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Our Bellflower Uber Accident Lawyers Are Here To Make It Right When You’ve Been Wronged

If you’re injured in an Uber collision, our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers can help you recover compensation and guide you on how to proceed with your personal injury claim. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Although Bellflower is a generally peaceful suburb, car crashes still occur. In particular, many motor vehicle accidents in the city happen along California Freeway 91 and Interstate 605, both bustling with traffic coming from and going to various other places in Los Angeles and the Golden State. Many of these collisions involve ridesharing services like Uber.

Bellflower locals often prefer Uber over taxis, not just for the lower fares but also for the cleaner cars, more convenient booking system, and cashless payment options. Despite these advantages, there’s always the risk of getting into an Uber accident.

The cost of living in the city is 48% higher than the national average. Hospitalization and medications are also more expensive. If you get injured, you might have to tap into your savings or even get loans just to keep up with the expenses.

You must partner with a law firm that can assist you in recovering your damages and losses from the at-fault party successfully. Feel free to reach out to our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. We have been serving Bellflower and the entire state of California for decades, helping injured victims obtain maximum compensation. 

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How Our Bellflower Uber Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Claim

Our Uber accident attorneys in Bellflower have the knowledge, skills, and dedication to help you win your case. Arash Law is a client-centric law firm dedicated to supporting you in every step, from filing a claim to representing you in court if necessary.

Filing a personal injury claim is time-consuming and stressful. The collection of evidence alone may take months to complete. When you decide to work with our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower, we will help alleviate your stress by shouldering all the legwork.

We will communicate and negotiate with the at-fault party and insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering. If a fair settlement can’t be reached, our litigation attorneys, who’ve won Uber accident cases, are prepared to take your case to court.

Furthermore, our Uber accident attorneys can refer you to the best doctors in Bellflower. They’ll ensure you receive the proper care and attention needed to help you recover.

As a testament to our advocacy in representing the injured, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis — we don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you. You don’t need to pay upfront fees to access quality legal services. That is how confident we are in our litigation and negotiation skills.

Get in touch with our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free initial consultation. Call us today or visit any of our offices in California. If you are seriously injured as a result of your recent Uber accident and are unable to visit us, our legal team can also come to you anywhere in Bellflower or California.

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Why Do Uber Accidents Occur?

Most Uber cases that we have handled over the years stem from driver negligence. Our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower often deal with rideshare drivers exhibiting the following negligent behaviors:

Distracted Driving

Uber drivers are particularly susceptible to distracting driving. Their responsibilities require them to use their cellphones frequently while driving to manage tasks like:

  • Checking and accepting ride requests
  • Checking the booking details
  • Chatting with their passengers
  • Troubleshooting the app
  • Looking at the map
 

These tasks are unavoidable, so drivers must know how and when to manage them without diverting their attention away from the road. After all, they have the obligation to prioritize others’ safety over such tasks. If they neglect this legal duty and you suffer injuries as a result, our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower will help you recover compensation.

Driving Under The Influence

In an effort to stay awake during night driving or long driving shifts, some Uber drivers might resort to taking stimulant drugs, like amphetamines. These substances are known to enhance mental alertness, but they also increase risk-taking tendencies and heighten aggressive behaviors.

Some drivers consume alcoholic drinks, narcotics, and certain medications, which could significantly impair critical thinking and decision-making skills crucial for driving safely.

For these reasons, driving under the influence (DUI) is a huge risk on the road, regularly leading to thousands of injuries and deaths nationwide. According to provisional 2023 data from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), alcohol contributed to 5,602 traffic fatalities and injuries in Los Angeles County, while drugs contributed to 351 cases.

For DUI cases, our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower will have to prove that the driver was impaired at the time of the incident. We will review documents like police incident reports and lab test results. We can also interview witnesses and look at videos to see if they showed signs of being under the influence of mind-altering substances.

Drowsy Driving

Many rideshare drivers have regular full-time jobs on top of driving for Uber. As a result, many of them are sleep-deprived and fatigued.

Many underestimate the risk of driving while fatigued, yet it has resulted in thousands of injuries and deaths. Our Bellflower Uber accident attorneys have handled many catastrophic crashes involving a drowsy driver.

Sleepiness affects drivers in the same way as alcohol or drugs, increasing the risk of traffic crashes. According to a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC), around 6,400 motorists lose their lives every year in drowsy driving-related car accidents.

