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Our Napa County Uber Accident Lawyers Offer The Representation That You Need

Ridesharing services have provided many people in Napa County, California, with a new source of income and a new mode of transportation. However, Uber vehicles are becoming more involved in collisions as the ridesharing industry grows. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always compensate accident victims fairly. Arash Law can deal with these companies and ensure you get a fair settlement. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact our Napa County Uber accident lawyers at (888) 488-1391 as soon as you can.

Uber has become more prevalent in recent years. It’s simple to hop in another’s car and not worry about driving yourself to get to your destination. But what happens if the driver gets into a collision while you’re riding as a passenger? If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident as a passenger or otherwise, you could have a case and be entitled to compensation.

Our lawyers, managed by the esteemed attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have successfully claimed over $500 Million in compensation for our clients. Fill out our “Do I have a case?” form to know how viable your case is and learn about your options.

Car Accident
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.

How Can Our Napa County Uber Accident Lawyers Help Win Your Case?

Throughout the U.S., Uber is known as a convenient ridesharing service. But its safety on the road is not guaranteed. Uber drivers may be negligent or reckless, which can cause accidents. If this happens, our Napa County law firm can provide legal expertise and experience to help you seek compensation from Uber or the driver.

Consult with our personal injury lawyers. As proven by our track record, you can trust us to handle your case effectively. In particular, our Napa County Uber accident attorneys can help you with the following:
Evidence Collection

In claims, evidence is crucial in determining the fate of your lawsuit. Your claim will likely be denied if there is a lack of evidence. You can gather evidence by taking pictures of the scene, your injuries, and other relevant things that can make your case more compelling. We can also gather other pieces of evidence for you, including CCTV footage and police reports.

Documenting Your Injuries Through Emergency Medical Care

Seek medical attention immediately after the accident. This is best for your safety and health. We can connect you with medical experts who understand your injuries best. Moreover, this can be good evidence to show you sustained injuries from the incident. Delaying treatment can be used as a defense by the liable party and insurance companies. They may claim that other things caused your injuries.

Fair & Total Valuation Of Your Claim

We will ensure your claim is detailed, supporting the amount you are pursuing. Most people focus only on monetary losses. However, a fair and total valuation would also include other non-tangible damages. The at-fault party(s) must be held accountable for the pain and emotional suffering they have caused. Life may no longer be enjoyable for you, including intimate relations with your partner. You may also experience emotional and mental suffering. These are among the areas your Napa County Uber accident attorneys will guarantee are addressed.

Negotiations & Litigations

Our Napa County lawyers specializing in Uber accidents have excellent negotiation skills to get you maximum compensation.  Proper negotiations increase the chances of winning your claim. Additionally, our attorneys are also skilled in trials. We can represent you in court if necessary.

In order to ensure the maximum possible compensation, hiring our attorney from the beginning of your claim is a must. Furthermore, our services are provided on a contingency basis. We are only paid when you receive compensation.

Should You Hire Our Napa County Uber Accident Lawyers?

You need to hire our Uber accident attorneys in Napa County to get a fair settlement for your losses. Our experienced lawyers will do their best to get you compensated. With our help, your case will be adequately represented.

Uber accidents are complex legal issues. This type of accident involves multiple parties. Even if you weren’t at fault, you might have difficulty claiming compensation. You likely won’t receive the best settlement you deserve if you don’t have a lawyer by your side.

Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will advocate for your legal rights and options. You can rely on us to gather the evidence necessary to prove who was at fault for the accident. Furthermore, your lawyer can prove how your injuries affected your quality of life.

Emperatriz Ayala
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
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

Uber’s Insurance Policies For Accidents

The question of whether Uber will pay for your damages remains after an accident. The answer to that depends on when the incident took place. Uber’s liability policy is in effect only when the accident happened during these periods:

  • Period 1 – Drivers who haven’t matched with a passenger but are online are in period 1. Uber’s coverage is $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident for injuries, and $25,000 in property damage per accident.
  • Period 2 – If they are on the way to pick up a passenger while logged in, they are in period 2. Coverage includes at least $1,000,000 for property damage and injuries to riders and third parties. There’s also another million-dollar coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists.
  • Period 3 – This period is when the passengers are already in the vehicle and on a trip. The policy is the same as in Period 2.

There’s also Period 0, which refers to the driver not logging in to the app at the time of the accident. In this case, the driver’s personal insurance becomes the primary coverage. Our Napa County lawyers specializing in Uber accidents can determine when the incident happened. You can then pursue the applicable policy.

A woman taking photos of the damage to her car for an insurance claim in Napa County.
An Uber car collided with another car in Napa County.

What Causes Uber Accidents In Napa County, CA?

Understanding the common causes of Uber accidents can help avoid them in the future. Knowing the factors that contribute to Uber accidents can help you stay vigilant and make informed decisions on the road, whether you’re a passenger, pedestrian, or another driver. These causes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Violations of traffic laws by Uber drivers.
  • Driver negligence, such as drowsy driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving.
  • Ridesharing accidents are more likely to happen because of vehicle maintenance issues.

In the age of convenience and ride-sharing, Uber has changed the way we travel and transport items. Just a few taps on your phone, and you’re on your way. Most Uber trips are indeed safe and uneventful, but accidents do happen.

