There’s no denying that Uber has simplified commuting, allowing people to travel effortlessly without dependence on traditional taxis or public transportation. Nowadays, an internet connection is all that’s needed to summon a ride to your desired destination. The struggle of finding a parking spot has been eliminated and, even better, those who spend the evening at a bar need not worry about the safe journey home. Ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, or others, have them covered.
Although many find Uber safer and more convenient, it’s unfortunately true that some passengers have experienced significant harm during their rides. In recent years, the ridesharing company has been at the center of numerous personal injury lawsuits as victims seek compensation for damages sustained. These cars, despite falling under the broader Uber corporation, are just like the thousands of other vehicles traversing Conroe. Consequently, they’re subject to the same risks and hazards posed by trucks, buses, or any other roadworthy vehicles.
If you’ve been involved in a traffic incident involving an Uber, determining liability can be a confusing task. While liability in a standard car accident is often straightforward, when it comes to Uber, various parties come into play, complicating the process. Our Conroe Uber/Lyft accident lawyers possess extensive experience in handling rideshare collision lawsuits. The dedicated car accident attorneys at our firm will leverage their knowledge and resources to procure maximum compensation for your tangible and intangible losses.
When an Uber or Lyft accident occurs, it is frequently the result of driver negligence. It’s important to remember that rideshare companies essentially serve as intermediaries, linking vehicle owners with passengers. Consequently, they don’t exercise direct control over how vehicles are maintained or operated. Therefore, the technicalities of transporting these vehicles from one location to another usually rest solely with the driver and the vehicle owner.
The most common causes of rideshare accidents in Conroe encompass:
Although driver negligence typically triggers most traffic crashes, there are numerous instances where drivers are not the cause of these accidents. In certain cases, pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers bear responsibility, and a seasoned attorney can assist in demonstrating this in your Uber accident case.
Interestingly, in an Uber accident case, there’s the potential to receive settlements from three different insurance companies:
However, before you file your claim, be aware that your own insurance company may not compensate you if the other two parties possess adequate insurance and are deemed liable for the accident. Therefore, it’s advised to consult with your Conroe rideshare accident attorney about the appropriate party to file a claim against for compensation.
There’s no definitive amount of settlement that injured victims are entitled to after an accident. Nonetheless, Uber typically offers up to $1 million in insurance coverage for victims injured by vehicles under their ridesharing service. However, this doesn’t guarantee that you will receive the full amount for any given injury. Various factors and considerations are evaluated when determining the value of your claim. Generally, your compensation should encompass losses resulting from:
Bear in mind that your degree of fault and the severity of the injuries you’ve sustained can impact the amount of compensation you ultimately receive. By enlisting the services of our assertive and experienced lawyers, you may pursue a claim against the following parties in your Uber or Lyft collision case:
Our seasoned attorneys have what it takes to determine fault and identify the parties responsible for your accident.
By engaging our Conroe Uber/Lyft accident attorneys, you can rest assured that you won’t receive a bill for legal services. We understand the financial strain that ensues after an accident, which is why we encourage you to allocate your resources towards rebuilding your life. You can delve deeper into our contingency fee structure during our complimentary, no-obligation consultation at our Lone Star Injury Attorneys offices, or via a phone call.