Uber and Lyft have become a significant mode of transportation for individuals in California. People trust rideshare companies and drivers to get them where they need to go. From a routine weekday commute or a night out with friends – Uber and Lyft are an easy and affordable way to get around the stress of driving in Southern California’s traffic snarls.
Unfortunately, The rise of Uber and Lyft has also caused a rise in rideshare accidents; if you are involved in a rideshare accident – whether as a passenger, pedestrian, or in another vehicle – it is important to speak with a rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible.
New and emerging laws complicate rideshare accident claims, insurance policies, and the fact that rideshare drivers are not legally “employees” of the company. At Zarabi Law, we can help you sort through these complexities to get the compensation that you need and deserve.
Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Like any auto accident, there are various factors that may contribute to, or factor into, a rideshare accident. As the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles have increased on the road; however, there are emerging trends in the listed causes of rideshare accidents. Some of the most cited causes include:
- Illegal parking
- Unsafe lane changes
- Improper turns
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving inappropriate for road or weather conditions
Why Call a California Rideshare Accident Attorney
If you are injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle or driver, you may find it difficult to establish who was at fault. Companies like Uber and Lyft routinely deny any responsibility for the actions of their drivers. They also have insurance policies that may attempt to limit your compensation. You deserve better, and with Zarabi Law, you will get better.
At Zarabi Law, we are passionate about protecting the rights of Californians injured in rideshare accidents. You may not realize it, but you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Call us at 213-335-2984 to find out more from our California rideshare accident attorney. We are experienced in handling claims related to Uber, Lyft, and other companies.
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