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Dallas Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers

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You probably use Uber and Lyft to get around Dallas, TX. Rideshares are convenient to go out with friends or get a ride to the airport. But Lyft and Uber drivers don’t have special qualifications like Commercial Driver’s License – or CDL – holders. You still face a risk of getting into a crash if a driver is careless.

If you were hurt in a crash involving an Uber or Lyft, call us right away. These accident claims can be complicated. You might have to navigate multiple insurance claims at once. Instead of trying to do all the work yourself, let our Dallas Uber and Lyft accident lawyers do the heavy lifting for you.

To schedule your free consultation and talk with us about the claim process after an Uber or Lyft accident, call (214) 327-8000 or contact us online.

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We Handle Rideshare Accident Cases

We tackle any crash involving an Uber or Lyft. Some incidents are minor, and you walk away with a dented car. Others are serious. You or a loved one may have multiple injuries. It’s best to call an Uber and Lyft lawyer to figure out what happened and why.

Some of the most common causes of rideshare crashes are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Failing to check behind the car when backing up
  • Following too closelyWeaving in and out of lanes
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle defects
  • Road defects
  • Work zones
  • Bad weather

Recovering Compensation After a Lyft or Uber Accident

Most rideshare accident victims ask how they can get money after a crash. We recommend talking with a personal injury attorney. The process is tricky when an Uber or Lyft is involved.

Your options depend on:

  • Who caused the crash
  • Whether the Uber or Lyft driver signed into the app
  • Whether the driver accepted a ride request

When the rideshare driver hasn’t signed into the app, you only deal with their personal auto insurance policy. If they were working, then Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy kicks in after the drivers. The policy limit depends on whether the driver had accepted a ride request.

You need to identify all relevant insurance policies. That gives you the best chance of recovering compensation. But it would help if you talked with a Dallas Uber and Lyft lawyer about whether you can make a claim against a rideshare company’s policy.

Personal Injury Compensation

When you’re hurt in a car accident, talk with a lawyer about compensation. Through an insurance claim or lawsuit, you can win compensation for:

Uber Liability Insurance

When an Uber driver is available but hasn’t accepted a ride request yet, Uber provides a third-party liability policy up to:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident

Once the driver accepts a ride request, Uber provides:

  • $1 million third-party liability policy
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury policy
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision policies

Lyft Liability Insurance

Lyft offers similar insurance coverage. When the Lyft driver is available, Lyft provides a third-party liability policy up to:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident

Between the time the driver accepts a request and ends the ride, Lyft provides:

  • $1 million third-party liability policy
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.

Don’t be fooled by this insurance coverage because it isn’t immediately available. You have to go after the at-fault driver’s personal injury first. You’ll then go after compensation from Uber or Lyft if your damages are more than the driver’s policy can cover.

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    How Were You Involved in the Lyft or Uber Accident?

    It matters whether you were the rideshare driver, the passenger, or in another vehicle and who was responsible for the accident. How you were involved with the crash can impact your insurance claim.

    If You Were a Rideshare Passenger

    If you were riding in an Uber or Lyft during a crash, don’t assume you’ll file a claim against the rideshare company’s insurance policy. You have to know who caused the accident and file a claim against their policy first. The at-fault driver might be the Uber or Lyft driver, or it might be another motorist.

    We’ll guide you through filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s policy. If it turns out they don’t have auto insurance or the policy limit is less than your damages, we may file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s policy.

    If You Were the Lyft or Uber Driver

    If you were in an accident that someone else caused, you would file a claim against their policy. Your car insurance may offer coverage, too. You’ll only file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s policy if the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, or your damages are more than the two policies cover.

    If you caused the accident, then your policy and maybe Uber or Lyft’s coverage will cover the other people’s injuries.

    If You Were in Another Vehicle

    If you were in another car as the driver or passenger, you need to know who caused the crash. You’ll file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance. When the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault, you’ll demand compensation from their personal insurance first. If it doesn’t cover all of your injuries, you file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy next.

    Can I Sue Uber or Lyft?

    No, you usually can’t sue Uber or Lyft. Our car accident law firm often gets calls about filing a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft. We know it’s frustrating when an irresponsible rideshare driver causes a crash, but the best way forward is through insurance.

    Uber and Lyft don’t hire drivers as employees. They are independent contractors, which means Uber and Lyft aren’t liable for their actions. To sue Uber or Lyft, you’d need proof the business was negligent and directly caused you harm.

    We recommend you call us to talk about an Uber or Lyft accident. You don’t want to file a lawsuit immediately. It can waste your time and money and get you no closer to compensation for your injuries.

    Call a Dallas Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

    It is frustrating to be hurt in a crash and find you face a complicated insurance claim process. Give us a call and let us handle it. It would help if you focused on getting better. We will take charge of investigating the crash, gathering evidence, and starting the insurance claims. Our priority is to get you an insurance settlement as soon as possible.

    You can reach out through our online form or call <214) 327-8000 to set up your free consultation.

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    If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.

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