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Santa Ana Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Helping Individuals in Santa Ana Pursue a Personal Injury Claim for Injuries and Damages Arising out of a Rideshare Accident.

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have virtually taken the place of taxicabs in and around Santa Ana and Orange County. People frequently use these ridesharing companies because they are efficient, quick, and reasonably priced. Individuals can also make a ride request by simply using the app on their cellphones.

No matter the experience of the driver, however, motor vehicle accidents involving ridesharing vehicles can – and most definitely do – occur. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that involved a ridesharing vehicle, and you suffered one or more physical injuries in that accident, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered.

The knowledgeable Santa Ana rideshare accident attorneys at Hess & Nghiem can review the circumstances and facts surrounding your accident and can help you pursue monetary recovery for all of your personal injuries and damages. You can call us today at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you throughout your personal injury case.

Who Could be Deemed Responsible for a Rideshare Accident?

Whenever a ridesharing vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle collision, injured passengers, as well as injured individuals in other motor vehicles, could make a personal injury claim against the ridesharing company. Ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, maintain their own motor vehicle insurance policies, and these policies are in place to cover motor vehicle collisions that might occur.

Both Uber and Lyft have policies in place that cover a maximum of one million dollars per accident. Having these insurance policies helps to ensure that injured passengers who are involved in an accident will be able to make a claim for damages. The amount that you may be able to recover from a ridesharing company in damages depends primarily on the nature and extent of your injuries (including whether any of your injuries are permanent), along with the financial costs of your medical treatment.

In addition to making a claim against the ridesharing company, you might also be eligible to make a claim and recover monetary damages from any other drivers who were fully or partially at fault for the motor vehicle collision.

What Types of Damages Could I Pursue Following a Ridesharing Accident?

In addition to pursuing monetary compensation for your medical treatment bills and lost earnings following a ridesharing accident, you might also be able to make a claim for noneconomic damages that you suffered. Those damages could include compensation for any of the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of the ability to work (i.e., earning capacity)
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Speak with our Santa Ana Rideshare Accidents Lawyers Today

The experienced legal team at Hess & Nghiem could help you pursue compensation for monetary damages arising out of a rideshare accident. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Santa Ana rideshare accident attorney, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.

 

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash
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