Uber’s million-dollar insurance policies protect drivers and passengers in crashes. Unfortunately, getting these companies to pay you could be challenging. They are business entities; they don’t have your best interests in mind.

Determining Liability In An Uber Accident In Napa County

California, including Napa County, follows a fault-based system. Whoever is at fault for the accident pays. An Uber accident can be blamed solely on one party or several. Our Napa County lawyers for Uber accidents can determine liability by proving negligence.

Traditional fault systems require injured parties to establish these things in order to receive compensation:

  • The other party owed you a duty of care
  • Another party breached their duty of care
  • The breach directly caused the accident
  • Damages such as medical care or suffering were caused by the accident

If you’re going to obtain compensation for an Uber accident, you need to prove the other person is at fault. If multiple parties are involved, the judge will determine the percentage of fault each party carries after reviewing your case.

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 Should You Do After Your Napa County Uber Accident?

Knowing what you should do after an Uber collision is vital for your safety. These steps can also help you recover all your losses:

  1. Call 911. All accidents, especially if they result in injuries and property damage, should be reported. The police and paramedics will be dispatched to your location.
  2. Get Emergency Care. Seek immediate medical attention when the medics arrive at the accident scene. You should then go to the ER and have a doctor double-check your injuries. 
  3. Start Obtaining Evidence. Take pictures of the scene, your injuries, your vehicle (or the vehicle you were riding in), and anything else you think might be relevant to your case. Get the names, numbers, and insurance information of all involved parties, especially the Uber driver. Also, get the details of witnesses.
  4. Don’t Talk To Anyone About Your Case. When a caller says they are from an insurance company, politely decline the conversation. Insurance companies will be looking for reasons to show your claim is weak. They’re trying to justify paying you less. You want the best settlement possible to cover all your accident-related expenses.
  5. Stay Off Social Media. Do not post about your accident on social media. You should also avoid posting anything that can be taken out of context.
  6. Don’t Accept Any Offers From The Insurance Company. If the insurance company tries to negotiate with you, don’t accept anything. They are businesses that want to make a profit. They are avoiding paying you the amount you deserve.
  7. Talk To Our Napa County Uber Accident Lawyers. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of handling personal injury cases involving Ubers and other rideshares. We have a winning track record, and we can help win your case, too.
A medic giving emergency medical assistance to an injured driver after an Uber accident in Napa County
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 Accidents In Napa County

Personal injury claims in California have a two-year statute of limitations. This means that, in most cases, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim or lawsuit. But if you don’t bring legal action in time, you’ll probably lose your right to compensation.

You should contact personal injury attorneys as soon as possible if you are hurt in an accident. Book your free initial consultation with reliable Uber accident lawyers in Napa County and the surrounding areas.

Uber Accident Statistics

Uber has revolutionized the way people travel in the modern era. Due to new legislation and regulations, there is considerable discussion about whether this mode of transportation has made roads safer. Despite these precautions, accidents do happen on ridesharing trips.

Uber’s 2019–2020 safety report shows 101 people died in 91 fatal Uber incidents. There was at least one fast vehicle involved in 32% of these crashes. Secondly, alcohol-impaired driving accounted for 23% of all accidents.

A total of 64% of these Uber incidents involved pedestrians, 42% involved vulnerable road users, 29% involved third-party motorcyclists, and 7% involved bicyclists or scooter riders.

FAQs About Uber Accidents In Napa County
What Damages Can I Receive?

Our Uber accident lawyers in Napa County will not hesitate to take the driver, the rideshare giant, or the insurance company to court if the parties cannot reach a reasonable settlement. We will then present the losses and damages the accident incurred that the award should cover. These are both economic and non-economic damages.

Common types of compensation available in a lawsuit include:

  • Your current medical costs and any future expenses.
  • Lost wages and future lost income as a result of ongoing disabilities.
  • Intangible losses like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life as a result of your injuries.
  • Punitive damages if the ridesharing company or its driver is found to have acted particularly negligently. But this type of compensation is rarely awarded.
How Much Is My Uber Accident Claim Worth?

Uber accident claims could be worth tens or hundreds of thousands or more, depending on their details. While each case is different, our Uber accident attorneys in Napa County will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Negotiating with insurers on your behalf is one of our top priorities.

Can I File A Lawsuit If I Was Partially At Fault For The Accident?

California follows the rule of pure comparative negligence, which allows you to recover compensation for your losses even if you were partially to blame for an accident. The court will reduce the percentage of fault you are responsible for from your total recovery.

Even if you were up to 99% at fault, you may still be able to recover damages in the Golden State. You should contact our Napa County Uber accident attorneys before deciding how to proceed with these types of cases since they can be complicated.

Contact Our Napa County Uber Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation!

Ridesharing services have practically outpaced taxi businesses due to their popularity. Unfortunately, unqualified drivers can get hired to work for Uber due to their demand. This neglect in personnel hiring and driver inexperience results in many accidents.

When such incidents occur, victims are frequently left with difficult and traumatic memories. The award-winning Uber accident lawyers Napa County trusts handle each case with compassion, ensuring you receive the maximum settlement.

Arash Law is home to experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys who will assist you at every step of the legal process. Call (888) 488-1391 now to discuss your case.

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