Los Angeles Uber Accidents with Out of State Passengers
Compass Law Group, PC has been providing excellent legal service to clients throughout California for many years, including those who have been seriously injured in Uber accidents. Because California is a magnet for travelers, some of these clients have been from out of state or even from out of the country. As a well-respected personal injury team, Compass Law Group has a track record of success. We have won substantial damages for passengers involved in Uber accidents in California — no matter where they reside.
As rideshare services have become increasingly available, the public has rapidly recognized their advantages — immediate availability, no necessity to carry money, generally cleaner cars, and more polite drivers. This also holds true for visitors from out of state who, already comfortable in Uber cars back home, are likely to seek them out while traveling for business or pleasure.
The Brand New Law for Uber Workers in California
As of August 11, 2020, California Uber workers have been reclassified; now, instead of being categorized as independent contractors, they have been given the status of employees of the Uber company. This change entitles them to numerous benefits “employees” already enjoy, such as minimum wage, unemployment benefits, healthcare, and paid leave.
This altered status for Uber workers is likely to increase Uber’s liability for accidents involving their drivers, though the specifics effects remain to be seen. You can be sure, however, that Compass Law will be at the head of the line when it comes to understanding and implementing change pathways to obtaining increased damages for your Uber accident injuries.
So far, Uber has been held liable for their workers’ accidents only when such accidents occur while the driver is “on the app” — i.e. actively looking for a passenger, en route to pick up a passenger, or in the process of dropping the passenger as his or her destination. Uber carries contingent liability coverage if the driver’s insurance is not enough to cover damages.
To clarify, when actively working under the auspices of Uber, Uber’s $1 million liability coverage and $1 million uninsured or underinsured coverage can be tapped to pay damages to victims of Uber crashes. This is true whether the injured passenger is a California resident or not. It is also true whether the injured passenger was, at the time of the accident, staying in California or had hired an Uber driver in another state to transport her or him to California.
Why Contacting Compass Law Group Is Crucial After an Uber Accident
As an Uber passenger from another state, filing a personal injury lawsuit will likely have more than the usual layers of complexity which is why you need to have an experienced team of Uber accident attorneys defending your rights.
Depending on the circumstances and your state of health, we can assist in arrangements for you to return home for treatment and return to California for the trial or a physical examination. Though you live out of state, we will provide you with superior service beyond your expectations. You can count on us to return your calls, texts, and emails promptly and to keep you informed about how your case is progressing.
At Compass Law Group, we understand on a personal level how deeply your serious injuries interfere not only with your own life but with the lives of your loved ones. We are dedicated to using every bit of our legal knowledge and all of our well-honed litigation skills to obtain the funds you need for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present, and future
- Replacement household services
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement and/or disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the negligent or reckless misconduct of your Uber driver or the other driver was especially egregious, we may also be able to win punitive damages.
You have two years from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit and time goes quickly when you’re coping with physical, emotional, and financial trauma. Don’t hesitate to call us as soon as possible so we can begin focusing on the task at hand. Whatever state you live in, Compass Law Group’s empathic lawyers are here to take care of your California Uber accident. Once you get in touch with us and become our client, we will devote all of our energy to making life easier for you so you will be able to move forward with confidence and hope. Because we understand the financial burdens you’re under, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win you the compensation you deserve.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.