Dallas Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers


The Dallas Uber and Lyft accident attorneys  at Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys    know how our city’s residents, visitors, and tourists rely on ride-sharing services to take them everywhere from the airport to hotels, conventions, sightseeing, and everyday life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long.

Most of the  nation’s roughly 2.5 million rideshare drivers often   work for both Uber and Lyft, focusing on the busier platform during peak ridership hours across  Dallas County   to boost revenue.

Unfortunately, the rise of rideshare drivers looking to make more money faster than their counterparts has led to a 3% increase in car accident deaths nationwide over the past decade, according to the  most recent study from the University of Chicago  .

The question is, what happens when our  Texas residents   are injured or lose a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent rideshare driver? Who is liable for the damages?

We have answers.

Call  972-210-0533  . There is never a charge to speak with an attorney. We are ready.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Rideshare Accidents In Dallas, Texas?

When a driver operates a vehicle negligently, people can be injured or even killed.

That’s also true for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers.

The main difference between the habits of a rideshare driver and someone who simply drives to work, dinner or errands is that the speed at which they pick up, drop off and secure the next passenger increases their earnings, making them potentially more likely to cut corners when it comes to vehicle safety.

Other common causes of Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accidents in Texas may include:

  • Distracted driving, especially when searching for another passenger through the app while the current passenger is still on board
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving
  • improper turns
  • Driving in the wrong direction
  • Unsafe lane changes

If you were injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or after being hit by a negligent rideshare driver, our  experienced Austin personal injury attorneys can help you determine who was at fault and what insurance coverage is available to pursue the best financial recovery options for your unique injury needs.

Call  972-210-0533  . There is never a charge to speak with an attorney. We are ready.

How Can I Determine If The Driver Or Rideshare Company Is Responsible For My Injuries After An Accident?

Just because a driver has a sticker for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company, such as Blacklane, Curb, or Jayride, does not mean they were actively working for the company at the time of the accident.

Each technology-based system that allows independent contractors to drive under the umbrella of their company has different insurance coverage parameters that are effective based on the driver’s role when the collision occurs.

For example:

  • When rideshare drivers are not in “driver” mode, meaning he or she is not logged into the applicable rideshare app and physically working during the time of the crash, their personal auto insurance coverage will be responsible for all claims arising from the crash.
  • When rideshare drivers log into the app but have not yet accepted a passenger, their respective employer is responsible for providing limited liability coverage when a crash occurs, which is very complex and extends to multiple layers of circumstances that require a knowledgeable Dallas rideshare attorney to uncover for eligibility.
  • When rideshare drivers are logged into the app, have accepted or are transporting a passenger, the respective rideshare company’s general insurance policy is liable for injuries sustained during the collision, when we can prove that the rideshare driver was at fault.

If you were injured in an accident with a rideshare driver in Texas, schedule a free consultation with our team of experienced Dallas rideshare attorneys today to discuss your case and learn how we can help hold the responsible party accountable for your full damages and fight for your full compensation and recovery.

Call  972-210-0533  . There is never a charge to speak with an attorney. We are ready.

Ridesharing Technology Supports More Than Just Passenger Transportation In Texas

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft do more than just transport passengers around Texas.

They provide food and package delivery services, serve as couriers and freight transport drivers, and own and operate motorized bicycle and scooter rentals, which complicates their liability and insurance coverage, depending on who was responsible for the accident, and their role as an “employee” when it occurred.

Multiple layers of corporate ownership and operation come with extensive levels of legal representation and corporate insurance giants who believe they can bully injury victims into accepting an unfair settlement, only to have the case go away.

If you were injured in a car accident with a rideshare driver, don’t let Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company diminish your injuries or your full recovery needs.

Contact Our Dallas, Texas Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys is more than just a personal injury law firm. We are a skilled team of legal professionals and support staff, investigative resources, research analysts, medical experts, and accident reconstruction and engineering specialists who never back down from a fight.

If you have been injured by an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare driver, call  972-210-0533 today  to discuss your injuries with our  experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys  .

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys is ready to provide our clients with dedicated and driven results.