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Our Carlsbad Uber Accident Lawyers Are Turning Injured Victims Into Victors

Carlsbad residents use ridesharing services like Uber because they’re convenient. But even with these services, accidents can occur. Since ridesharing laws and policies are constantly changing, understanding your rights after an Uber crash that causes injury or property loss is crucial. Seek legal help from our Carlsbad Uber accident lawyers to learn what you’re entitled to. Give us a call at (888) 488-1391 for a free initial consultation.

Uber allows tourists and locals to hail rides through their app and explore Carlsbad easily. Some of the popular places to visit include Legoland California, The Flower Fields, Carlsbad Village, and Carlsbad State Beach. You can use Uber to travel to these places without the hassle of driving and parking. However, despite its convenience, it cannot guarantee your safety.

Uber accidents happen more frequently all over California. If you’re a victim, our personal injury law firm in Carlsbad can help. If someone else causes an accident due to their negligence and recklessness, then you can file a personal injury claim and recover the compensation you’re entitled to.

Our dedicated Uber accident lawyers in Carlsbad treat their clients like their own family. We take pride in our exceptional attorneys at Arash Law, who have won over $500 Million in settlements and awards for injured victims. We have helped thousands of victims recover compensation for medical bills, income losses, and pain and suffering.

Car Accident
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A farm worker, suffered multiple broken bones and other orthopedic injuries resulting from an auto accident where the defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of our client in heavy fog.
–  ARASH KHORSANDI

Why Hire Our Carlsbad Attorneys For Your Uber Accident Case

Our personal injury lawyers have top-notch skills to win your rideshare accident claim. We have a deep understanding of the laws governing Uber accidents, allowing us to determine the highest possible compensation you deserve. With many decades of experience at the negotiation table and in the courtroom, our Uber accident lawyers in Carlsbad know what to do against the strategies and tactics of insurance companies and at-fault parties. They will attempt to lowball the compensation fee, but we will stand firm in pursuing what you deserve.

Arash Law, headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., has a proven track record of successfully winning personal injury cases. We have the expertise to help you obtain a fair amount that will cover all your losses.

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Most Common Types Of Uber Accidents

Uber’s ridesharing service is continuously growing in popularity in Carlsbad. However, they may be associated with numerous fatal crashes.

Here are some of the common types of Uber accidents:

T-Bone Accidents

Uber drivers often make illegal U-turns just to get to a location more quickly. They will turn randomly on sections of the road where their movements are unexpected. This sudden action can cause the rideshare vehicles to collide with oncoming cars. T-bone accidents usually occur at intersections, where multiple lanes of traffic may cross or turn at the same time.

To avoid T-bone car accidents, drivers must obey traffic laws, stop when the traffic lights are red, and avoid distractions. If they fail to take these precautions, they can be held accountable for the resulting collision. Ensure you reach out to our Uber accident lawyers in Carlsbad; we will make them pay for your injuries.

Rear-End Collisions

Most people believe that rear-end accidents are automatically the fault of the driver in the back. However, when the driver in front brakes suddenly, illegally, or without allowing the driver behind time to stop, their negligent action could lead to a collision.

Some of the common causes of rear-end accidents are:

 

Each year, around 1.7 million rear-end collisions happen on roads in the United States. We can safely assume that some of these involve Uber vehicles. Furthermore, about 1,700 people die, and another 500,000 are injured in the crashes. Victims often sustain traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and head trauma.

Head-On Collisions

When an Uber swerves into the opposite lane, they might crash into the oncoming traffic head-on. In most cases, the driver is being reckless by overtaking or speeding. They might also be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, making them lose control of their vehicles.

Another common cause of swerving and other dangerous behaviors is fatigue. Uber drivers may work for long hours to earn money and not take proper breaks. When they become drowsy while driving, it can result in fatalities. Fatigue also affects the driver’s cognitive functions and slows the body’s reaction time.

The injuries that individuals sustain in head-on collisions are often severe due to the impact. A lot of victims suffer permanent injuries, such as paralysis or brain injuries, that also alter their quality of life permanently.

Side-Swipe Collisions

Rideshare vehicles may collide with other vehicles at the sides because of various factors, such as distracted driving, overspeeding, or unexpectedly changing lanes to pick up passengers. Drivers might change or merge lanes recklessly, failing to use mirrors, check blind spots, or use turn signals.

These instances of negligence can cause a side-swipe car accident and may lead to minor to severe injuries. However, the consequences could be more grievous if a car slams into bicycles or motorcycles. The riders only have protection in the form of helmets and safety gear. As such, they’re more vulnerable to road rash, broken bones, amputations, lacerations, and more.

Fender-Benders

Fender-benders are more minor accidents, and most people treat them with less concern than they do with other accident types. However, these accidents can still cause injuries that are expensive to treat.

The involved parties in fender-benders usually try to settle the matter among themselves to avoid going through the complicated process of involving insurance companies. However, there are cases where you can get more compensation. Our Carlsbad lawyers, who specialize in Uber accidents, offer a free case review where you can get an idea of how much your claim could be worth.

