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Our Skilled Calaveras Uber Accident Lawyers Offer Determined And Relentless Representation

More than 45,000 people call Calaveras home. Getting around the county can be tough without a car. Thankfully, Uber offers their services to residents and tourists. The influx of ride requests, however, also increases the risk of Uber accidents. If you are injured in one, you can contact our Calaveras Uber accident lawyers for legal assistance in obtaining compensation. Call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 today!

Calaveras is a scenic county with a rich history. It is one of the top spots for nature enthusiasts and spelunkers exploring the county’s caverns. But while ridesharing services offer a comfortable and cheap commute for tourists, Uber accidents have been reported in the city. As a victim, you may be entitled to compensation not just from the driver but the company as well.

Our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim. You can check our “Do I Have a Case?” form to have your case assessed. One of our lawyers will get back to you so you can ask questions and voice out your concerns.

Commercial Vehicle
Gil v. Anderson Plumbing: verdict by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury in Van Nuys awarded to a man who was injured when his vehicle was struck from behind by a large commercial plumbing van. Benny was part of the trial team that obtained this verdict.

How Can Calaveras Uber Accident Lawyers Help You Get Maximum Compensation?

Our Calaveras Uber accident lawyers, who have decades of experience, will help you obtain maximum compensation after getting injured in an Uber crash. We have learned and adapted to counter insurance companies’ tactics. They may sound approachable and understanding, but they are not on your side. Most of the time, they would use confusion to lower the value of your personal injury claim. However, our attorneys will not allow that.

To get you the most favorable outcome, our Uber accident lawyers in Calaveras County will do the following:
  • Investigate and analyze the facts – A case can only win with solid evidence. Valid proof can verify that the defendant had breached their duty of care. Our team will look into police reports, medical records, eyewitness accounts, and photos and videos.
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters – If you are not careful with what you say, insurance adjusters can place the blame (or part of it) on you. This is especially true when they are working with big corporations like Uber. That is why we will negotiate on your behalf. You do not have to talk to them and stress whether you will say something wrong.
  • Do the paperwork – Uber accident cases require paperwork in addition to investigations and negotiations. This might overwhelm average Joes. But you can leave that task to us. As much as possible, we want you to rest and recover.
  • Prepare for litigation – While we aim to settle things outside of court, we are also prepared to go into litigation. Wherever your case takes us, we will protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Hire Arash Law’s Top-Rated Calaveras Uber Accident Attorneys For Your Case?

Arash Law has an excellent track record of successful cases. We have dealt with thousands of claims and have won over $500 Million in compensation.

Our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys will be with you every step of the way during the entire claims process. Open communication is a big part of our strategy to win. You will get updates from your case regularly. This is to ensure we are still on the same page and that you can make informed decisions. But if you ever need help deciding, we will gladly offer our advice.

No two cases are identical. You have a unique situation compared to other Uber accidents. That is why we create tailored solutions that exactly fit the situation you are in. Getting to know you is one way we can do that.

Moreover, everybody deserves to have a fair chance at winning. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis so that victims can get legal representation.

In every case we handle, winning is our ultimate goal. Our commitment to our clients gives us pride. It also enables us to help them move on from the accident and secure the future of their loved ones. Accidents and injuries can drastically alter the lives of victims. The least we can do is provide them with financial security to see these challenging times through.

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Common Injuries In An Uber Accident

A number of injuries result from Uber accidents, ranging in severity from whiplash to paralysis. The extent of your injuries may affect the outcome of your claim. For example, serious injuries often lead to higher compensation due to the medications and treatments the victims need to recover.

Regardless, our lawyers in Calaveras for Uber accidents will assist you in getting the settlement award you deserve. Moreover, we can point you to a medical team that understands the extent of your injuries and helps you recover.

Here are the most common injuries Uber accident victims often get:
  • Whiplash – This is a form of soft-tissue neck injury that happens when the head is jolted in one direction and back again. It is common in rear-end collision victims.
  • Back injuries – Back muscle pain typically happens when there is traumatic force. Moreover, back injuries may also include broken backbones.
  • Head injuries – Head injuries are among the most dangerous injuries in an Uber accident.
  • Soft tissue injuries – Damages to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and other soft tissues in the body can range in severity.
  • Bone fractures – The recovery time for broken bones depends on how severe the fracture is. Crushed bones require surgery and take months to years to completely heal.
  • Burn Injuries – Exposure to fire or extreme heat can cause burn injuries. They are categorized from first-degree to third-degree burns.
  • Loss of limb/amputation – These can happen when a part of the body gets cut off during the accident. Amputation may be required if there is extreme and irreversible damage to a limb.
  • Internal bleeding – This is hard to diagnose without proper examination. It requires immediate medical attention.
  • Paralysis – This refers to the loss of movement that a damaged spinal cord can cause.

Common Causes Of Uber Accidents

Similar to other car accidents, negligence plays a major role in most Uber accidents. This makes knowing the cause crucial for Calaveras Uber accident lawyers.

