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San Mateo Uber Accident Lawyers Protecting The Injured — Solutions Not Surprises

The fast-paced lifestyle in San Mateo often contributes to unforeseen accidents because people are always in a hurry. If you find yourself unfortunately involved in an Uber accident, it’s crucial to have reliable legal assistance by your side. Our San Mateo Uber Accident Lawyers, led by attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., stand ready to guide you through the legal complexities of obtaining the compensation you deserve. To take the first step towards justice, call us at (888) 488-1391.

When it comes to Uber accidents in San Mateo and across California, Arash Law’s attorneys are not just legal professionals; they are advocates for justice. We understand the emotional and physical toll accidents can take on victims, and our legal team will fight tirelessly for their rights. Our team combines legal expertise with a compassionate approach, ensuring you receive the support you need during these challenging times. If you suffer in an Uber accident, let us represent you and fight on your behalf for the compensation you are owed.

What sets Arash Law apart is our proven track record of success. Our dedicated team of Uber accident lawyers in San Mateo has consistently secured justice and fair settlements for countless accident victims, recovering over $500 Million in compensation. This remarkable achievement is a testament to our commitment to our clients and our relentless pursuit of justice.

With Arash Law, you’re not just getting legal representation; you’re gaining a team that has a history of delivering results for those who need it most. If you’re a victim of an Uber accident, let our expertise guide you towards the financial recovery you are entitled to.

Car Accident
$1,500,000.00
Gomez v. PG Transportation (settled on 8/11/2023) – settlement involving a man who was struck by a car resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury as well as other orthopedic injuries.
–  TINA ESHGHIEH

How Can San Mateo Uber Accident Lawyers Help You Get Fair Compensation?

The San Mateo personal injury lawyers at Arash Law can collect evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and get you ready for trial if necessary. Before all that, they can help determine if you have a case worth pursuing for damages.

To file a case and pursue compensation for injuries and losses in California, you must establish the following:

  1. The accident happened because of someone else’s negligent action or inaction. California follows the legal doctrine of pure comparative negligence, which means if you suffer injuries in an accident, you can get compensation based on the percentage level the liable party is found to be at fault.
  2. The accident resulted in you suffering physical injuries, as well as financial damages stemming from your injuries.

This is a factual and legal determination best made by a lawyer. They will present those findings to the insurance company to settle your case or at trial in front of a jury if a settlement isn’t reached.

Find out more about how our Uber accident attorneys in San Mateo can help you and your family by filling out the “Do I Have A Case?” form.

Why Hire Our Top-Rated San Mateo Uber Accident Lawyers For Your Case?

One of the San Mateo rideshare accident lawyers from Arash Law is ready to answer questions about your rideshare accident. We know how to stand up against Uber and the insurance companies to pursue the total compensation you deserve.

  • We have an excellent case result. This means we are more likely to obtain the maximum settlement possible for the client in court. Additionally, our history of success makes a defendant more likely to offer a fair settlement out of court.
  • We care about our clients. We have Uber accident lawyers in San Mateo and across California eager to hold big corporations such as Uber and Lyft accountable for putting corporate profits over riders’ safety.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury claims. Our attorneys charge for their services only if they secure financial compensation for the client. This means you don’t have to pay us upfront.

If you suffered injuries in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, reach out today to learn more about how we can help. You can call us at (888) 488-1391 to receive a no-cost case evaluation.

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What To Do After An Uber Accident In San Mateo, CA

The following steps can protect your right to recover a settlement in the event of an injury in an Uber accident. Take note of these steps if you are conscious, safe, and able:

  • Call 911 and report the accident. After a crash, you should call the police unless nobody was injured or nothing was damaged. An official police report of what happened can be obtained from the authorities, which will be essential for your claim. When talking to them, simply explain what happened, but never admit fault or make any assumptions.
  • Seek immediate medical attention. You should seek medical attention right away so that your injuries do not become more severe or life-threatening. Tests and scanners will identify injuries inside the body that have not yet manifested symptoms. Even if you feel fine, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Report the incident to your insurance company. When talking to your insurer, only give away what is necessary and refrain from revealing too much information. Consult an attorney before accepting a settlement offer or recording a statement. You will receive less compensation if you try to collect damages on your own or accept a settlement offer from Uber’s insurance company without hiring a lawyer. Usually, their offer doesn’t cover all your accident-related expenses.
  • Contact our skilled Uber accident lawyers in San Mateo. Free consultations are available so you can discuss your case without worrying about costs. In addition to determining whether your claim has merit, we will negotiate with insurance companies and assist you throughout the entire process.
What To Do After An Uber Accident In San Mateo, CA
Common Causes Of Uber Accidents

Common Causes Of Uber Accidents

Uber accidents are no different from other car accidents—they are most frequently caused by negligence. Some common examples of driver negligence our San Mateo Uber accident lawyers frequently encounter are as follows:

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol significantly increases the risk of accidents. Impaired judgment and reduced coordination pose severe dangers to the Uber driver, passengers, and other road users.

