In Texas and around the country, an increasing number of people are using Uber and Lyft. Dallas Area Rapid Transit has even included these ride-hailing services among the options offered in the GoPass app. Because Uber and Lyft have become a regular presence on Texas roads, it’s important to consider what would happen if you suffered an accident involving these companies and their drivers.
People usually don’t realize how overwhelming a car accident can be. There’s a strong possibility of injury, including the types of injuries that require emergency room visits, hospitalization, surgeries, and weeks, months, or years of follow-up care. It’s also common to see vehicle damage and destruction of other property, such as a laptop that was in the car at the time of the crash.
To address the substantial costs and improve your ability to cope and heal after an accident, it’s important to immediately contact a reputable Dallas Uber accident lawyer or Lyft accident injury lawyer.
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Accidents involving Uber or Lyft can come with unique complications, particularly the question of which insurance policies will cover the costs.
The types of policies that may take effect depend in large part on the status of the Uber or Lyft drivers in the course of an accident. The following are the three main possibilities:
They were logged out of the Uber or Lyft app.
They were logged in and using the app, but they had not yet been matched to a fare.
They were matched to a fare.
When drivers aren’t using the Uber or Lyft app, they’re covered only by their own insurance. In contrast, when drivers are using the app, Uber and Lyft supply them with additional coverage. The type of coverage depends on whether they were assigned to a passenger at the time or not. If they were, the coverage can be $1 million in liability insurance. Additional underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage may also come into effect.
If you happen to be the passenger they were transporting at the time of the crash, you would typically be covered by the $1 million liability policy; in that situation, it wouldn’t matter which driver was at fault. However, if you got involved in the accident not as an Uber or Lyft passenger but as another driver, the share of each driver’s fault would matter to you.
Your Dallas Lyft accident lawyer or Uber accident injury lawyer will help you determine what happened during the accident, figure out who is at fault, and explore every available avenue of compensation. Your lawyer will guide you in gathering and analyzing evidence and preparing the strongest case possible. As a result, you’ll be less likely to suffer from unfavorable decisions on the part of an insurance company or court.
Receiving support from your Dallas Lyft accident injury lawyer
The injuries people can suffer in a vehicular accident include the following:
Traumatic brain injuries. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes of emergency room visits, hospitalization, and death from brain injuries.
The effects of these injuries may be permanent. Even when they aren’t, they can cause considerable suffering and impair quality of life. Sometimes, the effects don’t show up immediately. For example, symptoms from a traumatic brain injury may manifest weeks or months later.
The costs are also considerable. Enormous medical bills can pile up from a variety of treatments and the possible need for long-term care. People who sustain injuries may also miss work, become unemployed, or completely lose the ability to work.
Your Dallas Lyft accident lawyer will help you calculate every current cost related to the accident and draw up accurate estimates of future costs. These include the expenses associated with your injuries and with any property damage you’re dealing with.
You won’t need to struggle alone in the aftermath of the accident. Your lawyer will help you with deadlines, paperwork, and preparations for independent medical examinations. You’ll be given hope and be freed from misconceptions. For example, many people who suffer an accident involving Uber or Lyft believe they can simply sue the companies directly. However, this is rarely a feasible course of action. Working with the specific details of your case, your attorney will provide you with a realistic picture of your options while also giving you powerful legal advocacy and support.
Reach out to a Dallas Uber accident lawyer
We welcome you to call us and discuss your case. Each accident is unique and requires careful attention to all of the details. We’ll provide you with our dedicated attention, thorough legal analysis, and powerful, compassionate support, and we won’t collect any fees unless we win.
As we strive to give you the best results for your case, you’ll benefit from our superior legal skills and substantial experience with personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases.