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Get Compensation For Your Injuries With Our Marin County Uber Accident Lawyers

Traveling has become more convenient with Uber. However, convenience doesn’t automatically translate to safety, as the surge in the popularity of ridesharing services has also brought an increase in traffic accidents. If you or a loved one got injured after riding Uber in Marin and its nearby cities, call the Marin County Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 as you pursue compensation for your damages.

Marin County is a vast coastal community in the northwest Bay area, located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Being close to major cities means a lot of people are traveling every day. While Uber provides a transportation alternative, driver and passenger safety remains a concern. Even more so when it comes to recovering damages after an Uber accident. When seeking compensation, accidents involving the rideshare giant might bring in a new type of legal challenge.

The Marin County Uber accident attorneys at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have assisted countless accident victims in California in receiving the financial recovery they need and deserve. With over $500 Million in compensation recovered for our clients, we will help win your case, too. Even taking on large corporations like Uber! Call us today or complete our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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 Marin County Uber Accident Lawyers at Arash Law Help Win Your Case?

When large companies like Uber are involved in accidents, securing compensation afterward often entails overcoming significant legal hurdles. Injured parties may have to deal with a complex system of insurance policies that is not typical of regular car accidents. In the end, they also run the risk of receiving less than what their case is worth when they choose not to be legally represented. If you are injured in an Uber accident, get legal assistance from the Marin County Uber accident attorneys at Arash Law. The go-to personal injury law firm that gets results can provide the following:

  • Legal expertise – Having extensive knowledge and experience in handling Uber accident cases allows our attorneys to navigate the inherent complex liability issues and insurance policies successfully.
  • Thorough investigations – Our attorneys conduct comprehensive investigations to identify all possible negligent parties and gather crucial evidence to establish liability. This can open up multiple avenues for compensation.
  • Personalized attention – The law firm provides personalized attention and support, prioritizing your safety and well-being while guiding you through the legal process and advocating for your rights.
  • Negotiation skills – If the insurance companies are tough to crack, our attorneys are tougher. They are skilled negotiators, aiming to secure fair settlements from insurance companies.
  • Experience in litigation – If a settlement with the insurance provider isn’t reached, our attorneys are prepared to litigate your case in court to pursue maximum compensation.
  • No upfront fees – Aside from providing free, no-obligation case evaluation, we also take on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We charge zero fees upfront and only take on a percentage of your settlement award. This means you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case. This relieves injured parties of the financial burden of getting legal representation.
Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
Jill Smith
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
Joseph R. Porter
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
Monica Parra
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra

What to Do After an Uber Accident in Marin County

It’s normal to feel lost after getting involved in a traffic incident. Due to shock, you may forget what to do next. Nevertheless, remaining calm and collecting yourself together is important to manage this stressful situation effectively. After the accident, do the following steps and ensure your rights to compensation are protected:

  1.  If possible, move to a safe location and check for injuries.
  2. Call the police and request an emergency medical response, especially if there are injuries.
  3. Do not leave the scene. Talk to the authorities and report what happened, but never admit fault.
  4. Take pictures and videos of the accident scene, including the damages and your injuries.
  5. Obtain the contact details of all the drivers involved and the witnesses who saw the crash.
  6. Seek medical attention and get evaluated even if you feel fine, and make sure you complete any treatment your physician prescribes.
  7. Report the accident to your insurance provider, but do not make a recorded statement or accept any offer without legal representation.
  8. Report the incident to Uber.
  9. Talk to our Uber accident lawyers in Marin County and gain legal assistance in pursuing financial recoveries from the negligent parties.
What to Do After an Uber Accident in Marin County
Most Common Injuries After an Uber Accident in Marin County

Most Common Injuries After an Uber Accident in Marin County

Some collisions involving Uber are minor. Others often lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. The following are the most common injuries Marin County Uber accident lawyers from Arash Law help victims recover compensation for:

  • Head and brain injuries – Trauma to the head can result in traumatic brain injuries that often lead to long-term damage.
  • Neck and back injury – Rapid neck movement during an accident can cause whiplash, resulting in neck pain and stiffness, while back injuries can lead to mobility issues.
  • Spinal cord injuries – Severe accidents can damage the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or impaired function, affecting mobility and daily life.
  • Broken bones – Collisions can result in fractures or broken bones that require immediate medical treatment.
  • Lacerations – Sharp objects or debris can cause lacerations, leading to bleeding and permanent scarring.
  • Burn injuries – In some accidents, fires or chemical exposures can cause burn injuries.
  • Loss of limbs – Traumatic accidents may result in the loss of limbs, necessitating prosthetic devices.
  • Wrongful death – The most tragic outcome, an accident can lead to the wrongful death of the victim.

