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Our Santa Clarita Uber Accident Lawyers Will Get Compensation For Your Injuries

Uber usage is steadily growing in Santa Clarita City, California, due to its cost-efficient benefits. Residents prefer using Uber to commute as they can save more on gas and car maintenance. But as Uber usage continues to thrive, so does the risk associated with it while on the road. If you sustained an injury or lost a loved one while using the ridesharing service, our Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers will help you recover compensation. Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 to get your case reviewed in a free initial consultation.

Santa Clarita is one of the gateways to the “Thrill Capital of the World”—the Six Flags Magic Mountain. The city is home to historical museums, shopping centers, bars, and restaurants. People travel here for both business and leisure, which is why it’s no surprise that Uber is widely used in the area. Unfortunately, due to its popularity among residents and tourists, Uber accidents have become a growing concern.

Arash Law is a leading personal injury law firm that specializes in Uber-related accidents. Led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., our Santa Clarita Uber accident attorneys have assisted countless clients in recovering over $500 Million worth of compensation.

Ride Share Company Accident
$1,000,000.00
Settlement in a Under Insured Motorist Claim against ride share company; client suffered spinal injuries
–  JUDD ROSS ALLEN

Do I Need Santa Clarita Uber Accident Lawyers To Claim Compensation?

Uber has lawyers by its side; you should have an attorney, too. Hiring our lawyers ensures you are not in a disadvantageous position, especially when dealing with these companies. Our Uber accident attorneys in Santa Clarita are experts in personal injury law. With their assistance, you have more chances of claiming fair compensation, especially when going against major companies.

We have handled rideshare accidents involving Uber and secured millions of dollars for our clients. Not only have we challenged Uber and Lyft, but we also have a reputation for winning lawsuits against large corporations like Walmart and Target. Notably, we won $50 million for our client against Walmart and achieved the maximum claim for the rest.

Uber’s legal team is composed of seasoned attorneys who have handled complex cases and are well-versed in litigation. They know and are used to finding loopholes to favor their clients. They watch every word from a claimant and use it against them to weaken or nullify their claim. To prevent you from disclosing any sensitive information that could implicate you, our Santa Clarita personal injury attorneys will facilitate all communication with Uber regarding your accident.

Why Hire Our Lawyers For Your Uber Accident Claims In Santa Clarita?

Our attorneys always keep your best interests in mind. Arash Khorsandi, Esq., founded our law firm with a client-first approach. We owe our success to injured victims who trusted our skills, and in return, we provided them with these services:

  • Thorough Investigations – After we agree to take your claim, we will research further about your Uber accident without leaving any stone unturned. Our injury lawyers will connect with investigators to obtain additional evidence and other information that could strengthen your case.
  • Open Communication – Throughout the claims process, our Uber accident attorneys won’t leave you out in the dark. We will constantly inform you of updates on your case and divulge every process involved. 
  • Multilingual Staff – If you prefer to speak in your native language, our reliable multilingual team will happily assist you in our discussions and communicate any inquiry that you have. Our talented members can speak to you in English, Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Korean, French, and Hebrew.
  • Expert Connections – Besides hiring investigators for your case, we can also connect you with medical professionals to provide better insight into your recovery. We also have access to accident reconstructionists who can make your case stronger.

Our quality service is available to you at no initial cost. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay us anything upfront until we win your case. Our Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers will be transparent about all the fees included in our agreement.

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Uber’s Insurance Coverage

Uber can help pay for your damages and losses if you are injured in an Uber accident caused by one of its drivers. However, they only do so if the accident happened while the driver was on duty. The company’s liability insurance policy is divided into different periods:

Period 1

As per Uber’s insurance policy, it can be held accountable if its driver was on duty (logged into the app) at the time of the accident, even if there was no passenger.

Uber’s insurance policy for this is:

  • $50,000/person for bodily injury
  • $100,000/accident for bodily injury
  • $25,000/accident for property damage
Period 2

The ridesharing company can also be held liable for any injuries its drivers cause on their way to pick up the passenger.

For example, you are in your car, properly parked on the side of the road. Then, an Uber driver who is on his way to pick up a passenger loses control of his vehicle and hits you. The driver will be held accountable for your injuries and vehicle damage.

Additionally, Uber provides the following coverage:

  • Up to $1 million for the total liability
  • Up to $1 million for accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists (UM/UIM)
  • If a driver secures comprehensive and collision coverage on their personal motor policy, Uber will maintain contingent comprehensive and collision coverage up to the car’s actual value ($2,500 deductible)
Period 3

If the Uber driver has already picked up the passenger en route to the booked destination, Uber has the same coverage as Period 2.