Failing to ensure their vehicle is inspected and well-maintained

Neglecting regular vehicle inspections and maintenance can result in mechanical failures, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Properly maintained vehicles are crucial to ensuring the safety of both the Uber driver and passengers.

Speeding to pick up or drop off passengers on time

The pressure to meet tight schedules may lead some Uber drivers to exceed speed limits, compromising safety. Speeding can contribute to accidents, especially in congested urban areas where quick stops and turns are necessary.

Ignoring traffic lights or signs

Disregarding traffic signals and signs pose a risk to all road users. Uber drivers who fail to adhere to traffic regulations may cause accidents due to their disregard for established rules.

Inexperience

Inexperienced drivers may need help navigating challenging road situations and making quick, informed decisions. Lack of experience can contribute to accidents, especially in complex traffic scenarios.

Poor Weather Conditions

Bad weather conditions, such as rain, snow, or fog, can reduce visibility and create slippery road surfaces. Uber drivers facing challenging weather conditions may encounter difficulties in safely operating their vehicles, leading to accidents.

Rideshare Drivers Can Be Distracted And Fatigued On The Job

Operating an Uber vehicle takes a great deal of time and attention. The drivers use their smartphones to identify passengers, find their way around new areas, and line up the next passenger, all while driving.

Using a smartphone while driving is a form of distracted driving, which is doing any activity that takes your attention off the road. Distracted drivers who cause accidents are liable for the injuries they cause, as are fatigued drivers.

Rideshare drivers often have full-time jobs in addition to the contract position with Uber. They also tend to drive at night when people are looking for a safe way home after drinking. Given the structure of rideshare companies, many drivers work very hard and naturally become fatigued.

A driver who engages in drowsy driving cannot correctly respond to risks on the road as quickly as if they had ample rest, potentially leading to accidents. When a tired driver causes an accident, they are negligent and should cover the losses of accident victims. Arash Law’s Uber accident lawyers in San Mateo will hold them accountable on your behalf.

Does Uber Provide Liability Coverage For An Accident?

Uber offers liability coverage for accidents that occur during a trip. This coverage is designed to protect both passengers and third parties who may be involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle. The coverage includes bodily injury and property damage, providing financial assistance for medical expenses and other damages.

Uber’s liability coverage typically applies when the Uber driver is actively transporting a passenger or is en route to pick up a passenger after accepting a ride request. The coverage limits, however, may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. Generally, the amount will be based on the following phases:

  • Phase 1 – The Uber driver is logged into the app and waiting for a passenger. The coverage includes $50,000 for bodily injury per person, $100,000 for bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for proper damage per accident.
  • Phase 2 – The Uber driver accepts a ride and is en route to the passenger. Uber offers $1 million coverage and another $1 million for uninsured/underinsured motorists (UI/UIM) coverage in case an at-fault third-party driver has an insufficient insurance policy.
  • Phase 3 – The Uber driver is actively transporting a passenger. The same policy for Phase 2 applies.

Those involved in an Uber-related accident must understand the coverage available and how to navigate the claims process. Reach out to our San Mateo Uber accident lawyers to understand Uber’s insurance policies.

What If The Uber Driver Was Not Logged Into The Uber App?

If the Uber driver is not logged into the Uber app at the time of an accident, the situation becomes more complex in terms of insurance coverage. During these periods, the driver is essentially using their vehicle for personal reasons, and Uber’s insurance may not apply. In such cases, the driver’s auto insurance becomes the primary coverage.

It’s essential for anyone involved in an accident with an Uber driver who is not actively using the app to gather information about the driver’s insurance. In some instances, the driver’s insurance may not be sufficient to cover the damages, leading to potential complications in seeking compensation. Consulting with our experienced San Mateo Uber accident lawyers is advisable to navigate these complexities and determine the best course of action.