All medical expenses resulting from the above-mentioned injuries, both immediate and long-term, must be covered by the at-fault party. Because of this, getting a full medical report is essential, as the amount of compensation you will receive depends on the severity of your injuries. Your legal counsel will assist you in including all relevant injury information in your claim to get the maximum financial compensation possible.

Who Is Responsible for My Marin County Uber Accident?

In California, drivers inherently have a duty of care when they’re behind the wheel. They are expected to act with the caution that any reasonable person would in a similar situation. When on the road, they are responsible for exercising reasonable care by obeying all traffic rules and practicing safe driving at all times.

When they don’t exercise such duty, they are being negligent. A driver may be considered “negligent per se” if they run a red light, drive recklessly, speed, text while driving, or drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They are presumed to be liable for any resulting injuries and damage they cause. This principle of negligence guides personal injury cases and is applied in deciding who is responsible for compensating the victim. In Uber accidents, if the driver is found to be at fault, victims can seek financial reparation through the driver’s personal auto insurance or Uber’s policy.

The logic is simple—employers can be liable for their employees’ negligent actions. However, Uber classifying its drivers as independent contractors to avoid complete liability creates another legal complication, leading to a different policy structure. Basically, the coverage depends on whether the driver is using the app or not.

The company can still be held liable if it’s found to be negligent in screening, supervising, or training its drivers. Then again, the daunting task of holding a large company accountable requires an aggressive lawyer whose skills and knowledge can even out a possible one-sided battle.

Additionally, when a third-party non-Uber driver is involved and found to be at fault, the victim can make a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. If the coverage is inadequate in covering all damages, Uber’s uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) policy kicks in.

In the end, filing claims after an Uber accident can get very overwhelming. Determining who is responsible and ensuring the case strongly establishes their liability requires help from someone who deeply understands the legal process involved. Let our Marin County Uber accident lawyers carry the burden of going after Uber or any liable parties to secure your settlement.

Patricia R.
Truck Accident Settlement
A top rated and large delivery truck company rear ended our client on the freeway. Our client was a middle aged woman who suffered neck and back injuries. The defense tried to blame it on her weight and pre-existing conditions. Eventually, we were able to resolve the matter at mediation, before going to trial.
Truck Accident Settlement
A top rated and large delivery truck company rear ended our client on the freeway. Our client was a middle aged woman who suffered neck and back injuries. The defense tried to blame it on her weight and pre-existing conditions. Eventually, we were able to resolve the matter at mediation, before going to trial.

Uber’s Insurance Policy After an Accident in Marin County

While drivers in California are required to have personal auto insurance, Uber provides its drivers with a supplemental liability insurance policy. Its tiered structure entails varying amounts of coverage depending on what the driver did when the accident happened. The policy covers three possible scenarios:
Phase 0
If the Uber driver is driving for personal use and is not logged in to the app at the time of the accident, any resulting damages will be covered by the driver’s personal insurance. California law requires motorists to have a minimal insurance of $15,000 for bodily injury per person, $30,000 per accident, and $5,000 for property damage. This could mean that the accident victims won’t be fully compensated.
Phase 1
If the Uber driver is logged in to the app and actively waits for a passenger when the accident occurs, Uber’s supplemental liability insurance becomes the primary coverage. The policy limits are $50,000 for bodily injury per person, $100,000 for bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for proper damage per accident. You can also recover from the driver’s personal insurance.
Phase 2 and 3
If the Uber driver accepts a trip and is driving to the passenger’s location or is already in transit with a passenger when the accident happened, Uber’s $1 million policy applies. Additionally, if the at-fault driver has insufficient insurance, Uber’s uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverage of up to $1 million may apply. The driver’s collision coverage, if any, might also apply.
These varying levels of policy can easily make the claims process complicated. Arash Law’s experienced Uber accident lawyers in Marin County offer the needed legal expertise and guidance to ensure all avenues for compensation are explored to give you the best possible settlement.

