Advancements in technology have positively disrupted the way we live and go about our daily activities. We can easily use mobile applications for everything from booking medical appointments, meditating, to getting groceries and foodstuffs delivered to our doorstep with the click of a button. Although most of these developments are a life-saver, they can also bring problems especially when negligence is involved. This is often the case with ride-sharing companies that use these apps such as Uber.
While ride-sharing has become a convenient way of getting around, the services are no different from the conventional taxis or passenger service vehicles and buses. They involve the same army of drivers who can be negligent whenever they want. Additionally, these are your normal vehicles, with the only difference being the umbrella company offering the ride-sharing companies. For these reasons, related accidents are not a surprise. If you were hurt as a passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or biker in a crash involving Uber, our Texas City Uber accident lawyers are available to fight for your justice. Call today to speak with a talented car accident attorney.
You may recover damages from multiple parties in an Uber accident. But first, you must determine all the parties likely to bear fault for your injuries. Existence of duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages are the elements of negligence you must apply to determine the party with legal responsibility for your losses. By doing so, you can recover compensation from:
Uber has a $1 million insurance policy for every vehicle under its umbrella. While you cannot recover the entire amount, working with a seasoned Texas City Uber accident attorney can help you recover the maximum amount. It all depends on whether the driver was logged into the Uber app during the accident, or was offline.
When negligent driver hiring or improper vehicle maintenance causes an accident, the vehicle owner may be liable for the damages that follow. Experts such as automotive engineers and accident reconstruction experts can help determine the roadworthiness of the vehicle before the crash and whether a failed component caused the accident.
Every driver is required to carry valid insurance coverage, so in case of an accident, the insurance company steps in to compensate any party for damages suffered. While suing the driver directly may not result in maximum compensation, hiring an attorney opens up other avenues for settlement.
If a failed vehicle component or system caused the Uber accident, the vehicle manufacturer or maintenance company may be sued. For instance, the brake systems may have failed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
As you may have witnessed in courtrooms or on your TV, winning a case against insurance companies through negotiations or going to a trial means a lot of work. You must provide relevant documentation that supports your version of the story. Because you may still be traumatized by the accident, or following up with treatment, handling your case alone can be challenging. Our Texas City Uber accident attorneys handle similar cases routinely and are therefore well acquainted with what it takes to make a solid case.
Besides helping determine whether you are eligible for compensation, we also:
Although recovering compensation following an Uber accident may seem far-fetched, it shouldn’t be. Our experienced attorneys can guide you on what your legal options are and also represent you to ensure you are compensated fairly.
If you were injured as a pedestrian, passenger, cyclist, or motorist in an Uber accident, call Lone Star Injury Attorneys to know your legal options. Our Texas City Uber accident lawyers do not collect attorney’s fees until your case is won. Call us today to schedule your first meeting with our team.