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Jonathan M. Kashani
July 8, 2024

Long Beach residents and visitors have come to rely on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft more and more over the past few years. And with that rising popularity has come a steadily increasing number of traffic accidents involving rideshare vehicles. Victims of those accidents frequently suffer severe injuries that cause pain, distress, disruption, and crushing expenses.

This change in everyday lifestyle makes for a confusing scenario when car accidents come into the mix. Many people don't know what to do when involved in a rideshare accident. Are you liable? The driver? Does agreeing to get into the vehicle waive your rights to damages? To understand the ins and outs of what to do and how to best handle the aftermath of a crash, it is vital you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. They can help you get compensated for any injuries and property damage you may have suffered from a rideshare accident.

How Can a Sacramento Rideshare Accident Lawyer Help?

The scene of an accident can be chaotic and distressing, especially if you are injured and in somebody else’s vehicle. It is vital to focus on yourself first, seeking medical attention and filing a police report if you can. The next step is to call a qualified Sacramento personal injury lawyer to help you navigate your next steps. Your best legal options will be discussed and then taken to ensure you get the damages you deserve. A Sacramento rideshare lawyer is equipped to help you with the following aspects of your case:

Gather Evidence

The information you gather from other parties will help track down the individuals if a claim has to be made for injuries or damaged property. The information you should collect from all parties involved in the accident are:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • Year, make, model, and the last four digits of the vehicle identification number
  • Proof of insurance
  • Name of the insured person if the insurance was not under the driver
  • Contact information of the insured if it’s someone other than the driver

If you are unable to gather this information, do not worry. A personal injury lawyer can help do this for you if you were too overwhelmed or injured. They will even have access to things you don’t, like traffic camera footage, police reports, field expert testimony, and more. 

Establish Liability 

If you are in a rideshare accident, there comes the question of who is liable. Is it the driver? The rideshare company? The short answer is, like all motor vehicle accidents, it depends. If another driver is at fault, they will likely be found liable. If the driver of the vehicle you are in is at fault for the accident, the rideshare company will be held responsible. California follows a pure comparative negligence standard, meaning liability is determined on a percentage scale system. As long as you are not considered 100% liable for the accident, you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. 

File a Claim

Once your personal injury lawyer has investigated the circumstances surrounding the accident and determined liability, they will help you file a claim against the negligent party. 

What Compensation is Available For My Rideshare Accident? 

All rideshare drivers are required to have personal auto insurance that meets California’s standard requirements. Insurance coverage is also provided by Uber and Lyft for their drivers in the case one of their professional drivers is at fault. When it comes to receiving compensation for your car crash injuries, you are eligible for both economic and non-economic damages, including: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages due to inability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Prescription medications
  • Physical rehabilitation

It is important to remember to visit your doctor after your accident, even if you do not believe you are injured. Sometimes the adrenaline levels in your body are high when involved in an accident, masking any pain yet to come. So even though you may not need medical attention at the time of the accident, as days pass, you may start to feel pain in your neck, back, or head that you didn’t notice was a result of the accident. 

A prevalent injury due to car accidents is whiplash, which can take days to present. Seek medical attention immediately and start documenting when you receive medical treatment and for what so you have the highest possible chance of getting adequate compensation. 

Jonathan M. Kashani

LEGALLY REVIEWED BY

Jonathan M. Kashani

July 8, 2024

Jonathan M. Kashani is the founder of Kash Legal Group, specializing in personal injury law with a commitment to providing personalized client services and high-quality legal representation. He holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and is admitted to practice in all state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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Consult A Sacramento Rideshare Accident Lawyer At Kash Legal Today

Once you have all documentation, police reports, pictures, and medical records, it’s time to visit the personal injury experts at Kash Legal. They understand that the time after a rideshare accident can be a physically painful and emotionally challenging time for you. They will take that documentation and help you get compensation for the injuries and property damage you suffered.

We at Kash Legal are deeply committed to client service. We will do everything possible to obtain justice for your injuries and damages. If the negligence of another has injured you, call Kash Legal at (888) 527-4128 or complete our contact form for a free consultation today.

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Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

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I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

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After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

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