we will receive a percentage of the compensation awarded to you. This approach ensures that you can access legal representation regardless of your financial situation.

Who can I sue if I get into a car accident while on Uber or Lyft?

There are several parties you could potentially sue. If the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault, you can file a claim against them. In some situations, you might be able to sue Uber or Lyft if the driver’s insurance doesn’t cover your damages or if the company neglected its duty of care. 

 

If another driver caused the accident, you could sue that driver, and both Uber and Lyft have third-party liability insurance to cover such instances. In certain cases, the insurance provider of the at-fault driver may also be held financially responsible for your injuries.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft in Santa Ana, Orange County?

The statute of limitations varies by state. In California, for example, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Will my personal auto insurance cover me in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Personal insurance usually doesn’t cover commercial activities like driving for Uber or Lyft, but it might provide coverage if you’re a passenger in an unfortunate accident. Contact RTM Law’s Uber and Lyft accident lawyer for more information about your options.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim
in Santa Ana, California

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

✔ Artesia Pilar
✔ Bella Vista
✔ Bristol Memory Coalition
✔ Bristol-Warner
✔ Cabrillo Park
✔ Casa Bonita
✔ Casa De Santiago
✔ Cornerstone Village
✔ Delhi
✔ Downtown Santa Ana
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✔ Fairhaven
✔ Fairview Village
✔ Floral Park
✔ Flower Park
✔ French Court

✔ Heninger Park
✔ Laurelhurst
✔ Logan
✔ Lyon Street
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✔ Madison Park
✔ Mar-Les
✔ Metro Classic
✔ Mid-City
✔ Morning Sunwood
✔ New Horizons
✔ Pacific Park
✔ Panorama Heights
✔ Park Santiago
✔ Pico-Lowell
✔ Portola Park

✔ Republic Homes
✔ Riverview West
✔ Saddleback View
✔ Sandpointe
✔ Santa Anita
✔ Shadow Run
✔ South Coast Metro
✔ Sunwood Central
✔ Thornton Park
✔ Valley Adams
✔ West Floral Park
✔ West Grove Valley
✔ Willard
✔ Wilshire Square
✔ Windsor Village
✔ Young Square

Be on the Winning Side of an Uber or Lyft Accident; Free Consultation

Being 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 deserve. 

 

We understand how frightening and confusing it can be for accident victims. Our team of experienced attorneys has handled numerous cases involving ridesharing companies, so we know what it takes to win the highest possible compensation from these powerful corporations on behalf of our clients.

 

We provide aggressive legal counsel to help you recover financial losses incurred due to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

 

Schedule a free consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers at (949) 287-4342 or fill out our contact form.

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