Motorcycle Accident Caused by Uber Or Lyft In California

If you have been involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle because of an Uber driver’s negligence, you may have the right to recover compensation. But, having the right attorney is crucial. Our rideshare accident attorneys are experienced in all different types of Uber accidents, including car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents.

We also have several offices throughout California. For more information, we always recommend to give us a call to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation. A case evaluation is an opportunity to explain to your attorney what exactly happened in the accident and the damages that you have suffered. Your attorney will have the opportunity to then review all the details and determine the value of your case and what steps they should take next in your favor.

What causes Uber accidents in Los Angeles?

There are several causes of accidents, especially for those that involve Uber drivers. Below are the most common causes of Uber accidents in Los Angeles.

  • Speeding: speeding is one of the most common causes of Uber accidents in Los Angeles. This is especially common in residential areas and on freeways. This occurs when Uber drivers have several rides scheduled back to back and want to complete as many rides as possible that day.

  • Fatigued driving: fatigue driving occurs when a rideshare driver has been on the road for a very long time, and this increases the likelihood of them falling asleep behind the wheel.

  • Drunk driving: although not as common, drunk driving is still a cause of uber and motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles.

  • Inexperienced driving: although an Uber driver could have experience driving in LA, they may approach unfamiliar areas where they have not driven before. For example, there are many one-way roads in Los Angeles.

Distracted Driving And Uber Accidents

 Distracted driving has been one of the most common causes of Uber and motorcycle accidents. This has become especially more common in recent years with drivers being prone to several distractions during a ride-share drive.

There are three common types of distractions. This includes:

  • Visual distractions: visual distractions are those that may take the driver’s eyes off the wheel, and the driver may not be able to see the motorist. For example, this includes accidents that occur on the side of the road or the road.

  • Manual distractions: Manual distractions are those that require the driver’s hands, such as eating and drinking behind the wheel, or adjusting the radio.

  • Cognitive distractions: cognitive distractions are those that may make the driver confused and unable to focus. For example, the driver may be worried about the next ride, or maybe thinking about what to text back

What are the different ways to prevent Uber accidents?

  • If you are riding a motorcycle, make sure that you are always in the line of vision for all vehicles. Unfortunately, motorcycles tend to fall within a vehicle’s blind spot.
  • Ensure you use all your turn signals to alert other drivers about your next move.
  • Do not speed, especially in residential areas.
  • Jurisdictions, including Los Angeles, have imposed a time limit for drivers. This means that drivers could only work a certain number of hours each day.


What are common injuries that result from an Uber motorcycle accident?

The injuries the motorcycle accident victim suffers depend on the speed at which both cars were traveling before the accident, the location of the accident, the direction of impact, the position of the passengers and drivers just before the accident, and the safety of the vehicle.

Below are some examples of the most common types of injuries that could result from an Uber and motorcycle accident:

  • Head injuries: head injuries are very common since a driver’s head could hit the back of their seat, or move side to side from an impact. This could result in traumatic brain injuries or internal injuries like internal bleeding that should be evaluated as soon as possible.

  • Back injuries: back injuries are also a very common type of injury that is caused by whiplash. Back injuries could also lead to spinal cord injuries, which could be permanent and require medical attention for the rest of the victim’s life.

  • Broken bones: broken fingers and wrists are a widespread result of an Uber and motorcycle accident.

  • Knee injuries: if the seating position was moved during the accident, the driver could experience knee injuries from the impact.


When must I file my lawsuit after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles?

There’s a deadline that goes along with many different lawsuits. A statute of limitations is the deadline to file a claim or a lawsuit. Specifically, for motorcycle accidents involving rideshare and, such as Ubers, it must be filed within two years from the date of the accident. If it is not filed within 2 years, the statute of limitations will pass and the party will lose their rights to file a lawsuit.

Motorcycle Accident And Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits are lawsuits filed by a survivor’s family members if a victim passes away from a motorcycle accident. Wrongful death allows the victim’s family members to recover compensation. Wrongful death also has a statute of limitations that determines when the claim must be filed. In Los Angeles, the wrongful death claim must be filed within two years from the date of the death.

What should I not do after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles?
After a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, you should refrain from talking to anybody. Any statements that you may give could be used against you in a future claim or lawsuit. For example, you should refrain from talking to any insurance companies, agents, attorneys, or police officers and giving a statement.

Sometimes, your words may be twisted, and used against you, which will make it very difficult for you to recover compensation.

What are the common causes of motorcycle and Uber accidents?

  • Rear-end accidents:  rear-end accidents are very common, especially if a party is speeding. A vehicle must need ample space to come to a complete stop, and when they are speeding, it will be very difficult without having to collide with the other vehicle’s bumper.

  • Head-on accidents: head-on accidents are also very common among motorcyclists, and occur in areas where vehicles are likely to make improper turns, or with inexperienced drivers on one-way streets.

  • Merging accidents: it could sometimes get very difficult to merge onto a freeway if another party does not give you room.

  • Side impact or t-bone collisions: these accidents are likely to happen when a motorcyclist is in the driver’s blind spot.


If you have experienced any of the above types of accidents, give us a call today.

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another Uber driver, you may need an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney to help guide you through the legal process and investigate the accident.

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