Living in Huntington Beach offers so many places to drink alcohol and have fun, from Downtown HB and Pacific City Mall, to Bella Terra (near the 405 freeway), or just into the residential areas where most people live.
And of course with all this drinking comes many thousands of people using Uber and Lyft everyday to get around safely – god bless Uber.
Uber is a great service that is basically able to drive you all over town 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
But with that convenience comes the risk of getting into an accident, just like there is risk driving in other car.
If you or a family member has been injured in an Uber crash and you have questions about medical bills, how long a settlement takes with Uber, or any other questions, please contact us today.
Why Contact Law Offices of Daniel Kim
Daniel Kim is a well respected Huntington Beach personal injury lawyer that helps clients who’ve been injured in a car accident.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim only works on motor vehicle accidents, so when you hire us you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
With over 1000 positive reviews on Yelp and Google from our past clients, we are very proud of our online reputation that we worked hard for.
There are time limits in California for how long you have to file an accident injury claim, so don’t delay the process.
Daniel Kim is an aggressive Uber injury attorney in Huntington Beach, and he won’t let the insurance company push you around.
You can reach our law firm 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
How Much Is My Uber Accident Settlement Worth
Once you are injured in an Uber crash you need to be very prudent about getting the proper medical treatment.
The most important part of an injury law suit is to make sure you get medical aide, and don’t want a month after the crash.
Waiting to see a doctor can make your injuries worse, and later on when we start dealing with the insurance companies they will either try to deny you claim (saying you weren’t injured) or they will greatly reduce the amount you can get compensated.
Dealing with the insurance companies can literally become a nightmare as you go through their maze of BS, and State Farm is different than James River or Metromile.
You want to hire a top Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim to make sure you are properly represented when it comes to getting you maximum compensation.
Although the process can be long, and there are many factors involved with getting a nice settlement, the items below are crucial –
- Property damage – if your car was totaled for example
- Injuries – broken bones and surgery settle for more than bruises and cuts
- Lost income – missed hours due to injuries and doctor appointments
- Pain and suffering – PTSD, anxiety, stress
Should You Report An Uber Accident in HB
The short answer here is yes.
If you have been injured in a car accident involving Uber then you definitely want to report the crash and get help.
Your best bet is to contact our law firm today for help, and we can help guide you with the process of contacting Uber and your insurance company.
There is no benefit in waiting around to get help as that will only hurt your accident claim later (insurance companies will try to then deny your claim) and of course waiting for medical treatment is never a good idea.
Common Causes For Uber Accidents In Huntington Beach
There are many common causes of Uber (and rideshare) accidents in Huntington Beach and many types of injuries that can occur from these types of misfortunes.
Even though Uber and Lyft are great companies that help California cut down on drunk driving the fact remains that drunk driving still occurs in Huntington Beach.
Like most people who have been injured in a car crash you just want answers and advice.
You will need a Huntington Beach Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim to help, call us today.
This is a list of what causes many Uber crashes in Huntington Beach
- DUI driving under the influence (drugs, pills, alcohol)
- Running a red light or stop sign (careless behavior)
- Inattentive driving (in other words driving distracted)
- Road rage (acting crazy toward other drivers)
- Excessive speeds (always a top cause of car crashes)
- Dangerous road conditions (potholes, cracks etc.)
- Bad weather (in HB heavy rains cause major problems on the roads)
- Drowsy drivers (working too many hours for Uber)
- Car malfunctions (flat tire, faulty brakes, etc.)
Common Injuries From an Uber Accident
Every Uber accident in Huntington Beach is distinctive and the injuries that are suffered can be minor to catastrophic with so many factors involved.
Being hit by a driver reversing out of their driveway at 10 mph will probably be less dramatic then getting hit on the freeway at 80 mph.
Things like speed, your health and age, airbags deploy, wearing seat belt, etc., will all play a part.
Other common factors that play a major role are what kind of car you are in (SUV, small Kia, etc.) and what kind of vehicle hits you like a car or an Amazon truck.
If there is any doubt that you have been injured in any way it is always best to go to the hospital and seek medical attention right away.
Of course, the seriousness of your injuries will play a major role in your settlement so call our offices today for a Free consultation.
Injuries we see every day from Uber accidents in Huntington Beach:
- Whiplash (very common in all car crashes)
- Concussion (included in Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Psychological (post-traumatic stress, emotional stress)
- Face injuries (cuts, bruises, broken facial bones)
- Back injury (sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury)
- Neck Injuries (cervical radiculopathy and disc injury)
- Knee and ankle (broken ankles and knee injuries are common)
- Amputation (major accidents can cause the loss of a limb)
- Death (tragic, from catastrophic injuries)
What To Do After an Uber Accident
First thing to do after an Uber accident is to stay calm.
Then check and see if you and the others are ok if possible.
If you are injured as an Uber passenger then read more about what to do.
If you are able to stay calm then you can follow certain procedures to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights.
short list of what to do immediately after an Uber car accident –
- Call 911 and wait for the police (a police report will be created)
- Exchange info with all witnesses (possible bystanders)
- Gather information from all involved in accident (driver’s license, insurance etc.)
- With your phone get pictures and video of the scene
- Take yourself to the hospital to get checked out, don’t ignore any minor pain.
- Contact Daniel Kim Law Offices for Free consultation
Huntington Beach Uber Accidents
According to information released by the California Office of Traffic Safety Huntington Beach has the highest amount of DUI accidents in the state of California.
This is why so many people now choose to take advantage of ridesharing services like Uber to help them avoid these kinds of issues.
And while this ridesharing service has definitely made Huntington Beach roads safer when it comes to DUI issues, the people behind the wheel of these vehicles are still human beings and accidents still occur.
More than 30 accidents were reported in Huntington Beach throughout 2017.
Injuries From Uber Accidents In 2017 In Huntington Beach
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, just under 30 people reported injuries after being involved in automobile accidents that had at least one Uber vehicle involved.
How Many Uber Drivers Are There In California?
Pinning down the total amount of Uber drivers operating in the state of California can be a little challenging, but a Gallup poll reports that 36% of all employees in the state of California describe themselves as “gig economy employees” – and many of them are driving for Uber and other ridesharing services.
Information from Uber reports that there are more than 148,000 active drivers for the service in the state of California.
How Many Uber Passengers Have Uber App On Their Phone In California?
Millions of people have downloaded the Uber application to their phone in the state of California, with Uber reporting that they made more than $2.97 billion with their Uber services in just 2017 alone.
What % Of Uber Accidents Involved A Distracted Driver
According to the Department of Transportation, 80% of all accidents – including those involving Uber drivers – involved some form of driver inattention.
On top of that, more than 75% of all drivers in the state of California report using their smart phone while behind the wheel even though they know that it is against the law to do so.
Driver inattention is one of the most common causes of our mobile accidents nationwide.
How Much Does Average Uber Passenger Spend On Uber
According to Credit Karma Americans that use ridesharing services spend just over $4000 a year on average.
It isn’t at all uncommon for Uber users to spend more than $50 a week leveraging these ridesharing services all over the United States.