Here are the most common causes of Uber accidents:

  • Distracted driving – Most of the time, Uber drivers are looking at a GPS app while driving. Scanning for passengers will also take their eyes off the road. Unfortunately, these are dangerous acts and can lead to car collisions.
  • Driving while fatigued – Drivers’ incomes typically depend on how many trips they make. For a bigger income, some Uber drivers may skip rest and sleep. However, driving while fatigued decreases cognitive function, which can lead to accidents.
  • Risky behaviors – These include speeding to pick up or drop off passengers in time and ignoring traffic signs.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – A considerable percentage of car collisions and crashes are DUI cases. Drugs and alcohol can affect decision-making and perception, which increases the chances of accidents. Driving while drunk or on drugs is illegal in the United States.
  • Vehicle maintenance issues – Vehicles should be regularly checked and maintained. Tires should be changed if there are signs of wear. Drivers should properly check engines to avoid problems on the road. Most importantly, they have to check the brakes and ensure it works every time they go out.
  • Bad weather conditions – Rain and snow, especially at night, can cause visibility issues. Roads are slippery, too. That is why drivers should be more careful when driving under these conditions.
Common Injuries In An Uber Accident
Who’s Responsible For Damages In Calaveras Uber Accidents

Who’s Responsible For Damages In Calaveras Uber Accidents?

Uber accidents are complicated because there is always the question of whether the company is also responsible aside from the driver. The answer depends on when and how the accident happened.

Simply put, Uber drivers are not employees. They are considered to be independent contractors by the company. This consideration allows the company to avoid complete liability in case of an accident. Nevertheless, this technicality does not entirely absolve the rideshare giant. Our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys can help establish who is liable in your case.

Here are the parties that may hold liability in an Uber accident:
  • Uber driver – Uber drivers are held liable if there is proof that their actions caused the accident. It does not matter if they are logged in on the app or are off-duty.
  • Uber – The ridesharing company may be held liable if the Uber driver is working at the time of the accident. This could happen when the Uber driver is online and available for a trip, en route to a passenger, or during a trip.
  • Third-party driver – Another driver can be held liable if they caused or contributed to the accident.
  • Vehicle part manufacturer – Traffic accidents can happen because of vehicle malfunction. The car manufacturer can be held liable if the car or a defective car part caused the accident.
  • Local government – Plaintiffs can pursue a claim against the local government of Calaveras County if the Uber accident is caused by poorly maintained roads, inadequate signs, or faulty traffic lights.

Proving Liability In An Uber Accident

To prove liability, our Calaveras attorneys for Uber accidents have to establish that there is negligence leading to the incident. There are four elements to negligence, and your lawyer will have to prove that:
  • The defendant had a duty of care;
  • The defendant breached that duty;
  • The defendant’s action caused the plaintiff’s injuries; and
  • The plaintiff’s injuries led to damages.
Our lawyers can prove negligence through vital pieces of evidence, including police and medical reports. That is why we have to do a thorough investigation to ensure it backs up your claim. Successfully proving liability will guarantee compensation for damages you received.

What Damages Can You Claim In An Uber Accident?

Once Calaveras Uber accident lawyers have proven liability, you are now one step closer to getting compensation for the various damages the accident incurred. Settlements are meant to make you “whole” following an accident. It is meant to help you return to a position as if the accident had never occurred.

You can get compensation for economic and non-economic damages. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Medical expenses – This includes hospital bills, medications, treatments, rehabilitation, and medical equipment you require while recovering. Also, this covers both the present and future medical expenses until you fully recover.
  • Lost income – You probably cannot go to work because of your injuries. Lawyers will add lost wages to the calculation and be covered by the settlement award.
  • Lost future earnings – Severe injuries may have a lasting impact that disables you from earning future income. Your settlement award will help cover this gap in your finances.
  • Disabilities or disfigurement – Life-changing injuries can cause disabilities or disfigurement that could require specialized help. For example, amputees will require prosthetics or specialized equipment to help them move around.
  • Pain and suffering – Since this non-economic damage does not have a set value, it is up to your Calaveras Uber accident attorneys to prove pain and suffering. This is usually done by determining how the injuries impacted your way of life. Your physical injuries could be proof of this, along with a diagnosis of a mental issue caused by the accident.

Does Uber Provide Liability Coverage For An Accident?

Uber provides liability coverage for Uber accidents only when the driver is working at the time of the incident.

Period 1 is when the driver is online but is yet to be paired with a passenger. If they hit a pedestrian or another driver while looking for a passenger, Uber’s third-party liability insurance can cover damages of at least:

  • $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for injuries
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident
Meanwhile, period 2 is when the Uber driver is paired with a passenger who has yet to enter the vehicle. Period 3 is when the passenger is already inside the Uber vehicle. If an accident happens during these periods, Uber can cover at least $1,000,000 for injuries and property damages to victims if the driver is at fault. Our Uber accident attorneys in Calaveras can calculate how much your case is worth and relentlessly negotiate until they reach a suitable award.
What If The Uber Driver Was Not Logged Into The Uber App?

