Nadrich & Cohen represents those injured in rideshare accidents involving ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident involving a rideshare company, a rideshare accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, property damage, wrongful death and more.
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be wondering how the law works regarding liability in such an accident. These cases can be complex, as liability will be different depending upon the circumstances. You can call us today for a free consultation to find out about who you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from.
Our rideshare accident attorneys represent injury victims on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that we won’t charge you any fee to represent you in connection with your rideshare accident injuries unless and until we recover financial compensation for you. You won’t be charged any upfront fee for us to represent you regarding your rideshare accident claim, and you won’t be charged any out-of-pocket money. The only fee we’ll charge you to represent you in connection with your ridesharing accident injuries is a percentage of any financial compensation we recover on your behalf.
If you cannot afford to have your rideshare accident injuries treated, we can get you to doctors who will treat you on a lien, which means they won’t charge you any medical expenses until your case is over. Doctors do this for clients of Nadrich & Cohen because doctors know Nadrich & Cohen get great results for their clients.
Call a Salinas rideshare accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation, text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a rideshare accident in Salinas. We have been representing accident victims since 1990 and have recovered over $400,000,000 for clients. Call us today so we can put this experience to work for you and fight to recover the compensation and justice that you deserve.
What Compensation Can A Salinas Rideshare Accident Attorney Help Me Recover?
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident in Salinas, a personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for:
Those injured in accidents involving rideshare drivers are usually already facing huge medical bills by the time they call us. In addition, sometimes they’re hurt badly enough to need more treatment in the future. The Salinas rideshare accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for any past or future medical expenses related to your rideshare accident injuries.
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If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a rideshare driver, you might have been hurt so badly you can’t work for a while. You might also need to take time off work to have your rideshare accident injuries treated. The Salinas rideshare accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for any wages you are unable to earn due to your injuries.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, you may have been hurt so badly that you can never work again, or can never again work in the same field. This loss or reduction of earning capacity is something that a Salinas ride sharing accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for.
Nadrich & Cohen helps those whose vehicles were struck by vehicles driven by rideshare services’ workers recover compensation to cover the cost of repairing or replacing their vehicles. In addition, we can help you recover compensation for any property inside your vehicle which was damaged in a rideshare accident.
Pain And Suffering
Car accidents can cause injuries which lead to tremendous physical pain and mental suffering. Nadrich & Cohen can accurately calculate the value of your pain and suffering and make sure you are fairly compensated for it by an insurance company or another party.
Unfortunately, financial compensation can’t bring back your loved one if you lost a loved one in a rideshare accident. However, by recovering compensation for you, Nadrich & Cohen can help make sure you don’t suffer financial hardship. We can help you recover money which will compensate you for your loved one’s burial and funeral costs, medical bills, pain and suffering. We can also help you recover money which will compensate you for the loss of your loved one’s income, household services, love and companionship.
Who Is Liable For My Injuries After A Car Accident Involving Ridesharing In California?
Who is liable regarding my injuries? Is it possible for me to sue a rideshare company? Can I sue a rideshare driver? We commonly hear questions like these from those who are hurt in rideshare accidents.
These questions have answers, but those answers can differ based on the individual circumstances of your accident. Our Salinas rideshare accident lawyers will take into consideration the following when determining liability:
- If you were a pedestrian, a rideshare passenger, a rideshare driver, or a passenger or driver in another vehicle
- What caused your accident
- If a rideshare driver was currently on duty when the crash happened
Uber drivers and Lyft drivers are both covered by $1 million worth of insurance coverage while on duty. We can help you file a claim against their policy if a rideshare driver was currently on duty when they caused an accident which injured you. This applies if you were a pedestrian, a Lyft passenger, an Uber passenger, or a passenger or driver in another vehicle.
This insurance policy includes underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle and the vehicle you were in was struck by an underinsured/uninsured driver, we can help you file a claim against the UIM/UM insurance policy of the rideshare company.
Uber and Lyft $1 million policies don’t apply to car accidents caused by drivers who are not on duty. If you got in an accident with a Lyft or Uber driver whose driver app was not on, we can help you file a claim against that driver’s personal auto insurance policy.
It can be very complicated to determine insurance liability while filing a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim regarding a rideshare accident. However, there are other steps in the process which can be equally complicated. The Salinas ridesharing accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can assist you in overcoming any legal hurdles that you encounter during the process and hold any and all liable parties responsible for your lost wages, pain, suffering, medical bills and more.
Are Lawyers Necessary For Handling Uber And Lyft Accident Claims?
