Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have transformed transportation but have also caused numerous casualties resulting in personal injuries and death of loved ones.
Negligent Uber and Lyft drivers can cost passengers thousands of dollars in hospital bills as well as pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, Joe I. Zaid & Associates are prepared and experienced attorneys that will take on your case and get the compensation you deserve.
What Should You Do After a Rideshare Accident
Immediately after the accident, you and your Uber or Lyft driver should report the accident to the rideshare company, the police, and the insurance parties.
After filing the claim, contact an attorney immediately. You should also seek medical attention even if you are not experiencing any symptoms. Also, gather as much information and evidence from the scene of the accident.
DO NOT give any recorded statements to the insurance policies. Wait until you hire an attorney so that you can negotiate for a higher settlement.
Why Do You Need an Attorney?
Handling a rideshare accident case on your own can be difficult. Insurance adjusters will take advantage of victims that do not have an attorney and in turn, will offer a much lower settlement or deny your claim.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will guarantee that you are not taken advantage of. You can focus on your recovery while your attorney handles the legal process of your case and recovers the compensation you deserve.
Why You Should Choose Us
- We fight to win! If we don’t win then you don’t owe us anything
- We are experienced attorney’s and passionate about our client’s needs
- We help our clients understand the legal issues of their case every step of the way
- We are committed to every case
- We provide personal attention to every case
Are You Covered by an Insurance Policy?
There are three insurance policies that can hold the company liable if you suffered injuries while using a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft.
These policies may cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other damages that you might suffer.
- If a third-party motorist caused the accident, the third party’s auto insurance policy is liable for your injuries.
- If your driver was at fault for the crash, Uber and Lyft’s million-dollar liability policy is in effect if you suffered damages.
- If the driver that caused your crash did not have an insurance policy, Uber and Lyft’s $250,000 insurance policy still covers uninsured/underinsured rideshare drivers.
Even though Uber and Lyft carry a $1 million liability policy, they do not like to spend it.
However, if your driver was not signed into the app at the time of the accident, the driver’s personal insurance policy may be liable for your damages.
Determining which category of insurance policy you fall into can be difficult. A rideshare attorney can help you understand your rights.
The insurance policies will try to downplay your injuries, delay your settlement, or deny your claim altogether. Protect your rights and interests as an injured victim in Texas by hiring a lawyer to take over the insurance policies on your behalf and get the maximum amount of settlement that you are owed.
Joe I. Zaid & Associates can communicate directly to Uber and Lyft’s insurance company. We are skilled at negotiating and maximizing compensation amounts. We can deal with tricky insurance companies who claim that the drivers were not on duty at the time of the accident and in turn are not responsible for paying your damages.
Whether you are a driver or a passenger in a rideshare accident in Texas, we will fight for your rights and hold Uber or Lyft responsible for your damages.
What Damages Can You Recover After a Rideshare Accident?
In Texas, you can pursue legal action and recover damages for your injuries. These include:
- Disability and disfigurement
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you are pursuing legal action against the rideshare driver and or company, while seeking a maximum settlement, you should be prepared for what may turn into a long and difficult legal battle.
An experienced attorney is well versed in loopholes and legal tricks insurance companies may use to deny liability. Their indispensable expertise can help you maneuver through the claim process and protect your rights against insurance companies.
Contact Experienced Rideshare Accident Attorney’s Now
A qualified rideshare accident attorney can answer all your questions and doubts, often for free with no initial up-front charges.
You can find out information about the party that was liable for the accident, how to file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy, and how to negotiate a higher settlement. You could also learn how to file a civil claim against Uber or Lyft, the driver, or a third party in Texas. A civil claim could result in a much higher settlement than an insurance claim alone.
Joe I. Zaid & Associates have spent decades gaining experience and perfecting our abilities as personal injury attorneys in Texas. We’ve collected thousands of dollars for our clients using assertive negotiation tactics and expert litigation strategies.
Our personal injury attorneys are experienced in handling rideshare accident claims for passengers, drivers, and third parties such as pedestrians and bicyclists. We know how to deal with Uber and Lyft’s rideshare insurance companies and their claim adjusters.
If you or a loved one were involved in a rideshare accident, contact us to learn more about your case. We will discuss your accident for free from one of our Texas locations.
We are more than happy to examine your rights as someone who suffered lacerations, burns, broken bones, a head or brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other injuries as a result of the accident.
Let us fight for you and seek the compensation you solely deserve. Call now at (281) 990-5200 or schedule a free consultation.