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Providing Reliable Legal Solutions for Californians Injured in Rideshare Collisions 

If you’ve been injured in an accident while traveling as a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or rideshare service, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained in the crash. While you may feel your situation is straightforward, the San Jose rideshare attorney at The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri can investigate your case to determine if the negligence or inaction of your rideshare driver caused your injuries.

According to Uber’s US Safety Report and Lyft’s Community Safety Report, numerous accidents have resulted in fatalities. Despite the convenience and affordability of these services, they are not immune to accidents. If you were a passenger during a California Uber or Lyft service vehicle crash, seek medical attention and contact a legal representative. 

The legal team at The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri is accepting consultations. Call (408) 912-2217 to schedule a consultation.

Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents

At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, we understand that being in an automobile accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when you didn't cause the crash. Knowing the common causes of rideshare accidents can help you can stay aware and take precautions when possible. Typically, rideshare crashes in San Jose are caused by the following:

  • Distracted Driving: Rideshare drivers are at a higher risk of distracted driving because their job requires using a mobile app to accept fares. When motorists operate a vehicle while distracted, it can lead to serious automobile crashes.

  • Tired Drivers: Many rideshare drivers work full-time jobs and use ride-sharing companies as part-time employment for extra income. This leaves them overworked and tired when they begin their shifts. Fatigue can cause slower brain function and slower reflexes, leading to accidents.

  • Intoxicated Driving: Regrettably, some rideshare drivers choose to drive while under the influence of illegal drugs, prescriptions, or alcohol while operating their vehicles and picking up passengers. However, these responsible drivers have decided to refrain from driving while intoxicated.

  • Reckless Driving: To make more money, rideshare drivers may be tempted to speed, make illegal turns, make dangerous lane changes, and use aggressive driving tactics to arrive at their destination faster, making it possible to pick up more passengers.

If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident for any reason, our experienced lawyers can help you file a claim and get the compensation you deserve.

  • Burn injuries: Burn injuries can occur in ridesharing accidents if the vehicle catches fire or explodes. These injuries can be severe and require specialized medical attention.
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Liability in Rideshare Accidents in California

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be complex due to multiple parties involved. In California, potential parties that may be held liable include:

  • Rideshare Driver: If the accident was caused by the negligent actions or recklessness of the rideshare driver, they may be held personally liable.

  • Rideshare Company: Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are required to carry liability insurance to cover accidents involving their drivers. They may be held liable for damages if the accident occurred while the driver was on duty.

  • Other Motorists: If another driver's negligence contributed to the accident, they may be held partially or fully responsible for the victim's damages and injuries.

  • Vehicle Manufacturer or Maintenance Company: If a defect in the vehicle or improper maintenance contributed to the accident, the manufacturer or maintenance company may be held liable.

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What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident

If you are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and well-being are the top priority. Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident.

  2. Document Evidence: Take photographs of the accident scene, damage to vehicles, and any visible injuries. Collect contact information from witnesses.

  3. Report the Accident: Report the accident to the rideshare company through their app and obtain a copy of the accident report.

  4. Consult with an Attorney: Contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.

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Hear From Our Happy Clients

At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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