It’s no doubt that Uber has made it easier for people to commute from one place to another without relying on conventional taxis and commercial vehicles. Today, all you need is internet access and your ride gets you to where you need to be. No more struggle with finding a nice parking spot or better still, those who spend the evening at a bar may no longer have to worry about getting home safely. Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing service has got them covered.

Although more people are finding Uber safer and more convenient, it’s not news that some have suffered severe harm on their rides. The ride-sharing company has in recent years been the spotlight for some personal injury lawsuits as injured victims seek compensation for damages suffered. Apart from being under the larger Uber corporation, these cars are similar to the thousands of other vehicles in Conroe. So the same dangers posed by a truck, bus, or any other vehicle are the same in Uber cars.

If you were involved in a traffic accident with an Uber, you are likely confused on who to hold responsible for damages suffered. Normally, liability in a normal car accident is often straightforward. But in Uber, different parties come to play, making it more difficult to determine liability on your own. Our Conroe Uber/Lyft accident lawyers have vast experience handling rideshare collision lawsuits. The dedicated car accident attorneys at our firm will use their knowledge and resources to obtain maximum compensation for your tangible and intangible losses.

Rideshare Accidents are No Different from Other Traffic Wrecks

When an Uber or Lyft accident occurs, the cause is more often than not driver negligence. Remember, rideshare companies are delivery entities, more like an intermediary or link between car owners and passengers. Therefore, they have no direct control of how the vehicles are maintained and operated. As such, the technical aspects of moving these cars from one place to another often solely lies on the driver and car owner.

Some of the most common causes of rideshare accidents in Conroe include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Mechanical failure
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Poor road conditions
  • Poor driver training
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Road rage

While most traffic crashes are caused by driver negligence, there are many cases where drivers have nothing to do with these accidents. Pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists bear liability in some cases, and an experienced lawyer can help you prove this in your Uber accident case.

Who Will Compensate You for Damages Suffered?

One interesting thing to note about compensation in an Uber accident case is that you may obtain a settlement from three insurance companies. They are:

  • Uber’s insurance company
  • Your insurance coverage
  • The other driver’s insurance coverage

But before you file your claim, you should know that you may not be able to be compensated by your own insurance company if the other two parties have sufficient insurance and are found liable for the accident. You should therefore consult your Conroe rideshare accident attorney about the proper party you should file a claim against for compensation.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive for My Rideshare Accident?

There is no specific amount of settlement that injured victims should receive as compensation after an accident. However, Uber usually has up to $1 million insurance coverage to settle victims injured by vehicles under their ride-sharing service. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that you will receive the whole amount for any injury. Different factors and considerations come to play when determining the value of your claim. But generally, your compensation should cover losses resulting from:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property repair costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Wrongful death
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of income-earning ability

You should also remember that your degree of fault and severity of injuries suffered can negatively affect the amount of compensation you recover. By retaining our aggressive and skilled lawyers, you may sue the following parties in your Uber or Lyft collision claim:

  • Uber corporation
  • Car owner for negligent hiring
  • Car manufacturer for defective systems
  • Local agencies for poorly maintained roads
  • Uber driver for negligent driving
  • Premises owners for poorly designed and unsafe parking lots
  • Construction companies for poor road designs

Talk to a Conroe Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer to Learn More

By hiring our Conroe Uber/Lyft accident lawyers, you are assured that you won’t receive any invoice for legal services. We understand the financial crisis that sets in after an accident, and for this reason, we allow you to channel your finances towards getting your life back on track. You can learn more about the contingency fee arrangement during our free one-on-one consultation at our Lone Star Injury Attorneys offices or over the phone.