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What You Need To Know About Uber And Lyft Accidents

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular. However, with this popularity comes an increased risk of accidents. If you’ve been in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may wonder what your rights are.

Ryan Nguyen Attorney At Law can help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Ryan’s practice is focused on personal injury cases, and he has over 10 years of experience representing victims of Uber and Lyft accidents. He knows the law, and he will fight for your best interests.

How A Rideshare Driver’s Insurance Could Impact Your Claim

Most rideshare drivers have rideshare coverage as part of their auto policy. So depending on their driver status at the time of the crash could affect your claim. Here’s how it could affect it based on three different scenarios: 

  1. Their driver status is on, but they don’t have passengers: When this happens, you could get up to $50,000 for your injury and up to $100,000 per accident. 
  2. Their driver status is on and they have passengers: When this happens, you could get up to $1 million in damages. However, the actual amount you receive could vary depending on the circumstances.
  3. Their driver status is off: When this happens, the rideshare company they work for is not liable for any accidents. Their auto insurance should cover any damage or injury you incurred during the crash. 

While insurers say they will cover a certain amount after a crash, that’s not always the case – and the same sentiment holds for rideshare insurance. A rideshare driver’s provider may do everything possible to avoid giving you the compensation you deserve. But if that happens, you don’t have to back down; we can help you advocate for your needs so you can focus on recovering. 

Answers To Your Questions

Rideshare accidents are different from typical motor vehicle accidents. Instead of two private parties, you may have a claim with the rideshare company, too. Often, these accidents come with a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the questions Ryan answers most often.

Can I still drive for Uber or Lyft if I make a claim/after an accident?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the accident’s severity and the driver’s fault. In general, if you are found to be at fault for the accident, you may be deactivated from the Uber or Lyft platform. However, if you are not at fault, you may be able to continue driving.

Can I sue if I’ve been in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Yes, you can sue if you’ve been in an Uber or Lyft accident. In fact, you may have a stronger case than if you were involved in a traditional car accident. This is because ride-sharing companies have deep pockets and are often held to a higher standard of care than individual drivers.

What kind of compensation can I recover from a claim?

The amount of compensation you can recover from a claim will vary depending on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. However, you may be able to recover for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Property damage

While it may seem like an overwhelming task, seeking compensation can be critical for paying for your medical care and recovery.

What steps should I take after being involved in a Houston Uber or Lyft accident?

First,  call 911. Make sure that you seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how slight. Make certain that you get the driver’s information and report the accident to Uber or Lyft. You may also need the information of any other driver involved in the crash. This can help you proceed with a claim against the rideshare driver or the other driver, or both.

How is fault determined in a rideshare accident?

Fault determination in rideshare accidents follows the same principles as any other traffic collision. Insurance companies, legal representatives or courts will consider factors such as traffic laws, witness statements, police reports and evidence from the scene to determine liability. You may have a claim against the rideshare driver, the other vehicle’s driver or both.

What happens if I get hit by an Uber or Lyft driver in Houston?

You can pursue compensation for damages if you’re involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver while driving or walking.

You may file a claim against the driver’s insurance company, Uber’s or Lyft’s insurance company or your insurance company, depending on the circumstances.

Do Uber and Lyft drivers require special training or certification?

In Texas, Uber and Lyft drivers must have an in-state license and at least one year of licensed driving experience (three if they are under 25 years), be a minimum of 21 years of age and have their own motor vehicle insurance. Beyond that, they need no special certification or licensing.

How does the insurance process work after a rideshare accident?

After a rideshare accident, both Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers. Challenges may arise in determining liability, negotiating with insurance companies and ensuring adequate compensation for damages, so it’s advisable to consult a Houston Uber and Lyft accident lawyer.

Start Getting Answers

If you’ve been in an Uber or Lyft accident, don’t wait to get help. Ryan Nguyen Attorney At Law can help you understand your rights and answer questions about your situation. Call 832-772-4867 or fill out this contact form today for a free consultation. You don’t pay unless we win. Se habla español.