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Our Award-Winning Victorville Uber Accident Lawyers Bring Justice Within Your Reach

Getting injured in an Uber accident may entitle you to a compensation claim. The fight won’t be easy since insurance companies will surely get involved. Arash Law has skilled Victorville Uber accident lawyers who can bring justice within your reach. We will fight to get your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages fairly compensated. Call us today at (888) 488-1391 for a free case review!

The city of Victorville is located in Victor Valley in San Bernardino County, California. It is home to roughly 135,000 residents. Its convenient location draws a lot of people and cars into the city each day. With busy roads also comes the heightened risk of traffic collisions, and Uber accidents are no exception to this.

Even though Uber claims to be committed to both driver and passenger safety, accidents remain a growing issue. And when they happen, you need a skilled lawyer to handle your claim properly. If you want to ensure you get maximum compensation for your injuries and damages, work with our Victorville injury law firm. We have recovered over $500 Million in settlements and awards for our clients—a testament to our capability to help you achieve financial recovery.

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Settlement in a Under Insured Motorist Claim against ride share company; client suffered spinal injuries

How Our Skilled Victorville Uber Accident Lawyers Get You Closer To Justice

Arash Law offers determined and relentless representation for clients injured in accidents. Our Uber accident attorneys in Victorville, led by the esteemed Arash Khorsandi, Esq., will work tirelessly to make sure you have a solid case. We will then leverage your case during negotiations with Uber and insurance companies. You can trust us to get you closer to justice by winning your claim and achieving maximum compensation.

Here is how we can get you closer to a just settlement:
  • Review your case details to identify the liable party/parties.
  • Collect CCTV footage, photos, videos, witness statements, and other relevant pieces of evidence to bolster your claim.
  • Negotiate the final settlement amount by speaking with the at-fault insurance companies and their legal teams.
  • File a lawsuit and have someone represent you in court if the at-fault party refuses to settle.
  • Answer your questions and update you constantly about your claim, empowering you to make informed decisions.

Why Hire Our Victorville Uber Accident Attorneys For Your Claim

Uber accidents are more complicated than typical car accidents. They cannot be treated like taxi accidents, either, as Uber drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. If you want to increase your chances of winning an Uber accident claim in Victorville, you need a skilled lawyer to fight for your rights.

Uber accident claims are challenging to navigate on your own. You need our Victorville personal injury attorneys, who specialize in Uber accidents, to guide you through the process. They will review your case and collect relevant evidence that could make it work in your favor.

Furthermore, working with a lawyer ensures you are properly compensated for your injuries and losses. Our competent Victorville Uber accident lawyers will not back down, even against big companies like Uber, until you get the justice you deserve.

Having a lawyer on your side who represents you and advocates for your best interests also allows you to focus more on getting better. They will take one thing off your plate and handle the legal aspect of your accident so you can recover faster.

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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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

Common Causes Of Uber Accidents

The common reason behind Uber accidents is the driver’s negligence. Some of these driver-related factors include:

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes a lot of Uber accidents in Victorville. Examples include texting while driving, getting something from the glove compartment, and adjusting the GPS or stereo.

A distraction more common among Uber drivers is using the app while driving. Ideally, they are expected to stop at the side of the road while waiting for a passenger or checking ride details. However, most drivers don’t follow this, thereby increasing the risk of accidents.

Also, with the pressure of getting a high rating from their passengers, some Uber drivers lose their focus on the road to keep conversations with passengers flowing. Unfortunately, this has become a common cause of crashes.

There have also been some cases where Uber drivers get into an accident while looking for the passenger they need to pick up. Their focus is on finding the passenger as soon as possible instead of driving safely.

Reckless Driving

Speeding is another major cause of Uber accidents. Drivers tend to go past the speed limit to get to their destination faster and complete trips as soon as possible. However, this increases the risk of accidents.

Other examples of reckless driving include driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, running the red light, and making improper or illegal turns.

Navigation Errors

Many Uber accidents in Victorville happen due to navigation errors. When a driver is unfamiliar with an area, they may accidentally enter a one-way street or miss an exit and panic, causing more mistakes that could endanger them and their passengers.

Another navigation error most Uber drivers make is stopping in areas where they shouldn’t while trying to pick up or drop off a passenger as quickly as possible.

