Pasadena Uber Accident Lawyer
Pasadena is a lively city full of entertainment options, including bars and restaurants, renowned shopping and boutiques, parks and hiking trails, and of course the iconic Rose Bowl.
And whenever there is nightlife and sporting events, there are sure to be both parking issues and people drinking.
That’s where Rideshare services like Uber come in!
Uber is a cost-effective and reliable transportation service that will pick you up and take you wherever you want to go anytime of the day or night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
Every day there are more and more people on the road working for rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, giving people the opportunity to both make a little extra money AND get a ride to and from where they want to go.
There are approximately 150,000 active Uber and Lyft Rideshare Drivers in the Sate of California alone, with literally Millions of people having the rider apps on their phone.
Uber riders spend on average about $50 per week for fast, efficient and convenient transportation day and night.
But with that convenience comes the risk of being in an accident, just like being in any motor vehicle.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident in or with an Uber , please contact us today and let us help you.
Why Contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim in Pasadena
When people need an Uber accident lawyer they contact Daniel Kim.
Daniel Kim is a very experienced an extremely well-respected Pasadena personal injury lawyer that has helped thousands of clients that have been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
If you are injured in a car accident and you start communication with the insurance companies you’ll quickly realize they aren’t going to cut you a big check to pay for your medical bills.
We have well over 1000 positive and glowing reviews on websites such as Google and Yelp, and are incredibly proud of our hard-earned reputation.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim only represent motor vehicle accident cases, so we know all the ins and outs of the California vehicle code and insurance company tricks.
Daniel Kim is an aggressive Pasadena Uber Injury Attorney, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you.
We have an A+ rating with the BBB, and in addition we have a 99% client satisfaction rating.
When you contact our law firm you’ll actually talk with Daniel Kim (a lawyer) and you won’t be passed around from paralegal to paralegal.
Daniel Kim is not only a top injury lawyer who fights for his clients, but more importantly he’s a compassionate person that knows how important it is to get maximum compensation for his clients.
How Much Is My Uber Accident Worth
If you are injured in an Uber crash, make sure you seek medical attention and treatment immediately.
Getting the appropriate medical aid as soon as you can after the accident is an important part of an injury lawsuit.
Waiting to seek treatment or see a doctor can not only be potentially damaging to your case, but it can also make your injuries worse.
Dealing with insurance companies is always a nightmare, and that is absolutely true when dealing with Uber and their designated insurance companies such as James River.
Insurance companies will often try and deny your claim by saying you weren’t really injured, or they will attempt to lessen the amount of compensation you are due.
We have helped clients that had a settlement worth over $1 Million, and we’ve helped clients that had minor injuries and their cases was settled for under $20,000.
The point is we are here to help all injured accident victims.
You’ll need a top rated Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim by your side representing you in order to receive the maximum compensation for your case.
What Kind Of Compensation or Settlement Can I Get
Property Damage – if you were hit by an Uber driver, you could be compensated for repairs or paid out if it was totaled.
Injuries – concussion, broken bones, cuts and bruises are all common complaints from accidents involving Uber.
Lost Wages – income lost due to injuries sustained during the accident, the loss of ability to work, and ensuing treatment plans and doctors appointments.
Pain and Suffering – this can be physical, mental, or emotional, including PTSD.
Common Causes For Uber Accidents in Pasadena
Like any motor vehicle accident, there are many common causes and many types of injuries that can result.
Even though Uber and Lyft have helped reduce the numbers of drunk drivers throughout California, the simple fact is that there are still people drinking and driving out there.
Obviously this is dangerous, but unfortunately not the only cause of accidents.
This is a list of what causes some Uber accidents in Pasadena:
- DUI – driving on the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicants.
- Running a red light or stop sign – often caused by texting or distracted driving, as well as the DUI.
- Excessive speeds – this is always a leading cause of car accidents.
- Bad weather – since it doesn’t rain all that often in Southern California, adverse weather conditions can really hamper driving conditions and cause major accidents.
- Distracted drivers – drivers not paying attention due to their smartphone use or other passengers in their vehicle are often causes of major road accidents.
- Dangerous road conditions – potholes, uneven roads and roadwork can lead to major car accidents.
If you have been involved in any car accidents, you’ll need advice on what to do next.
You will need to Pasadena’s top Uber accident lawyer Daniel Kim to help you.
Call us today for a FREE consultation.
Common Injuries From an Uber Accident
Whilst every Uber accident in Pasadena is unique, sadly the injuries suffered can range from the most minor to the most catastrophic, including death.
Factors such as speed, your general health, age, wearing a seat belt, and the airbag deploying all play a part, as do what kind of car you are in (small Prius to a large Tahoe SUV)
If you have been injured in any way, or have any doubt that you may have been, it is always best to go to the hospital emergency room and seek medical attention immediately.
Common injuries from Uber accidents in Pasadena include:
- Whiplash – the most common injury reported in any car crash.
- Concussion – also known as a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. This kind of injury can have long-lasting effects.
- Back and neck injuries – this can include neck sprain all the way to serious herniated disc injuries that require major surgery.
- Face injuries – broken noses are a common injuries sustained in car accidents.
- Amputation – major accidents can cause the loss of a limb.
- Death – sustained from the most catastrophic injuries.
The seriousness of your injuries will of course play a major role in the value of your case and what kind of settlement you can expect.
Call The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today for a Free consultation.
What To To After an Uber Accident
First things first – stay calm and check to see if you or any of the other passengers in the car are injured.
Call 911 and wait for emergency services to arrive, and if the first responders suggest that you take an ambulance then you should do it and not worry about the price.
Exchange info with all drivers and witnesses at the scene.
Take photos of everything.
The vehicles, the damage, any injuries you or others have, the condition of the road, the surroundings, everything.
Either be transported by paramedics, or take yourself to the hospital to get checked out. This is critically important.
Lastly, contact Daniel Kim for a Free consultation.
Uber accidents are a bit unique because the drivers are not actual employees of Uber, instead they are independent drivers.
How Many Uber Accidents Occur in Pasadena
Whilst Uber does keep statistics about accidents their drivers are involved in, they do not make that information publicly accessible at this time.
Also, many accidents involving Uber go unnoticed and undocumented because many police reports omit that information and only include the required data such as drivers names, registration, license and insurance information.
But according to the University of Chicago, cities where Uber and Lyft are active have reported an average increase of 2% to 3% more auto fatalities.
If you are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident with an Uber or rideshare vehicle, make sure to have that included in the police report and then call Daniel Kim.
When Dealing With Insurance Companies
The simple fact is that insurance companies do not want to pay out anything, and are going to fight against anyone involved in an accident with an Uber that lodges a claim or files suit.
Insurance agents, adjusters, and employees are trained to make the process as difficult as possible in the hopes that the claimant will either drop the case or settle for a fraction of what the claim is actually worth.
We can help you.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim understand and work closely with insurance companies.
We will fight on your behalf and pursue what ever legal remedy needed to ensure your personal quality of life and pursuit of happiness is restored, and that you receive the maximum settlement possible for your case.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case at length.