Representing Victims In Uber-Related Los Angeles Motorcycle Crashes
Ride-sharing companies like Uber offer a convenient way for people to get around without the hassle of driving themselves. They also give drivers the chance to support themselves financially or just make some money on the side. But an Uber car or vehicle is not immune from hitting a biker and causing a serious motorcycle accident. When that happens, who will pay for any resulting injuries to the people involved?
Both Uber drivers and people in private vehicles deserve top-quality legal representation when they have been in a serious accident and must pursue financial compensation for their pain and suffering. The Los Angeles, California personal injury firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation has represented secured more than $115 million in verdicts and settlements. As your attorney, Scott J. Corwin will draw on his more than 25 years of experience to help you get maximum compensation for things like your doctor bills and lost wages.
The Two Uber Motorcycle Accidents Scenarios
Type 1: Struck by an Uber Driver / Vehicle
The Uber driver is negligent, collides with the moving or stopped biker and the injured victim is operating their motorcycle legally on the road. The Uber company carries liability insurance so the victim and their attorney pursues medical expenses and recovery from the rideshare company and driver. Most rideshare companies now carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage.
Type 2: Motorcycle Collides With Stopped Uber Vehicle
If the Uber driver stops in a restricted portion of the road or fails to take adequate measures to safely drop their fare, the Uber / rideshare driver is negligent. This causes the motorcyclist to collide into the stopped vehicle or it’s car door (known as a “dooring”) and the motorcycle rider is seriously injured. Similar to the above, the Uber company carries liability insurance so the victim and their attorney pursues medical expenses and recovery from the rideshare company and driver. Uber and most rideshare companies now carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage.
What Causes Uber Vehicles To Crash?
Uber drivers often work long hours, which can lead to fatigue. They may also drive distracted as they use their phones a lot to check their route and look for new fares. Sometimes they drive too aggressively or recklessly. In other words, Uber drivers can cause a motorcycle crash the same ways other drivers do.
However, Uber drivers can also be the victim of bad motorists. Those who work as drivers regularly expose themselves to potential danger, especially at night when the number of drunk drivers on the road increases. A driver’s vehicle may be their only source of income, and if it is totaled in a crash, they may have no way to pay the bills.
Scott J. Corwin is one of the most respected motor vehicle accidents lawyers in Los Angeles and all of California. He takes a hands-on approach to each case, which means he will handle every filing, hearing and other task connected to your case personally. No matter how many vehicles and individuals were involved, he will handle your case with skill and understanding.
No-Cost Legal Consultation On Your Uber Motorcycle Accident
To schedule your free legal consultation, contact Scott J. Corwin at 866-477-1011. The firm is in Los Angeles and Mr. Corwin represents clients across California, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Long Beach and Santa Barbara counties.