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    Irvine Lyft/Uber Rideshare Accident Lawyer

    In Irvine, CA, the legal team at MVP Accident Attorneys often works with clients who have been involved in rideshare accidents. These accidents can be especially confusing for victims, as the lines of liability can be blurred and it may not be immediately clear who is responsible for damages.

    If you or someone you love has been in a rideshare accident, it's important to take immediate action to protect your rights. That's where MVP Accident Attorneys can help. Our team of rideshare accident attorneys has a proven track record of success in handling rideshare accident cases. We will fight to get you the justice and financial recovery you need to move on with your life.

    Rideshare Accident Attorneys in Irvine

    If you have been in an auto accident with a rideshare driver or you were a rideshare passenger and were involved in a collision, a car accident lawyer can provide the legal support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

    Here is how a personal injury lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys can assist you:

    Investigating the Accident

    An attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the rideshare motor vehicle accident to determine who was at fault. This may involve gathering evidence such as witness statements, photos or videos of the accident scene, and the police report.

    Proving Liability

    In order to pursue a successful claim, the attorney will need to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. This may involve demonstrating that the driver was negligent or that the rideshare company failed to properly maintain their vehicles.

    Negotiating With the Insurance Company

    After filing an accident claim and proving liability, the attorney will work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf. This may involve negotiating a fair settlement for your injuries, damages, and other losses.

    Filing a Lawsuit

    If a settlement cannot be reached, the attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit to seek compensation through the courts. Your attorney will only recommend filing a lawsuit if they believe you stand a better chance of recovering the award you deserve, in court.

    What Makes Rideshare Accidents Different from Regular Passenger Vehicle Accidents?

    From a legal perspective, these types of accidents are much different than a typical auto collision.

    These differences include:

    Third-Party Involvement

    A rideshare accident indirectly involves a rideshare company. In some cases, the accident victim may have to file a claim with the rideshare company instead of the negligent driver.

    Rideshare Negligence

    A rideshare company can be held liable for a motor vehicle wreck if the company contributed to the accident by:

    • Breaking safety inspection rules
    • Poor training practices
    • Improper hiring practices

    Three Periods of Rideshare Driving

    There are three periods of rideshare driving. The period, or phase a driver is in at the time of the accident determines the amount of insurance coverage that’s available from Uber or Lyft.

    Period One

    When a Lyft or Uber driver does not have a passenger in their vehicle but is logged into the rideshare app and is searching for their next fare, they are in period one. During this period, the ridesharing company must:

    • Provide $30,000 in property damage
    • Provide $200,000 in liability insurance for the rideshare driver
    • Provide $100,000 of death insurance per person
    • Provide a minimum of $50,000 in bodily injury

    Period Two

    During period two, rideshare drivers have accepted a fare and are en route to pick up a passenger. During this phase, the rideshare company must:

    Provide a minimum of one million in primary commercial insurance coverage.

    This coverage will only be available if the accident victim files an insurance claim with the rideshare driver’s personal insurance.

    Period Three

    A rideshare driver is in period three when they are transporting a passenger to their destination. If the rideshare driver is involved in an auto accident during this time, Uber or Lyft must provide:

    One million in insurance coverage.

    Why Do Irvine Rideshare Accidents Happen?

    Some common causes of rideshare accidents include:

    Distracted Driving

    Distractions like texting, talking on the phone or eating while driving can increase the risk of an accident.

    Drunk Driving

    Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous and can lead to severe or fatal accidents.


    Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions increases the likelihood of an accident.

    Failing to Obey Traffic Laws

    Running red lights, failing to yield, and other traffic violations can lead to a collision.

    Poor Weather Conditions

    Rain, snow, and ice can make roads slippery and decrease visibility, increasing the risk of an accident.

    Mechanical Failure

    If a rideshare vehicle is not properly maintained, it may experience mechanical failure, which can lead to an accident.

    Common Rideshare Accident Injuries

    If someone finds themselves involved in a rideshare accident, there are several types of injuries they may sustain. These injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to severe, life-threatening injuries.

    These injuries can include:

    • Whiplash
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Internal organ damage
    • Loss of limb
    • Neck injuries
    • Back injuries
    • Burns
    • Leg and arm injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Traumatic brain injuries

    Economic and Non-Economic Damages

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a rideshare accident, it is important to understand that you may be able to seek compensation for any damages or injuries that were caused by the accident.

    There are several types of compensation that a rideshare accident victim  may be entitled to, including:

    Past and Future Medical Expenses

    If you were injured in the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for any medical treatment you received, such as hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and physical therapy. For serious injuries, you may also be entitled to compensation for any medical treatment needed in the future.

    Lost Wages

    If you were unable to work due to your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for the wages you lost during this time.

    Property Damage

    If your vehicle or personal belongings were damaged in the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for the cost of repairs or replacements.

    Pain and Suffering

    You may be able to seek compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you experienced as a result of a ridesharing service accident.

    Other types of accident damages can include:

    • Loss of consortium
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Loss of earning capacity
    • Emotional distress

    And other accident-related losses.

    It is important to keep in mind that the amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you deserve.

    Contact a Rideshare Accident Attorney Today to Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

    Dealing with a rideshare accident can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to recover from injuries and navigate the claims process. That's where MVP Accident Attorneys can help. We have the knowledge and resources to handle all aspects of your case, from negotiating with the rideshare company and its insurance carrier to fighting for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

    If you've been involved in a bad car accident with a rideshare driver or you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, don't wait to take action. Contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney at our law firm today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We are here to help you get the justice and financial recovery you deserve.



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