You do not technically require a lawyer to file a rideshare accident injury claim. However, the chances are overwhelming that you will recover more compensation for your rideshare accident injuries if you hire a lawyer than if you don’t, even after taking attorney fees into account. The reason why is that insurance companies won’t respect you if you don’t have a lawyer.
Want To Be Respected By The Insurance Company? Hire Nadrich & Cohen.
Those who injure others via negligence are financially liable for the injuries under California law and this applies to rideshare accidents as well as any other kind of accident. What this means is that whoever is at fault for your accident and injuries is liable for any damages resulting from your injuries such as medical bills and lost wages.
The actual at-fault person generally doesn’t end up actually paying any money in claims or lawsuits, though. Instead, it’s usually an insurance company who ends up paying the injured party.
The thing is, insurance companies aren’t interested in making sure rideshare accident victims are fully compensated for their injuries. They’re much more interested in preserving their own profit margin by paying injury victims as little money as possible. In other words, just because they’re obligated to fully pay for your injuries up to policy limits doesn’t mean they will – in fact, they won’t unless you make them.
How do you make them? The only ways are to threaten a lawsuit and, if that doesn’t work, actually file a lawsuit. The thing is, insurance companies are smart enough to know you can’t win a lawsuit if you aren’t represented by a lawyer. So, if you don’t have an attorney, you can probably guess what they’ll do – they’ll offer you a low ball offer, daring you to file a lawsuit over it, a lawsuit they know you can’t win.
So, the first and most important step towards making an insurance company offer you what you deserve and are actually legally entitled to for your injuries is hiring experienced rideshare accident lawyers with a reputation for success, lawyers like the attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen. Insurance companies have files on lawyers. Their files on us tell them that when we go to court, we win. Their files on us demonstrate we have a long, well-established track record of success. Their files on us tell them it’s a waste of their time and legal fees to try to take us on in court. Their files on us tell them it’s better for them to pay you what you deserve than to waste legal fees on a court case, lose that case and be ordered by a court to pay you what you deserve anyway. Virtually all of our cases end up settling out of court because insurance companies know better than to try to take us on in court.
Studies show that injury victims who hire lawyers end up recovering way more money than those who don’t, even after attorney fees are accounted for. The best way to ensure you recover what you deserve for your injuries is hiring experienced lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen.
It’s Important To Have Lawyers Talk To Insurance Companies For You
Another reason it’s important to hire a lawyer after a rideshare accident is because it’s dangerous for you to talk to the at-fault party’s insurance company. Really dangerous.
Insurance companies will not hesitate to resort to dirty tricks to avoid paying you what you are entitled to for your injuries. One of their dirty tricks is tricking injury victims into saying the wrong thing while being recorded. Adjusters are specifically trained by insurance companies to trick you into admitting partial fault for an accident, or trick you into saying things that suggest your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim.
If an adjuster successfully manipulates you into saying the wrong thing, it can instantly cause the value of your claim to dramatically plummet. It’s incredibly easy to fall for their tricks – they can twist the tiniest little thing you say and use it to their advantage.
The worst thing you can do after being injured in a rideshare accident is to talk with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Don’t do it! Call us today for a free consultation instead so we can talk with the insurance company for you. We won’t fall for their tricks. We’ll also negotiate aggressively on your behalf to ensure you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
The last thing you need is to worry about dealing with insurance companies while you’re recovering from your injuries – let us deal with the insurance companies for you.
Is There A Time Limit To File A Rideshare Accident Claim In Salinas?
In the State of California, there’s a time limit for filing personal injury claims such as rideshare accident injury claims. That time limit is typically two years from the date of the rideshare accident. This time limit for filing a claim is referred to as a statute of limitations.
However, important exceptions to this time limit exist. The most important one is if a government entity is partially responsible for your rideshare accident. For example, say a dangerous roadway condition like a pothole or a defective traffic signal is partially to blame for your rideshare accident. In this case, a government entity will be partially liable for your injuries and the time limit for filing a claim will be reduced to only six months.
There are other examples which can change the time limit to file a rideshare accident claim in California. If you call us today we can explain the statute of limitations to you, how it applies to the circumstances of your accident, and answer any other questions you may have.
You should call us today if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident in Salinas. Rideshare accident cases are more complex than your average car accident cases, so it can take quite a bit of time to investigate them and put together a convincing case. Calling us today gives us the best opportunity to fully investigate your case, put together the most convincing case for you and make sure any rideshare accident claim or lawsuit is filed in a timely fashion.
Call us today for a free consultation. Remember, you won’t be charged any fee for us to represent you in connection with your rideshare accident until and unless we recover compensation for you.