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Award-Winning Palm Springs Uber Accident Lawyers
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You need an experienced attorney if you suffered an injury in an Uber accident. Car crashes come with extensive physical recovery, massive financial burdens, and mental anguish, but a lawyer can help reduce your stress in the aftermath of a crash. Having the right legal team ensures you receive aggressive and committed representation as you pursue compensation from the parties responsible for the accident. Call Arash Law’s top-rated Palm Springs Uber accident lawyers at (888) 488-1391 for the best chance of recovering your financial losses after an Uber accident.

Uber crashes are complex, as there are many potentially responsible parties. The lawyers at Arash Law, under the leadership of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have decades of experience helping residents of Palm Springs and surrounding areas get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We have a track record of successfully recovering over $500 Million in settlement awards for our clients. Contact us today or complete our online form to schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation with Uber accident lawyers in Palm Springs. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Uber Accident Statistics

The Uber corporation boasts that its service is both convenient and safe. Despite safety measures that the company may put in place, accidents still happen. As Uber became more popular over the past decade, the number of traffic accident fatalities increased by three percent. If you suffered an injury after a crash while using Uber, contact experienced Palm Springs Uber accident lawyers to discuss your options and learn about your rights after an accident.

The 2017-2018 Uber Accident Safety Report reported the following statistics:

  • In 2017, Uber completed one billion rides. In 2018, Uber drivers completed 1.3 billion rides.
  • From 2017 through 2018, 107 people died in Uber accidents.
  • Of the 107 deaths that occurred in Uber accidents from 2017 to 2018, the demographic breakdown of victims included 21 percent drivers, 21 percent riders, and 58 percent third parties.

The 2019-2020 Uber Accident Safety Report reported the following statistics:

  • In 2019, Uber completed 1.4 billion trips. In the same year, there were 59 Uber-related fatalities.
  • In 2020, Uber completed 650 million trips. In the same year, there were 42 Uber-related fatalities.

Are Uber Accidents Different From Regular Car Crash Cases?

Yes, Uber accidents differ from regular car crashes in one critical way. Liability is the most significant difference between normal car accidents and Uber crashes. Uber’s liability insurance covers the victim’s losses if the driver was working when the accident happened. However, if the driver was not completing a trip when the incident occurred, the driver’s insurance covers the victim’s damage. 

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Most Common Types Of Uber Accidents

An accident can happen for many reasons. No matter the cause of your crash, our Palm Springs Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law can help you understand and navigate the legal process to help protect your right to compensation.

Common types of Uber accidents include the following:

Passenger Hurt By Uber Driver’s Negligence

Uber accidents commonly happen when a driver negligently operates their vehicle. Neglect is among the most common causes of traffic accidents. The Uber driver is responsible for remaining alert and completing the trip safely.

Third-Party Hurt By Uber Driver’s Negligence

Sometimes, an Uber driver’s negligence can hurt others besides their passenger. A third party is usually not a part of the service agreement between the Uber driver and their passenger. Third parties can include another driver, passenger, pedestrian, or someone else sharing the road with the Uber driver. 

Uber Driver Hurt By Another Driver’s Negligence

Uber drivers share the road with drivers who are not completing rideshare trips. If the Uber driver suffers an injury because of another driver’s negligence, that driver is responsible for paying the cost of the Uber driver’s losses. 

Passenger Hurt By Another Uber Driver’s Negligence

There are thousands of Uber drivers, all completing trips at any given time across Palm Springs. This means you can get into a traffic accident with another Uber driver. If that happens, the negligent party remains liable for the cost of your injuries and losses. 

Uber Driver Causes Their Injury

The Uber driver’s negligence may cause them injury. This type of accident will likely result in medical bills and property damage. However, if a driver causes an accident that ends in their injury, they will not have a legal claim against anyone. 

Property Damaged By Uber Driver Negligence

Some accidents result solely in property damage. Although the damages from these accidents are not physical, the responsible party remains liable for covering the cost of the victim’s losses. 

Defective or Malfunctioning Vehicle Part

Some traffic accidents happen because of the negligence of the vehicle or component manufacturer. Essentially, an unsafe part can lead to a severe accident. 

Passenger Hurt By Uber Driver’s Negligence
Compensation Available In An Uber Accident Claim

Compensation Available In An Uber Accident Claim

An accident victim may receive compensatory damages, including both economic and non-economic damages. In some circumstances, an injured accident victim may receive punitive damages that aim to punish the wrongful action rather than compensate the losses, though such an award is rare.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are physical and tangible losses an accident victim may suffer. Economic damages are usually easy to spot and prove. Examples include:

Medical Bills
Uber traffic accidents can end in severe injuries that require extensive medical intervention. Medical treatment can quickly get expensive. Sometimes, the impact of a car accident can leave the victim permanently disabled and, therefore, needing permanent medical treatment and care.
Lost Income
Injuries from an accident can cause you to lose time at work. If an injury keeps you out of work, medical and other bills will start piling up. The responsible party should pay for your losses.
Property Damage
Sometimes an accident will cause property damage. If an Uber driver hits you, that driver should pay for the damage they caused to your car or any other property.
Non-economic Damages
Non-economic damages include intangible losses incurred after an accident. Accident victims are usually entitled to compensation after suffering from non-economic losses. Examples of these losses include:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Embarrassment
  • Inconvenience

Who Is Responsible For Paying For My Losses After An Uber Accident?

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be challenging. Typically, liability is assigned based on several factors, including the drivers’ actions, the conditions of the vehicles, and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Potential defendants in a rideshare accident case include the driver, the rideshare company, and third parties. Each of these defendants can share responsibility for causing the crash.