There is also what is known as period 0, wherein the accident happened while the driver was offline. The driver’s own insurance policy is in effect during this time.

Many people may find Uber’s insurance policy confusing or unclear. However, our expert Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers can explain it to you in a concise manner and determine which one is applicable to your case. If you have any questions or concerns, our legal staff can answer them.

A woman holding a phone with Uber app
A speeding car on the street in Santa Clarita

Common Causes Of Uber Accidents

Human error is the most common cause of Uber accidents. Uber drivers are just as prone to causing accidents as any other careless motorist on the road.

These are the typical causes of Uber accidents:

Speeding

The maximum speed limit in Santa Clarita is 65 mph, and it is automatically reduced to 55 mph when it rains. However, many Uber drivers go beyond these speed limits to drop off passengers quickly. Going beyond the speed limit increases the risk of getting into an accident since drivers have less time to react to dangerous situations.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), there were 75 speed-related accident fatalities in Santa Clarita in 2021.

If you were injured by an overspeeding Uber driver in Santa Clarita, contact our Uber accident lawyers immediately to start your claim.

Distracted Driving

There are many acts of distracted driving, but the use of mobile phones commonly appears in investigations of many traffic accidents. Texting, receiving calls, internet browsing, taking photos, and emailing can take the driver’s attention away from the road and help them drive safely.

According to OTS, there were 140 people killed in car crashes in the entire state of California in 2021. It is also a 27.3% increase from the previous year.

Uber drivers are more prone to distracted driving because they need to check their phones for incoming bookings and maps from time to time.

If you are an Uber passenger who got injured while on a trip in Santa Clarita, you may have a case, and our accident lawyers can help you understand your rights.

Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

In California, it is illegal to drive when the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is beyond 0.08%. Even though it is a misdemeanor in the state, offenders can still be penalized with up to $1,000 in fines plus 3 to 5 years of probation.

Uber forbids drivers from accepting trips while intoxicated to avoid an accident that could endanger their passengers. Despite this strict rule, some Uber drivers may have been drinking while on duty.

In 2020, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported 882 alcohol-related and 645 drug-impaired fatalities in California. Despite the government’s frequent warnings to drivers not to drink or take drugs and drive, a few irresponsible people continue to do so, resulting in multiple casualties.

If a drunk Uber driver caused your accident, use our contact form to talk with one of our Santa Clarita accident attorneys, and we will advise you on how to proceed. Similarly, you can report the incident to Uber through their app.

Fatigued Driving

Most Uber drivers are part-time, and some work at night. But, due to financial constraints, many choose to drive while sleep-deprived. Everyone needs to earn some extra money, and that is completely understandable. However, it should not be at the expense of the passengers.

A micro-sleep could cost not only the lives of the passengers but also those of other motorists and innocent pedestrians. Even though Uber constantly encourages its drivers to rest before going to work, some continue to be insensitive to their paying customers.

Typical Injuries Suffered In Uber Accidents

Our attorneys have assisted hundreds of Uber accident victims in Santa Clarita in winning millions of dollars in compensation. Among the victims we helped, cuts, burns, and contusions are the typical injuries they have sustained. However, some victims have suffered from more severe injuries and even death.

These are the most common injuries we constantly see in Uber-related accidents:

Whiplash

This neck injury is caused by the strong and fast back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Its symptoms are stiffness, headache, dizziness, and immobility of the neck.

Whiplash normally occurs in a rear-end collision, and people who sustain it recover within a few days. But in some severe cases, it takes months to heal. Regardless of the level of pain, consulting a doctor is always a good option for proper medication and diagnosis.

After you get a doctor’s diagnosis of your condition, you can speak with our Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers to describe the incident further. We can then calculate a rough estimate of your claim based on the medical report and your current situation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Concussions are a type of TBI where the head absorbs a hard and swift blow, causing the brain to move partially. TBIs result in extreme headaches, confusion, nausea, tinnitus, blurred vision, and dizziness.

Most people who have severe TBIs also suffer long-term and chronic conditions, such as mood swings, memory loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. TBIs are usually classified as serious injuries because of their significant impact on the patient’s life.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above as a result of an Uber accident, contact our Santa Clarita lawyers. We can connect you with the best doctors in California who specialize in TBIs.

