Rideshare services have reinvented modern transportation, offering convenient alternatives to travel at our very fingertips. But what happens if you or a loved one are involved in a rideshare accident? There are many factors that make a rideshare accident case more complicated than a collision between two passenger vehicles. As a result, it’s often difficult to determine who is responsible.

Here at the Lopez Law Group, we firmly believe that you deserve fair compensation, no matter how confusing your case. For years, our rideshare accident lawyers have helped victims and their families navigate every step of the legal process and recover the compensation they deserved. If you’re a passenger who has been the victim of a rideshare accident and are in need of an Uber or Lyft accident attorney, we’re here to counsel you about your rights and options to get you on the best and quickest path to recovery.

What to Know About Rideshare Accident Cases

In any motor vehicle accident, the injured parties need to determine who is at fault for the collision, as well as the extent of the damages and losses that occurred as a result. However, when it comes to a rideshare accident, it’s more confusing to identify who is legally responsible. This is because although rideshare drivers do business under the name of their employer, like Lyft or Uber, they operate as independent contractors rather than employees. This means companies like Lyft and Uber aren’t always legally responsible for the conduct of their drivers, including vehicle accidents, injury to passengers, and more. 

Usually, when a passenger is involved in a general auto accident, they can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. However, rideshare drivers typically provide their own personal auto insurance policies, many of which have a business-use exclusion clause, meaning most rideshare drivers do not have coverage for themselves, their vehicles, or their passengers as soon as they pick up a passenger as a part of their rideshare work. So how are passengers protected if there is no applicable liability or collision coverage?  

Rideshare companies do provide some liability coverage for drivers, but it only protects drivers when their app is turned on and accepting requests. The amount of coverage offered by rideshare company liability policies also varies based on unique details of the situation, such as when passengers have been picked up and the status of the driver’s app. 

Aside from insurance coverage, determining liability complicates rideshare accident cases, as it depends on other factors, including who was injured, how many passengers were in the car, how many vehicles were involved in the collision, and where their insurance coverage comes from.

Common rideshare accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones, fractures, bruises, and sprains
  • Joint injuries
  • Neck or spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash
  • Internal bleeding

These types of injuries can be life-changing, causing chronic medical conditions, loss of mobility, mental and emotional trauma, and more. It’s paramount that victims get the compensation they deserve by holding the at-fault party responsible for damages. 

Proving who is at fault is key in rideshare accident cases. However, the laws that govern rideshare services, including insurance coverages and liability, are constantly changing. Having an experienced legal professional on your side can help streamline the process if you have been the victim of a rideshare accident.

Why Hire a Rideshare Accident Lawyer to Help with Your Case?

Because rideshare collisions involve corporate insurance policies, victims have a much better chance of winning a fair settlement when partnered with an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer. In addition to proving liability and streamlining the complexities of rideshare insurance policies, a rideshare accident lawyer can help accurately determine a fair compensation amount. When it comes to assessing the damages of your claim, attorneys will ensure that your settlement includes compensation for things like medical bills. In addition, your attorney will make sure you’re compensated for non-economic and other losses, including:

  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Impairment of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage to your vehicle

How the Lopez Law Group Can Help

We know that you have a choice of which Lyft or Uber accident lawyer you choose to represent your case — and we take our responsibility very seriously. Our Texas rideshare accident lawyers serve the Weslaco, Tyler, Spring, Mission, McAllen, Laredo, Houston, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and Harlingen areas. We serve as supportive and trusted advocates to help injured people and their families when they need it most.

When you partner with the Lopez Law Group, we counsel you in the process of seeking damages and compensation for your injuries every step of the way. Here’s an overview of our process:

  • We investigate your case. Because a rideshare accident claim is more complex, it takes considerable experience and dedication to prove that negligence or recklessness was a factor in your case. We will examine police reports, eyewitness statements, and all available evidence in order to prove liability.
  • We establish a winning strategy. There are many factors that can complicate a rideshare accident case. We’ll create an action plan tailored to the specifics of your case, putting you in the best position to recover the settlement you deserve.
  • We prepare for trial if necessary. Most cases are resolved by settlement. However, if fair negotiation cannot be reached, we’ll be prepared to take your case to court in order to hold negligent parties accountable.
  • We recover the best possible settlement. Negotiating with providers is never easy, but it’s even more difficult when a case involves corporate insurance carriers. No matter how complex the case, we’ll ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

If you are a passenger who has been involved in a rideshare collision and need to hire an accident attorney in Texas for your personal injury claim, we can help.

Contact us online or call (956) 968-7800 to schedule your free case consultation.

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