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Maggio v. First Solar Corporation

Construction worker electrocuted on job site after safety procedure failure by First Solar Corporation. Kermani LLP recovered $51.3 Million for the Plaintiffs severe injuries.

$51.3 Million

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Siddique v. Confidential

A child was tragically killed at a major retailer and our team fought to obtain the largest child wrongful death settlement in Georgia history.

$7.5 Million

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Salah v. Confidential

A small company attempted to unjustly deprive our clients of their rightful share of the partnership profits. Kermani LLP's aggressive litigation led to court-ordered millions for our clients prior to the company's bankruptcy.

$4.49 Million

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Tufele v. Confidential

Our clients were assaulted by a criminal gang at a bar. Through diligent investigation, we exposed the landlord's questionable history, resulting in a successful $3.1 Million settlement from the landlord.

$3.1 Million

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Faiz v. Confidential

Our client's daughter experienced an incident on the freeway, resulting in her death, caused by a motorist with insufficient insurance coverage. With aggressive litigation, we obtained a big settlement from the non-liable employer for damages.

$2.35 Million

Verdict / Settlement


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The rideshare companies Uber and Lyft certainly revolutionized travel for all of us. While convenient, a rideshare driver faces the same risk of being in an accident as anyone else with a driver’s license who takes to the road. If a rideshare driver gets into an accident while working, any injuries or property damage face what could be a complicated situation. How will they get compensation for their injuries or property damage? Who is responsible?

The California Lyft and Uber lawyers of Kermani LLP understand the legal complexities involved in a rideshare crash. With over $50 million in recovery combined for clients, Kermani’s experienced trial lawyers are ready to apply their knowledge and dedication to representing you.

Navigating Uber and Lyft Accidents in California

Handling Uber and Lyft accidents on your own will be confusing. This type of case may involve multiple insurance companies. Not only that, but you may find that each insurance company tells you that it’s not their issue.

The truth is that both Uber and Lyft have their own policy related to what a rideshare driver must do. While all rideshare drivers must have at least state minimum liability insurance, they may also be required to carry another specific type of vehicle insurance. If the driver doesn’t have the right insurance, you may find that any claim made is denied. Although Uber and Lyft also provide a certain amount of insurance to cover injuries and damage, they may point the finger at the driver.

That’s only one example of how navigating an Uber or Lyft accident creates confusion. There are also specific statutes and legal deadlines that may apply. 

Why Kermani LLP Is the Right Choice for Your Uber or Lyft Accident Claim

The California Uber accident attorneys of Kermani LLP have substantial experience handling cases involving injuries and property damage caused by rideshare accidents. From negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance companies to filing a liability case, Kermani LLP has an understanding of the laws, and insurance policy requirements, and wants to help you get the compensation you need. Having recovered a total of $50 million for clients, Kermani is ready to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Common Types of Uber and Lyft Accidents We Handle

The California Lyft accident lawyers of Kermani LLP may be able to help you if your rideshare case involves a:

  • Rear-end accident;
  • T-bone;
  • Drowsy driving accidents;
  • Accidents caused by speeding or other traffic offenses;
  • Product liability if the rideshare vehicle has a defective part;
  • Accidents caused by inadequate or improper vehicle maintenance.

Determining Liability and Insurance in Uber and Lyft Accidents

Determining both liability and insurance coverage is tricky. The first goal is to determine the cause of the wreck. Was more than one driver involved? What do the facts show when the law is applied? What does the police report state? If more than one driver is liable, how much did each person contribute to the accident? These questions are best addressed by an Uber accident lawyer in California.

Once liability is established, insurance coverage becomes a concern. Did the rideshare driver have the right type of insurance policy? What about any other driver found liable? Did they have insurance? There could also be some liability placed upon one of the rideshare giants based on the facts of the case. Insurance companies are notorious for unfairly treating unrepresented victims. This could even impact the compensation you are offered for your injuries.

Seeking Compensation in Uber and Lyft Accident Cases

If you have injuries or property damage because of a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills to care for your injuries;
  • Property damage that must be repaired or replaced, such as a smartphone, laptop, or vehicle damage;
  • Lost wages from time off work to recover;
  • Expenses related to disability caused by the accident;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Punitive damages, for some accidents.

Legal Process for Uber and Lyft Accident Claims in California

The legal process for Uber and Lyft accidents generally starts with working to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or companies involved. If this is unsuccessful, a lawsuit may be filed. However, there can be more than one defendant. Uber, Lyft, and other insurance companies have their legal teams looking out for their best interest. Hiring an experienced Uber accident attorney in California can help secure your legal rights.

Kermani LLP’s Expertise in Uber and Lyft Accident Litigation

As experienced trial lawyers, Kermani LLP have the necessary negotiation and trial skills it takes to help victims get the compensation they need for their injuries and property damage. The firm provides individual attention to each case to develop the proper trial strategy from day one so that if the court is necessary, the team is thoroughly prepared to zealously advocate for you in the courtroom.

Contact Kermani LLP for Specialized Legal Support in Rideshare Accidents

If you or someone you love was injured in a rideshare accident, compensation may be available. Schedule a free consultation with Kermani LLP now.

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What should I do right after getting in an Uber or Lyft accident?

First, you need to report the crash — call the police. Let them know if you’re injured and need emergency responders to help. You can also report the accident directly through the Uber or Lyft app, too. If you are able to, then consider gathering up evidence at the scene. Get the contact information of your driver, other involved parties, and witnesses who saw what happened. Consider taking photographs and see if anyone nearby caught the accident on video. Get the medical care you need to recover and be sure to keep a copy of your medical bills.

How does insurance coverage work in Uber and Lyft accidents in California?

Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors. That said, they are required to have the proper insurance coverage to compensate you in the event they get into an accident with you in the vehicle. Despite that, some drivers aren’t carrying the proper insurance. In these situations, you may need to look into Uber or Lyft’s insurance policies.

What is the statute of limitations for filing an Uber or Lyft accident claim in California?

After an Uber or Lyft accident, you have up to two years to file for reimbursement. If you don’t take legal action by that time, then you will forfeit your legal right to any damages.

How are damages calculated in Uber or Lyft accident cases in California?

After an Uber or Lyft accident, damages will be calculated based on the evidence you provide regarding your losses. You can prove economic losses by producing solid evidence regarding the financial losses you endured. For example, a medical bill will clearly show the cost of your medical care. A wage statement from your employer can show how much time you missed from work and the income you would’ve earned if you weren’t hurt. A lawyer will help you value non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.

What difficulties might I face when filing a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft in California?

If you’re filing a claim against Uber or Lyft in California, then you’ll likely face some challenges. For one, Uber or Lyft will likely try to have you get coverage from the driver’s insurance policy first. Their insurance policy will only kick in if you’ve exhausted your other options already. What’s more, the company could try to assign fault to a different third party, which could complicate your claim even further. You’re going up against a major company’s legal team, so it’s important that you hire an equally qualified lawyer to represent you.

How can an Uber and Lyft accident attorney help me with my case?

A Lyft and Uber accident attorney can help you navigate the complexities of your legal claim while you focus on physically recovering from your injuries. Your lawyer will help gather up evidence to prove what happened and what you lost, build up a strong case, properly value your claim, negotiate with the other party or insurance adjusters, and represent you if your claim winds up in court. Throughout the ordeal, your lawyer will advocate for your rights and help you maximize your settlement award.

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