Know Your Rights After An Uber Or Lyft Accident
Ride-sharing has taken over many cities as the go-to system for on-demand transportation, and Austin is no exception. Companies like Uber and Lyft make such services easy and affordable, but what happens when a ride-share driver has an accident that injures you? Whether you were a passenger in the driver’s car or the driver hit your car, getting to the bottom of who will pay the bills may be more complicated than you think.
Turn to The Sutton Law Firm for answers. We help clients throughout the Austin area with motor vehicle accidents of all types, and we always put our clients first. We only handle a small number of cases at a time so that each personal injury client receives the attention they deserve. Our head attorney, Will Sutton, has over a decade of legal experience and he is not afraid to battle with companies, as well as their insurers, in the courtroom.
Who Is Liable In An Uber Accident?
Texas law requires both Uber and Lyft to carry special insurance coverage for accidents caused by their drivers when they are “on the app.” That means they are actively working for the company and either waiting for a rider or they have accepted a ride request. The insurance coverage varies depending on whether they have a rider in the car with them or not, but ranges from $50,000 per person to $1 million per accident.
If the driver is “offline,” the law regards them as just another driver and only their personal insurance would apply, like in any other auto accident. We will conduct our own investigation to determine the driver’s status at the time of the accident and give you an honest assessment of your case. We will guide you through each step, explaining the evidence and the law so you can make the best decision for your situation. If we cannot reach a settlement that compensates you for your injuries, we will fight for you in court.
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We are ready to help you with your ride-share accident claim. Contact our office in Austin to schedule your free consultation. We never charge upfront fees, and you only pay us if we recover damages for you. Call 512-900-7124 or reach out to us online today.