Of the thousands of car accidents that injure and kill people in the U.S. every year, many involve rideshare vehicles. Since the introduction of rideshare, hundreds of riders have ended up in hospitals due to serious Uber and Lyft accidents. Despite being in charge of riders’ safety, rideshare drivers often make the same mistakes behind the wheel as other drivers. The companies may also make mistakes that compromise rider safety.
If you get into an Uber and Lyft accident, you may not understand how to pursue fair and full compensation for your damages. Contact the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. for assistance. We offer free initial consultations for Irving, Texas clients.
Navigating an Uber or Lyft accident case takes an understanding of how rideshare companies operate and treat claimants. Historically, they are not on the side of injured riders. They care, instead, about saving money and protecting their reputations. This can make it difficult to recover fair compensation from the rideshare company for your damages after a collision you did not cause. Hiring a lawyer enables you to match the power of the rideshare company hearing your claim. Your attorney can use proven negotiation tactics to try to achieve better results while you focus on healing.
Hailing an Uber or Lyft while traveling around Irving should not end in disaster. Unfortunately, negligent rideshare drivers, poorly maintained vehicles and reckless third-party drivers can lead to collisions involving rideshare vehicles. Whether you were a rideshare passenger, Uber/Lyft driver, a third-party driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian, you may have the right to bring a claim against the rideshare company or another entity in pursuit of compensation. Start by determining what caused your crash.
If an Uber or Lyft driver caused your car accident, you may qualify for compensation through his or her individual insurance or the rideshare company’s insurance. In most cases, the rideshare company’s insurance policy will only cover victims’ damages in at-fault accidents after exhausting the rideshare driver’s individual policy. The details of your case and the claim process will depend on the circumstances.
Bringing a successful insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity that caused your Uber/Lyft accident could result in fair payment for your damages. Obtaining a full amount, however, may take assistance from an attorney. The right lawyer can help you maximize the payment you receive from the at-fault party for your hospital bills, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, trauma, lost wages, property damages, legal fees, and other losses. You may qualify for a sizable settlement or judgment award to make up for all your damages.
It is important to protect your rights from the start as a victim of a rideshare accident in Irving. Contacting an attorney early can give you the counsel and tools you need to build a strong claim to damages against a driver, Uber, Lyft, a product manufacturer and/or another party. Working with a lawyer can make all the difference to the outcome of your case. Get more information about your specific Uber/Lyft accident claim during a free consultation with our Irving personal injury lawyers. Contact us online or call (214) 200-4878 today.