Driver Fatigue

Uber typically limits the number of hours a driver can work. However, this doesn’t prove to be as effective at preventing driver fatigue. Many drivers work part-time as Uber drivers on top of working another job. As such, they are more likely to be exhausted and fall asleep behind the wheel.

Our lawyers in Victorville have handled all of these Uber accident cases. We are experienced in protecting our clients’ rights and fighting for maximum compensation after accidents caused by these factors.

An Uber car crashed to another car in Victorville.
A medic applying first aid to an injured man after an accident in Victorville

Typical Injuries In Uber Accidents

The common injuries victims suffer in Victorville Uber accidents aren’t that different from typical car accidents. These injuries range from cuts to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Here’s a more in-depth look at these injuries:
  • Cuts and bruises. Victims suffer cuts and abrasions when the skin scrapes against a rough surface or comes into contact with sharp debris. On the other hand, bruises are caused by blunt trauma from the impact of the crash.
  • Sprains and fractures. These are common occurrences in traffic accidents. Sprains are a result of torn muscles, while fractures happen when bones break.
  • Whiplash. This type of injury happens due to a sudden jerking motion of the neck. While whiplash may seem minor, some victims develop permanent nerve damage, affecting their quality of life.
  • Back injuries. Such injuries can range from simple muscle pain that goes away eventually to permanent paralysis and loss of motor functions due to spinal cord damage. The latter is more common in severe crashes involving Ubers.
  • Head injuries. Mild concussions or facial wounds can fully heal within a few months. However, in more serious cases, victims suffer TBIs that affect their lives forever.
  • Internal injuries. Uber accident injuries aren’t always visible. Sometimes, the damage is internal, making it more dangerous. Organs may suffer from bruising, lacerations, and damage that could cost thousands or even millions to treat.
  • Death. Unfortunately, fatal accidents happen. If you want to file a claim after losing a loved one in an Uber accident, our California wrongful death lawyers can help you.

Our dedicated Uber accident lawyers in Victorville are compassionate toward injured victims but relentless against at-fault parties and insurance companies. We can also connect you to the best medical practitioners to help you treat your injuries.

Common Types Of Uber Accidents

Here are some examples of what constitutes an Uber accident:
  • Passenger injury. In this case, the passenger suffered an injury as a result of the driver’s negligence. An example would be the driver falling asleep, swerving into the other lane, and colliding with another vehicle head-on, causing injuries to the passenger.
  • Third-party injury. This accident is where a pedestrian or the occupants of another vehicle get injured because of the Uber driver’s negligence.
  • Property damage. Such incidents happen when the Uber driver crashes into someone else’s car in an accident. Single-vehicle Uber crashes may also result in damage to a third party’s property, such as a yard or building.
  • Uber driver injury. Uber drivers may also sustain injuries in an accident due to another driver’s negligence.
  • Injury caused by external factors. Some Uber accidents are due to external factors like mechanical failure, weather conditions, and road issues. In these instances, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians sustain injuries.

Regardless of the type of accident, our attorneys in Victorville, who specialize in Uber accidents, can help you navigate the intricacies of your claim. Reach out to us today for a free consultation and case review.

Damages To Claim After An Uber Accident

Most of the damages you can claim after an Uber accident fall under compensatory damages. However, there are rare cases where the court awards punitive damages to victims, which are meant as a punishment and deterrence to similar behaviors.

Here are the types of compensatory damages, both economic and non-economic, you can claim in Uber accidents in Victorville, CA:

Our Victorville lawyers who handle Uber accident cases are well-versed in the kinds of damages you can claim after a crash. We can quantify and calculate your case’s worth, so you know how much you can receive.

Who Is Liable For Uber Accidents?

Several parties could be held liable in a Victorville Uber accident. These include the Uber driver, another driver, car manufacturers or mechanics, the government, and even Uber itself.