Spinal Cord Injuries

In the minds of most people, spinal cord injuries mean permanent disability and paralysis. True to that, spine injuries have tormented thousands of lives. Apart from that, these injuries will drain every victim’s savings.

According to the United Spinal Association, 18,000 Americans sustain spinal cord injuries (SCIs) every year, or two injuries an hour. About 38% of these SCIs are caused by vehicle accidents

A spinal injury is serious and devastating. Some of its symptoms may include:
  • Intolerable back pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control 

If you experience any of these symptoms after an Uber accident in Santa Clarita, see a doctor immediately.

Broken Bones

Fractures are typically instantly noticeable after an injury. The symptoms include swelling, bruising, skin discoloration, bodily distortion, and an inability to move the injured part. Sometimes, there are open incisions with visible protruding bones in cases of severe breaks.

Broken bones are common in these types of accidents and can heal in a matter of months. Their impacts are severe because the victim is unable to perform typical chores or jobs due to limited movement. It is also possible that an individual will be unable to work if a major body part, such as a leg or hip, is broken.

Aside from suffering from pain, the victim’s financial situation can be affected because broken bone rehabilitation entails more than simply surgery. There are a series of therapies and medical examinations that may deplete your savings.

Internal Bleeding

Internal hemorrhage is not obvious and can only be detected using specialized medical equipment like CT scans and MRIs. However, some symptoms can indicate a life-threatening internal injury, such as dizziness, passing out, visual issues, severe headaches, weakness, chest discomfort, nausea, and blood in stool and urine. If you experience any of these signs, seek a doctor ASAP. Internal bleeding, when untreated, can lead to complications and even death.

Mental Trauma

Most of the time, physical injuries are given much importance in any vehicular accident. But, people somehow overlook that psychological trauma also takes a toll on the victims’ overall well-being.

Psychological conditions greatly affect an individual’s way of living. For instance, an Uber passenger who had a nearly fatal accident and developed PTSD may avoid riding a car again out of fear of another incident. Or if the accident happened near their workplace, they might avoid going to work because they may always think of the crash.

Developing a mental illness can also lead to other issues, like alcohol and drug abuse, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies, all in order to cope with or repress those awful recollections and emotions of the life-threatening tragedy.

In addition to PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias, adjustment disorder, and acute stress disorder (ASD) may also surface after an accident and require treatment.

Taking care of your overall mental health is equally vital as recovering from your physical injuries. If you feel or think differently after the Uber accident, our lawyers can refer you to the best mental health practitioners in Santa Clarita for assistance on how to deal with it.

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$610,000
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Compensation Uber Accident Victims Can Recover

Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you may have a strong case and pursue compensation if you are hurt while riding in an Uber.

Our Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers will advise you on how to recover both economic and non-economic damages from the negligent parties.

Economic Damages

Economic damages include past and future medical bills, missed salary wages, and even your decreased ability to provide for yourself and your family. These damages are broadly defined as any quantifiable financial loss.

Non-Economic Damages

Meanwhile, non-financial losses are classified as non-economic damages. These losses include pain and suffering, a loss of enjoyment in life, the loss of a spouse, and physical disfigurement. Non-economic damages include the aforementioned mental health issues.

It is possible to turn non-economic damages into financial claims. Our expert lawyers apply specific methods to calculate these intangible losses. We have years of experience with Uber accidents, so we can accurately quantify and calculate your non-monetary claim.

Call (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Santa Clarita Uber accident attorneys to discuss your case and the estimated compensation you can receive.

A man walking on a pedestrian crossing will be hit by a fast car in Santa Clarita.
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

What To Do After An Uber Accident In Santa Clarita, CA

Safety should always come first after an accident.  Having handled numerous Uber incident cases, we have compiled tips that you should follow in case you get into one.

  1. Check yourself for any possible injuries if you’re able. Call for the local Santa Clarita police and EMT.
  2. Go to a safe area away from passing vehicles if possible. Don’t leave the scene and wait for the authorities.
  3. Seek immediate medical help from the paramedics. Then, follow up with a doctor’s visit later on to unmask any other possible injury and prevent further health complications.
  4. If you can move and it’s safe to do so, start gathering evidence. Take photos and videos of your injuries, your surroundings, and your car’s damage if hit.
  5. Get the name, address, cellphone, email, and insurance details of the Uber driver.
  6. Ask for eyewitnesses. Get their information and ask for their permission to testify.
  7. Report the incident using the Uber app.
  8. If an Uber car hits you, contact your insurance company and explain your situation.
  9. Talk to our Santa Clarita Uber accident lawyers to begin the claims process.

