San Francisco Uber, Lyft & Rideshare Accident Lawyers
San Francisco is one of the most densely populated cities in the Country. As a result, parking spaces are sparse and expensive, roads are packed and chaotic and driving in the city can be downright a burden. Due to all of these elements, taxi service was always a staple in San Francisco and now with the rise of ride sharing and transportation companies, businesses like Uber and Lyft are common place. The convenience and efficiency of Uber & Lyft are obvious, but it doesn’t make you immune to negligence or car accidents that can change your life forever. If you have been injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger, as a pedestrian, or in another vehicle that was hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be considering what your next steps will be.
Callaway & Wolf are San Francisco Uber & Lyft accident attorneys who’ve recovered millions of dollars for clients in the Bay Area. We’ve worked exclusively with car accident & injury victims since 1995, and we aren’t afraid to take your matter to trial if necessary.
Ridesharing Companies: Background
Both Uber and Lyft companies are considered to be transportation network companies, also known as TNCs. These companies are used to serve the general public with independent drivers. These types of ridesharing services have become very popular in recent years and due to modern technology, the access to them has been made very easy. In large cities like San Francisco they can provide quick and affordable transportation for both residents and tourists.
In present time, Uber and Lyft are two of the top companies used by millions of commuters in the State of California. With the rise in use of these sorts of companies, legal disputes have also come to rise. Due to legal disputes, the transportation network companies category has been created in an effort to regulate these companies. These companies have the legal obligation to ensure the safety of their passengers by maintaining and enforcing certain policies for all drivers to respect. One of the main obligations of an Uber or Lyft driver has been to maintain a certain level of insurance coverage. This insurance is a bit more comprehensive than what is required for the average commuter in the State and is aimed to provide an extra layer of protection in the event injuries or accidents occur.
Suffering Injuries As a Result of Being an Uber or Lyft Passenger
If you are a passenger of an Uber or Lyft auto service, you should know that you have the legal right to file a claim against the driver and their insurance company, and possibly the company depending on the situation. It is important to recognize, however, that if you proceed without a lawyer you may also harm your rights as a victim. Also, your opportunity to seek substantial financial compensation for your injuries may be lessened under certain circumstances you may have unknowingly or knowingly practiced. For instance, if you “flagged down” an Uber or Lyft driver, you may lessen the amount of financial compensation due to the lack of following proper policies established by the company or its insurance provider.
Seek Legal Support to Defend Your Rights As a Victim
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident you should speak to an experienced attorney. An attorney with the right experience can provide you with the support and guidance you need to receive financial compensation for your grievances. As an injured victim, you may face a multitude of difficulties that may include, but are not limited to the following
- The inability to return to work and provide financial support to your loved ones,
- Long lasting pain and injuries,
- High medical costs and other bills, and/or
- Mental or physical incapacities that can affect you and your family.
If you have been injured by an Uber or Lyft driver in San Francisco, seek the support of a qualified attorney at Callaway & Wolf who can champion for your rights. You may have the opportunity to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Our law firm has extensive experience regarding car accident cases and we can help you if you were injured as a passenger or a pedestrian from an Uber or Lyft driver. Call (415) 541-0300 today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.
Callaway & Wolf has represented families who lost loved ones in a plane crash, but also in many other types of aviation related injuries. Other Callaway & Wolf airline injury cases have involved injury claims against airlines including: a passenger who was injured as a result of baggage falling from the overhead compartment, a passenger who was assaulted by an obviously intoxicated fellow passenger who was continually served cocktails by the flight crew, and a person who was injured in a fall on the jetway while boarding a flight. If you were injured while boarding a plane, or on the property of SFO or SJC airport contact the San Francisco aviation accident attorneys at Callaway & Wolf.