Sacramento Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Your Options Following Uber or Rideshare Accident

Rideshare services involve connecting passengers with drivers through the use of online applications. While rideshare transportation in California is relatively new, the number of accidents involving such services such as Uber is remarkably high. The laws governing liability for rideshare services are also different than those governing other transportation or taxi services.

Because the relationship between the company and the driver is viewed differently (as are the terms of employment), the company may attempt to use this difference in relationship as a means of denying liability. Establishing who is responsible and who has to pay for injuries occurring in these accidents is often extremely difficult.

At Piering Law Firm, we keep up-to-date on the law regarding rideshare liability in car accidents and understand how to prove liability and make responsible parties pay. If you were hurt in a car accident as an uber passenger, or if you were hit by an uber driver, we can help!

Liability Coverage & Uber Accidents

The types of insurance coverage applicable to an accident involving an Uber driver vary greatly based upon the circumstances. The coverage differs depending on whether the driver is or is not on a trip. For example, insurance companies may attempt to deny coverage regarding an accident by claiming a driver is between rides.

The Sacramento rideshare accident attorneys at Piering Law Firm have the sophistication to sort out which parties should be held responsible for the injuries you have suffered. We understand whether compensation packages offered to settle injury claims are sufficient. Finally, with over 50 years of combined personal injury litigation experience, our Uber accident lawyers know how to try cases in court. And due to our reputation as litigators, we are in a strong position to successfully negotiate claims without having to go to court.

Rideshare Accident Statistics

Over the last few years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that car accident fatalities have increased by 2 to 4% each year following the introduction of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber. In addition to an increase in car accident fatalities, there have also been increases in pedestrian and cyclist accidents.

With rideshare accidents on the rise, it's important that victims have strong advocates who can obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.

Lawyers Working Specifically for You

As powerful advocates on your behalf, we take immediate steps to investigate your claim while working toward preserving evidence and interviewing every witness. Our law firm retains expert witnesses who provide the kind of evidence testimony and evidence to bring your case successfully to a conclusion.

For a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our Sacramento rideshare lawyers, call (916) 476-2399 or contact us online. We make ourselves available for weekend appointments. Our firm handles cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay without recovery. Se habla español.

Settlements & Verdicts

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.

  • $4,893,830 Wrongful Death

    Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.

  • $3,609,600 Knee Amputation

    Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuires

    Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.

  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.

  • $2,000,000 Against Bar/Security Company

    34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.

  • $2,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.

  • $1,700,000 Trucking Accident

    Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.

  • $1,300,000 Head-On Collision

    A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".

  • $1,250,000 Pedestrian Wrongful Death

    The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.

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