Speeding

How much an Uber driver earns depends on how many trips they can complete. They don’t have fixed salaries, but they work in their own time.  In order to maximize their earnings, some drivers might resort to speeding to accept and complete more trips within a shorter timeframe.

Overspeeding is an exceptionally dangerous behavior because it reduces the driver’s reaction time, increases the stopping distance, and amplifies the force of impact during a collision. All these could result in catastrophic injuries or even deaths. In 2022, speeding accounted for 29% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. This risk factor contributed to 10,922 fatal motor vehicle crashes, leading to 12,151 deaths.

Because of the serious implications of speeding, it’s sometimes considered a felony offense in California, even if it doesn’t lead to harm. And if it does, victims can file criminal charges against the driver. If you’re an injured victim, get advice from the Uber accident lawyers Bellflower trusts.

Other Factors Behind Uber Accidents

Uber accidents can also result from other factors, including:

  • Driver errors and negligence – When another driver displays reckless driving behaviors, such as failing to yield, tailgating, and weaving in and out of traffic, they could crash into an Uber car. They would likely be responsible for compensating the victims.
  • Adverse weather conditions – Heavy rain, fog, or strong winds can significantly impact road conditions and driver visibility. Although these factors are something we can’t control, it’s the driver’s duty to learn how to navigate these situations safely.
  • Auto defects – Mechanical failures or defects in the vehicle’s components, including brakes, tires, or steering wheels, compromise the car’s safety and performance. If these factors are present in the crash, our Uber accident lawyers will determine if it’s due to poor maintenance, a design flaw, or a manufacturing error. The actual cause will help us identify a potentially liable party.
  • Poor road conditions – Potholes, uneven pavements, and inadequate signage could create hazardous driving conditions. These risks could cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, causing an accident. In such cases, the government entity or company responsible for maintaining road safety could be held accountable.
 

When investigating an Uber accident case, our Bellflower attorneys will consider all these possible causes. With our investigation skills, our Uber accident lawyers will uncover all the factors contributing to the incident and use them to determine liability.

An Uber driver busy looking on the maps in his phone while driving near Bellflower
Possible whiplash after an Uber accident in Bellflower

Common Injuries Sustained In Uber Accidents

Most Uber accident victims suffer scrapes, lacerations, sprains, and bruises. These are often minor injuries that can heal in a matter of days or a couple of weeks. However, other victims sustain more severe injuries, requiring more time and significant financial resources to heal.

Some of the most common injuries after rideshare accidents are:

  • Head & traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash & neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Amputations
  • Torn ligaments
  • Mental health issues like PTSD and depression
 

Unfortunately, some injuries can be fatal, resulting in wrongful deaths. Regardless of the severity of an incident, our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers encourage victims to seek medical attention right away. Some injuries might not be immediately apparent but could be life-threatening if left untreated.

Consult with our Uber accident attorneys in Bellflower for your next steps. We will help you recover your medical expenses and lost wages, which could quickly pile up and potentially lead to financial ruin. We can also connect you with the best doctors in the city and county for the best medical care.

What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?

If you’re injured while riding in an Uber or after an Uber car hits you, you might be entitled to claim economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are easily quantifiable. To prove these losses, our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers can present your bills, receipts, and invoices. Some examples are:

 

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more subjective in nature. They represent intangible yet important losses, such as:

 

There are rare cases in which punitive damage is awarded as a form of punishment to the guilty party. It also serves to prevent them from committing the same mistake in the future.

Our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers employ several methods to account for all your expenses carefully and put a dollar value on your non-economic losses. We will also collaborate with medical and financial experts to ensure an accurate assessment of these damages.

If you want to know how much you might be entitled to recover, contact Arash Law at (888) 488-1391. Our attorneys, specializing in Uber accidents in Bellflower, can further explain the compensation you can get in your claim.

What Other Factors Are Involved In Uber Accident Claims?

With all the personal injury cases that our law firm has handled through the years, ridesharing accidents are some of the most difficult to manage because of unique factors, such as:

  • Insurance Policies – Uber and Lyft accidents have rather complex insurance coverage, which would depend on the different stages of the ride, the driver’s personal or commercial auto insurance, and potential additional coverage options.
  • Classification Of Drivers – Uber drivers act as independent contractors rather than employees. This classification can impact liability and the coverage available to victims.
  • Ridesharing Laws – California has specific rules and regulations governing the ridesharing industry. These laws may vary by jurisdiction, further complicating an accident claim involving Uber.
 