An Uber car crashed to another car in Carlsbad.
Two drivers are conversing about the damage to their cars after an accident in Carlsbad.

Common Injuries In An Uber Accident

Injuries sustained from an Uber accident in Carlsbad can range from minor to severe. In all cases, the victim faces substantial medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

If you have been injured, call our experienced Carlsbad lawyers, who win Uber accident cases. We will consider all the related costs of your injuries and their subsequent effects on your life. Here’s how common car injuries might affect victims:

Neck And Whiplash Injuries

Uber collisions commonly lead to whiplash and neck injuries due to the sudden jerking motion. As a result, victims may experience severe neck pain, stiffness, and long-term problems.

If you suffer from these symptoms following a motor vehicle crash, seek medical attention right away. Doctors will diagnose your condition accurately before the injury gets worse. Then, make sure to consult with our Carlsbad Uber accident attorneys to get those medical bills and other losses paid by the negligent party.

Broken Bones

The strong impact of a car collision can cause fractures and broken bones. These injuries can range from mild to severe, requiring different forms of treatment. However, even minor cases might require at least splints or casts. Victims may also have to undergo physical therapy to recover mobility in the affected area.

Fractures often occur in the following body parts:

  • Arms & legs
  • Ribs
  • Spinal Column
  • Skulls
 

Broken bones can take time to heal and can be challenging to deal with. Your doctor will discuss the appropriate treatment and recovery timeline for you, depending on the type of fracture and the severity of the injury.

We understand that long-term treatment may result in significant medical expenses, lost income, and other losses. Rest assured, our relentless Uber accident attorneys in Carlsbad will ensure you get compensated to ensure your recovery.

Spinal Cord Damage

The spinal cord plays a crucial role in the body. It transmits messages between your brain and nerves throughout your body. If it sustains any type of damage, every aspect of your life can be affected.

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that can occur in an Uber accident. They are highly likely to lead to loss of sensation, chronic pain, and other long-term problems. They might even lead to partial or complete paralysis at the site of the injury. If you or your loved ones became paralyzed due to an Uber accident, our Carlsbad paralysis lawyers can help you get the financial support you need to manage your condition.

Head Injuries

Uber accidents can result in a variety of different types of head injuries, with traumatic brain injuries being the most common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs caused by automobile collisions account for nearly 300,000 cases of the 1.7 million diagnosed each year. For individuals aged 5 to 24, car accidents are the leading cause of TBI-related death.

Victims with brain injuries might need long-term care. To cope with the additional expenses, you must seek the help of our Carlsbad Uber accident lawyers.

Who Pays For Damages In An Uber Accident?

California is a pure comparative negligence state, which means everyone who contributes to the accident or injuries is responsible for the damages to the victims.

The following are possible liable parties in an Uber accident:

  • Uber Driver – The Uber driver may have to pay for damages if their negligence or reckless actions – such as overspeeding, unsafely changing lanes, and driving under the influence – contributed to the accident.
  • Uber Company – The rideshare service may be held liable if their driver is actively engaged in Uber’s app. Their third-party liability insurance would kick in.
  • Another Driver – If another motorist caused the accident, then they might have to pay for the damages.
  • Car Manufacturers – Even the manufacturers of the vehicle can be liable for the accident. Sometimes, a defect in a motor vehicle causes a collision.
 

Our Carlsbad Uber accident lawyers are skilled in determining who is at fault in an accident. We will be able to hold them responsible for their negligence and work to get you the maximum compensation possible.

Establishing Negligence In An Uber Accident

Determining liability is challenging when multiple parties are possibly responsible for the ridesharing accident. To prove an at-fault party’s negligence, the plaintiff must prove these four elements of negligence:

  1. The negligent party has a duty to care for the victim. For example, an Uber driver has a duty to keep their passengers and other road users safe.
  2. There was a breach of this duty. A breach of duty exists when an Uber driver, for example, fails to take appropriate actions to uphold their duty. For example, they make an illegal U-turn, exhibiting a neglect of traffic regulations.
  3. The breach directly caused the accident. Using the example above, the Uber driver’s illegal U-turn should have been the direct cause of the accident.
  4. The accident resulted in damages. In the same case, the accident should have caused physical injuries or mental suffering on your end for the claim to be valid.

If even one element is not established, the case is no longer valid, and you won’t be able to pursue compensation. Nevertheless, our personal injury lawyers have in-depth knowledge of Uber accident rules and regulations in Carlsbad and California. We will ensure that each individual or company is held liable for your damages under applicable laws.

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Personal Injury Settlement
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.
Personal Injury Settlement
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.

Uber Insurance Coverage

Uber’s insurance policy provides coverage for its drivers and other people who get involved in an accident. However, it’s not always in full effect; there are only specific instances where it applies.

Here’s Uber’s insurance coverage in more detail:

When The Driver Is Offline

Rideshare accidents that happen when the driver is not actively waiting for a booking are out of Uber’s insurance coverage. In these cases, the driver’s personal auto insurance policy applies.

Uber requires its drivers to have the basic insurance coverage required by the state. The basic coverage essentially covers up to $5,000 for property damage, $15,000 per injured party, and $30,000 per accident.

