Houston Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer
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Whether they’re commuting to work, heading to the airport, or enjoying
a night out, Houston residents and tourists often turn to Uber and Lyft
for their transportation needs. Because these services offer potential
savings in travel costs and the convenience of quickly arranging for a
driver via smartphone, they've become
However, when you've suffered an accident involving a ride-hailing
service, the confusion and stress can be tremendous. In the aftermath,
you may be struggling with serious injuries and with the expenses and
inconveniences caused by damage to your vehicle. You may also have an
unclear idea about your options for covering the steep costs. That’s
why you need a Houston Uber accident lawyer.
Turn to a top ride share accident lawyer in Houston
When an accident occurs involving a ride-hailing service, the following
are some of the key questions you need to address:
- Were you being transported by the Uber or Lyft driver at the time of the accident?
- Was the Uber or Lyft driver using the ride-hailing app when the accident occurred?
- What sort of insurance does the Uber or Lyft driver personally carry?
Why are these questions important? Uber or Lyft drivers who weren’t
using the app when the accident occurred may be covered only by their
personal auto insurance. In contrast, if they were logged in at the time,
they should be receiving additional insurance coverage from the ride-hailing
company they were working with. The extent of the coverage depends on
whether or not they were assigned to transport someone when the accident
Along with these issues, you’ll also need to address the standard
questions that come up following any car accident:
- Who is at fault for the crash? Does more than one driver share the fault?
- Were you a passenger, driver, or pedestrian during the crash?
- Did anything unrelated to driving behavior contribute to the crash? For
example, there might have been a mechanical failure in one of the vehicles.
It’s also important to look into whether the Uber or Lyft driver
has a record of driving-related offenses. Both Lyft and Uber run initial
background checks on drivers and perform follow-up checks; drivers and
their vehicles must meet certain standards. However, the system of checks
isn’t foolproof. Furthermore, drivers aren’t obligated to
obtain the kind of special license required of limousine or taxi drivers.
Your ride share accident lawyer will help you construct a coherent picture
of what occurred during the crash and will discuss all available options
for compensation. Because your options depend so much on the specific
details of each accident, your attorney will conduct a thorough analysis
of your case. You’ll be less likely to accept a settlement that’s
unfair to you and that fails to adequately cover the losses you’ve suffered.
What might a car accident cost you?
Your Houston Lyft accident lawyer or Uber accident lawyer will help make
sure that you aren’t neglecting to account for any of the costs
of your accident. Accurate calculations are critical for ensuring that
you're compensated fairly and that you aren’t struggling in
the aftermath to pay for medical treatments, vehicle repairs, and other expenses.
- Medical costs include ambulance rides, emergency room visits, hospitalizations,
surgeries, outpatient care, physical therapy, and therapy for mental health
or cognitive rehabilitation.
- With permanent injuries, costs can arise from lifestyle changes, including
the need for a wheelchair or other assistive devices. Certain home modifications
may also be needed, such as installing handrails or widening doorways.
- Property-related expenses can stem from vehicle damage and damage to anything
valuable in the vehicle, including laptops and smartphones.
- Other costs include increased insurance premiums, loss of wages from missed
work, and unemployment.
Because your Houston Lyft accident lawyer will guide you as you figure
out current and future costs, you’ll be able to build a stronger
case and support it with compelling evidence, including medical reports,
copies of bills and receipts, and photos of the accident scene and any
injuries you’ve sustained.
Call on a Houston Uber accident lawyer
Because accidents involving Uber or Lyft often involve complicated details,
it’s critical that you contact an Uber accident lawyer as soon as
possible after a crash.
You can reach us at:
The Doan Law Firm
1 Riverway, Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056
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When you reach out to us, you’ll receive our personal attention and
all of the advantages of our excellent legal skills and substantive experience.
We collect fees only on winning your case. You can depend on us to give
you powerful legal support and strive for the best results possible.