Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys Aggressively Representing Texas Rideshare Accident Victims

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys’s Uber and Lyft accident lawyers in Dallas know how our city’s residents, visitors, and tourists rely on rideshare services that take them everywhere from the airport to hotels, conventions, sightseeing and in daily life, 24/7 year-round.

Most of the country’s estimated 2.5 million rideshare drivers often work for both Uber and Lyft, focusing on the busiest platform during high rider times throughout Dallas County to increase revenue.

Unfortunately, the increase of rideshare drivers who are seeking to make more money faster than their driving counterparts has led to a 3% increase in overall car accident fatalities throughout the nation over the past decade, according to the University of Chicago’s most recent study.

The question becomes, what happens when our Texas residents are hurt or lose a loved one in a crash caused by a negligent rideshare driver? Who is responsible for the damages?

We have answers.

Call 214-935-2298. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What are the Most Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents in Dallas, Texas?

When any driver negligently operates a vehicle, people can get hurt or even lose their lives.

That is true for Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare drivers too.

The main difference between a rideshare driver’s habits and someone who is simply driving to work, dinner, or run errands, is that the speed at which they pick up, drop off, and secure the next rider increases their revenue, making them potentially more likely to cut corners where vehicle safety is concerned.

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

  • Distracted driving, especially when procuring another rider through the app while a current passenger is still on board
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper turns
  • Wrong-way driving
  • Unsafe lane changes

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

Call 214-935-2298. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

How Can I Determine Whether the Driver or the Rideshare Company is Responsible for My Injuries After an Accident?

Simply because a driver has an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company — like Blacklane, Curb, or Jayride — sticker on their vehicle does not mean he or she is actively working for the company at the time of a crash.

Each technology-based system that allows independent contractors to drive under their company umbrella 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 on to the respective ridesharing app and physically working during the time of the collision, their personal car insurance coverage will be responsible for all claims arising from the crash.
  • When rideshare drivers are logged into the app but have yet to accept a rider, their respective employer is responsible for providing limited liability coverage when a crash occurs, which is very complex and extends into multiple layers of circumstances that requires a skilled 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 umbrella insurance policy is responsible for the injuries sustained during the collision, when we can prove that the rideshare driver was at fault.

If you have been hurt in a crash with a rideshare driver in Texas schedule a free consultation with our team of experienced rideshare attorneys in Dallas today to discuss your case and learn how we can help hold the liable party responsible for your complete damages and fight for your full compensation and recovery.

Call 214-935-2298. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Rideshare Technology Supports More than Passenger Transportation in Texas

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

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

The multiple layers of corporate ownership and operation come with extensive levels of legal representation and corporate insurance giants who believe they can intimidate injury victims into taking an unfair settlement, just to make the case go away.

If you have been injured in a car accident with a rideshare driver, do not allow Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company to diminish your injuries or full recovery needs.

Contact Our Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers In Dallas, Texas For A Free Consultation Today

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys is more than 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 another rideshare driver, call 214-935-2298 to discuss your injuries with our skilled personal injury lawyers in Dallas today.

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys stands ready to provide our clients with dedicated, driven results.