Ride-sharing accidents cause injuries and take lives every year.
A new era is arriving in the world of transportation, and the forefront is ride-sharing. In a city where parking can be impossible and public transportation isn’t very accessible, the ease and convenience of ride-sharing has created a boom for companies such as Uber and Lyft.
At Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, our lawyers know that a significant danger lurks behind this impressive advancement in technology. Ride-sharing accidents cause injuries and take lives every year. As the transportation services keep growing in popularity, these wrecks will become more common.
Before summoning the next car, consider how car accidents are setting legal precedents and helping to define your rights in Austin, Texas, even when they occur all over the country. Reasons for ride-hailing accidents include:
Uber and Lyft accidents grow complex quickly. Was another driver involved? As a passenger, you know you were not at fault, but does fault lie with the other driver or your driver? How is fault determined and what impact does that have on your right to seek compensation? These are all questions you’ll ask, perhaps even as you recover in the hospital and your medical bills start coming in, and you must have an experienced legal team to help you sort through all the specifics.
Even when fault is clear, these cases are typically vastly different from other car accidents. Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft carry substantial insurance policies. For instance, Uber has a total liability coverage that reaches at least $1 million.
For you, the key is to work with a high-caliber legal team as early as possible. Protect your rights. Fight for justice. Seek the compensation you deserve. The transportation industry may evolve, but your rights remain the same, and they must be protected when negligence leads to serious injuries.
Has an accident left you with high medical bills, significant pain and suffering, and budget deficits after lost wages? We have been helping people just like you since 1959. Call us today at or contact us online. We offer consultations with an experienced attorney, and we fight for your rights with honesty, integrity and excellence.