Period 0 is when the Uber driver is not logged into the Uber app. If an accident happens during this time, our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys may not be able to hold the company liable. Instead, the Uber driver must use their own personal insurance policy to cover the damages.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the minimum liability insurance requirements stated by the California Insurance Code §11580.1b should cover at least:

  • $15,000 for injury/death to one person
  • $30,000 for injury/death to more than one person
  • $5,000 for damage to property
Gabriel M.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

What To Do After An Uber Accident In Calaveras, CA

Uber accidents can happen while you are using the service or when an on-duty Uber driver hits you. Regardless of how it happened, it is bound to be traumatic. Our Uber accident lawyers in Calaveras encourage you to stay as calm as possible and take the following steps, if you are able, to help protect your future claim:
Prioritize Your Safety

Check yourself for any injuries. Then, check your companions as well. If possible, try to move to a safer location. However, if you have severe injuries, such as broken bones, do not move and wait for rescue.

Contact The Authorities

Once you have moved to safety, call 911 immediately. Stay on the scene and wait until the Calaveras police arrive. Cooperate and tell them everything you remember. Be as detailed as possible, but avoid giving comments that are not based on facts. The number one rule our Uber accident lawyers in Calaveras will tell you is to never admit fault or blame yourself for the accident.

Get Medical Attention

Make sure you get checked as soon as the EMTs arrive. Even if you feel fine, you should receive first-aid treatment. Symptoms may not manifest right away, which means that unless you seek medical attention immediately, you may not know the full extent of your injuries.

Exchange Details

Exchange details with the Uber driver and get their full name, contact details, and insurance information. Take a photo of their driver’s license. If there are other parties involved, such as another driver, make sure you get their details, too.

Gather Evidence

Gather as much evidence as you can. Take pictures and videos of the scene, including the damages and injuries sustained. Also, photograph the Uber car’s plate number, the surroundings, street markers and signs, and the traffic.

Report The Incident To Uber

Immediately notify Uber of the accident. To do this, open Uber’s app, go to “Help,” and then choose the relevant trip. Make sure to report the facts of the accident in detail without admitting any guilt.

Contact Our Calaveras Uber Accident Attorneys

As soon as you can, call the Uber accident lawyers in Calaveras here at Arash Law. You will need their assistance when filing a personal injury claim. They can assure that every liable party will be held accountable and that you can get the maximum compensation.

What To Do After An Uber Accident In Calaveras
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
December 2016: $22M+ verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case. The entire details of the case can be found in the public record filings by the defendant entity that sued its defense.

Statute Of Limitations For Uber Accident Claims In Calaveras, CA

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Calaveras County and California as a whole is two years. This would seem like a long time, but most victims who miss the deadline are those who wait to recover and get out of the hospital to file a claim. Unfortunately, the more severe your injuries are, the longer you may have to stay admitted. This will significantly cut your window to file an injury claim or lawsuit.

In circumstances that involve the local government, the deadline is only six months. It is an even shorter deadline that will quickly pass and be easily missed. That is why we encourage Uber accident victims to hire our Calaveras Uber accident lawyers as soon as possible.

Uber Accident Statistics

According to Uber’s 2019 to 2020 safety report, the company’s motor vehicle fatality rate is still half the national average. Moreover, they noted that 99.9% of the trips they made that year were relatively safe. Based on Uber’s data, only 0.1% of the trips had some less severe safety-related reports, including verbal arguments. Meanwhile, only 0.0002% of these trips had critical safety-related reports. The company declared 91 fatal Uber crashes, with 101 deaths.

Furthermore, the company stated that 94% of the fatalities in their report were due to third-party drivers. Thirty-four percent of these deadly accidents were speeding-related; 29 of them were third-party drivers. Twenty-three fatalities involved DUI, all of which were reportedly non-Uber drivers. However, according to research by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the arrival of ride-hailing services increased the number of motor vehicle accidents by 3%.

FAQs About Uber Accidents
Do I Need A Lawyer If I Am Involved In An Uber Accident?

If you’re in a traffic accident involving Uber and you’re suffering from injuries, talk to Arash Law’s personal injury lawyers in Calaveras, who specialize in Uber accidents. They can help you file a personal injury claim against the at-fault parties, which may include the rideshare company.

Should I Contact Uber's Insurance Company?

We do not recommend talking to any insurance company on your own. Uber works with a third-party liability insurance company, and most of the time, they will call victims to negotiate. Although this seems like a good thing that they want to settle quickly, chances are, they are offering the minimum compensation. They may even blame the Uber driver, who typically has even less coverage than the company.

If an insurance adjuster calls you, it is best to decline the conversation politely. Contact our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys and let them do all the talking.

Call The Best Uber Accident Attorneys Calaveras Trusts Today!

Uber provides a convenient way for many people to travel without having to drive. However, Uber-related crashes are on the rise as the number of Uber drivers increases on the road. A personal injury lawyer could help you obtain compensation if you have been injured in an Uber accident.

Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., offers a free consultation with no risks or obligations. Our Calaveras Uber accident attorneys will assess your situation and let you know if your claim is valid. Then, we can discuss what options you have.

Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 or use our online contact form. We also offer our assistance to Uber victims in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, Groveland, Placerville, Elk Grove, and South Lake Tahoe.