What Damages Can Marin County Uber Accident Lawyers Recover for Victims?

The specifics of your accident determine how much your claim is worth. And since each injury case is unique, the final settlement amount an injured victim can recover will vary. In California, you can typically only seek two types of compensatory damages, which aim to compensate for your injuries and losses.

  • Special or economic damages refer to tangible losses that are easy to calculate, including present and future medical expenses, rehabilitation and ongoing care, missed wages and reduced earning capacity, and property damage.
  • General or non-economic damages refer to intangible losses that are difficult to put a monetary value on, including pain and suffering, mental anguish and other psychological issues, permanent disability or disfigurement, loss of hobbies, loss of consortium, and reduced or loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages may be rewarded by the court if the accident was proven to be caused by gross negligence or intentional actions.
  • A wrongful death claim can be filed by the family when a loved one is killed.

You might find it difficult to determine which of the damages listed above you will be entitled to receive. During the entire claims process, our Uber accident attorneys in Marin County have the resources and expertise to ensure all your losses are considered. Whether you seek compensation from Uber’s policy or the at-fault driver’s insurance, we will ensure you get the maximum amount.

But the battle doesn’t end there. The real fight starts with getting just compensation from insurance providers who will either downplay your claim, put the blame or a big part of it on you, or outright deny liability. Knowing how to defend against these tactics, trust that your legal counsel will fight tooth and nail to vouch for your rights for fair compensation.

What Damages Can Marin County Uber Accident Lawyers Recover for Victims?
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.

How to Prove Negligence in an Uber Accident

Several parties, including the Uber driver, the driver of another car, or the manufacturer of a defective car component, can be held accountable for an Uber accident. Whatever the reason, all Uber accidents stem from negligence. The four components of negligence listed below must be established beyond a reasonable doubt in each and every personal injury claim:

  • The driver owed the victim a duty of care.
  • The driver breached the duty of care by acting negligently or failing to act with caution.
  • The driver’s negligence directly led to the accident that caused the victim’s injuries.
  • The victim suffered damages as a result of the injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Is My Claim Worth?

The amount you receive in your final settlement will vary depending on the specific details of your case, including how severe your injuries were. A person who suffers catastrophic injuries that lead to permanent damage will naturally get a greater settlement than someone who sustained lacerations. But this isn’t always the case, as the estimation of how much your case is worth can go up as the case develops and more information is revealed.

The following are some of the cases our Marin County Uber accident lawyers won:

  • Despite our client being involved in a minor collision while using a famous ridesharing app, we secured $1.1 million after 2 years of litigation due to their rare medical condition that required extensive knowledge in medicine and law.
  • We set a record for recovering the largest motorcycle settlement in Tulare County in 2021 when our client, who suffered spinal and wrist injuries after a motorcycle and rideshare company accident, received $1.55 million in settlement.
Is There a Deadline in Filing a Claim?

The Statute of Limitations places a time limit on how long victims can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in California.

Certain exceptions may apply. If the victim is a minor, for example, the deadline begins after they turn 18. Still, it’s critical to observe the statute, as failing to file within the timeframe can result in the denial of your claim. Let the Marin County Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law handle all the necessary paperwork and deadlines so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Call the Premier Uber Accident Lawyers Marin County Offers for a Free Consultation Today!

Even when the Uber driver’s fault is obvious, the structure in place governing ridesharing companies and injury claims makes Uber accidents more complicated than regular collisions. It’s more challenging to establish fault and get the company—more so its insurance provider—to pay the required settlement. It’s an uphill battle where the injured victim fighting alone risks receiving inadequate compensation. Let Arash Khorsandi, Esq. and his team of Marin County Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law help you win your case.

Our track record of success, an extensive history of satisfied clients, and unparalleled compassion for the disadvantaged made us one of the most prominent injury law firms in California. Call us at (888) 488-1391 or complete our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team. Arash Law’s decades of experience handling and winning injury cases means your case is in good hands.

The award-winning Uber accident lawyers Marin County counts on also serve nearby cities and communities, including San Anselmo, San Rafael, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon, San Pablo, Richmond, Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, Albany, San Francisco, Petaluma, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, and Oakland.

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