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Newport Beach Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers
Get the Compensation You Need to Recover from Your Injuries
When it comes to accidents from rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, the laws can be confusing. Because they were a new industry, there were no requirements for their drivers to carry insurance, leaving all the liability on the customers even when they were not at fault for their injuries.
If you were involved in a car accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft, call the Newport Beach Uber accident lawyers at Manning Law, APC for a free consultation. We can help you better understand the details of your case and pursue compensation with confidence.
California Insurance Laws for Uber and Lyft Drivers
For many years, these companies claimed they were not liable for their drivers’ irresponsible actions by requiring riders to agree to terms that limited their ability to sue. While this was completely negligent of their duty to their customers, it took a severe accident before these companies were required to carry commercial insurance policies for their drivers.
Compensation for Uber or Lyft Accidents
If you were injured due to an Uber or Lyft driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to coverage for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term disability
- Property damage
While you may be eligible for compensation, obtaining it through the legal process is another matter completely. At Manning Law, APC, we have the litigation experience to fight for our clients and make sure they receive the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. We have secured significant sums of money in damage awards for our clients, and we are ready to help you.
Collisions with Uber and Lyft Drivers
Because many, if not most, of these rideshare drivers have no professional driver training or experience, they are just as likely as anyone else to cause an accident. Plus, they spend more hours than average on the road. If you were involved in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver, call our firm to learn how to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Our Newport Beach Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys Can Help
Because the insurance policies for these drivers are so sizeable, their legal teams will often craft legal strategies that shift the blame away from the responsible parties and onto you. Our Newport Beach rideshare accident attorneys will stand strong to help you protect your right to compensation.
We can help you build a strong case by:
- Questioning the right parties and gathering evidence that may have been missed
- Demonstrating the responsibility of the rideshare company to prevent accidents like this
- Showing how the accident could have been prevented
- Specifying the extent of your injuries
- Ensuring your compensation covers costs you may not have thought about
No Fee Unless You Win
Unlike some other firms, we collect no fees from our clients unless we are able to obtain a settlement in their favor. You have nothing to lose by calling us today and scheduling your consultation.
During our initial meeting, we will go over the details of your case to discuss how to proceed. With us on your side, you can take confidence from knowing your case is in good, experienced hands. We are ready to fight for you.
What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?When your injury is caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you can take legal action to recover costs resulting from your injury. We represent clients seeking damages for the following:
Past and future medical bills:Oftentimes medical bills can extend far beyond the individual's initial accident. The victim may require extended hospital stays, operations, and even regular checkups during their recovery process. If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, we will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for these expenses.
Rehabilitation:For injuries resulting in long-term side effects, it is important for the victim to be able to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation, rather than worrying about how they will pay for their recovery process.
Lost income:Most serious accidents will be accompanied by significant amount of time off of work. If someone else's negligence has rendered you unable to work, they should be held responsible for your loss of income during that time.
Mental anguish:Mental anguish can include various forms of depression and anxiety that someone may experience as a result of their accident, or even the loss of someone close to them.
Physical pain and suffering:This type of compensation can be pursued in regards to the physical injuries a victim has experienced and the pain and suffering that those injuries have caused them.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?Under California’s personal injury statute of limitations, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a civil lawsuit in court against the responsible party. If the at-fault party is a government agency, you have an even tighter deadline of six months. If you do not seek legal action within this timeframe, the court will likely refuse to hear your case at any time to the future and you will lose your right to seek compensation. These deadlines can sometimes be extended under specific circumstances, such as if the injured party is a minor, the injury or the cause of the injury was not immediately apparent, or the injured individual suffers mental or physical incapacitation due to the injury. Regardless, if you are unsure how the statute of limitations applies to your case, it is important that you get an attorney involved promptly to guard your legal rights.
If I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer, Will I Have to Go to Court?While going to court is certainly a possibility, many personal injury claims are settled out of court through negotiations between your attorney and the responsible party’s insurance company. A trial may only be necessary if these negotiations should fail, such as in circumstances where fault is disputed or if there is a disagreement over the value of your claim. Our attorneys prepare each case as if it were going to trial to give us the best positioning possible during settlement negotiations.
How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?Your case could take several months or even years to settle depending on the situation. The timeline of your case will vary depending on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, complications of liability, and the level of cooperation of the responsible party’s insurance company.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?Your case’s value will be based on factors such as the severity and long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, the strength of evidence proving the other party’s liability, and the amount of insurance coverage available in your case. It is best to discuss your case with a skilled attorney to get a more accurate picture of your case’s potential value.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Manning Law, APC?Manning Law, APC accepts all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs for you. We only get paid if we are successful in your case.
How Do I Know Manning Law, Apc Is Right for My Case?Manning Law, APC offers free consultations, works on contingency, and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we have what it takes to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
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