  • Uber driver. In most Uber accidents, the at-fault party is the Uber driver. Their negligent behavior, such as reckless driving and overspeeding, may have caused the crash that injured you.
  • Another driver. There are some cases where the fault lies with another driver who crashes into the Uber you’re riding in. They might have rear-ended your Uber, causing you to crash into the car in front of you. In that case, the third-party driver can be held liable.
  • Car manufacturer or mechanic. In accidents due to mechanical failure, the car manufacturer or mechanic could be at fault. If the car’s parts were found to be defective from the start, the manufacturer is accountable. Otherwise, if the issue appeared after maintenance or repair, it could be the mechanic’s fault.
  • Government. Some Uber accidents happen because of roadway issues, such as defective traffic lights or missing guardrails. In these rare cases, the government may be held liable.
  • Uber. The company could be held liable for an Uber accident if, for example, there is evidence proving they did not screen the driver prior to hiring them. Uber also shares liability when the driver gets into an accident while logged in or en route to pick up or drop off a passenger.

Our Victorville attorneys for Uber accidents are skilled at identifying where the fault lies. We will be able to help you hold the at-fault party accountable and get your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages fully paid.

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.

Law Considerations For Uber Accident

While Uber accidents are somewhat unique, they are still cases of personal injury. As such, the same California laws apply.

First, California is an at-fault state. This means that the negligent party should pay for the damages that the victim suffered due to their negligence.

Next, California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means injured parties in an accident can claim damages even if they are partially at fault. Even those who are 99% at fault can claim damages for the 1% they are not liable for.

These laws imply that you, as a victim, should be able to prove the at-fault party’s negligence beyond a reasonable doubt. Whether the liable party is the Uber driver, another driver, or Uber itself, you need sufficient evidence to prove their negligence.

Otherwise, if the court determines you are also at fault to some extent, the court will reduce your compensation by your percentage of liability. This result is more common in cases where the plaintiff is a third-party driver.

For example, you’re filing a claim worth $100,000. If the court finds you 20% liable, the maximum amount you could then get is $80,000.

When filing an Uber accident claim, you must find a competent and experienced lawyer. Our Victorville Uber accident lawyers have decades of combined experience representing injured victims. We have the knowledge and expertise to go against even big companies like Uber just to bring you justice and compensation for your injuries.

Establishing Negligence In Uber Accidents
The law requires a specific approach when proving the liability of an at-fault party. Here are the four elements to establish negligence in Uber accidents:
  • Duty of care. You need to establish that the at-fault party had a duty of care. For example, Uber drivers have a duty to transport their passengers safely. Meanwhile, car manufacturers must also ensure that vehicles work safely.
  • Breach of duty. Next, there should be a breach of this duty. One example would be if an Uber driver was intoxicated while driving.
  • Causation. The next thing you need to prove is that the breach directly caused the accident. In the instance of a DUI accident, you should have sufficient evidence to prove that the driver’s intoxication caused them to swerve to the other lane and crash into another vehicle.
  • Damages. Lastly, you should have sustained damage from the accident. Damages come in the form of physical injuries, pain and suffering, and psychological trauma.

Our Victorville lawyers specializing in Uber accident claims can help you establish the negligence of the at-fault party. We can also help you collect enough evidence to prove your liability.

Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims

The statute of limitations for Uber accident claims is two years from the date of the accident. If you are only filing a claim for property damage, the limit is three years. However, if you are filing a claim against a government agency, you only have six months, and the process is different.

To be safe, hire our Uber accident lawyers in Victorville as soon as possible. We will file a claim immediately on your behalf to avoid missing the deadline. Keep in mind that once the statute of limitations expires, you forfeit your right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

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.

Insurance Policies At Work In Victorville Uber Accidents

Different insurance companies could get involved in an Uber accident, but there are typically three insurance policies that could kick in. These include Uber’s insurance policy, the driver’s personal insurance, and your own UM/UIM coverage. Let’s look at these in more detail:
Uber’s Insurance Policy

Uber has a liability insurance policy that applies only in certain instances.

The company’s third-party liability insurance applies when the driver’s Uber app is online but not on a trip. During this time, Uber offers the following:

When the Uber driver is en route to pick up a passenger or is on a trip, Uber offers up to $1,000,000 worth of coverage. This includes property damage and medical expenses for both drivers and passengers injured in an accident where the driver was at fault.

Driver’s Personal Insurance
When the driver’s app is offline when an accident happens, their personal insurance policy applies. According to the California Department of Insurance (CDI), the basic insurance coverage for drivers is as follows:

There are other coverages that drivers can avail of, but these are the minimum required by the state for all automobile drivers.

