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Our Pasadena Uber Accident Lawyers Are Here To Make It Right, When You’ve Been Wronged

Ubers are supposed to give you safe and convenient transport from Point A to Point B. However, in cities as lively as Pasadena, traffic accidents are a common occurrence. If you’re in a crash involving Uber, our expert Pasadena Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law are with you in seeking justice. We’ve won over $500 million in compensation for our clients, and we’ll win yours too. Call us at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation.

Pasadena is home to prestigious universities like the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and world-class museums like the Norton Simon Museum. This makes the city a hotbed for passengers moving to and from different locations. Unfortunately, along with all the hustle and bustle come several drawbacks.

For instance, Uber users may experience reckless driving, resulting in an accident, as well as physical assault or even sexual assault. If you are a victim of any of these or other Uber-related accidents, you will need an expert attorney to represent you. This will help you receive the compensation you deserve to begin your recovery process.

At Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., our Pasadena personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to win your case. Our proven track record should give you a glance at the outcome of most of our legal battles.

Aside from free legal consultations, Arash Law offers a “no-win, no-fee” guarantee. You don’t have to pay the attorneys until they win your case. Contact us through the number above or fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form now. 

Workers' Compensation
Does v. California Farm (confidential) –settlement for a group of farmworkers who were killed when the car they were transported in to work flipped over in Merced County.

What Can Our Uber Accident Lawyers in Pasadena Do for You?

Hiring an attorney can be very expensive, which is why we don’t require upfront fees. However, some victims still avoid legal help, even with our contingency-based arrangement, thinking that they can handle filing a claim on their own. This often leads to them accepting unfair settlements or not receiving anything at all.

Our personal injury attorneys in Pasadena are fighting tooth and nail to avoid situations like these. By hiring one of our experts to work on your case, you get the following advantages:

  • Adequate Representation

    Pasadena is among the most culturally diverse cities in California. Unfortunately, for some victims, it’s difficult to find attorneys who understand them on a deeper level.

    Our diverse, multicultural law firm guarantees that we will understand the ins and outs of your case. Our multilingual staff speaks English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, French, Korean, and Farsi, among others.

  • Efficient Gathering of Evidence

    One of the most difficult parts of any legal proceeding is gathering appropriate and adequate proof to build a case. This is particularly true if the evidence is from the other party.

    Our Uber accident attorneys in Pasadena know how to prevent the other side from withholding vital information. Whether it’s dashcam footage or CCTV videos from nearby convenience stores, we will get them for you.

  • Maximum Compensation

    Aside from receiving a check settlement for their injuries, we ensure that victims are well-compensated for every damage caused by the accident. This can range from vehicle repairs, ongoing medical bill payments, or recovering wages lost for incapacitated victims.

  • Help With Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health Recovery

    Uber accidents often end with more than just cuts and broken bones. Some victims suffer PTSD and brain injuries from the crash, affecting their day-to-day lives.

    Aside from getting you compensated for physical injuries, we work closely with California’s top medical specialists. We’ll get you access to brain injury doctors, psychologists, chiropractors, and more to get you back on your feet.

  • We Have the Resources to Take the Case to Court

    Some law firms are afraid to go against huge companies because they don’t have the resources to fight the big fight. That’s not how we operate. We care about justice, and we care about you. We have the resources to win your case, even if it’s against a corporation as big as Uber. If they or their insurance company don’t offer a fair settlement, we’re always ready to bring the case to trial.

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
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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 Pasadena

Pasadena offers countless outdoor activities, recreational facilities, and city-wide events. Because of this, the city’s busy streets can quickly become avenues for traffic accidents. Knowing what to do in these situations can save your life and avoid hassles during the claims process.

Here are our recommended steps to take after an Uber accident:

  1. Check for Injuries – Determine if you or other passengers need medical attention. If you’re safe and able to move, proceed to Step 2.
  2. Move to a Safer Location – If you’re the driver and the vehicle is still functioning, try to move it to a safer location. If you’re the passenger or if the vehicle is totaled, exit the vehicle and move to a safe spot away from traffic.
  3. Call 911 – Call emergency services and inform them of the incident and your location.
  4. Exchange Information – If you can move, go to the other driver/s involved in the crash and exchange insurance and contact information. This will play a crucial role in the legal proceedings that follow.
  5. Document the Scene – Get your phone and take pictures of everything, including skid marks, injuries, and damage to the vehicles. All of these will be included in your accident report.
  6. Do Not Admit Fault – If you’re speaking with law enforcement, insurers, passengers, or witnesses, do not, under any circumstances, admit fault. Remember: Anything you say may be used against you. Keep your answers straightforward.
  7. Call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 – Finally, call one of the Pasadena Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law. We’ll help document the incident, speak with the insurance companies, notify Uber, get you the best settlement, or represent you in court if it comes to it.
What To Do After An Uber Accident In Pasadena
Types of Uber Accidents Our Pasadena Lawyers Handle

Types of Uber Accidents Our Pasadena Lawyers Handle

There are several ways that you may be involved in an Uber accident. If you believe you’re a victim in any of the following scenarios, call our expert Uber accident attorneys in Pasadena now. We’ll help analyze the incident for you.

