San Diego Uber, Lyft & Rideshare Accident Lawyers
San Diego is popular tourist destination and one of the more populated cities in California. As a result, rental cars are costly, parking is difficult and expensive, freeways and highways are crowded and congested and driving in the city can be difficult, especially with all the one-way streets. As a result of these factors, taxi service used to be quite common in San Diego and now with the increase of ride-sharing and transportation companies, companies like Lyft and Uber are more prevalent than they ever have been. Uber & Lyft ridesharing services are very convenient and efficient, but that doesn’t mean they are always safe or exempt from car accidents that can impact your life indefinitely. If you have been involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, or injured as a passenger riding in an Uber or Lyft, or hit as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation for the negligence of the Uber or Lyft driver.
Martinez & Schill are San Diego Uber & Lyft accident attorneys who’ve recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the San Diego and Riverside Areas. We’ve worked with hundreds of car accident & injury victims and have extensive experience and insight in negotiating for a fair settlement and we aren’t afraid to take your matter to trial if needed.
Background of Ridesharing Companies:
Uber and Lyft are both companies that serve the general public with independent contractor drivers. Modern technology, with easy-to-use apps, make using these ridesharing services very popular and convenient in recent years. In densely populated cities like San Diego and Southern California, they can provide quick and reasonably priced rides for both tourists and locals alike.
Uber and Lyft are the two top companies currently used by millions of people in need of a ride in the State of California. As these ridesharing companies gain in popularity, so too do the legal disputes involving Uber and Lyft. As a result in the increased legal disputes, often involving car accidents, the transportation network companies category has been formed in order to provide some oversight of these businesses. The law imposes a duty on these ridesharing companies to safeguard the well-being of their passengers by establishing and enforcing safety policies for all their drivers to respect. One such way to ensure the safety of Uber and Lyft passengers is to require ridesharing drivers to maintain a minimum level of automobile insurance coverage. The insurance required for Uber and Lyft drivers is more comprehensive than the minimum level of coverage for the average California driver and is designed to offer an extra layer of protection in the event of an accident resulting in injuries.
Uber or Lyft Passengers who Suffer Injuries from a Car Accident
If you have been hurt in a car accident as a passenger of an Uber or Lyft ridesharing service, you have some legal rights to be aware of. You may have the right to bring an insurance claim against the driver, and perhaps the company based on the circumstances. It is imperative to seek legal counsel if your accident involves Uber, Lyft or any other ridesharing company, so you do not disadvantage your claim or fail to recognize your rights as a victim. There may also be sources of recovery of which you are not aware are specific to these ridesharing companies.
Seek the Legal Compensation You Deserve After an Uber or Lyft Accident
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft car accident you should communicate with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. An attorney with the right experience can offer you the support and guidance you need to obtain monetary compensation for your injuries. Victims of car accidents often face many difficulties, including, but not limited to the following:
- Permanent and long-lasting physical injuries;
- Being unable to work and provide for your family;
- Being unable to pay the high cost of medical care and other bills;
- Emotional or mental difficulties can affect you and your family.
If you have been injured by an Uber or Lyft driver in San Diego or anywhere else in Southern California, the experienced and dedicated attorneys at Martinez & Schill can fight for your rights. Our firm has vast experience handling car accident claims and we can help you if you were injured as a passenger or a pedestrian by an Uber or Lyft driver. Call 619-512-5995 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
We have offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we offer flexible office hours for consultation appointments. We handle our Riverside personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you do not owe any attorney fees unless and until we win your case.