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Uber & Lyft Accident Claims in Texas

If you were involved in an accident with an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare vehicle, you may face numerous challenges in recovering compensation for your damages. Rideshare accidents are far more complicated than typical car accident claims; it’s important that you have an experienced legal team on your side that can protect your rights and help you navigate the process of filing a claim.

Since 1999, Wood Law Firm, LLP has been representing injured individuals throughout Texas, as well as the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed. If you were seriously injured or if your loved one died in an Uber or Lyft accident, we can help you fight for the justice and fair compensation you are owed.

For a free, no-obligation consultation, call (806) 304-0447 today. You do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case. 

Who Is Liable for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

As previously mentioned, rideshare accident cases are often very complicated. One of the things that makes these types of claims so complex is the issue of liability.

In a given rideshare accident case, any of the following parties could potentially be liable:

  • The rideshare driver
  • Another negligent motorist
  • The manufacturer of a defective vehicle/auto part
  • Another third party, such as a negligent bicyclist or pedestrian

In a typical Texas car accident case, an injured victim can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider. When it comes to commercial vehicles, such as taxicabs and buses, an injured accident victim can often bring a claim against the company that employs the driver when the driver was responsible for the accident. This is because employers are generally—though not always—liable for the conduct of their employees.

However, both Uber and Lyft classify their employees as independent contractors, not employees. This limits their liability in the event of an accident, as employers are not responsible for the conduct of independent contractors. This means that you may not be able to file a claim against Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company; you may have to file a claim against the rideshare driver’s private auto insurance provider. However, there is a strong likelihood that such a claim will be denied, as most private auto insurance policies exclude coverage when a person is operating a vehicle in a commercial capacity.

So, what are your options?

The good news is that both Uber and Lyft offer some insurance coverage for individuals who are involved in accidents with their drivers. You may be able to seek compensation through this coverage after the rideshare driver’s private auto insurance company denies your initial claim.

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Navigating the aftermath of an Uber or Lyft accident is often very complex and emotionally fraught. Allow our team at Wood Law Firm, LLP to handle the details of your claim so that you can focus on getting the medical attention and treatment you need.

We have a proven record of success, having secured millions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys are true litigators who are not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what is needed to secure the full compensation you are owed. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you will not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses when you choose to work with our firm.

Schedule your free consultation with a member of our team today; call (806) 304-0447 or contact us online to get started. 

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