Boerne Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

Ridesharing disrupted the transportation industry with low-cost rides available on demand to riders using apps. The two top rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, have millions of active users. Unfortunately, rideshare is not always a safe transportation option for riders or drivers. Devastating Uber and Lyft accidents can cause serious injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Boerne, Texas or the surrounding areas, Hill Law Firm can help. Our Boerne Lyft and Uber accident attorneys will fight for the case results that you need and deserve. Contact us to begin with a free case consultation.

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Why Choose Our Lawyer?
What Are the Top Causes of Uber & Lyft Crashes?
Common Rideshare Accident Injuries
Liability in Boerne Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare Accident Insurance Policies
How an Attorney Can Help
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Why Choose Our Boerne Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer?

  • We have a proven history of success, including a settlement against an Uber insurer for an Uber driver who suffered a traumatic brain injury when struck by a drunk driver.
  • Our lawyers care about their clients and always personalize our legal services. You will benefit from one-on-one attention from your Uber or Lyft accident attorney.
  • Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay your Boerne car accident lawyer unless we succeed in securing compensation for your case.

What Are the Top Causes of Uber & Lyft Crashes?

Rideshare drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely to prevent car accidents. They must obey all traffic laws and road signs, pay attention to the road, and transport passengers safely to their destinations. Yet many Uber and Lyft drivers make mistakes behind the wheel that lead to traumatic accidents. Common causes of rideshare accidents in Boerne include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Navigating unfamiliar roads
  • Speeding, racing or unsafe driving
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Ignoring signs and red lights
  • Road rage or driver aggression
  • Unsafe parking
  • Poor vehicle maintenance

These issues can result in serious passenger injuries and deaths. In addition to Uber and Lyft driver errors, collisions can be caused by issues such as a reckless third-party driver, a road hazard such as a pothole, a vehicle part defect or bad weather. An investigation may be necessary to determine the cause of your Uber or Lyft accident.

Common Injuries Suffered in Rideshare Accidents

Uber and Lyft accidents can cause immense harm to those involved. The rideshare drivers, their passengers and those outside of the vehicle could sustain major injuries in a collision. Common rideshare accident injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations and scarring
  • Severe burns
  • Skull fractures
  • Soft-tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash

In some cases, a rideshare accident may cause fatal injuries. In such a case, a Boerne wrongful death attorney with Hill Law Firm is prepared to fight for justice for your family. We know how to help clients with all types of injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. We can represent you or a loved one in even the most complicated or challenging injury claim.

Liability in Boerne Rideshare Accidents

Holding someone liable, or legally and financially responsible, for your Uber or Lyft accident in Boerne could lead to a payout for your medical bills and property repairs. In Texas, state law holds the person or party most at fault for causing a car accident liable for damages. Unlike a standard car accident case, however, a rideshare accident may involve multiple liable parties.

If a rideshare driver is logged into the app, Uber or Lyft as a company may face vicarious liability for mistakes made by the driver. However, Uber and Lyft both classify their drivers as independent contractors. This makes it difficult to hold these companies liable for accidents caused by their drivers.

It may be possible to hold the company directly responsible for its own errors. If the rideshare company is guilty of failing to hire a safe driver, such as not performing an adequate background check or reviewing the driving record of an applicant, it may be possible for a crash victim to sue the company for injuries to a passenger as a result. If a third party caused the accident, a claim against this party may be available to the injured accident victim.

Do Uber & Lyft Have Insurance Policies Covering Texas Rideshare Crashes?

Yes. Both Uber and Lyft have policies with up to $1 million in coverage available for victims injured in rideshare accidents in Texas. Uber’s insurance policy and Lyft’s insurance policy both offer the following amounts of coverage for different periods of a ride:

  • Period 1: the app is off. $0 in coverage is provided by Uber and Lyft; instead, the driver’s personal auto insurance coverage will apply.
  • Period 2: the app is on and the driver is waiting for a ride request. Both companies offer $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident in bodily injury coverage, as well as $25,000 in property damage coverage.
  • Period 3: the app is on and drivers are either en route to pick up passengers or have riders in the vehicle. Both companies offer up to $1 million in third-party auto liability coverage, which may include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, personal injury protection, and MedPay.

Uber or Lyft’s insurance coverage may be available to you as an injured rideshare passenger in Texas. If you were injured as a driver, you may also fall under the rideshare company’s policy. Consult with our attorneys for more information.

How Our Boerne Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney Can Help

Getting into an Uber or Lyft accident in Boerne can be distressing and confusing. If you attempt to file a claim, the rideshare company or its insurance provider may unfairly deny coverage or try to blame you for the crash. An attorney can represent you during insurance settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit to fight for fair compensation.

Your lawyer can search for evidence of fault, present proof of your losses to an insurer, and aggressively negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Our attorneys have years of experience handling rideshare accident cases in Texas and are capable of going to trial, when necessary. We know how to achieve the results our clients need.

Speak to Our Boerne Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney Today

At Hill Law Firm, we are passionate about helping rideshare accident victims recover the compensation they need to move forward with greater peace of mind. We know what you’re going through during this difficult time. Our lawyers will be there for you during every phase of the recovery process. We have experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Boerne available to discuss your case in detail at no cost or obligation. Request your free consultation today at (210) 899-5031.

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