Victim’s UM/UIM Coverage

In Uber accidents where the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance or enough coverage to compensate for a victim’s medical costs, the victim’s own insurance coverage applies.

You can avail of UM/UIM coverage in your own insurance plan for accidents involving uninsured motorists (UM) or underinsured motorists (UIM). It is not required, but it could protect you financially in accidents involving irresponsible motorists.

Our Victorville Uber accident attorneys can communicate with your insurance company so you can avail of this in the event of an accident.

For example, you have UM/UIM coverage worth $100,000. If the at-fault driver only has the basic insurance coverage of $15,000, we can help you get the remaining $85,000 from your insurance company. Or, if the at-fault driver is uninsured, we will speak with your insurance company to get the full $100,000 for the treatment of your injuries.

What To Do After An Uber Accident In Victorville, CA

We understand how overwhelming it is to be in an accident. Our Uber accident lawyers in Victorville are here to help you make sure you don’t do anything that could hurt your claim. Here are the things you should do after an Uber accident:
  1. Call 911. Seek medical attention immediately, whether you have injuries or not.
  2. Report the accident. When police officers arrive at the scene, report the accident as accurately as you can. Be careful not to add details that may not be true. Stick with the facts only.
  3. Collect evidence. Take photos of the accident scene and the vehicle(s) involved. Also, get the name and contact details of the drivers involved, as well as their insurance plans.
  4. Get the witnesses’ contact information. If other people in the area saw the accident, ask for their contact information. They could serve as witnesses to strengthen your claim later.
  5. Do not post on social media. You may be tempted to inform your family, friends, and followers about the accident. However, posting on social media could do more harm than good for your claim.
  6. Speak with a lawyer. Consult with our Victorville Uber accident attorneys as soon as possible, as they will be able to advise you on the next steps. In line with this, never give any statements or agree to any settlement offers from insurance companies without our advice.
Uber Accident Statistics

According to the 2019-2020 Uber Safety Report, 99% of Uber trips ended without safety-related reports. The remaining 1% came with reports of lost items, refunds, and route feedback.

Only 0.0002% of trips had critical safety incident reports, but among the top three incidents are motor vehicle fatalities. To some, this could be an insignificant statistic. But at the end of the day, 101 people still died in Uber-related crashes.

It was also found that half of these Uber accidents are due to the driver’s risky behavior, including DUI, speeding, and poor navigation. Third-party drivers caused 94% of these, while the remaining 6% were the fault of Uber drivers.

Dangerous Roads In Victorville

Uber accidents can happen anywhere, but there are areas where they are more likely to occur. According to 2021 data, here are the most dangerous roads in Victorville, CA:

FAQs About Victorville Uber Accidents
Here are some of the questions our Victorville Uber accident attorneys often get from clients and other injured victims:
Will My Uber Accident Claim Be Affected If I Miss My Medical Appointments?

Yes. Insurers can argue that you are missing your medical appointments because your injuries are not serious enough. Without a justifiable reason, this could easily hurt your claim. After all, your top priority should be recovering after the accident.

How Much Are Uber Accident Settlements Worth In Victorville?

The final amount of Uber accident settlements depends on the degree of liability, the extent of your injuries, and the overall nature of the case. These can range from a few hundred thousand dollars to several millions. Based on our case results, our Victorville lawyers, who specialize in Uber accidents, have secured around $1 million for the clients we worked with.

How Much Do Victorville Uber Accident Attorneys Charge?

Most law firms in Victorville, including Arash Law, operate on a contingency fee agreement. In this setup, you don’t pay us until we win your case. And in the unlikely event that our Victorville Uber accident attorneys don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay us anything.

The contingency fee is a small percentage of the total settlement amount, which we will agree upon during the onboarding process.

Call The Best Uber Accident Lawyers Victorville Trusts Today!

If you’re ever injured in an Uber accident, you can count on Arash Law to help you with your claim. Our Victorville Uber accident lawyers will be with you every step of the way so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries and losses.

Our Victorville personal injury lawyers are ready to speak with you anytime. You can rest assured that we will advocate for your best interests and maximum compensation. Call us today at (888) 488-1391 or fill out our “Do I have a case?” form.

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