The Hard Truth About Rideshare Companies And Their Insurers

In rideshare companies like Uber, profit is the topmost priority. This can affect their regulations on driver’s safety. Many news outlets cover the negative experiences of rideshare drivers, such as not taking breaks and feeling that they should drive even when tired. Although rideshare drivers drive other people to and from places for a living, they typically do not undergo any greater training than other drivers.

Instead, a person can work as a driver for a rideshare company if they pass a criminal background and driving record check, have a valid driver’s license for the minimum amount of time specified, and meet the requirements regarding age, vehicle status, and insurance. Still, drivers who work for rideshare companies must adhere to the California Vehicle Code and drive safely and responsibly, like all other drivers.

While rideshare drivers offer services on behalf of rideshare companies, in most cases, they are not employed by these companies but instead operate as independent contractors. Therefore, when a rideshare driver is involved in a collision, the company will not be held vicariously liable. Rideshare companies strived to avoid liability for such accidents. Still, laws were passed requiring them to share liability under specific circumstances. They must carry at least $1 million in coverage for people injured in crashes when their drivers have accepted a ride or had an active passenger.

If a rideshare driver caused your injuries—whether you’re riding in the rideshare vehicle or you’re in another car and they’re transporting a passenger—you do not take money from the driver but from the rideshare company’s insurer. The San Mateo Uber accident lawyers at Arash Law will help you navigate through these complexities.

This does not mean the insurance provider will willingly offer you total compensation, as these companies will try to limit or deny liability to protect their business interests. Insurance and rideshare companies work for profit, not for you, and they will do whatever they can to deny your claim if possible. If they can’t deny it in full, the insurer will try to pay you as little as possible by shifting the blame on you.

If a third-party driver was the ultimate cause of the accident, they should be liable for your damages, which means you will have to file a claim with that driver’s insurer. Our rideshare accident attorneys in San Mateo will assess the facts and determine your best options to seek full financial recovery.

Manuel S.
$1,000,000
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.

Pursuing Financial Compensation After An Uber Accident In San Mateo, CA

Following an accident, a settlement is intended to make you whole so that you are in the same position as though the accident never occurred. An early settlement offer might cover your damages in full when you have only suffered minor personal injury and property damage that will heal and won’t impede your ability to work. But when serious injuries and losses are involved, it’s a different story.

It’s never too soon to consult with experienced Arash Law’s Uber accident lawyers in San Mateo. Our lawyers have the experience you need to recover the entire compensation possible for your injuries. Their services include the accurate computation of the costs associated with your injury. When pursuing a settlement, determining your losses accurately is essential to making sure all future costs are also taken into account. They can recover two types of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic.

Compensation For Economic Damages

When you’re hurt in an Uber accident, it’s not just about physical pain; it’s also about the financial strain. Our Uber accident attorneys in San Mateo are here to help you get back on track by covering the following tangible and measurable economic damages:

  • Medical Bills – We’ll make sure your short- and long-term medical expenses are taken care of—whether it’s hospital stays, medication, rehabilitation, surgeries, or ongoing treatments.
  • Missed Paychecks – If you’ve had to miss work due to the accident, we’ll work to recover your lost income, including your reduced capacity to earn future income.
  • Property Damages – Your car is more than just a vehicle—it’s an essential tool for everyday living. We’ll make sure you’re compensated for the repairs or replacement of your damaged vehicle and other property.
Recovery For Non-Economic Damages

We understand that Uber accidents cause more damage than just visible Injuries. We’re here to support you in getting compensation for the following intangible non-economic losses that are difficult to measure:

  • Pain And Suffering – Your emotional and physical pain matters, and we’ll fight to ensure you’re compensated for both.
  • Stress And Anxiety – Dealing with the repercussions of an accident is stressful. We’ll work to get you compensation for the emotional distress you’ve experienced.
  • Life Impact – When your quality of life is affected, we’re here to make sure you’re compensated for the changes you’ve had to endure.
Pursuing Financial Compensation After An Uber Accident In San Mateo, CA
Car Accident
$2,500,000.00
Our client was parked on the side of the road and was struck by the defendant driver traveling at a high rate of speed
–  ARASH KHORSANDI
We Pursue Punitive Damages To Hold Responsible Parties Accountable

If the actions leading to your accident were particularly reckless, we’ll explore the possibility of punitive damages:

  • Making Things Right – Punitive damages are about more than just compensation; they’re about holding those responsible parties accountable and preventing future harm. If someone acted really carelessly or downright dangerously, we’d explain how punitive damages might apply to your situation.
  • Real-Life Examples – We take a look at situations similar to yours where punitive damages made a difference.
We Compassionately Handle Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one in an Uber accident is unimaginably brutal. We’re here to guide you in filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit after the death of a loved one in an Uber accident.