  • Uber vs. Your Vehicle – You’re driving down a road, and an Uber drifts into your lane, resulting in a collision.
  • Uber vs. Pedestrian – You’re on the side of the road, and an Uber hits you.
  • Uber vs. Passenger – An Uber driver threatens to attack you, steals your phone, yells at you, or physically/sexually assaults you.
  • Uber vs. Another Vehicle – Your Uber hits or is hit by another vehicle while you’re a passenger.
  • Uber Driver vs. Another Vehicle – You’re an Uber driver, and another vehicle hits your car while on duty.
  • Uber Driver vs. Uber – You’re an Uber driver, and you suffered an injury while on duty. You could be entitled to Uber’s million-dollar insurance policy.
Who is Liable in an Accident?

California is a “comparative fault” state, which means Pasadena follows this rule. A comparative fault state means “how much the person is at fault” is just as important as “who’s at fault.” In other words, parties who are only partly responsible for the collision may still be held liable. The extent of the person’s liability depends on his/her involvement in the accident.

Uber Driver

The Uber driver could be at fault if they were violating some traffic rules while operating the vehicle. For example, if the driver ran a red light, stopped at an intersection, or was driving under the influence, he/she would share the liability for the collision.

Uber as a Company

Aside from being a comparative fault state, California also practices a doctrine called “Respondeat Superior.” Under this doctrine, the employer, in this case, Uber, may be partially responsible for the actions of its employees. If the driver is an official Uber employee and was acting to benefit the company, Uber will be held liable for the accident as well. However, the Respondeat Superior doctrine is almost exclusively used as a supporting legal argument only.

Yourself or Another Driver

If you’re driving and an Uber hits you, you may also be held liable, even if you are only 1% responsible for the collision. One example of this could be an Uber speeding and running a red light, but your front bumper was slightly inside the intersection when the collision occurred. Regardless of the percentage of fault, your Uber accident attorneys in Pasadena will do their best to produce evidence to help you get maximum compensation.

Remember that you don’t have to figure out who’s to blame at the scene of the accident, especially if you’re not familiar with the law. Your primary role is to get the insurance information of all drivers involved in the crash and call a Pasadena Uber accident lawyer immediately.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in Pasadena

Determining a fault depends on what transpired before the accident or if it contributed to the crash. Here are some examples:


Common Injuries In an Uber Accident

Regardless of whether it’s an Uber ride or a personal trip, car accidents lead to injuries. The extent of these injuries depends on the severity of the crash and where you’re hit. If any of these injuries or symptoms appear following a crash, call Arash Law’s Pasadena Uber accident attorneys for a free consultation.

  • Whiplash – characterized by headache and neck stiffness or pain extending to your shoulder or lower back
  • Broken Bones – visibly misshapen limb/joint, accompanied by bruising, swelling, or bleeding
  • Lacerations (Cuts) – bleeding, bruising, swelling, and skin discoloration
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – pain (especially during movement), swelling (immediate or delayed)
  • Head Injuries – swollen area, bruising, headache, minor cuts, sensitivity to light/noise, confusion, irritability, difficulty balancing
  • Burns – blisters, swelling, red/white/charred skin, peeling skin
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries – pain or pressure in the neck, back, or head, numbness, weakness, trouble breathing, loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Internal Injuries – abdominal pain, chest pain, feeling cold, dizziness, blood in urine, tenderness in the affected area
  • Psychological Trauma – anxiety, numbness, dissociation, agitation, exhaustion, confusion, sadness

Compensation for Uber Accident Victims in Pasadena

If any of the injuries above apply to you, you might be entitled to compensation. The guilty party shall cover the expenses and damages caused by the accident. The amount of compensation depends on who’s at fault, their share of responsibility for the crash, and their insurance coverage.

Uber offers a comprehensive insurance policy regarding rideshare accidents. The details are as follows:

Your Uber Driver is at Fault

If your Uber driver is primarily responsible for the accident, the insurance coverage will be determined by the following factors:

  • The Uber Driver is Not Logged Into the App

An Uber driver not logged into the app isn’t classified as an “Uber driver.” Therefore, you are not entitled to Uber’s auto insurance policies. You will be limited to that driver’s coverage.

  • The Uber Driver is Logged Into the App and Is Available to Give a Ride

If the driver is logged into the app and available to pick up a passenger, they are covered by Uber’s insurance policy. Uber offers $50,000 per person and up to $100,000 per collision with $25,000 in property damage.

  • The Uber Driver is Picking Up a Passenger

If the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger when the accident occurred, Uber offers insurance coverage of up to $1 million.

  • The Uber Driver is with a Passenger

If the driver and the passenger were en route when the accident occurred, Uber also offers insurance coverage of up to $1 million.

