Uber or Lyft Car Accident in Orange County
Were you injured during an Uber or Lyft rideshare in Southern California? Ridesharing continues to disrupt modern transportation models. The reasonable fares and easy access to transportation on your own schedule associated with ridesharing has continued to increase the success of these business models and the number of miles accumulated by their partner drivers across all of Orange County including Mission Viejo and Irvine.
We are often asked:
What happens if you are injured during an Uber or Lyft rideshare or the driver is involved in an injury accident during your ride? Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have substantial insurance coverage for riders who are injured in a car accident as a passenger. Uber drivers are required to carry $1 million in liability coverage to cover injuries sustained by their passengers in an accident.
This policy is the primary coverage upon which a personal injury claim will be made. Uber’s policy extends to the types of recoverable expenses associated with injuries in a car accident including, but not limited to:
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Wages lost due to missed work
- Compensation for having to endure the injury itself and the pain and suffering associated with recovery and long term symptoms
If the accident wasn’t the fault of the rideshare driver but was caused by another party the insurance of the responsible driver would be the primary source of recovery for a personal injury claim.
Rivers Morrell is an experienced and proven car accident and personal injury attorney based in Mission Viejo and Irvine for over 40 years. Serving all of Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, Mr. Morrell is highly respected by insurance companies, his clients, the legal industry and his peers alike.
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What Should You Do if You are Injured During an Uber or Lyft Rideshare
What should you do if you are injured during an Uber or Lyft rideshare? Do you have a personal injury case? If you are a passenger of a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft you will always have a personal injury claim if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident.
The primary source of financial recovery for personal injury in California is the insurance coverage of the responsible driver. In cases of hit and run, or when the responsible driver(s) are uninsured or have minimal coverage, the injured parties own UM/UIM insurance coverage is another source of recovery. If you are injured during an Uber or Lyft ride the driver is required to be covered by a substantial insurance policy. The companies themselves provide extensive insurance coverage for a passenger who hires a ride-sharing service.
This insurance also extends $100,000 of coverage to those who are injured by an Uber or Lyft driver who may be between fares, but has their driver’s app open. These cases can be legally quite complex and it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who has the skill and resources to stand up to these powerful companies and their insurance representatives.
My name is Rivers Morrell and I have served personal injury victims and their families throughout Orange County, LA, the Inland Empire and across Southern California for more than 40 years.
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Proven and Experienced Irvine Uber and Lyft Injury Attorney
If you are injured during a Lyft or Uber rideshare the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation. There is no cost to you out of pocket for our service as we are compensated on a contingency fee basis. We will hold Uber and Lyft financially accountable for your past, present and future medical expenses as well as lost wages and compensation for having to endure injury and recovery.
It is important to select an experienced and highly recommended injury attorney to represent you when you are injured in a car accident. Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience with personal injury claims associated with car accidents, truck and motorcycle crashes as well as pedestrian injury. He is highly recommended by former clients and the legal industry.
If you are injured during an Uber or Lyft rideshare anywhere in Orange County or Los Angeles we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call (949)305-1400 for a free consultation. Learn how to ensure you receive the maximum recovery possible for your injuries. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.