  • Supporting Families – We’re committed to helping families suffering from a loved one’s wrongful death like yours navigate the legal process of claiming compensation, ensuring your rights are protected in the process.
  • Seeking Justice – Understanding who’s at fault is a critical step, and we’ll do everything in our power to hold them accountable.
  • Comprehensive Compensation – We’ll make sure your family is compensated for everything from funeral expenses to the financial support your loved one once provided.

For the best legal support after an Uber accident in San Mateo, consider the San Mateo personal injury attorneys at Arash Law. Our legal team is experienced with all types of personal injury cases. Due to our relentless commitment to clients, we have won countless cases and helped them recover millions of dollars.

An accident in an Uber can dramatically change your life for the worse. Let us help make things a little bit better through proper legal support.

Proving Liability In An Uber Accident

Lawsuits arising out of rideshare accidents are similar to those arising out of other car accidents. In establishing liability, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant was negligent by proving they had a duty to act with reasonable care but breached that duty.

For example, if an Uber driver caused an accident by driving too fast for conditions or turning without adequate clearance, this may constitute a breach of the standard of care. The plaintiff must also show that the breach caused their harm. While the breach does not need to be the sole cause of the plaintiff’s injuries, it must be a substantial factor in bringing about the accident.

Our San Mateo Uber accident attorneys are honed with years of experience in successfully establishing liability to obtain damages for injured victims. Trust us to handle your claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries and losses.

Statute Of Limitations In San Mateo, California

As with many jurisdictions, there is a statute of limitations in California that establishes a time frame during which a legal action must be initiated. This applies to personal injury claims arising from Uber accidents. The statute of limitations varies by state and can also depend on the nature of the claim.

For Uber accident cases in California, individuals generally have 2 years to initiate legal action against the responsible parties. The right to seek compensation may be lost if this deadline is missed. Those involved in Uber accidents must be aware of these time constraints and take prompt legal action to protect their rights.

Getting in touch with San Mateo Uber accident lawyers early on can be beneficial. Our legal team at Arash Law can help gather evidence, assess liability, and ensure that all necessary legal steps are taken within the applicable statute of limitations.

Uber Accident Statistics

When examining the percentage contribution of annual impaired driving fatalities and the number of trips conducted by impaired drivers in 2020, rideshare platforms emerge as a promising countermeasure to address this harm. These platforms offer potentially impaired drivers an easily accessible alternative mode of transportation.

Companies like Uber facilitate the matching of passengers with drivers through mobile apps, providing a convenient and often more accessible option compared to public transportation or taxis. Despite their convenience and potential benefits, the direct impact of rideshare platforms on reducing impaired driving crashes and fatalities has faced skepticism.

Limited and varied research on the topic of ridesharing’s impact on impaired driving, along with criticisms of rideshare companies being confined to urban areas with limited access in rural regions, have contributed to this skepticism. However, recent research findings in 2020 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) challenge this by highlighting key points:

  • Half of crash fatalities occur in urban areas (UAs).
  • 79% of deaths happen in UAs and the 5 surrounding miles.
  • 59% of rural crash deaths occur within 5 miles of UAs.

Reach Out To The Award-Winning Uber Accident Attorneys San Mateo Has To Offer!

Rideshare apps like Uber allow people to travel without worrying about driving themselves. However, as the number of rideshare drivers on the road increases, so does the rate of rideshare collisions. If you are a victim of an Uber accident, talk to an attorney regarding the compensation you may be able to recover from the company and its insurance providers.

The best Uber accident lawyers San Mateo trusts also serve neighboring cities and neighborhoods, including Tanforan, San Bruno, Millbrae, Hillsborough, Burlingame, El Granada, Miramar, Half Moon Bay, Emerald Hills, Woodside, West Menlo Park, Atherton, Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Highlands-Baywood Park, and Belmont.

Reach out today to the San Mateo rideshare accident lawyers from Arash Law at (888) 488-1391, or use our contact page to schedule a free consultation. We are ready to discuss your legal options, help determine if you have a valid claim, and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.

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