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  • Over 550 combined Google 5-Star Reviews
  • Tens of millions won every year for our clients
  • We won’t settle for less than the maximum value for your case
  • 30 combined years of legal experience 
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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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Khala BarkusKhala Barkus
19:33 25 Sep 22
Michael and his team were so great during this entire process. They helped me to get a pretty significant settlement from my case and they were never delayed in any of the processes. I am confident that had I not "fired" the first attorney that I started to work with and called HHJ trail attorneys, I would not have gotten the results that I got with HHJ. You can't go wrong with working with these guys to settle your case.
TylerTyler
21:09 25 Aug 22
Michael and the HHJ staff were extremely helpful from the start of my case less than a year ago. From the time I had my accident, to having doctor appointments set up to the final conclusion, it couldn’t have been a smoother process from beginning to end. Michael is very detailed and organized and always has your best interest at heart. He is very responsive and is always on top of it. I didn’t have to do much other than show up to my doctor appts and respond with info that was needed. I would without a beat use Michael and his team again if needed. HHJ is the best in Southern California!
Claudia LopezClaudia Lopez
21:41 08 Jul 22
Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm, HHJ Trial Attorneys, took on our legal case. Mr. Adam Hepburn came recommended, luckily. We can't thank Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm for their stellar work throughout our entire legal case. If I had any questions or concerns, Mr. Adam Hepburn would quickly address my concerns either via email, cell phone or even on text. Mr. Adam Hepburn was very truthful, thoughtful when explaining the facts of my case, and extremely professional. If you're on the fence with hiring Adam Hepburn and his firm, don't be, he's the best in the field. Adam won my case! Must hire him and his firm if you need his type of services.
FergalFergal
15:00 20 Apr 22
Michael and the team at HHJ Trial Attorneys have taken the best care of our Clients after they have being involved in road accidents. The care, attention and commitment they provide to all their clients is extraordinary as are their life enhancing results - HHJ Trial Attorneys = Best In Class.
Anne FranksAnne Franks
14:41 20 Apr 22
Michael at HHJ Trial Attorneys is a professional Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers group. This group is very is highly recommended! They are very professional compared to other firms. If you are looking for a quality group of attorneys that will get the job done, this is the one to call!
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Carlsbad Uber Accident Attorneys Protecting Your Rights

The Uber rideshare platform has quickly become a go-to for many Carlsbad tourists and locals to navigate the city. While this is a convenient method of transportation, Uber accidents are still quite common. Whether you were involved in a car accident with an Uber vehicle as a passenger, pedestrian, or another vehicle driver, you may be entitled to proper financial compensation. Talking with an Uber attorney in Carlsbad can help you understand your case and further legal options.

Let us further explore the type of Uber car accidents that commonly occur, possible injuries you may sustain, and all the factors that go into determining compensation for your claim. HHJ Trial Attorneys is the Carlsbad law firm helping injured individuals obtain the compensation they deserve!

What are the Most Common Uber Accidents in Carlsbad?

Uber’s accident report from 2019-2020 noted there were over 3 million Uber rides completed every day. The report also stated that during this time there were 101 Uber-related motor fatalities. It is no surprise that the overwhelming use of Uber can result in some accidents.

 some of the most common types of Uber accidents that have been reported include:

  • T-bone accidents 
  • Rear-end accidents 
  • Hit-and-run accidents 
  • Single car accidents 
  • Head-on collisions 

 

Whether you are an Uber passenger or a pedestrian on the street, you are owed a certain duty of Care by other motorists on the road. If your Uber driver displays Reckless or negligent driving acts that result in an accident, and you are injured as a direct result, you should speak to an attorney about filing a personal injury claim.

What Kind of Injuries Can I Sustain? 

Though injuries can vary, some of the most common injuries recorded from Uber accidents include: 

  • Neck injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Broken bones 
  • Scars and lesions 
  • Whiplash 
  • Internal organ injury 
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The injuries mentioned above can leave you unable to work and enjoy your life for a long while. Not to mention, you may need further surgery or rehabilitation to get back to your regular activities. This is why it is vital to speak to an attorney, as you do not want to pay for these expenses out of your own wallet. 

