Uber Accident

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Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer

The governmental leadership in Los Angeles has made a number of concerted efforts to reduce automotive accidents in LA County.

This includes initiating the Vision Zero policy in 2016 with the stated goal of reaching zero traffic related fatalities whatsoever by the time 2025 rolled around.

Unfortunately, it seems like the roads and highways in Los Angeles are even more dangerous today than they ever used to be in the past.

Even people that don’t own a car, but instead take advantage of ride sharing services like Uber, find themselves victims of accidents – sometimes fatal accidents.

Why Contact Daniel Kim Law Office in LA

Daniel Kim and his legal staff have years of experience helping Uber accident victims get the legal help they need.

Our Los Angeles Uber accident attorneys are here to help, call us for a Free consultation.

There are time limits when it comes to filing a claim so don’t wait, call us today.

If you have been injured in an Uber crash in Los Angeles then contact us today because:

  • We know Uber and rideshare laws
  • We care about our clients
  • We have over 1000 reviews on Yelp, Google and Facebook
  • We negotiate aggressively with the insurance companies
  • We use top investigators to help your case and prove fault
  • We help guide you with medical treatment and recovery
  • We actually answer the phone when you call
  • You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We maximize the value of your case and get you max compensation

Uber Accident Statistics In LA In 2017?

In 2017, more than 57,000 car accidents were reported in the city of Los Angeles alone – up from just north of 55,000 car accidents reported in 2016.

Statistics for rideshare only accidents have yet to be released, but even if only 10% of those accidents involved Uber vehicles that would mean that over 5000 accidents in 2017 were caused by or at least involved Uber.

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How Many Deaths From Uber Accidents In LA In 2017?

The State of California estimates that one person is killed every 40 hours after being involved in a Los Angeles car accident.

With some studies suggesting this rate is increasing on a yearly basis – even though the Vision Zero initiatives are now in full swing.

Again, information related strictly to ridesharing only fatalities has yet to be released but if 10% of these vehicular fatalities are related to Uber.

That means that one person dies every 400 hours (or one person every 16 days, on average) in the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding county.

How Many Injuries From Uber Accidents In 2017?

In 2017, Los Angeles was ranked as the most dangerous city in all of California – and one of the most dangerous cities in the United States – when it came to injuries and fatalities stemming from automotive accidents.

In 2017 alone, 82,437 people were either injured or killed in Los Angeles as a result of these accidents.

What % Of Drivers Tested Positive For Drugs Or Alcohol In These Accidents?

In 32% of ALL accidents that resulted in a fatality in the state of California during 2017 the driver that caused the accident was found to have tested positive for some type of drug.

Alcohol-related automotive fatalities are also up by 36.8% from the year 2011.

What % Of These LA Uber Accidents Involved A Distracted Driver?

40% of California drivers have admitted that they checked their texts, send out emails, or update social media while they drive.

And fully 80% of all automotive crashes in LA – and the rest of California – involve at least some form of driver inattention.

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How Much is My Uber Accident Settlement Worth?

Getting maximum compensation for your injuries is our main goal (that and your health).

There are many factors that go into determining what an Uber settlement is worth.

Obviously somebody who suffers a broken ankle is going to receive much less compensation than another victim who has a brain injury as a result of an Uber crash in LA.

Let an experienced Uber accident lawyer ( like Daniel Kim) handle all the negotiations and settlement numbers with Uber and the insurance companies.

You have to remember that insurance companies don’t like to pay out money on claims.

Daniel Kim and his legal team will file a personal injury claim to get you compensation for:

Lost wages – any past and future earnings due to missed work

Property damage – any damage to vehicle and personal stuff

Medical expenses – hospital visit, ER, surgery, etc.

Wrongful death – funeral bills, loss of inheritance, loss of consortium

Pain and suffering – includes anxiety, stress, PTSD, fear, etc.

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Common Injuries From an Uber Accident

Every Uber accident in Los Angeles is unique, and if you are lucky your injuries will be minor. 

There are so many factors that can impact what injuries you suffer in a crash.

Things like speed, type of car (SUV vs Honda), airbags deploy, seatbelts, etc.

Of course the severity of your injuries will play a major role in your settlement so call our offices today for a Free consultation.

Below is a list of injuries we see everyday from Uber accidents in LA:

  • Concussion
  • Knee and ankle
  • Back and neck
  • Whiplash
  • Death
  • Facial injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal
  • Amputation

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Common Causes For Uber Accidents

There is not one simple reason why Uber (and rideshare) accidents happen, but there are common causes that happen over and over.

Like most people who have been injured in a car crash you just want answers and advice.

You will need an LA Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim to help, call us today.

This is a list of what causes many Uber crashes in Los Angeles –

  • Speeding
  • Distracted drivers
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Road rage
  • Bad road conditions
  • Bad weather (in Los Angeles heavy rains cause major problems on the roads)
  • Drowsy drivers (working too many hours for Uber)
  • Car malfunctioning (flat tire, faulty brakes, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence (drugs, pills, alcohol)
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What To Do After an Uber Accident

Like any car accident, if you have been involved in an Uber crash you need to stay calm.

If you stay calm then you can follow a certain process to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights.

This is just a short list of what to do immediately after being involved with an Uber car accident –

  • Call 911 and wait for the police (this will help create a police report)
  • Exchange info with any potential witnesses
  • Get information from other driver (insurance, license, etc.)
  • Take photos or video (on your phone) of the scene, your car, your injuries, etc.
  • Take yourself to the hospital to get checked out, don’t ignore any minor pain.
  • Contact Daniel Kim Law Offices for Free consultation

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Should I Report an Accident to Uber?

If you are injured in an accident involving an Uber, then yes an Uber accident form should be filled out as soon as possible.

There is no benefit in waiting to report your accident, especially if you’ve been injured due to the accident.

This is the time when you want to speak with Daniel Kim and his legal team.

Call us before you start fighting with Uber.

You have to remember that insurance companies don’t want to pay out any money, so hiring a lawyer is definitely a good idea.

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Can I Sue Uber For an Accident

Uber drivers are technically independent contractors so it is difficult to sue Uber directly if one of their driver’s is at fault in a car crash that caused injuries to a passenger.

In this type of case, the injured victim would need to file suit against the driver and his personal insurance policy.

If you are hit by an Uber driver the same rules might apply.

But Uber drivers are covered under Uber’s $1 Million commercial insurance policy.

Don’t fight Uber and the insurance company alone, call us today for help.

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Are Uber Passengers Insured?

We got phone calls all the time from Uber passengers that ask “what if my Uber driver got into an accident?”

The reality is that Uber drivers and Uber itself are required to have car insurance.

Uber does carry a $1 Million insurance policy but it can get very frustrating if you try to deal with the insurance companies on your own.

If an Uber driver is carrying a passenger, then the driver and the passenger are covered under the liability insurance policy.

This status is called “available and carrying a passenger”.

Don’t wait to get answers, call us today for immediate help.