Another Vehicle is at Fault

If another driver hits your Uber and is 100% responsible, Uber is free from liability. Your maximum coverage will be based on the third party’s insurance policy. While the exact amount and limits vary, all drivers are required to carry the state’s minimum policy. In California, the minimum is as follows:

  • Injury/Death of One Person – $15,000
  • Injury/Death of More than One Person – $30,000
  • Property Damage – $5,000

If the damage is beyond the driver’s policy limits, he/she shall personally cover any additional expenses. Nonetheless, several insurance companies, including Uber, offer a few optional policies to prepare for these scenarios:

  • Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury (UMBI) – covers injuries to you or your passengers following an accident with an uninsured driver
  • Underinsured Motorist (UIM) – covers injuries to you or your passengers following an accident with an underinsured driver.
  • Uninsured Motorist Property Damage (UMPD) – covers damage to your vehicle following an accident with an uninsured driver.

Just because Uber or the third party’s insurance policy covers up to $1 million doesn’t mean that’s the amount you’ll receive. Insurance companies often resort to several tactics to minimize their payouts. That’s why it’s important to hire expert Uber accident attorneys in Pasadena who will fight for the maximum compensation.

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.

Legal Process of an Uber Car Accident Claim in Pasadena

Uber accident insurance claims can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, maybe even years. It depends on how cut-and-dry or complex the case is. At Arash Law, our Pasadena Uber accident lawyers often follow four to five steps to settle a case.

  1. Initial Consultation – Our phone lines are open 24/7. You may call us immediately after an accident to evaluate your case. Our skilled attorneys will not charge you or impose legal obligations for the initial consultation.
  2. In-Depth Consultation and Investigation – Upon determining that you have a case, an Uber accident attorney from Pasadena will come to your location for an in-depth consultation. We’ll gather the documents from the accident and conduct our investigation into the matter.
  3. Action – Once we’ve built the case, we’ll send the demand letter to the accused party outlining the details of your claim.
  4. Settlement – We’ll negotiate with the accused party and get you the maximum settlement.
  5. Trial – If we can’t reach a fair resolution with the accused party, we’ll take the case to court.

Remember that this is just a basic outline of the legal process. It may include additional steps based on the complexity of the case.

Uber Accident Statistics

Uber is very secretive regarding the actual number of incidents that occur on their platform. While the company consistently publishes a bi-annual safety report, they write it in a way that’s watered and sugar-coated, and the crucial bits are tricky to understand. It’s only by interpreting the data that we get to see the bigger picture.

  • Around 1 million trips with safety-related issues per year

    According to Uber’s Safety Report, the company completed almost three million trips per day in the US (2019–2020). This equates to about 1 billion trips per year. If Uber states that 99.9% of its trips did not have safety-related issues, then at least 1 million trips were the opposite.

  • At least 6 critical safety incidents per day

    The same report says that 0.0002% of incidents were critical safety-related (motor vehicle fatality, fatal physical assault, sexual assault). This is equivalent to 2,190 incidents per year, or approximately 6 incidents per day.

  • At least 1 sexual assault incident per day

    Uber also says that at least 1 sexual assault incident is reported to them for every 3 million trips. If they complete the same number of trips per day, it means at least one of those trips ended in sexual assault.

Legal Process of an Uber Car Accident Claim in Pasadena
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case involving a motor vehicle collision

How Much Time Is There to File a Lawsuit After an Uber Accident in Pasadena?

In Pasadena, you have two years to file a lawsuit after an accident. This includes claims for injury, assault, battery, and the death of an individual.

On the other hand, you have up to three years to file a lawsuit if you’re suing for property damage. However, we encourage victims to step forward as soon as they’ve been wronged. The road to recovery is long, and getting you the compensation you deserve is a significant step toward healing.

If you’re unsure whether or not you have a case, fill out our contact form, and we’ll analyze the incident for you. Alternatively, call our Uber accident lawyers in Pasadena at (888) 488-1391 now, and we’ll help build your case.

The Best Way to Deal With Insurers

We discourage victims from talking to an insurance company before calling a lawyer. Lawyers will do their best to win your case, while insurance companies will do their best to minimize your claims. They often do this by:

  • Asking for a statement immediately after a crash
  • Blaming you, at least partially, for the incident
  • Making you say that your injuries aren’t serious
  • Pressuring you to sign a settlement without proper consideration on your end
  • Telling you that you don’t need an attorney

Remember that if you fall for any of these tricks, you’re basically allowing them to dictate the extent of your compensation. Admission of guilt will also reduce the policy’s coverage. And if you sign their settlement offer, you waive your rights to pursue further compensation.

Reach Out to The Top-Rated Uber Accident Lawyers in Pasadena

We know getting into a ridesharing accident is overwhelming, but remember that justice is on your side. Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., is here to take care of the legal and financial sides of things.

Our tested and proven strategies have won millions of dollars for Uber accident and personal injury victims. All of them didn’t have to put up the money for upfront fees – we have none. Start your healing process by scheduling a free consultation with our Pasadena Uber accident lawyers.

We also extend our services to Uber accident victims in neighboring cities such as San Fernando, Panorama City, Pacoima, Sunland, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Culver City, Central LA, West Covina, Valinda, City of Industry, Walnut, Burbank, Glendale, East Los Angeles, Montebello, Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Marino, Rosemead, Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, El Monte, Baldwin Park, Covina, and Glendora.

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