Houston Uber | Lyft | Rideshare Accident Attorney

Ridesharing has become a booming industry.  People love the convenience of simply getting on a phone app and calling for a ride from one place to another using the two main ridesharing companies: Uber and Lyft.  If you have been injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car or you have been injured as a result of an Uber or Lyft driver hitting your vehicle, you may have a entitled to significant compensation depending on the nature of the accident.

Uber and Lyft both have complicated insurance rules in place on liability in the event one of their drivers causes and accident where injuries are sustained.  The best course of action is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney with knowledge specific to ridesharing accidents.  Attorney Javier Marcos is very familiar with ridesharing accidents and has successfully represented many clients that have been involved with accidents caused by Uber and Lyft drivers.  His clients have been passengers and drivers of the cars and trucks hit by Uber and Lyft drivers.

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Do I really need an attorney for ridesharing accidents?

Absolutely.  Depending on the nature of the accident, an Uber or Lyft driver’s personal insurance may be who is responsible for claims.  In other cases, the company’s insurance is responsible which usually means higher limits.  Additionally, if there are multiple claims in the case due to injuries to multiple people, then its usually first come first served until the limits are reached.  Attorney Javier Marcos will aggressively represent your case and get you maximum compensation for your injuries and property loss.  Time is very important in these types of cases.

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What should I do if you have been hit by an Uber/Lyft driver?

If you have been seriously injured, your first priority is to get medical attention.  There are many scenarios in an accident involving a ridesharing service.  Certain factors come into play in an accident that involves Uber or Lyft accidents:

  • Was the app on or off?
  • Was the driver going to pick up a customer?
  • Was a customer in the vehicle?
  • Were you driving the car hit by the Uber/Lyft driver?
  • Were you on a bicycle or a pedestrian
  • Were you a passenger in the Uber/Lyft car?

It is always a good idea to retain a personal injury attorney in these cases.  They can investigate the accident for you and get all the details necessary.  The police will determine fault so your attorney can get the facts on your behalf.  The sooner an attorney can start getting the information together, the better for your case.  Either way, get as much information about the accident as possible so that your attorney can start putting together your case.

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What about if I was hurt in a taxi accident in Houston?

If you have been seriously injured in a taxi accident in Houston, Attorney Javier Marcos can help you get maximum compensation by negotiating with the taxi company insurance provider.  Many details need to be investigated and documented to present the best case.  Insurance companies will work hard to minimize their payouts, so it is imperative that you seek legal help to competently represent your side of the case.

Common Types of Injuries in Auto Accidents

Car accidents result in many times of injuries.  Speed, size and many other variables lead to possible serious injuries from auto accidents.  Some common injuries include:

  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Strained Muscles
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Brain Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Permanent Disfigurement
  • Permanent Disability

Is using Uber/Lyft safe?

Statistically, it is safe to use ridesharing and taxi services to get around Houston.  Studies have showed that in 2018, there were 58 fatalities in ridesharing vehicles out of 1.3 billion rides.  So using Uber and Lyft is safe for the most part.  But if you have been injured as a result of an Uber or Lyft driver, then it is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney like Javier Marcos.  He will gather together the evidence in your case and represent you to the insurance companies.  Javier Marcos will also make sure that you are fairly and completely compensated for your injuries and loss.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rideshare Accidents

Question:  Should I call an attorney after an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver?

Answer: Yes, it’s good idea to contact an attorney when you have been involved in an accident with a ridesharing service, especially if there has been a lot of damage or if you have been seriously hurt or injured.  Insurance coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers vary and can be complex depending on what status the driver was in when the accident occurred.  Additionally, the driver’s insurance may not cover the accident if they did not indicate to their insurance company that they use their vehicle as part of a job or ridesharing contract.  Either way, it is important that you have competent representation in these cases to get the most compensation to pay for your injuries and damage to your property.

Question:  I was hurt because of an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver.  What do I do?

Answer: First and foremost, seek medical attention.  Your health and safety is of primary concern.  Follow the advice of first responders that will show up at your accident scene.  If you are able, get contact information from the other driver as well as witnesses.  Take pictures of the accident scene which will include the vehicles and the surrounding area.  The local police should provide you with a case number that will have more information about the accident scene.  Make sure you get that.  Afterwards, if you have serious injuries and/or damage to your vehicle, it is highly recommended that you retain a personal injury attorney.  He will be able to represent your best interest against the insurance companies that will be working to minimize the amount of financial liability.  A good personal injury attorney like Attorney Javier Marcos will ensure that you get the medial attention that you need today and in the future plus get compensated properly for all your loss.

Question:  Should I call an attorney after an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver?

Answer: Yes, it’s good idea to contact an attorney when you have been involved in an accident with a ridesharing service, especially if there has been a lot of damage or if you have been seriously hurt or injured.  Insurance coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers vary and can be complex depending on what status the driver was in when the accident occurred.  Additionally, the driver’s insurance may not cover the accident if they did not indicate to their insurance company that they use their vehicle as part of a job or ridesharing contract.  Either way, it is important that you have competent representation in these cases to get the most compensation to pay for your injuries and damage to your property.