Uber

The legal theory of vicarious liability allows an accident victim to pursue compensation from a negligent driver’s employer. Employers must hire competent professionals to complete work for them.

A rideshare company might be liable for negligent hiring or retention if the company fails to perform a background check on a driver. If the driver has alcohol and drug-related charges on their criminal and driving records, the company may face legal responsibility if the driver causes an accident. 

Driver

An Uber driver must operate their vehicle safely. Failure to operate their car safely is negligent, and an injured person may have a legal claim against the driver. There are many instances where a driver can be negligent. Examples include running a red light, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, among other actions.

Third-Party

Someone other than the Uber driver or rideshare company might be at fault for causing an accident. For example, suppose another driver ran a red light and caused a crash. The third-party driver is responsible for paying the costs of the Uber driver’s and their passenger’s injuries. 

Vehicle manufacturers can also face legal consequences if their product is defective and the defect causes an accident. Suing a manufacturer can be challenging, though. If you suspect a defective vehicle component, contact Arash Law’s experienced Palm Springs Uber accident lawyers to discuss your rights and a practical legal strategy to collect the compensation you deserve.

Does Uber Have A $1 Million Insurance Policy?

Yes, Uber has a $1 million insurance policy. However, this policy does not pay for injuries or property damage unless the Uber driver was working when the accident happened. Working includes driving to pick up or drop off a passenger.

Coverage for Uber drivers depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Uber will cover bodily injury and property damage from an accident depending on whether:

  • The driver was traveling to pick up a passenger
  • The driver was logged into the app and connected to a passenger
  • The driver was taking a passenger to their destination
 

The Uber driver’s personal liability insurance will primarily cover the accident if the app is off. The driver’s insurance coverage will primarily cover an accident if the app is on, but the driver has not yet connected with a passenger, and Uber’s liability coverage will provide additional liability coverage.

Uber’s liability insurance also covers property damage. Uber might provide a maximum of $25,000 in coverage for property damage if the driver requests the coverage.

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Workers Compensation Settlement
The case was dropped by a large well-known law firm 4 months before trial, we came in and prepped for trial and were able to secure the maximum policy limits on the doorsteps of trial.
Workers Compensation Settlement
The case was dropped by a large well-known law firm 4 months before trial, we came in and prepped for trial and were able to secure the maximum policy limits on the doorsteps of trial.
When Should I Accept A Settlement Offer?

Accepting a settlement offer resolves your accident claim. Most insurance companies, however, make a lowball offer in order to protect their business interests, and you’ll find their offer not enough to cover all your losses and damages. You should carefully consider any settlement offer before deciding to accept it. Never agree to a settlement before:

  • Completing medical treatment
  • Returning to work
  • Consulting with trusted Palm Springs Uber accident attorneys
 
How Much Time Do I Have To Settle Or Sue?

Accident victims do not have an unlimited amount of time to settle their claims. Under California law, an accident victim has two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit or settle with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Two years is the statute of limitations for injury lawsuits. A statute of limitations is the deadline imposed by law to resolve an accident claim. Working with Palm Springs Uber accident attorneys can help you avoid issues with the timeline. 

The steps you take after a traffic crash will impact your physical well-being and your legal claim. 

Call The Police

After a traffic crash, call the police and make a report. The police report is important because it contains the officer’s narrative and initial finding of liability. 

Get Medical Attention

Getting medical attention is crucial. See a doctor immediately after a car crash to ensure you get proper treatment for your injuries. Some injuries are not immediately apparent, so a physical examination is critical. 

File a Report with Uber

After an Uber accident, you should file a report with the rideshare company. The Uber insurance policy cannot cover your losses without an official report.

Contact an Attorney
Contact Arash Law’s Palm Springs Uber accident lawyers after your crash. Your attorney will help you understand your rights and win your claim for compensation.
What Should I Do After A Palm Springs Uber Accident?
Commercial Vehicle
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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.
–  BENNY KHORSANDI

How Can Palm Springs Uber Accident Lawyers Help Me?

There are many ways Uber accident lawyers in Palm Springs can help after a traffic crash. Accident victims who are represented by legal counsel tend to have better outcomes than unrepresented parties. An attorney can help take the burden of a lawsuit off you and let you focus solely on getting well.

An experienced accident attorney can help you in the following ways:

  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Handle communication between you and the rideshare company’s legal team
  • Subpoena the driver’s smartphone and GPS data
  • Locate and interview witnesses
  • Collect photos and evidence of the accident scene
  • Review the police report and insurance company investigation
 

How Much Do Uber Accident Attorneys in Palm Springs Charge?

Many accident attorneys charge a contingency fee to represent car crash victims. A contingency fee is a payment arrangement where the lawyer and client agree to defer payment for legal services until after the case is resolved. An attorney who charges a contingency fee for their work does not collect money for services unless the client receives a settlement. Contingency fees allow accident victims who could not normally afford to pay for legal counsel to pursue compensation after a car crash.

Contact Arash Law Today To Speak With Award-Winning Palm Springs Uber Accident Attorneys

At Arash Law, we understand the hurdles accident victims face, and we are here to help. Our Uber accident lawyers in Palm Springs, under the leadership of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have recovered more than $500 Million in compensation for our clients, and they can help win your case, too.

We work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid unless you do. We are invested in the successful outcome of your claim and dedicated to helping you get your life back on track.

We have a proven track record of success. Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 or via online chat to schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation.

The Uber accident lawyers Palm Springs trusts also serve neighboring cities and communities, including Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Banning, Indio, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, and Twentynine Palms.