What You Need To Know After an Uber or Lyft Accident in California

Car accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. They can happen while riding your own car, riding as a passenger in a friend or family member’s car, or even while riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car. You can get into an accident with another car, motorcycle, truck or taxi or Uber or Lyft. Regardless of how your accident occurred, you may be entitled to compensation if...

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Emotional Damages in Car Accident Claim

Should I Seek Emotional Damages In My Car Accident Claim?

Being involved in a car accident can cause serious injuries, both physically and emotionally. In fact, emotional trauma and distress can be a major component of recovery in motor vehicle accident cases. However, successfully bringing an emotional distress claim can be difficult and most often requires good lawyering. As such, it is important that you immediately consult an experienced personal injury attorney if you are seriously injured in an...

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Car Accidents

California Rideshare Car Accidents: Insurance Gap Problems

California was one of the first states to make ridesharing legal in 2013. The state effectively categorized these rideshare services under a newly created category of “transportation network companies” or TNC. Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, use online platforms to connect passengers with independent drivers, typically through mobile apps. Even though ridesharing is legalized in the state, it evades much of the strict scrutiny that taxi companies receive...

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Wrongful Death Attorney

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In a Fatal Taxi Cab Accident Case

Losing a loved one in an accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when the victim was merely a passenger in a taxi cab. As a family member of a loved one who was killed in an accident, you may be entitled to filing a wrongful death claim seeking monetary compensation. Since these cases involve the death of an innocent victim, they should be valued at a much higher...

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Car Accident Injuries

Symptoms of Underlying Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries may not always be obvious in the immediate aftermath of an accident. There isn’t always a direct correlation between the severity of the injuries suffered and the severity of the accident. Although you may think that you are fine and have not suffered any injuries following an automobile accident, it is always important to immediately seek medical attention after a collision. Certain injuries, such as internal...

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The Duties Taxi Drivers Owe Their Passengers

Taxi accidents in major cities, like Los Angeles, are not uncommon. However, unlike other motor vehicle accidents, taxi cab accident victims are often confused as to who is legally responsible for their injuries and resulting financial harm. When you are involved in a car accident caused by another driver, it is rather easy to figure out that the at-fault party’s insurance company should cover your medical bills and other...

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Common Factors of Taxi Cab Accidents

Taxis can be a life saver when you need a ride but don’t have a car. However, sitting in the backseat can also feel much like a roller coaster with your life hanging on a cliff. While taking a taxi is for the most part considered fairly safe, accidents do happen. Often taxi cab accidents can be very dangerous and result in catastrophic accidents since few passengers wear safety...

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Car Accident Attorney

Top Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are approximately 5.4 million non-fatal car accidents each year in the United States. These accidents result in an average of 80 fatalities on roads each day. There are many different reasons why car accidents happen. However, statistics show that if motorists are aware of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents, it may help raise awareness and reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident. This article discusses...

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Uber and Lyft

What To Do If You Are Injured In an Accident While Taking an Uber

Professional transportation companies, like Uber and Lyft, have become very popular, especially in major cities. In every city that Uber and Lyft has entered, there has been vocal opposition. Although most opposition comes from traditional taxi drivers, there are also concerns from citizens who raise the question of safety, driver screening, and insurance policies and auto accident injury cases. As expected, the introduction of these ride-sharing companies has increased...

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Emotional and mental Injury

Factors That May Negatively Impact a Personal Injury Case Involving Emotional or Mental Injuries

Personal injuries resulting from accidents are not isolated to only physical injuries. Some serious or catastrophic accidents often involve emotional or mental injuries, which the victim may be compensated for. However, pursuing a personal injury case that involves this type of non-physical injury can be a long and complicated process. When you claim mental or emotional injury, it allows the defense to pry into certain private aspects of your...

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