Uber and Lyft services have their share of risk. Unfortunately, you know this first-hand if you or a family member were injured in a rideshare collision. An Uber and Lyft accident lawyer serving Brookshire, TX can explain your legal options, including the right to seek financial recovery.
You could recover damages if you were injured as a(n):
- Uber passenger
- Rideshare driver
For a free case evaluation with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, please call (713) 850-8600.
Why You Should Call an Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer
Assigning liability in an Uber or Lyft accident is different in some ways than for other motor vehicle accidents. Figuring out who should be held accountable can be complex because so much depends on the status and timeline of a rideshare accident. Uber and Lyft must carry a $1 million bodily injury and liability policy, but conditions apply to file a claim.
Driver Is “On the App” Without Passenger(s)
If you are a third party injured by an Uber or Lyft driver who is using the app but waiting for a ride request, your damages are typically by the driver’s personal insurance, unless the insurer refuses to pay. In this case, Uber or Lyft will step in and cover the injuries.
Driver Is “On the App” With Passenger(s)
The Uber or Lyft liability coverage begins from the moment that the driver accepts a passenger request until the ride is over, or when the driver finishes the transaction on the app (whichever lasts longer). Third-party victims including pedestrians and other drivers and their passengers are also covered.
Driver Is Offline
If you were injured by an Uber or Lyft driver who was neither on the app nor available to pick up passengers, you could pursue recovery from the driver’s personal auto insurance.
Many people are confused by this complicated liability structure. In some accidents, there may be two or more liable parties. If you were injured as an Uber passenger, driver, or a third party, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation. We will pursue the financial recovery you may be entitled to receive.
Serious Injuries Arise from Uber and Lyft Accidents
You should always get medical attention after any motor vehicle accident. Please do not take chances with your health. Make sure you are examined by a healthcare professional after any collision.
Rideshare accidents can result in significant injuries that may include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Concussion, a mild form of traumatic brain injury
- Fractured, broken, or crushed bones
- Chipped or broken teeth and/or dental devices
- Internal bleeding with organ damage or loss
Many Uber and Lyft accident victims are faced with expensive medical bills and expenses. That is why you should call an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer serving Brookshire, TX who will seek financial recovery from the liable person or people.
Financial Recovery for Your Damages
You may be entitled to recovery for physical, emotional, and financial damages including:
- Emergency room and ambulance
- Other medical expenses such as prescriptions, rehabilitative therapy and treatment, and medical equipment (crutches, for example)
- Lost pay
- Reduced income due to injuries
- Disability and/or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium or companionship
An Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer serving Brookshire, TX with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will make a careful valuation of your injuries and losses and seek recovery for you. To get started, please call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
We Will Hold the Liable Party Accountable
Our firm has the resources and staff to conduct a comprehensive review of your accident. It is important to understand what happened just before, during, and after the collision for us to seek recovery.
An Uber and Lyft lawyer will examine evidence such as:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photos and medical records of your accident-related injuries and expected prognosis
- Videos and/or photos of the accident scene and vehicles
Duty of Care in an Uber or Lyft Accident
All licensed drivers in Texas are expected to take reasonable measures to avoid injuring people and damaging property. This is known as the “duty of care”. An Uber and Lyft accident lawyer with our firm will show that your injuries are the result of a driver breaching this duty of care.
It is your legal right to seek financial recovery from a negligent driver. For a free case evaluation, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600.
Get Help from Our Team Today
Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will seek recovery from the proper insurance coverage. If we cannot reach an acceptable settlement, we may take your case to trial. Texas statute Ch. 16 generally allows two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, please call our firm for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to financial recovery. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600.