Uber & Lyft Accidents Attorney in San Jose
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Uber and Lyft ridesharing services are growing in popularity, and so the number of accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers are also increasing. If you were hurt while using a ridesharing service that you were depending on to take you from one location to another safely, do you know who you can sue for damages? Liability in Uber or Lyft accidents has been notoriously difficult to establish in certain cases in the past, and you could be facing similar obstacles.
To improve your chances of success in your injury claim, you should team up with our San Jose personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri. For more than 25 years, Attorney Nasseri has been representing the wrongfully injured in a variety of cases, many of which were focused on complex car accident cases. Some of her most notable case results include verdicts and settlements priced at a million dollars or more.
Bring professional attention to your claim. Feel free to contact our firm today at 408.298.1500
Uber Accident Liability
Whenever a negligent driver is conducting some sort of business when they cause an accident, liability can become complicated. In many ways, an Uber or Lyft accident is similar to the average truck accident since the driver is a representative of a business but may also be called an independent contractor. If you do not want to deal with the intricacies of determining liability yourself, you should consider allowing our law firm to do it for you.
Three parties who might be liable for your injuries and damages following a ridesharing accident are:
- Driver: Random acts of recklessness, or one moment of poor judgment, that cause a traffic collision are the driver’s fault. They or their insurance company should be held accountable for any medical bills, repair costs, and other related damages.
- Uber or Lyft: Ridesharing companies have been trying to distance themselves from having any responsibility or control over their drivers in hopes to never get liability for accidents. Although the surrounding litigation is complicated and currently under review, it is not impossible for Uber or Lyft to be held financially accountable for the accidents their driver’s cause. For example, if a driver has a long history of reckless or drunk driving, they should not have been permitted to use the ridesharing app in the first place.
- Other passengers: To save time, a ridesharing driver may pick up multiple passengers along one route. Much like a bus driver, Uber or Lyft drivers can become suddenly and unreasonably distracted by the behavior of an unruly passenger. Do you believe another passenger’s behavior contributed to the car accident? If so, let your lawyer know, as that person might be partially responsible for giving you compensation.
No Fee If We Don’t Win Your Case
Your recovery and comfort are the top priorities for our San Jose personal injury attorney. If we do not win your case, as part of our contingency fee agreements, we do not expect you to pay us any attorney fees. This is just one of the many ways our team goes above and beyond to ensure you are getting the powerful and compassionate legal counsel you need and deserve for your Lyft or Uber accident case.
Call our firm today to learn more about our services and your legal options.