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Experienced Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Were you in a rideshare accident with Uber or Lyft? Such accidents can be life changing. As one of California’s top-tier personal injury lawyers, we grasp the seriousness of injuries from rideshare accidents like Uber or Lyft and the lasting toll they can take on your life. It’s a complex arena, with multiple parties involved.

You need someone who will stand up for you and make sure you get the money you should get for your injuries. We are very good at dealing with the tricky legal stuff and the big insurance companies. We make sure they listen to your side of the story.

Don’t let your injuries decide what your future will be. Our team is here to help guide you. When it comes to accidents with Uber or Lyft, having the right lawyer with you is very important. Reach out to us today.

Do I Need A Rideshare Accident Lawyer?

Absolutely, hiring a Rideshare Accident Lawyer following a rideshare accident, such as an Uber or Lyft incident, is essential. As a personal injury expert with vast experience, I assure you that these cases often involve complex legalities that require specialized knowledge. Insurance claims, liability determination, and navigating through the rideshare company’s policies can be challenging. 

This is where an experienced lawyer steps in. They understand the intricacies of rideshare laws, insurance issues, and can advocate for your rights to ensure you receive fair compensation. Remember, after an accident, your priority should be recovery, not the stress of legal proceedings. By securing a competent lawyer, you’re not just hiring a legal expert; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to fighting for your best interests. So, don’t hesitate; get a Rideshare Accident Lawyer to make sure your claim is handled professionally and efficiently.

Whether you have been injured as a rider in a rideshare accident or as a driver, it is important that you have the best rideshare accident attorney representing you to get the maximum recovery. At The Scranton Law Firm our experienced personal injury attorneys have seen it all so give us a call. Dont hesitate give us a call today or fill out one of the forms on this page for a free no risk consultation . 

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What Are The Stages Of An Uber or Lyft?

1. Pre-Acceptance:

This stage begins when the driver logs into the rideshare app and ends when they accept a ride request. If an accident occurs during this time, the rideshare company’s liability is typically limited, and the driver’s personal insurance is primarily responsible.

2. Ride Accepted:

From the moment the driver accepts a ride until they pick up the passenger, the rideshare company’s insurance comes into play, but at a lower coverage limit. Any accidents that occur during this phase will typically be covered by this insurance policy.


3. Passenger in the Vehicle:

Once the passenger is in the vehicle and until they’re dropped off, the rideshare company provides a significantly higher insurance coverage. If an accident happens in this stage, the claim will typically be against the rideshare company’s insurance policy.


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Understanding these stages is crucial when determining which insurance policy applies in the event of an accident. It’s always recommended to consult with a knowledgeable rideshare accident lawyer to navigate these complexities and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


Scranton Law Firm has over 50 years experience and more than $500,000,000 recovered for our injured clients, Our team of world-class attorneys is committed to providing you with the highest quality representation and helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Don't face this challenging time alone fill out our confidential case evaluation form or call our legal team at (800) 400-8742 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer who can answer all your questions.

What Types Of Damages Are Available To California Ride Share Accident Victims?

If you’ve been involved in a California rideshare accident, such as with Uber or Lyft, you may be eligible for various types of compensation. These can be categorized into three main types of damages.

  1. Economic Damages: These include measurable costs like medical expenses (hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, medication), lost wages due to time off work, and property damage.

  2. Non-Economic Damages: These cover intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

  3. Punitive Damages: These are less common and are awarded to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior and to deter others from similar conduct.

Remember, each case is unique, so it’s crucial to consult with an experienced California rideshare accident lawyer. They can help assess your case, calculate potential compensation, and guide you through the complex legal process to secure the maximum recovery you deserve.

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Who Is Liable For My Injuries In A Ride Share Accident?

Establishing liability in a rideshare accident, such as an Uber or Lyft crash, can be complex. The at-fault party could be the rideshare driver, another driver involved in the accident, or even the rideshare company itself. Liability hinges on factors like the driver’s status on the app at the accident time, and who was at fault for the collision. It’s crucial to engage an experienced rideshare accident lawyer to investigate these factors and accurately determine liability. If you are looking for the best rideshare accident lawyer then look no further and give us a call today 


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What If I Have Lost A Loved One In A Fatal Ride Share Accident?

In California, if a loved one has tragically lost their life in a fatal rideshare accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. This legal action seeks compensation for damages such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of love, companionship, and more. The claim can typically be filed by close family members, such as a spouse, domestic partner, children, or potentially others if they were financially dependent on the deceased. A wrongful death claim in a rideshare accident can involve complex legalities given the involvement of large corporations and insurance companies. It’s strongly recommended to seek the guidance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. They can navigate the legal maze, handle the insurance companies, and fight for the justice your loved one deserves, while you focus on grieving and healing.


Scranton Law Firm Is Here To Help

As you take the crucial steps toward justice and healing after a pedestrian accident, remember that you don't have to face this battle alone. With over 50 years of experience, the Scranton Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of injured accident victims, recovering more than $500,000,000 in compensation. Our unparalleled dedication, skill, and proven track record make us the ideal partner in your pursuit of justice. We take pride in our commitment to our clients, ensuring that every case receives the personalized attention it deserves. Our compassionate approach and unwavering resolve have earned the trust and satisfaction of thousands of clients, and we are ready to help you navigate this challenging time.
Don't leave your future to chance. Let the Scranton Law Firm be your guiding light and fierce advocate. Contact us today to discuss your case, and allow our seasoned team of experts to put our vast experience and resources to work for you. Together, we will fight for the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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