As experienced Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower, we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges of ridesharing cases. Our Bellflower Uber accident law firm is equipped to handle and address all relevant factors to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Insurance Coverage For Uber Accidents

In understanding Uber’s third-party liability insurance coverage, you need to consider not only the money you might receive but, most importantly, the different scenarios outlined in four periods.

Period 0 – When the driver is offline or has not logged into the Uber app yet, Uber is not liable for any accidents. In such cases, the driver will rely on their personal auto insurance to cover the damages.

Period 1 – Uber provides coverage once the driver goes online and is available for a trip. This coverage includes $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident for injuries, and $25,000 in property damage per accident.

Period 2 – Once the driver has accepted a passenger booking and is on their way to the pickup point, Uber’s coverage for accidents increases. Our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers can help victims file a claim with the company’s $1 Million policy for total liability plus $1 Million for underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage.

Period 3 – At this stage, the driver has picked up the passenger and is on their way to the destination. If they get into an accident, Uber’s third-party liability insurance coverage will kick in with the same amounts as in Period 2.

Rideshare insurance policies are confusing, but our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower are always ready to explain them further in connection with your case. Just give us a call at any time.

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Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Why Should You Hire Our Attorneys For Your Accident?

Hiring a Bellflower attorney specializing in various Uber and vehicle accident cases will give you a significant advantage. They will be your guide throughout the legal process, supporting you and protecting your right to compensation.

Are you asking, “Why do I need a personal injury lawyer in Bellflower?” Here are a few important reasons why you need one:

The Insurance Company Is Not On Your Side

When the other party’s insurance company calls you to discuss a potential settlement, their interests are not aligned with yours. They may seem friendly, but they’re not concerned about your well-being. Their claims adjusters are looking for weaknesses in your claim that could minimize or invalidate it.

Throughout our decades of experience in personal injury law, our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers have encountered numerous instances of victims receiving less compensation than they deserved. Sometimes, they received none at all. These situations often happen because the victims are not aware of their rights. Insurance providers then take advantage of them during an especially challenging time.

When you have an attorney by your side, you can ensure that your rights to fair compensation are protected. When you partner with our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower, we will handle all correspondence with the at-fault party’s insurance company to protect you from their schemes. 

Determining Liability Is Difficult

Identifying all parties who are at fault for the accident can be extremely complicated. Despite the common assumption that Uber drivers are always liable, other individuals or entities may also bear or share responsibility, including:

  • Uber
  • Other drivers
  • Car mechanics

  • Car manufacturer
  • Other third parties
 

Our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers will investigate thoroughly, examine the available evidence, and determine which parties are potentially liable for your injuries. After that, we will gather evidence of their negligence in order to make them pay for your damages and losses.

Filing A Claim Has A Deadline

According to the statute of limitations in California, a victim has only two years from the date of the Uber accident to file a personal injury claim or a lawsuit. Bellflower and Los Angeles County also follow this timeframe. There are a few exceptions to this rule, particularly for cases involving minors, delayed injury discovery, and government entities.

Two years might seem like a long time. However, based on the experience of our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers, it is insufficient, especially if the person is severely injured. 

One advantage of partnering with our Bellflower attorneys is ensuring your Uber accident claim is filed on time. With years of experience handling such cases, we are familiar with each step of the process. 

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Our client suffered serious injuries after he was run over by a speeding vehicle. Aside from achieving a monumental financial recovery, our firm was able to secure the best medical care and treatment to ensure that he recovered from his injuries with the best medical team in the nation. We are happy to deliver closure and peace to a nice family.
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Comparative Negligence In California

Comparative negligence laws govern the distribution of fault to each liable party involved in an Uber accident. Their percentage of negligence is equal to the degree of their contribution.

Going by this legal doctrine, even the victim could share some responsibility. They can still recover compensation, though their percentage of fault will reduce the payment they’re entitled to. This is why it’s important to hire our skilled Bellflower Uber accident lawyers to help maximize their settlement or award.

What Should You Do After An Uber Accident?

