From the megalopolis of Los Angeles to California’s fast-growing eleventh largest city (Riverside), rideshare companies have become a way of life for drivers taking on a second job or driving full-time, and for passengers who enjoy the convenience of ditching their cars (and car insurance) and hailing a ride from anywhere within minutes with the tap of an app. However, the rise of the rideshare industry has come with a price in terms of the risk of rideshare car accidents. Ochoa & Calderón, a distinguished personal injury law firm based in Riverside, offers dedicated legal assistance to those affected by rideshare accidents in Southern California. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a rideshare accident, contact our office to speak with a skilled and experienced Riverside car accident lawyer.
What Constitutes a Rideshare Accident?
A rideshare accident involves vehicles operated by drivers working for companies like Uber or Lyft. These incidents can vary from minor collisions to severe crashes, involving passengers, drivers, pedestrians, or other road users. The complexity of these accidents arises from the involvement of the rideshare company, the application of special insurance policies, and California’s specific regulations governing these services.
Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare accidents in Southern California can occur due to various factors, including but not limited to:
- Distracted driving, often due to the use of the rideshare app
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Inadequate driver training or experience
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Challenging road conditions in Riverside and surrounding areas
Legal Challenges in Rideshare Accidents
One of the primary complexities in rideshare accident claims is determining liability. Unlike traditional vehicle accidents, where liability often rests with one of the drivers, rideshare incidents can involve multiple parties, including the driver, the rideshare company, and third parties. California’s laws around rideshare services, including insurance coverage mandates and driver background checks, add additional layers to these cases.
How Ochoa & Calderón Can Help
Ochoa & Calderón has extensive experience in handling all types of car accident claims in Southern California, and our team is well-prepared to assist injury victims in rideshare accidents. Our approach involves:
- Thorough Investigation: We delve deep into the specifics of each case, gathering evidence to build a strong claim.
- Navigating Insurance Complexities: Our team is adept at dealing with the intricate insurance policies of rideshare companies.
- Expert Legal Representation: We provide unwavering support and representation in negotiations and, if necessary, in court.
- Client-Centric Approach: At Ochoa & Calderón, we prioritize our client’s well-being and strive to secure the compensation they deserve.
Victims of rideshare accidents may be entitled to compensation for an array of legal damages reflecting the harm they have incurred, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. Our skilled attorneys at Ochoa & Calderón understand the nuances of California law and work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive full and fair compensation.
Contact Ochoa & Calderón for Help After a Rideshare Accident in Riverside
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident in Riverside or anywhere in Southern California, Ochoa & Calderón is here to help. Call 951-901-4444 or 844-401-0750 for a free consultation and take the first step toward justice and compensation with confidence and expertise.