Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer

Rideshare companies, like Uber, are extremely popular in Los Angeles. Uber provides a convenient and safe way of getting around a large city when we aren’t able to drive ourselves.  Although rideshare options like Uber may seem like the safest route, it is not any safer than driving yourself.  No vehicle is immune to car accidents.  Even Uber accidents can leave a passenger injured.  Therefore, having an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident attorney is important.

Uber has a large amount of liability coverage that protects the company and rider if an accident is to occur.  Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim and his legal team have helped many rideshare victims collect compensation for their injuries.

Los Angeles has made a number of efforts to reduce automotive accidents in LA County.  This includes initiating the Vision Zero policy in 2016.  The goal was to eliminate traffic-related fatalities to zero by the time 2025 rolled around. Unfortunately, roads and highways in Los Angeles are even more dangerous today than they ever used to be in the past.

Uber often seems like the easy route, and a safe way to get around.  But, even then people find themselves being victims of rideshare accidents. Car accidents are inevitable which is why even Uber has its downfalls.

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What to Do After an Uber Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, try to stay calm.  It can be very scary and overwhelming, but keeping calm will allow you to focus on what to do next.

Staying calm will allow you to follow a certain process to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights.

This is a list of what to do immediately after being involved in an Uber accident:

  • Call 911 and wait for the police to arrive so that you can file an accident report
  • Exchange information with any witnesses
  • Get information from the other driver (insurance, license, etc.)
  • Take photos or videos of the scene, your car, your injuries, etc.
  • Head to the hospital to get checked out, don’t ignore any minor pain
  • Contact Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim for a free consultation

 

Why Contact Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer, Daniel Kim?

Uber accidents can be tricky. Oftentimes, drivers of Uber only have a car insurance policy that covers their own assets. Even though they are technically reliable if they are transporting other people around. Most policies are 15,000 in California. This can complicate a citation in which a passenger in an Uber is injured during an accident. It can be very difficult to get compensated for your injuries in this type of situation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber-related accident, call Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim today.

You may be entitled to higher compensation for your injuries and other losses. Being involved in an accident can be a difficult process. It’s time-consuming, emotional, and stressful. Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim is here to help speed up the process and get you maximum compensation for damages so that you can heal.

Daniel Kim and his legal staff have years of experience helping Uber accident victims get the legal help they need. Our Los Angeles Uber accident attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have, call us today for a free consultation.

Unfortunately, there are time limits when it comes to filing a claim. Don’t wait, call us today.

Have you been injured in an Uber accident in Los Angeles? Call Los Angeles Uber accident attorney Daniel Kim today because he:

  • Knows Uber and rideshare laws
  • Cares about his clients
  • Has over 1,000 reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook
  • Negotiates aggressively with the insurance companies
  • Uses top investigators to help clients cases and prove fault
  • Helps guide you with medical treatment and recovery
  • Answers the phone when you call
  • Is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Maximizes the value of a client’s case and gets you max compensation


The Law Offices of Daniel Kim – Los Angeles Office
Address: 600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 839-3442
 

About Uber

Uber is one of the lаrgеѕt mеmbеrѕ оf thе growing rideshare іnduѕtrу. It is аn іnduѕtrу thаt has taken nоt оnlу thе United Stаtеѕ, but thе еntіrе wоrld by ѕtоrm. Among оthеr thіngѕ, these services allow you tо uѕе аn app оn уоur phone tо arrange fоr a rіdе, and thаt rіdе іѕ usually provided іn vеhісlе whісh is оwnеd not by or Ubеr, but by the driver.  In аddіtіоn, you саn uѕuаllу оbtаіn advance рrісе quotes fоr your rіdе. Bесаuѕе this dіffеrѕ frоm a taxi ѕеrvісе, both in terms оf hоw it is аrrаngеd аnd ownership оf thе vеhісlе, ԛuеѕtіоnѕ arise соnсеrnіng responsibility for іnjurіеѕ sustained іn аn ассіdеnt involving оnе оf these рrіvаtеlу-оwnеd cars and SUVs.

Thе іѕѕuе іѕ bесоmіng аnd wіll continue to become lаrgеr over time duе tо thе growth оf Ubеr аnd tо the ridesharing concept іn general. Thе industry іnсludеѕ hundrеdѕ оf thоuѕаndѕ of drіvеrѕ, mіllіоnѕ оf раѕѕеngеrѕ, and billions оf dоllаrѕ іn vеnturе capital fundіng.

 

Los Angeles Uber Accident Statistics

Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer

In 2017, more than 57,000 car accidents were reported in the city of Los Angeles alone – up from just north of 55,000 car accidents reported in 2016.

Statistics for rideshare only accidents have yet to be released, but even if only 10% of those accidents involved Uber vehicles that would mean that over 5000 accidents in 2017 were caused by or at least involved Uber.

Fatalities

The State of California estimates that one person is killed every 40 hours after being involved in a Los Angeles car accident.

Some studies suggest this rate is increasing on a yearly basis – even though the Vision Zero initiatives are now in full swing.

Again, information related strictly to ridesharing only fatalities has yet to be released. But, if 10% of these vehicular fatalities are related to Uber, that means that one person dies every 400 hours (or one person every 16 days, on average) in the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding county.

Injuries

In 2017, Los Angeles was ranked as the most dangerous city in all of California – and one of the most dangerous cities in the United States – when it came to injuries and fatalities stemming from automotive accidents.

In 2017 alone, 82,437 people were either injured or killed in Los Angeles as a result of these accidents.

Percentage of Intoxicated Drivers

32% of ALL accidents that resulted in a fatality in California in 2017, were caused by drivers under the influence of drugs.

Alcohol-related automotive fatalities are also up by 36.8% from the year 2011.

