As the number of rideshare rides given have increased, the number of incidents has also increased. There is no doubt that rideshare accidents are very common. Incidents involving rideshare vehicles do not always involve a crash with another vehicle, however. Sudden deceleration, specifically, sudden or hard braking, can lead to incidents that could cause significant harm to rideshare passengers.
Were you or a member of a family injured after an Uber/Lyft driver stopped (braked too hard)? Were you injured in a sudden stop incident? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. Can I sue? Do I have a case? If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a lawsuit, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims – including those that arise from rideshare incidents. Our rideshare experts are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to win and recover what you are owed. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
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Sudden Stops Can Lead to Incidents
All sudden stops can potentially harm all parties inside the vehicle, drivers and passengers alike. Although drivers can brace themselves for a sudden stop, passengers are typically not able to – since they are not the ones behind the wheel paying attention to the road. Sudden stops can cause passengers to move violently within the vehicle. Hard braking can cause passengers to hit themselves on the seats in front of them, side panels, windows, the windshield, or the dashboard. If the passenger is wearing a seatbelt, the head and neck are likely to take most of the impact. Some of the most common injuries that victims affected by sudden stop incidents include the following: head injuries; traumatic brain injuries; concussions; neck injuries; fractures (skull fractures and facial fractures; lacerations.
If you were injured in a Lyft or Uber ride due to a sudden stop made by a negligent driver, you should explore the legal options available to you – you might have grounds to sue.
Do I Have the Right to Sue?
I was injured as a passenger in a Lyft, can I sue for my injuries? I was injured as a passenger in an Uber, do I have the right to sue for my injuries? Yes – you could be eligible to sue Uber or Lyft for the harm that you suffered. Rideshare drivers are classified as common carriers, meaning that passengers are owed the highest duty of care. In addition, both Uber and Lyft offer an insurance policy that covers passengers if they are harmed in an active ride; therefore, injured passengers can have the right to file an injury lawsuit.
If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers with experience in these cases are ready to provide you with the information that you need to pursue your claim and fight for your right to be compensated.
What can you be eligible to receive? Based on the details surrounding your injury claim, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered. The type and amount of compensation that you could receive will be strictly based on your specific claim, but it could include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
For more information about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your injury claim. The experts at our law firm will not rest until you are fairly compensated for the harm that you suffered. Contact us today for more information about the value of your Uber or Lyft sudden stop injury claim.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
I need a lawyer that can represent me. Were you or a member of your family injured after an Uber/Lyft driver stopped (braked) too hard? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against the rideshare company. To learn more about your right to sue after unexpected braking or even sudden acceleration in a rideshare vehicle, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including those arising from rideshare incidents like sudden stops. Our rideshare accident lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and fight for your right to be compensated.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we offer free legal services. These free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer your questions and address absolutely all of your concerns. Our rideshare accident lawyers will be able to provide you with the guidance necessary to pursue your claim against Uber or Lyft. If you are interested in benefiting from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. That is, you won’t be required to pay anything if you do not win.
If you would like to speak with our experts to learn more about your right to pursue a claim against Uber or Lyft, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.