Imagine a scenario where an Uber picks you up and are on your way to your destination. You notice the Uber driver is distracted on their phone, checking the maps or changing music throughout the drive. You also may notice they are texting or checking the Uber app for their next right. Suddenly, your Uber driver does not break on time, colliding with the vehicle in front of them.

As a result, you are now suffering from injuries and will have to seek medical treatment that comes with numerous expenses attached. Distracted driving is one of the most common reasons why an Uber accident may occur. Other reasons why an Uber accident may occur include reckless driving, failing to yield, not using the proper signals, and even failing to see other drivers or pedestrians.

How is Liability in Uber Accidents Proven?

If you were involved in an Uber accident caused by the rideshare driver, it is most often the case that they are liable for the accident. Most Uber drivers work as independent contractors, which means that in the case of an accident, the Uber application does not assume responsibility. However, there are some instances where the rideshare application could be held liable after an accident. For example, suppose Uber fails to properly screen their drivers and hires drivers with a history of driving under the influence. In that case, they may be held responsible after an accident caused by this driver because of negligent hiring practices.

Proving liability in Uber accidents can vary depending on certain factors. Gathering evidence for your claim may involve interviewing witnesses, gathering supportive medical documents that highlight your injuries, and more. Speaking with a dedicated Uber accident attorney can put you on the right path when it comes to building your case and proving liability.  

What Determines the Value of My Case?

Determining the value of your claim is crucial. This can ensure you may receive the proper payout to cover all expenses that resulted from the accident. Some of the components that may determine the value of your case include: 

 

  • The extent of your injuries 
  • Any damages to your possessions in the accident 
  • Loss of income if being unable to work 
  • Decreased quality of life 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Further medical treatments needed 
  • If physical therapy is needed 

 

Every Uber accident case may have different values. To determine the possible compensation for your claim, talk with a personal injury attorney. Underestimating a claim can be an issue, as you may find yourself paying out of your pocket for expenses related to the accident. 

Oftentimes, you may have to file a claim with the Uber driver’s insurance. In California, it is required that all drivers carry some form of insurance while on the road. Filing an insurance claim can be an overwhelming process, especially when it comes to dealing with claim adjusters who are looking to give the smallest payout possible. Whether you are dealing with insurance adjusters or are considering a lawsuit, a Carlsbad Uber accident attorney can help.

How Can a Carlsbad Uber Accident Attorney Help Me?

The personal injury claims process can be lengthy and intimidating for anyone. Fortunately, working with an experienced lawyer can make the process much easier. If you are dealing with extensive injuries from an Uber accident, the last thing you want to do is go through paperwork and negotiations on your own! Many people turn to attorneys for rideshare accidents because an expert lawyer can help your claim by: 

 

  • Filing all paperwork on your behalf
  • Representing you in court as needed 
  • Handling all negotiations on your behalf 
  • Communicating with the other party’s legal representative/insurance 
  • Gathering extensive evidence that supports your claim 
  • Being there to offer you unmatched legal advice and guidance as needed 

 

After an Uber accident, you need an attorney who is ready to fight for you. Don’t go through the tedious lawsuit or insurance claim process on your own. Work with an attorney so you can focus on recovering and getting back to your life! 

Uber is a transportation option for workers, students, and any individual looking to make it to their destination safely. However, Uber accidents do occur, and there is no telling how serious the resulting injuries can be. Whether you were a passenger or a vulnerable pedestrian, if you were involved in an Uber accident and suffered serious injuries, you should consider filing a personal injury claim to possibly receive financial restitution. 

At HHJ Trial Attorneys, our team is dedicated to giving injured individuals a voice. Our team is always ready to fight for our clients and help them attempt to recover the financial compensation they need to lift the stress off of painful injuries, medical expenses, and possibly being unable to work. If you were involved in an Uber accident or other rideshare accident, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Contact us now to be connected to a Carlsbad Uber accident attorney and learn more about your legal options!

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