A lawyer can have a big impact on your case. With our years of experience, we know how to handle Uber, its insurance company, and its legal team. We guarantee that you can get the fair settlement you truly deserve. Connect with our Uber accident attorneys in Santa Clarita to know if you have a viable case.

Uber Accident Statistics

In a 2020 report, Uber stated that 99.9% of all trips were deemed safe. Though the figure is outstanding, we cannot ignore the fact that there are still accidents and casualties under its supervision.

In the report, it stated that there were 101 fatalities in 91 Uber-related accidents on the road in the entire United States. Speeding and DUI were the leading causes of accidents, accounting for 32% and 23% of the total, respectively, indicating that all passengers and motorists should exercise additional caution when traveling and onboard Uber service vehicles.

If you want to speak about your Uber accident in Santa Clarita, our lawyers are always on duty and ready to guide you on what to do moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is There A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In California?

There is a deadline for making a compensation claim. Under California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1, you have only two years to file or face technical forfeiture. If you believe that two years is enough time to submit a claim, it is not, especially if you are badly injured and unable to collect all the evidence and go to multiple offices at once.

Are There Exceptions To The Statute Of Limitations In California?

If you have been injured or your car sustained damage, regardless of gravity, you can sue both the driver and Uber and demand compensation for losses.

The statute of limitations gives victims a two-year deadline for filing a claim or a lawsuit. There are some situations where the statute gets tolled. These include: 

  • Underaged Victims – If the parents or guardians of the victim decide not to pursue the case, the process will be placed on hold, and it will resume on their 18th birthday should they decide to push it.
  • Delayed Discovery Rule – If your injury has been medically diagnosed two years after the Uber accident, you will still have another couple of years to pursue a lawsuit.
  • Government Involvement – If you get injured while inside a government property or an agent of the government causes the accident, you will only have six months to file a lawsuit.

To avoid a technical forfeiture, hire our Uber accident attorneys in Santa Clarita. We can help you gather all the evidence, file the complaint, and attend court hearings on your behalf if you are unable to be there due to persistent injuries.

How Do I Report An Uber Accident In Santa Clarita?

It is advisable to report an accident to Uber as soon as possible. To do this, open the Uber app

  • Go to Safety 
  • Click I Was In An Accident

Make sure to select the correct trip and indicate all the details. An Uber team member will contact you shortly to ensure your safety and collect all necessary information.

Alternatively, you can also speak with Uber customer support through the app.

  • Tap Menu icon
  • Tap Help
  • Go to Issue You’re Experiencing
  • Tap Call Support

If you want to learn more about your rights as an Uber accident victim and how to proceed with your claim, send us a message using our contact form. Our Santa Clarita lawyers are available 24/7 and will contact you within a few minutes.

What If The Negligent Party Does Not Have Enough Insurance To Cover My Injuries?

Although this issue is common, this does not mean that the victim will not be compensated. Our lawyers normally advise our clients to utilize their Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UMC) and Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIC) options from their insurance policy.

These coverages mean:

  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage – Gives you coverage in the event of an incident with an uninsured driver.
  • Underinsured Motorist Coverage – Provides coverage if you get injured in an accident with a driver who lacks sufficient insurance to cover the costs of the damages or injuries they are accountable for.
When Should Uber Accidents Be Reported?

If you are able to move during the accident, it is preferable to report the accident using the Uber app and to the police via 911 as soon as possible. If you are unable to move due to your injury, ask someone at the site to report the event.

Similarly, you can also call our lawyers in Santa Clarita to report the Uber accident at (888) 488-1391 so we can guide you on what to do to secure your legal rights. Just a reminder not to share the incident on your social media so that the other party cannot use any of your information that could weaken your claim.

Contact The Best Uber Accident Lawyers Santa Clarita Trusts Today

Whether you choose to work with Arash Law or another law firm, our lines are always open for consultation about your rights as an Uber client following an incident.

If you choose to let us manage your claim, we commit to helping you with all of the legwork so you can focus on your recovery.  We will use our extensive experience with Uber cases to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation claim possible.

Contact us now at (888) 488-1391 to get in touch with our Uber accident lawyers in Santa Clarita. We also have Uber accident attorneys serving in nearby locations, such as Santa Monica, Inglewood, Burbank, Pasadena, Quartz Hill, Palmdale, Pomona, Ontario, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Malibu, Simi Valley, Lake Hughes, Thousand Oaks, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Oak View, and Ojai.

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