San Antonio Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney
As ridesharing has grown in popularity, particularly in urban areas, the number of San Antonio car accidents involving Uber vehicles has increased as well. While the requirements for becoming an Uber driver are minimal, one thing Uber does require is for all drivers to carry additional liability insurance for accident-related injuries and losses. This is a requirement under Texas law as well, and it applies any time an Uber driver is using the app – even if he or she is not providing a ride.
Uber maintains insurance coverage for its “rideshare driver-partners” as well. According to Uber’s website:
“While you’re online with Uber before you accept a request, you are covered by our insurance policy for your liability to a third party if you are in an accident when you’re at fault. . .
“While you drive to pick up a rider but before they get into your car, you are covered by our insurance policy for three things: 1) your liability to a third party, 2) any injuries due to an uninsured or underinsured motorist, and 3) collision and comprehensive coverage if you already have such coverage on your personal insurance. . .
“When a rider is in your car, you have the same coverage as you do on your way to pick them up, plus the rider in your car is covered.”
As a result, if you have been involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, whether as a ridesharing passenger or as the occupant of another vehicle, your claim for compensation will most likely involve a claim against Uber’s insurance company, the Uber driver’s insurance company, or both. At the Law Office of Eric Ramos we have the experience needed to sort out the unique insurance issues involved in Uber car accidents. We can help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery, and San Antonio ridesharing accident lawyer Eric Ramos will handle your case personally to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
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San Antonio Ridesharing Accident Lawyer for Collisions with Uber Vehicles
We represent Uber passengers and other motorists who have suffered serious injuries in vehicle collisions throughout the San Antonio area. This includes accidents involving:
Representing car accident victims in San Antonio and South Texas, we handle Uber rideshare accidents involving injuries such as:
- Arm and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Hip, knee, and ankle injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Severe lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
As with any type of serious accident, after an accident involving an Uber vehicle, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Your medical records will help prove that your injuries are the result of the accident, and your long-term prognosis will be a key factor in calculating your financial award.
Contact Eric Ramos Law, PLLC
At Eric Ramos Law, every case begins with a free and confidential consultation. When you contact us, we will schedule your consultation with Mr. Ramos as soon as possible, and we will walk you through important steps you need to take in order to protect your claim for financial compensation. Let us fight for maximum compensation for your Uber accident injuries and losses. Call (210) 404-4878 or tell us about the accident online now.
When you are involved in an accident involving a Lyft driver, you have the same rights as you do after any other vehicle collision. You are entitled to have your property damage repair or replacement costs covered, and you are entitled to full financial compensation for the long-term effects of your physical and emotional injuries.
However, auto accidents involving drivers engaged with Lyft and other ride-sharing providers involve certain unique issues as well. For example, did you know that Lyft carries insurance that provides $1,000,000 in coverage for each accident involving one of its drivers? As a result, if you were injured as a Lyft passenger or as the occupant of another vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation from:
- Lyft’s insurance company
- The Lyft driver’s insurance company
- Your own personal auto insurance policy
- Another third party that was at fault in the accident
San Antonio Ridesharing Accident Lawyer
Due to the added complexities involved in Lyft accident cases, it is important for anyone who was seriously injured to seek experienced legal representation. At the Law Office of Eric Ramos, we represent auto accident victims and their families. We have a compassionate legal team that is devoted to meet each client’s every need, and San Antonio ridesharing accident lawyer Eric Ramos personally handles every case to ensure that each client receives the full compensation he or she deserves.
Lyft Car Accident FAQs
Q: If I was involved in an accident caused by a Lyft driver, should I still report the accident to my insurance company?
Yes. Even if the Lyft driver was at fault, you may still be obligated to report the accident under the terms of your insurance policy. However, you do not need to provide a statement about the accident, and you should avoid discussing the accident with anyone from Lyft (or Lyft’s insurance company) or on social media. In fact, right now, you should not discuss the details of the accident with anyone except your attorney.
Q: Can I sue Lyft for my accident?
Potentially. Although ridesharing has been popular for several years now, it is still relatively new in the eyes of the law. The case law involving claims against Lyft, Uber, and other ridesharing providers is still developing, and we will need to examine the unique facts of your case to determine if Lyft may be liable for your accident-related losses.
Q: How do I know if the Lyft driver was at fault in my accident?
Proving fault in a car accident requires a thorough investigation. In order collect the evidence needed to pursue your claim, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Generally speaking, however, some of the most common issues in Lyft accident cases include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Reckless driving
Contact Us for More Information about Your Case
For more information about your rights after an accident involving a Lyft driver, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with San Antonio ridesharing accident lawyer Eric Ramos about your case, please call (210) 404-4878 or tell us about the accident online today.