When The Driver’s Uber App Is On But Does Not Have A Booking

Uber’s third-party liability insurance coverage applies when the driver gets into an accident while they’re using the app and actively waiting for a booking. Under this policy, victims can get at least the following amounts:

  • $25,000 for property damage per accident
  • $50,000 per person per accident
  • $100,000 per accident
When The Driver Is En Route Or On A Trip

When Uber drivers get into an accident while en route to pick up a passenger or while on a trip, Uber offers up to $1 million worth of coverage. This covers all expenses related to property damage and injuries for both passengers and drivers.

An Uber driver using his phone while driving in Carlsbad
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
$22,000,000.00
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.
–  BRIAN BEECHER

What If The Driver’s Insurance Doesn’t Cover All Of The Damages?

There are cases where the at-fault driver party has enough insurance to cover a victim’s medical costs. Some individuals don’t even have an insurance plan to begin with.

To protect yourself in these unfortunate instances, consider having your own UM/UIM insurance coverage. UM (Uninsured Motorist) coverage pays for your medical expenses if another individual is at fault but does not have insurance coverage. UIM (Underinsured Motorist) coverage, on the other hand, takes effect if the negligent party’s insurance coverage is not enough to cover your losses.

If you have been injured in a rideshare collision and the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured, our legal team can guide you better in this matter. Feel free to reach out to our Uber accident lawyers in Carlsbad, who will gladly answer your questions and concerns.

Steps To Take After An Uber Accident

Follow these steps from your Carlsbad attorneys, who specialize in Uber accidents, to ensure your health and build a compelling case.

  1. Assess your condition. Your safety should be your first priority. After checking yourself for injuries, assess the other people involved in the accident.
  2. Call 911 to report the accident. The Carlsbad Police Department will be dispatched to the accident scene to ensure your safety and redirect traffic. They will also create a report that your lawyers can use later on to prove negligence.
  3. Get emergency care. Carlsbad paramedics can help with first aid and bring you to the nearest hospital for further medical assistance.
  4. Gather evidence. You can take pictures, take note of relevant information, and ask for the contact details of any witnesses. You may also file a report on your Uber application regarding the incident.
  5. Stay off social media. Insurance companies can dig into your social media accounts to find anything they can use against you. At-fault parties and insurers will try their best to minimize the compensation that you are entitled to. In fact, they are eager not to pay you a single dime.
  6. Hire our Uber accident attorneys in Carlsbad. When you have a qualified legal team by your side, you can make sure that your rights are protected. Hiring a lawyer to handle your case can help you get the highest settlement amount.

Knowing what to do can help you prevent the situation from worsening and ensure you get the appropriate treatment plan. These steps can also help you successfully win a personal injury claim.

Uber Accident Statistics

Uber accidents are more common than you might think. Despite the company’s reputation for safe and reliable rides, collisions can still occur due to the driver or other negligent parties.

According to Uber’s 2019-2020 safety report, the company recorded 101 deaths from 91 fatal accidents. The majority of these fatalities (32%) involved at least one speeding vehicle. Meanwhile, alcohol-impaired drivers accounted for 23% of these cases.

The deaths included the following groups:

  • Pedestrians – 64%
  • Road users – 42%
  • Motorcyclists – 29%
  • Bicycle or scooter users – 7%
 

Most of these victims are the most vulnerable individuals in traffic collisions. They suffer more serious injuries than the car passengers. As such, they need our Carlsbad attorneys specializing in Uber accidents to pursue a claim for all their expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions About Uber Accidents
How Much Is My Uber Accident Claim Worth?

Your compensation amount depends on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your loss following an Uber accident. In general, you are entitled to economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Fortunately, our Uber accident lawyers in Carlsbad can help you attain the best possible settlement amount for all your damages following an Uber accident.

How Long Does It Take To Settle A Car Accident Claim With Uber?
Typically, it takes several weeks or even months to finalize an Uber accident claim. The whole process involves several steps, including investigating the cause of the accident and assessing the severity of your injuries.
Should I Accept The Settlement Offer From Insurance Companies?

Never accept the initial offers from your insurers. The value is usually much lower than what you can claim with the help of our Carlsbad Uber accident attorneys. You can leave it to Arash Law to communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. If they reach out to you to ask you to sign anything or provide a recorded statement, politely decline. Redirect them to our personal injury lawyers.

What Compensation Can I Receive If I Have Been Injured In An Uber Accident?

If you or your loved ones are injured in an Uber accident, then you may be entitled to receive compensation. With the help of personal injury attorneys in Carlsbad, we can serve you justice and obtain maximum compensation.

We will help you recover the following damages:

Call The Top-Rated Carlsbad Uber Accident Lawyers Near You Today!

Getting into an Uber accident can be life-altering for riders. Trusting your Carlsbad Uber accident lawyers can help you get maximum compensation so you can pay off medical bills and your other losses. We care about your well-being more than anything. We want you to focus on your recovery while we work on getting you the best settlement possible for the damages.

Arash Law is here to provide high-quality legal assistance with compassion and determination. Get in touch with us through our contact form or at (888) 488-1391.

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