Being injured in an accident can be devastating physically and financially. When the accident involves an Uber or Lyft vehicle, an injured party may receive a higher settlement if the rideshare company’s insurance policy applies. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights.
At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in rideshare accidents throughout Houston, Texas. Our experienced legal team has represented thousands of injured parties, securing millions of dollars on their behalf. If you or a loved one is injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation.
Texas is an at-fault insurance state, meaning that an injured party can hold the person or party that caused the accident liable for their damages. If an Uber or Lyft driver was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, they may be held liable for any accident-related losses.
What makes rideshare accidents unique is the insurance policy that may apply. Different insurance policies take effect depending on which “period” of driving the rideshare driver was in when the accident occurred. Liability can be complex in any accident, which is why it is critical to consult with an attorney as early as possible.
Texas requires rideshare drivers that drive with a transportation network company (TNC) like Uber or Lyft to carry a higher amount of insurance. The increased amount kicks in when the driver is using the rideshare app. The applicable insurance coverage depends on the “period” that the driver is in.
The periods for rideshare drivers and minimum insurance requirements are:
Whether you were a passenger, driver, or another motorist injured in a rideshare accident, you might be entitled to these higher insurance amounts. It is essential to discuss your case with an attorney who can help determine all of your legal options.
In most rideshare accident cases, you submit a claim to the applicable insurance policy. Generally, you do not sue the rideshare company directly, but there are exceptions. If you are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you need to consult with a lawyer. A lawyer will walk you through the legal process including determining how to obtain compensation for your injuries.
The amount of money you will receive if you are injured in a rideshare accident will depend on several factors including the severity of your injuries, who was at fault, and which insurance policy applies.
Were you or a loved one injured in a rideshare accident in Houston, TX? Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to discuss your case directly with an attorney. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services. Call now to get started.