Percentage of Distracted Drivers

40% of California drivers have admitted that they check their texts, send out emails, or update social media while they drive.

80% of all automotive crashes in Los Angeles – and the rest of California – involve at least some form of driver inattention.

 

How Much Is My Uber Accident Settlement Worth?

Los Angeles Uber accident attorney Daniel Kim is here to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. There are many different factors that go into determining what an Uber settlement is worth. Each case is unique so there’s no exact answer.

Somebody who suffers a broken ankle would receive less compensation than a victim who has a brain injury as a result of an Uber accident in LA.

Let an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim handle all the negotiations and settlement numbers with Uber and the insurance companies. Insurance companies don’t like to pay out money on claims. So trying to handle an accident claim like this on your own can be tricky.

Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim and his legal team will file a personal injury claim to get you compensation for:

  • Lost wages – any past and future earnings due to missed work
  • Property damage – any damage to the vehicle or personal belongings
  • Medical expenses – hospital visits, ER, surgery, etc.
  • Wrongful death – funeral bills, loss of inheritance, loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering – include anxiety, stress, PTSD, fear, etc.

 

Common Injuries From an Uber Accident

Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer

Every Uber accident in Los Angeles is unique, and if you are lucky, your injuries will be minor. There are so many factors that can impact what injuries you suffer in a crash. Things like speed, type of car (SUV vs Honda), airbags, seatbelts, etc. can all affect the outcome of injuries.

Of course, the severity of your injuries will play a major role in your settlement. Call Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim today for a free consultation.

Common injuries from Uber accidents in Los Angeles:

  • Concussion
  • Knee and ankle
  • Back and neck
  • Whiplash
  • Death
  • Facial injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal
  • Amputation

 

Common Causes for Uber Accidents

Car accidents are a common occurrence in Los Angeles. Ubers are just as susceptible to accidents as are regular vehicles. There are many reasons why an accident occurs.

Most people who have been injured in an accident just need answers and advice.

Dіѕtrасtеd driving is one оf the mаnу соmmоn causes оf rіdеѕhаrе ассіdеntѕ in an Uber vеhісlе. Drіvеrѕ оftеn hеаvіlу rеlу оn GPS fоr dіrесtіоnѕ tо reach dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ аѕ well аѕ thе company арр іn whісh they accept or decline ride rеԛuеѕtѕ. They may uѕе thеіr hands tо іntеrасt wіth either app while drіvіng, whісh роѕеѕ a vеrу ѕіgnіfісаnt rіѕk of an ассіdеnt оссurrіng. Pаѕѕеngеrѕ may аlѕо bе distracting tо the driver, especially if they are ѕісk оr іntоxісаtеd.

Sоmе of оthеr mоѕt соmmоn соntrіbutіng fасtоrѕ іn Uber accidents аrе speeding, dіѕоbеуіng trаffіс signs, runnіng rеd lіghtѕ, fоllоwіng оthеr саrѕ tоо closely, drіvіng under the influence, and fаіlіng tо реrfоrm vеhісlе mаіntеnаnсе.

What Causes Accidents

A common cause of Uber Accidents in Los Angeles is Dіѕtrасtеd driving. This is one оf the mаnу соmmоn causes оf rіdеѕhаrе ассіdеntѕ in an Uber vеhісlе. Drіvеrѕ оftеn hеаvіlу rеlу оn GPS fоr dіrесtіоnѕ tо reach dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ аѕ well аѕ thе company арр іn whісh they accept or decline ride rеԛuеѕtѕ. They may uѕе thеіr hands tо іntеrасt wіth either app while drіvіng, whісh роѕеѕ a vеrу ѕіgnіfісаnt rіѕk of an ассіdеnt оссurrіng.

Pаѕѕеngеrѕ may аlѕо bе distracting tо the driver, especially if they are ѕісk оr іntоxісаtеd. Having a Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim is crucial to a successful settlement. Call today for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Uber crashes in Los Angeles:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted drivers
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Road rage
  • Bad road conditions
  • Bad weather (in Los Angeles heavy rains cause major problems on the roads)
  • Drowsy drivers (working too many hours for Uber)
  • Car malfunctioning (flat tire, faulty brakes, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence (drugs/alcohol)

 

Should I Report an Accident to Uber?

Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer

If you are injured in an accident involving Uber, then an Uber accident form should be filled out as soon as possible. There is no benefit in waiting to report your accident, especially if you’ve been injured.

This is the time when you want to speak with Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim and his legal team. Call us before you try to settle the claim on your own.

Insurance companies don’t want to pay out any money, so hiring a lawyer is the best idea.

 

Can I Sue Uber for an Accident?

Uber drivers are technically independent contractors, so it’s difficult to sue Uber directly if one of their drivers is at fault in a car crash that left a passenger injured.

In this type of case, the injured victim would need to file suit against the driver and his personal insurance policy. If you are hit by an Uber driver, the same rules might apply. Uber drivers are covered under Uber’s $1 Million commercial insurance policy.

Don’t fight Uber and the insurance company alone, call our Los Angeles Uber accident attorneys today for help.

 

Are Uber Passengers Insured?

We get phone calls all the time from Uber passengers that ask what to do if their Uber driver got into an accident.

Drivers of Uber and Uber itself are required to have car insurance. Uber carries a $1 million insurance policy, but it can get very frustrating if you try to deal with the insurance companies on your own.

Uber will cover the driver and the passenger involved in an accident under the liability insurance policy. This status is called “available and carrying a passenger.” The details surrounding Uber accidents are very complex. This is why it’s best to consult with an experienced lawyer for answers.

Contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim to schedule a free case assessment. Our Los Angeles law firm is available to address your needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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