Uber & Lyft Accidents More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

Los Angeles UBER & LYFT Accident Attorney

Rideshare Accidents in Southern California

Were you hit by a rideshare driver or seriously injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger? Did you get into a crash that was someone else’s fault while working for a rideshare company? Either way, you may be living with painful, debilitating injuries and wondering how you will be able to pay your medical bills and keep up with everyday expenses while out of work.

If you were hurt in an auto accident involving an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicle and another individual or entity was to blame, you should not have to pay the consequences yourself. Attorney Scott J. Corwin has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law with a focus on motor vehicle accidents. In his career, he has obtained more than $175 million in compensation for over 3,000 clients, and he is prepared to give your case the personalized attention it deserves.

In California, you only have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation right away to avoid missing the deadline to file. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building a powerful, persuasive case on your behalf. We proudly serve clients throughout Southern California, including in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Contact us online or call our office at (310) 683-2300 today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our rideshare accident attorney in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Rideshare Laws

Rideshare drivers are typically required to meet certain criteria, including age, driving experience, and passing background checks. They may also need to have a valid driver's license and a vehicle that meets specified standards.

Vehicles used for rideshare services may need to meet certain safety and emission standards. Additionally, there may be specific requirements regarding the vehicle's model year, insurance coverage, and inspections.

Rideshare drivers are often required to have insurance coverage that meets both state and platform-specific standards. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft generally provide insurance coverage during different phases of the ride (e.g., while the driver is actively engaged in a ride).

The Three Rideshare Accident Scenarios

There are several different rideshare accident scenarios, each of which has unique implications when it comes to recovering compensation for damages. For example, the same rules do not necessarily apply when someone is injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger vs. as the driver or passenger of another vehicle. Fault, including comparative fault, also plays a role in how different types of rideshare accident claims are settled.

Below, we have outlined the three most common types of rideshare accidents and how they may affect the victim’s ability to recover compensation:

  • Type 1: Struck by a Rideshare Driver/Vehicle: In such cases, the rideshare driver is typically considered negligent, and the injured victim is the driver or passenger of a separate vehicle or a pedestrian or bicyclist on the road. The rideshare company carries liability insurance, so the victim and their attorney pursue medical expenses and recovery from the rideshare company and driver. Most rideshare companies carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability insurance.
  • Type 2: Rideshare Driver Crashes: If the rideshare driver crashes or otherwise causes an accident due to negligence or wrongful conduct, and the injured victim is a passenger inside of the rideshare vehicle, the victim may pursue compensation from the rideshare company. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft carry liability insurance, so the victim and their attorney can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the rideshare company. Most rideshare companies, including Uber and Lyft, now carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage for injured passengers.
  • Type 3: Struck While Riding in a Rideshare Vehicle: When the injured victim is a paying passenger taking an Uber or Lyft, and the rideshare car is hit by another vehicle but the rideshare driver is not at fault, the injured victim must file a third-party claim. Because the rideshare driver was not at fault, the third-party claim must be brought against the at-fault driver. There are situations where the at-fault driver carries no insurance or is underinsured. Medical and financial recovery is still possible, as most rideshare companies now carry $1,000,000 in uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM).

Regardless of the specific circumstances of your crash, Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation can help. Based in Los Angeles, our rideshare accident attorney helps victims of Uber and Lyft accidents throughout Southern California. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation, and we are ready to fight for you.

Who Can Be Held Liable for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Liability in an Uber or Lyft accident can depend on various factors and may involve multiple parties. Here are some potential scenarios:

  • Driver Liability: Though they are professional drivers, people who drive for Uber do not always act with sufficient care. For example, an Uber driver may become distracted by the Uber app on their phone, the radio, or interacting with their passengers. Or they may simply fail to watch for other cars or motorcycles when changing lanes or making turns.
  • Rideshare Company Liability: Uber or Lyft could be held liable under certain circumstances. For example, if the accident occurred during an active ride (when a passenger is in the car) and was caused by a flaw in the app, the company might be considered partially responsible.
  • Third-Party Liability: Other drivers or entities not directly associated with the rideshare service may also be held liable if their actions contributed to the accident.
  • Vehicle Manufacturer or Maintenance Provider: If the accident resulted from a defect in the vehicle or inadequate maintenance, the manufacturer or maintenance provider might be held responsible.
  • Local Regulations: Liability can also be influenced by local laws and regulations, which may vary.

Why You Need an Experienced Los Angeles Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare accidents are not the same as standard car accidents. Many unique rules apply to these types of claims. You need someone who has extensive experience in this area of law who can fight for you and the full compensation you are owed.

Here are some advantages:

  • Legal Expertise: We, as experienced lawyers, have a deep understanding of personal injury laws, rideshare regulations, and the complexities of accident cases. This expertise allows us to navigate the legal system efficiently on behalf of our clients.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: We can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident. This includes obtaining witness statements, reviewing available evidence, and working with experts if necessary. Our goal is to build a strong case to support your claim.
  • Determining Liability: In rideshare accidents, determining liability can be complex. We have the knowledge to identify the responsible parties, whether it's the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, or other third parties. This understanding is crucial for seeking appropriate compensation.
  • Communication with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. We can handle communications with insurance providers on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Negotiation Experience: Our negotiation skills come into play when working to settle a claim. We aim to negotiate the best possible settlement for our clients, taking into account medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other relevant factors.
  • Litigation Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, we are prepared to represent you in court. Our litigation experience allows us to present a compelling case before a judge and jury to seek the compensation you deserve.
  • Peace of Mind: Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be stressful. By hiring us, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind during a challenging time.

When you trust your case to the team at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, you will receive direct, personal attention from a highly skilled and award-winning Los Angeles Uber/Lyft accident attorney. Your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Scott is committed to helping his clients every step of the way, providing answers to your questions, and handling every legal detail so that you can focus on what matters most: healing and moving forward with your life.

Injured in a Rideshare Accident? Call Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in an accident or lost a loved one due to a rideshare driver’s negligence, turn to the team at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. Since 1992, our firm has been fighting for justice on behalf of severely injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County, the Inland Empire, Orange County, and the surrounding areas.

We accept contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses when you work with our firm. Instead, we only recover attorney fees if and when we secure a settlement or verdict for you.

Reach out to us today at (310) 683-2300 or contact us online to set up a FREE initial consultation with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer in Los Angeles.

Car Accident-Related Case results

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

  • Brain Injury $780,000 Settlement

    Stopped vehicle rear-ended by pickup.

  • Car Accident $410,000 Settlement

    Driver injured when broadsided by left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $350,000 Settlement

    Consecutive accidents injure motorist’s lower back.

  • Car Accident $331,705 Settlement

    Driver suffers lumbar sprains following rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $310,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision when vehicle enters his lane.

  • Car Accident $303,750 Settlement

    Driver suffers injuries in rear-ender.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver and two passengers injured in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended after stopping for traffic.

  • Car Accident $280,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended on I-5 while on the job.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Passenger injured when struck by vehicle.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle exiting alley.

  • Car Accident $255,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended while stopped in traffic.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Aspiring model injured in vehicle collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in rear-ender after slowing to enter driveway.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in collision with left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver’s pre-existing back injury aggravated in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver allegedly runs red light, causing collision

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials


Our Awards & Recognitions In The Legal Community

  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
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