Lyft and Uber Orange County Car Accident Lawyers
Orange County Rideshare Accident Attorneys
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare options have made it easy to open an app and catch a ride. With more and more rideshare vehicles on the road, the chances of being caught in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle increase. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident while taking a ride in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, or any other Orange County city, legal guidance can be crucial to ensuring you receive compensation for your injuries.
Whether you were a passenger in another vehicle that collided with a Lyft or Uber rideshare or even the rideshare driver, you can face a maze of complicated insurance policies and legalese.
At MKP Law Group, LLP, our attorneys have worked with a wide range of injury victims and have experience representing and handling a wide range of Lyft and Uber car accident cases. Having an experienced Orange County rideshare car accident lawyer working with you will ensure you get the maximum compensation for injuries resulting from your rideshare accident.
We always work on what is known as a contingency fee basis, meaning WE DON’T GET PAID UNLESS WE WIN. There are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to our clients.
Call us today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your 100% free consultation.
Why Hire One of Lawyers After Your Uber or Lyft Car Accident?
While rideshares offer a wealth of benefits and conveniences for passengers, car accidents involving these vehicles can present a wealth of complications. For example, Uber alone has different “stages” for when their drivers are working that determine which insurance coverage applies. Determining which insurance coverage will apply to damages to injured victims requires thorough investigation and is a complex process.
To ensure your case is treated properly and the insurance claims don’t give you an offer that is far too low, it is best to work with an experienced team who will thoroughly investigate your case, collect evidence, and help determine the maximum you should ask for in your settlement. Never take the first offer an insurance company suggests. Working with one of our Orange County Uber and Lyft car accident lawyers will ensure you maximize your settlement.
We also work closely with a team of medical experts throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, and California to ensure that you or your loved one receives top-notch medical care for a speedy and healthy recovery while we deal with your rideshare car accident case.
MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. We work on cases in Anaheim, Irvine, Santa Ana, throughout Orange County, and the State of California.
All of our cases are on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.
What Should You Do After Being Injured in a Rideshare Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you are likely in shock and in the midst of chaotically navigating the processes of speaking with police at the scene or exchanging information with others involved.
There are a few major pieces of information to know and keep in mind following your accident.
- DO seek medical attention as soon as possible: whether or not your injuries are significant or even if you aren’t entirely sure that you have any. Injuries you may have suffered from the accident sometimes may not show up for days. However, speaking with a doctor will ensure you get professional care and any X-rays or scans to uncover internal damage or unseen breaks.
- DO NOT speak with insurance companies or rideshare companies about your case until AFTER meeting with a lawyer: If you speak with insurance representatives or Uber and Lyft representatives, they will pose questions that might put you in a tricky situation. Their questions may seem innocent at first. However, they are designed to put you in a trap where you may inadvertently admit fault or dismiss your injuries you are suffering from. Before speaking with any of these parties about your injuries or about the car accident, it is important to talk to a lawyer first to plan how to answer these questions.
Causes of Uber and Lyft Car Accidents in Orange County, California
Did you know that about 90% of Uber-related fatal crashes occurred in urban areas?
As the 3rd most populous county in California with an incredibly high population density, Orange County has a distinctly urban atmosphere. It’s big enough that many need a car (or Uber) to get around and busy enough that the roadways are a constant hazard.
Uber and Lyft car accidents can be caused by several factors like any vehicle accident. Some of the most common causes of rideshare car accidents and traffic accidents in Orange County include:
- Distracted Driving
- Speeding or Reckless driving
- Improper turning and Unsafe lane changes or behavior
- Failure to obey road signs or traffic signals
- Influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Driver fatigue or road rage
- Inclement weather
- Faulty roads
Rideshare Specific Factors that Influence O.C. Car Accidents
Often rideshare accidents occur at pick-up and drop-off locations. These Uber and Lyft car accidents can injure other motorists, passengers, bicyclists and be especially traumatic for pedestrians.
Another serious concern in rideshare cases is that many drivers are distracted because they are looking at their GPS (and don’t know the local roads very well), are speeding as they drive to or from a pick-up, and looking for their passenger instead of paying attention to the road.
It is important to add that the O.C. is a popular place for Uber and Lyft drivers to come during “surge” pricing because there is higher earning potential. So it can be difficult to understand how many Uber drivers there are in Orange County or how many Lyft drivers there are in total on any given day. What we do know, though, is that more Lyft and Uber drivers on the roads during these busy seasons or times can increase the chances of rideshare car accidents.
Common Lyft or Uber Orange County Car Accident Injuries
As in any vehicle accident, whether it be a car, truck, bus, or rideshare vehicle, injuries often occur.
Common injuries our clients have experienced following Lyft or Uber car accidents include:
- Spinal cord injury and damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Internal organ damage
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Sprains and strains
- Burns or cuts
- Wrongful death
Remember, whether or not your injury seems minor or even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, see a doctor.
Many injuries may be difficult to feel or pinpoint directly following your accident. Your body is likely in shock and full of adrenaline that buffers the pain that will come later. These types of injuries can cause serious issues as time passes.
Lyft and Uber car accident victims should visit a doctor within 24 hours of the accident or as soon as possible to get a proper check-up and make sure injuries are addressed.
Contact an Orange County Rideshare Car Accident Lawyer at MKP Law Group, LLP Today
At MKP Law Group, LLP, we have personal injury attorneys highly experienced in handling Lyft and Uber Orange County car accidents. Our team knows how to deal with insurance companies and can help you understand your rights and navigate the complicated legal processes.
We will investigate and negotiate to ensure that you earn the maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your 100% free consultation.
As always, if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.
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