If you are in an Uber accident in Bellflower, our lawyers recommend taking these ten steps to ensure your safety and protect your rights:

  1. Check yourself for any wounds and injuries.
  2. Go to a safer location, preferably by the roadside and away from passing cars. However, do not leave the accident scene.
  3. Dial 911 for police and medical assistance.
  4. Gather evidence. Take photos or videos of your injuries, property damage, and the accident scene.
  5. Ask for the Uber driver’s full name, address, phone number, and insurance details.
  6. Look for eyewitnesses. Ask politely if they can provide a statement to the police.
  7. File a report with Uber using the app or via their website.
  8. Visit a doctor. A full medical examination can help you identify your real condition.
  9. Report the accident to your insurance company.
  10. Call our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers. We will discuss your next steps.
 

Additionally, the police may question you about the incident. You may describe what you saw but do not apologize. They might misunderstand the situation and think that you were admitting fault, which could weaken your claim.

Uber Accident Statistics

According to Uber’s US safety report, 99.9% of all rides from 2019 to 2020 were completed safely. This record is particularly impressive given the large number of rides that occur every day. During this period, the ridesharing service made a daily average of roughly three million trips across the country.

According to the company’s report, only 0.0002% of trips had a critical safety incident involving the following:

  • 101 fatalities in 91 Uber-related motor vehicle accidents
  • 20 fatalities in 19 physical assault incidents related to Uber
  • 3,824 sexual assault cases reported on the Uber app
 

Despite these seemingly astounding statistics, Uber cannot deny that traffic collisions continue, and passengers need to be vigilant to keep themselves safe. Similarly, pedestrians and other motorists are also encouraged to exercise extra caution while on the road.

Whether you are an Uber passenger, a driver, or a pedestrian, you may have a case if you are injured. Our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower can help.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Sue Uber For My Accident?

It depends. Uber is not always directly involved in accidents involving its drivers, but its third-party liability coverage might apply. If you want to sue the ridesharing company directly, you must prove that negligence on its part contributed to your injuries. Here are a couple of examples:

  • Uber failed to screen applicants properly and accepted a person with a history of traffic violations. The driver then caused an accident.
  • The company did not take preventive measures for a known safety risk, leading to a car accident that injured passengers and other road users.
 

To learn your legal options, consult our knowledgeable Bellflower Uber accident lawyers. You can reach us by phone or via our website.

How Much Is An Uber Accident Worth?

There’s no set amount as it depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of your injury, its severity, the impact on your finances, your capacity to sustain your family after the accident, and Uber’s insurance coverage. Each of the Uber accident claims our Bellflower attorneys have handled is unique, having a value that ranges from a few hundred thousand dollars to millions.

In one of those cases, a client sustained spinal and wrist injuries after being struck by a ridesharing vehicle. Our California personal injury attorneys successfully won $1,550,000 on their behalf. This was also known as Tulare County’s largest motorcycle accident settlement of 2021.

If you want to know how much your claim could be worth, reach out to our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower.

How Long Should I Wait To File My Uber Claim?

There’s no time to waste when it comes to filing your Uber claim. Waiting too long could jeopardize your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Here’s why:

  • Failing to act promptly could result in the loss or deterioration of important evidence.
  • Memories are fallible. You might not be able to precisely recount the details of the accident and the damages you sustained.
  • We might lose a way to contact witnesses, or their statements could become unreliable due to their faded memory.
  • Insurance companies often have deadlines for reporting accidents. Missing their deadlines could invalidate your claim.
 

Waiting to file an Uber accident claim doesn’t have any benefits. Do you have questions or concerns that might be preventing you from pursuing compensation? Feel free to contact our Uber accident lawyers in Bellflower, California, today.

Who Pays For The Damage In An Uber Accident?

The at-fault party’s insurance company pays for the damages incurred by the victim. In an Uber accident, the at-fault party could be the driver, Uber itself, and/or other individuals who contributed to the accident.

Talk To The Uber Accident Lawyers Bellflower Depends On!

Our Bellflower personal injury lawyers have already assisted thousands of clients and won them $500 Million in compensation. We can help you as well. Contact our Bellflower Uber accident lawyers today at (888) 488-1391 for a free initial consultation. 

Our Uber accident lawyers also handle rideshare and car accident cases outside Bellflower, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Compton, Downey, Cerritos, Carson, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine, Long Beach, Hawthorne, Pasadena, Glendale, Fullerton, Covina, Alhambra, Culver City, and Westminster.

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