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Uber & Lyft Accidents At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers

Helping You Navigate Rideshare Accident Claims in Southern California

With the explosive growth of ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft, “ride-hailing” vehicles are now available everywhere you look in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. While many people now request an Uber or Lyft ride without a second thought about their safety, however, it’s still possible to sustain serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. According to a new study from the University of Chicago and Rice University, Uber and Lyft may even be responsible for a nationwide increase in traffic deaths: Researchers found that traffic fatalities in U.S. cities increased by up to 3% after the introduction of Uber and Lyft.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Los Angeles Uber and Lyft accident lawyers are committed to helping catastrophic injury victims after an accident caused by negligence. Whether your crash was caused by a rideshare driver or another driver on the road, you could be eligible to seek compensation in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. With millions recovered for car and truck accident victims and over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys will give your case the care and attention it deserves.

Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to explore your options after an Uber or Lyft vehicle collision.

Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Accident?

Like any car accident in California, liability for injuries is determined based on fault. If an Uber or Lyft driver failed to meet their basic “duty of care” to passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other drivers on the road, they could be considered liable for your losses. However, because Uber and Lyft drivers are classified as independent contractors rather than employees, ridesharing service companies rarely accept liability for car accidents – which can make it difficult to get the full and fair compensation you need after a crash.

While Uber and Lyft do provide up to $1 million in accident insurance coverage for their drivers, the coverage limits vary depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. For example, if an Uber driver was passively waiting for new rider requests at the time of the collision, they would only be eligible for $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person and $100,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident. This may not always be enough to cover the costs of severe, life-altering injuries.

Because of this added complexity, your rideshare accident attorney will need to answer the following questions to determine liability:

  • What caused the accident to happen?
  • Were you a passenger, a pedestrian, or another driver when you were involved in the Uber or Lyft crash?
  • What was the driver’s exact status in the ridesharing app at the moment of the collision?
  • What does Uber or Lyft’s insurance cover in the event of an accident?
  • Were there any other parties involved in the crash? (i.e. government entities, property owners, car manufacturers, etc)
  • Did the crash involve an uninsured or underinsured driver?

Serious Injuries Require Serious Representation

Whether you need help negotiating with insurance providers or advocating for your needs in a personal injury lawsuit, the trusted lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP will stand by your side in a rideshare accident claim. Available to represent Uber and Lyft drivers as well as passengers, our Los Angeles legal team will apply our extensive resources to your case and determine who is responsible for your injuries. If negligence played a role in the crash, we will strive to reach a positive outcome.

Do you need to speak with an accident attorney today? Call (866) 634-4525 for a free consultation.

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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