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Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Austin, TX

Rideshare Accident Attorney in Austin, TX

When you take an Uber or Lyft in Austin, you may be getting more than you bargained for. Uber, Lyft, and other Rideshare apps do not give any special training to their drivers, and while they do a basic background check, a history of poor driving may slip through the cracks. Even if your Uber/Lyft driver was not fully at fault and another vehicle stuck the Uber/Lyft, or other ride share vehicle you were in, you will be eligible for compensation for your injuries. 

 

Were you injured as a result of one of the many collisions which happen in the Austin area involving a rideshare company? We’re here to help you demand compensation for your injuries. 

I’ve been in a collision, now what?

If police were not called to the scene:

  • Make sure you get a photograph of the driver’s license or identification card of the other driver so you can identify them later
  • Make sure to get a photograph of the insurance information for the other driver so that you can contact their insurance
  • Make sure to collect the contact information, including the phone number, of the other driver
  • Make sure to take a photograph of the vehicles as they were situated at the time of the collision and before you move them
  • Make sure to take photographs of the damage to your vehicle and the damage to the other person’s vehicle as a result of the collision
  • Make sure you take a photograph that includes the license plate number of the other vehicle

 

If the police were called to the scene:

  • Be sure to keep the printed form(s) the police gave you
  • Record any officer’s name who you spoke with

 

Did the collision damage any surrounding property? 

  • If there are any marks to the roadway, sidewalk, or barriers as a result of the collision, take photographs
  • If either vehicle came into contact with the curb, sidewalk, poles, signs, guardrails, or other structures, take photographs
  • Take name and contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I drive for Uber/Lyft/other ride share app and was injured by another driver, what do I do?

The responsible party’s insurance should cover the collision. If the responsible party does not have insurance or has insufficient insurance, the rideshare policy or your own policy may apply.

Generally, rideshare insurance covers drivers and fares if the rideshare app is open in the driver’s vehicle and the fare is in the vehicle. If there is not a fare in the vehicle, rideshare insurance may not apply.

If rideshare insurance does not apply, then your personal policy may apply. If you drive for a rideshare company, make sure that you have a rider on your policy for commercial use of the vehicle. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance (commonly called “full coverage”) or personal injury protection endorsements on your policy, those may also apply.

If you’re unsure if your policy has an endorsement for commercial use of a vehicle, uninsured/underinsured motorists coverage, or personal injury protection, contact your insurance agent for signed rejections of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or contact a personal injury attorney.

I was riding in a rideshare when the driver was involved in a collision what should I do?

Seek medical attention. It does not matter if the rideshare driver or the other driver was at fault, the rideshare insurance or the third party’s insurance will apply and contact a personal injury attorney.

I drive for Uber/Lyft/Other Rideshare App and was injured by another driver, what should I do?

Clients were fare passengers in a rideshare. The rideshare driver was speeding in an attempt to maximize the number of fares the driver could make during a peak pay period and also ran a red light, causing a collision with another vehicle. The rideshare insurance covered the injuries sustained by clients due to the negligence of the rideshare driver. 

 

Clients were fare passengers in a rideshare when another vehicle collided with the rideshare vehicle at high speed, causing bruising to over 60% of one client’s body as well as neck and back injuries for both clients. Rideshare insurance and third party insurance compensated clients for their injuries. 

 

Client was driving a fare for a rideshare app when client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle which was speeding and ran a red light. The impact was at client’s driver door on the driver’s side and client sustained a head injury and concussion as well as other injuries. Client’s insurance and the rideshare insurance covered client’s injuries.

Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accident Client Stories

Clients were fare passengers in a rideshare. The rideshare driver was speeding in an attempt to maximize the number of fares the driver could make during a peak pay period and also ran a red light, causing a collision with another vehicle. The rideshare insurance covered the injuries sustained by clients due to the negligence of the rideshare driver. 

Clients were fare passengers in a rideshare when another vehicle collided with the rideshare vehicle at high speed, causing bruising to over 60% of one client’s body as well as neck and back injuries for both clients. Rideshare insurance and third party insurance compensated clients for their injuries. 

Client was driving a fare for a rideshare app when client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle which was speeding and ran a red light. The impact was at client’s driver door on the driver’s side and client sustained a head injury and concussion as well as other injuries. Client’s insurance and the rideshare insurance covered client’s injuries.

Do you have questions about a rideshare related personal injury case? Contact Springdale Law Group today.

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