Utilizing Uber and Lyft to get to your destination has succeeded in taxi services for the majority of people, particularly in major cities such as Los Angeles. Having the ability to simply download an application and hop into your ride virtually anywhere, at any given time, has quickly heightened the notoriety of ridesharing since the industry’s founding a few years ago. It is unfortunate that ridesharing corporations like Uber and Lyft don't always comply with the same standards of safety and regulations that taxi companies do. Which in turn makes ridesharing more hazardous to passengers.

If you have been in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver recently, an experienced Los Angeles-based Uber and Lyft accident lawyer from Khachikyan Law Firm, APC is available around the clock to assist you. We provide 100% free consultations at our local office in person or by telephone so you can learn more about your rights and legal opportunities without any risk to you or your family. At Khachikyan Law Firm, APC we completely understand these types of cases and how best to fight for our client's rights. Find out today if you may be owed compensation from Uber or Lyft.  

Why Should I Trust Khachikyan Law Firm, APC To Represent Me And My Case?

Attorneys at Khachikyan Law Firm, APC have devoted their entire careers to representing and defending the injured in Los Angeles against large corporate entities like Uber and Lyft. 

We possess the ambition and drive to fight vigorously to achieve maximum recovery of your losses regardless of the severity of your injuries.

We provide fully adequate legal representation to any and all victims of Uber and Lyft accidents in and around the Los Angeles area for zero dollars upfront. You will not pay us a thing until we secure your due compensation.

How Exactly Can An Attorney From Khachikyan Law Firm, APC Assist Me In Proving My Case?

Attempting to face such a Goliath-like corporation as Uber or Lyft is no minor challenge for the injured individual. It is unfortunate that these types of companies are widely known for aggressively disputing all liability and vehemently fighting off claims of injury. It can be quite difficult convincing a corporation to offer you compensation for your losses, even as an innocent passenger involved in an accident that was not your fault.

On the other hand, hiring an even more aggressive attorney from Khachikyan Law Firm, APC, can significantly level out the odds and greatly increase the chances of Uber or Lyft fairly assessing your claim. A lot of corporations will typically offer to give out significantly larger settlements upon finding out that the victim has appointed an attorney, oftentimes before even participating in negotiations. They are aware that a lawyer has the ability to take them to trial following their refusal to handle the claim in a reasonable way and will aim to avoid this by offering a better settlement.

Commonly Reported Injuries Caused By Rideshare Related Accidents

Injuries sustained by victims of a rideshare accident can linger with them for the rest of their lives. Disabling injuries can oftentimes occur, such as brain trauma and paralysis. It is also common to experience psychological distress and anguish while enduring such a traumatic incident. Hiring a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney can greatly assist you in receiving adequate medical care, documenting your list of injuries, and seeking compensation due in order for you to make a full recovery.

Common injuries reported that are caused by rideshare accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Injuries to the back and spine
  • Injured and broken chest and ribs
  • Emotional trauma
  • Injured legs and knees
  • Injured internal organs
  • Injuries of the neck
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Heavy bruising
  • Fractured skull and trauma to the brain
  • Wrongful death

Injuries severe in nature that were caused by an accident by Uber or Lyft can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills. This often includes continuous visits to the doctor as well as having to attend weeks or months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Even minor injuries can cause significant costs in medical bills as well as chronic pain and suffering for the victim. If you or someone close to you has suffered from any of these types of injuries following an Uber or Lyft accident, you are urged to contact a professional and experienced attorney for assistance with your claim.

Will The Rideshare Company Be Held Liable?

Both corporate entities Uber and Lyft possess million-dollar insurance policies that cover any accidents that may occur while one of their drivers is in transit with a passenger inside of the vehicle. If you are a passenger in an Uber or a Lyft that has been injured, the insurance policy of either Uber or Lyft will cover your medical costs despite who or what was the cause of the accident. If the corporation's insurance policy does not cover you, however (as an Uber/Lyft driver or a third party), you may be required to take other steps in acquiring compensation for damages.

In any case, Uber and Lyft will not be held responsible for decisions made by their drivers. Both of these companies designate their drivers as independent contractors, not hired employees. This can often make it complicated in holding the responsible rideshare company accountable for neglectful, heedless, or threatening Uber or Lyft drivers. It's possible they may be held responsible for accidents that are caused by the company’s neglectful behavior. If the company could have possibly prevented a dangerous driver within reason from, for example, accepting passengers, Uber or Lyft can be held liable for the accident. Defining the company's fault and liability will require assistance from an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in Uber and Lyft accident law.

What Are The Statute of Limitations Pertaining To Uber & Lyft Accidents in California

A statute of limitations is a law put in place by the state government that sets a limit on the amount of time an individual has the right to file an injury claim against another party. In the state of California, the statute of limitations on all auto accident cases, including all rideshare-related accidents, is only two years from the initial date of the accident. If you are not aware of your injuries or their severity until some time after the crash, you have up to two years from the designated date of the injury's discovery to file your claim.

While there are a few exceptions to this rule, if you choose to wait too long and end up filing after your deadline has passed, the LA County court system ultimately will refuse to hear your case, meaning you will forfeit your opportunity to receive financial compensation owed to you for your injuries. Contact a local Uber and Lyft specialized accident attorney in Los Angeles as soon as you are able, to avoid missing your opportunities.

Estimated Compensation From Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft In Los Angeles

Laws in California can make you qualified for monetary compensation following an accident caused by Uber or Lyft in the city of Los Angeles. Pursuing the highest amount in compensation is necessary for the injured victim since you should not be required to pay for the injuries that you have sustained since you were not responsible or at fault in any way for the collision. You could be authorized to receive insurance benefits or an award in judgment from the accountable party.

Compensation from Uber or Lyft-related accidents may include but are not limited to:

  • All medical expenses
  • Disability costs
  • Damage to personal property
  • Loss in wages and opportunities to earn an income
  • Physical and emotional distress
  • Loss in quality or overall enjoyment of life
  • Legal and travel-related costs

Insurance companies will notoriously attempt to devalue a victim's claims. Before accepting any sort of settlement offered to you by an insurer for the injuries you've sustained during the use of a rideshare company, it is highly recommended that you discuss the terms with a qualified and experienced Los Angeles attorney specializing in Uber and Lyft accidents. You can always trust Khachikyan Law Firm, APC to fully assess all aspects of your claim, in order to maximize your monetary outcome of the case. The value of your claim will depend ultimately on your circumstances such as your level of injury and how long you will need to remain in recovery. 

Contact Our Team And Take The First Steps In Getting Your Life Back To Normal Again

At Khachikyan Law Firm, APC, we have spent a great deal of time and effort in building our firm up to a point where we can genuinely provide our clients with the service they truly deserve. Our goal is to make sure you are repaid for your unimaginable suffering. We know precisely how to go proceed with these types of cases in order to greatly benefit our clients. Contact us today to set up a consultation at our office or by telephone and receive the care that you deserve.

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