Santa Clarita Uber Accident Lawyer
Living in Santa Clarita is a dream come true for many people. Great schools, shopping, entertainment, and business opportunities abound in this booming city located just 30 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles.
With a population of approximately 180,000 people and growing every year, Santa Clarita has become very popular with people that work in or want to be near the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, but not right in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Santa Clarita is now the third largest city in LA County and the 23rd largest city in the state of California, with many people commuting to and from work towards Hollywood, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Century City, and other Central Los Angeles areas daily.
Whilst Santa Clarita Transit provides local public transportation with bus service throughout the Santa Clarita Valley as well as to and from parts of the San Fernando Valley, and the Metrolink provides commuter passenger train service on the Antelope Valley Line to and from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, neither of these services run 24 hours a day or cover the entire city.
It’s no surprise then especially in the city this size that rideshare app services such as Uber and Lyft have been embraced by the community as a welcome and cost-effective form of transportation, especially for local trips.
Using an Uber to get around town can be a convenient way to get to and from the train station, school, work, and the store. And it is widely known as the best and most popular form of transportation to get to and from a restaurant or bar, or anywhere a night of drinking is planned.
Unfortunately though, Uber’s are not immune from either getting in or causing motor vehicle accidents, and the more cars there are on the road the more chance there is for a collision. Hire Santa Clarita Uber Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved and injured in a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, whether you were a passenger in their car or the driver of a different vehicle, you will need a personal injury attorney that understands the complexities of the laws and insurance company policies surrounding Uber accidents.
Contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today for a Free consultation.
Why Should I Contact The Law Offices Of Daniel Kim?
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have changed the way people think about transportation and get around town.
The greater Los Angeles region has long been known as a place where you absolutely must own a car to get from point A to point B.
But the arrival of Uber has changed that, and now many people are ditching their personal vehicles and finding it more cost effective and convenient to use Uber instead.
However anytime you get into a car, whether it’s your own or an Uber, you run the risk of being injured in a car accident. Getting in a car may seem like second nature by now, but getting in that car and driving on city streets is one of the most dangerous things a person will do throughout the day.
The sad reality is that Uber related motor vehicle accident numbers are on the rise, and just like any car crash if you are injured you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you deal with the negligent parties and insurance companies. Hire Santa Clarita Uber Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim only handle motor vehicle cases and are experts in the field of Uber accidents. We have been serving the residents of Santa Clarita for many years and have well over 1000 positive reviews on Yelp and Google from previous clients.
Daniel Kim and his experienced legal team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to answer all your questions and for a free initial case review and consultation. We have a no fees until we win your case policy, meaning you will not be out of pocket whilst we build your compensation claim.
Sure you could try and go it alone and do this by yourself, but remember that insurance companies love dealing with an unrepresented or underrepresented victim as they know they will be able to hammer down their claim and pay pennies on the dollar, or even nothing at all.
Don’t let that happen to you. We are just a phone call away. Contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Much Is My Santa Clarita Uber Injury Case Worth?
If you injured whilst either riding as a passenger in an Uber or whilst driving your own personal vehicle and an Uber hit you, you will, of course, have questions about liability and compensation.
If the Uber driver was found to be at fault in the accident, liability will usually fall on the drivers personal insurance policy, or Uber’s insurance carrier such as James River, depending on what stage of being online the driver is in.
The laws around Uber accidents and insurance claims are extremely complicated, and because ridesharing is a relatively new concept, some of these regulations and laws will change and continue to evolve with time.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we understand Uber accident laws and how their insurance companies work and stay up to date on any changes or new developments.
During our initial contact and conversation, we know that you’ll have questions about what kind of financial settlement you could be looking at. But unfortunately, until we start to build your case, we can’t speculate on what that number could be and would not want to be disingenuous.
As we start to build your case, we will be investigating the circumstances of the accident. We will refer you to any medical professionals that are required, and collect all relevant medical reports from the emergency room and on, as well as all police and accident reports.
We will talk to and take statements from everybody involved in the Uber accident, from the drivers to the passengers, as well as anybody else involved and any witnesses or bystanders.
We only use top investigators and methods to build and prove your case, and may even bring in a reconstructionist to show a jury exactly what happened.
Once we’re confident that we have all the evidence we need and have built an indisputable case, we will start to place a value on what we believe your case and compensation should be worth.
Once we’ve talked with you about that and come to an agreement, we will submit it to the insurance companies and start aggressively negotiating on your behalf. If the insurance company does not want to accept liability or you are not happy with their settlement offer, we will not hesitate in taking this matter to court.
When you hire Daniel Kim you are hiring an experienced Uber accident attorney that knows exactly what to do to get you paid correctly. Contact us today.
Common Injuries From A Santa Clarita Uber Accident
All motor vehicle accidents are different and cause different injuries. Uber accidents are no exception, ranging from the minor up to the extreme.
The size of the vehicles involved will play a big part in the severity of your injuries, as a truck or SUV will generally cause more damage than a small passenger car.
If you are a passenger in the Uber, details such as whether you were wearing your seatbelt, your position in the car and the speed the vehicles were traveling in will also play a major role.
Some of the most common injuries we see from Uber accidents include:
Neck and back injuries – neck sprain, whiplash, bulging discs, and spinal cord injuries.
Head injuries – concussions, brain swelling, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Broken or fractured bones – broken ribs and wrists are very common.
Cuts and bruises – bruising is almost a certainty, and deep lacerations could require surgery.
Loss of limbs – in extreme cases, amputation could be needed.
Death – in this case, a wrongful death lawsuit could be filed on your behalf.
No matter how minor you think your injuries are, is important that you get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. If an ambulance or paramedic is at the scene of the accident, ask to be transported to the nearest emergency room. Many times minor injuries can become major problems if left undiagnosed. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and going directly to the hospital will also help strengthen your injury case.
If you have any questions or are unsure of how to proceed after an Uber accident, call Daniel Kim and let us help you get through this difficult time.
Santa Clarita Uber Accident Stats
It is estimated that there are over 75 million riders and 3 million drivers using the Uber rideshare app globally, and that number is growing by the day.
Uber does not disclose the exact number of accidents caused by or involving their drivers, but the University of Chicago has estimated that cities where Uber is active have seen a 2% to 3% increase in auto accident fatalities since inception.
Busy Roads And Intersections In Santa Clarita
Although Santa Clarita roads are generally better maintained, wider, and not usually quite as busy as some other parts of Los Angeles, there are still some streets that see heavy traffic and can be dangerous.
Some of these include:
Golden Valley Road.
Bouquet Canyon Road.
Some intersections that have reported serious accidents include:
Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road
Langside Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road
Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road
McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road
Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road
Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road