Uber and Lyft both offer incredibly convenient methods of traveling around Anaheim, so their popularity is not surprising. Just a few short years ago, very few of us could have envisaged a world where a cab could be hailed from a cell phone, wherever and whenever you need one. The San Francisco-based ridesharing service, Uber, has become the largest taxicab service in the world without owning even a single vehicle. How? Through enabling any driver with a suitable vehicle and a valid license to become an independent contractor.
While Uber and Lyft are undeniably convenient and utilizing a lucrative business model, that model is not without its flaws. For one, the fact that any driver who passes the screening process can work for Uber or Lyft seems to lend itself to car accidents. That said, car accidents in busy areas like Anaheim are not unusual, whether or not ridesharing services are in operation.
If you are involved in Anaheim accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or are a passenger in one of these vehicles when it the accident occurs, an attorney from Compass Law Group, PC could help you to navigate the complexities of the California legal system. As early adopters of technological advancements, an Anaheim Uber/Lyft accident attorney makes a valuable addition to your team while seeking compensation.
The good news is that, no matter how your Anaheim Uber or Lyft accident occurred, the passenger is never at fault. If you are an Uber or Lyft driver who was involved in an accident, whether with or without passengers on board, our Anaheim attorneys could also help you.
You have probably heard the rumors flying about Uber and Lyft being incredibly unsafe options, with no way of knowing you are safe with your driver, each contractor undergoes a detailed check at least one per year.
Since January 2017, California law relating to these mobile ridesharing services has been tightened up, meaning that Uber and Lyft driving contracts are not available to those who:
If a person with any of these convictions is found to be driving for Uber or Lyft, California law states the companies will be fined up to $5,000 per driver.
In brief, yes, they do. While the application is running, Uber covers up to $1 million in bodily damage, or total accident costs. Drivers are also required to hold valid personal auto insurance.
Claiming on any company’s insurance is likely to prove a complex matter, and Uber and Lyft’s auto insurance is no exception. As such, you should consult a specialized Anaheim Uber and Lyft attorney as soon as possible after your accident. If you have sustained injuries you believed you should be entitled to recover compensation for, make sure you instruct an Anaheim Uber and Lyft accident attorney to file your claim before the time limit allowed by the statute of limitations expires.
Following an Uber or Lyft accident in Anaheim, you may be hesitant about adding the cost of hiring an experienced accident attorney to the medical expenses and lost earnings you are already facing. When working with a Compass Law Group, PC Uber and Lyft accident attorney, you do not pay any fees until we win your case.
When you file a claim against Uber or Lyft, their teams of corporate lawyers will act on their behalf, rendering it impossible for you to represent yourself successfully.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.