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Austin Rideshare Accident Attorneys - Victims Injured in an Uber/Lyft Crash

Rideshare companies have expanded at an impressive rate in Austin, Texas. Generally affordable, simple to schedule, and plenty on-demand; it’s hard to find reasons not to use these apps.

However, as ride frequency increases, so do ride accidents. If you have been in an auto accident as a rideshare passenger, and the driver was at fault, the Austin attorneys for Uber/Lyft accidents at Carabin Shaw can guide you through the steps necessary to receive legal and financial compensation.

Consequences of Increased Uber/Lyft Ride Frequency in Austin

An Uber/Lyft accident in Austin TX can be devastating to both the driver and the passenger. Every time a rider steps into a rideshare vehicle, they are putting their well-being in the hands of the driver. While many drivers take this responsibility seriously, there are others who prioritize rushing to their next ride.

In 2022, 122 fatal crashes occurred in Austin. Over the last few years, both the number of fatal crashes and the number of fatalities have increased in the city. A huge contributor to this is the number of vehicles on the road. Since, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Texas has 1.58 deaths per 100 million miles of travel, more cars on the road means more accidents.

After a rideshare accident, our free case review will equip you with the information and resources needed to move forward with a personal injury claim. Our expert attorneys have over thirty years of experience with auto collision claims, and will aggressively pursue the full compensation that you are owed.

Seeking Rightful Compensation with Austin Rideshare Injury Attorneys

Uber/Lyft accidents may be unique as far as recovering damages in the aftermath, but the reasons that these accidents occur are usually the same as any other auto accident. Determining and proving liability is the core of a personal injury case, and our team can help prove liability for the following causes of accidents:

  • Driving while fatigued
  • Distracted driving (a common cause of collisions, given Uber/Lyft drivers’ reliance on their phones for navigation)
  • Operating a poorly maintained vehicle
  • Other causes

While Uber and Lyft both have certain standards for rideshare drivers and their vehicles, the hiring process and following oversight can be lax.

Uber and Lyft’s Insurance Policies for Collisions

Insurance policies employed by rideshare companies can be convoluted and difficult to navigate. If your accident occurred while you were a passenger in the vehicle, then they become far more straightforward. This is especially true if you have the support of a trusted lawyer. You can visit the Carabin Shaw reviews to see evidence of the services we have provided in the past.

Both Lyft and Uber have $1 million insurance plans, which cover accidents that occur while a driver is transporting a passenger. This means that, if your driver was at fault for the accident while you were in route to a destination, you will have paths towards legal and financial recourse.

The Carabin Shaw Law Firm Difference

Carabin Shaw’s Rideshare accident attorneys in Austin Texas will guarantee that, after your accident, you don’t need to stress about the case itself. We will coordinate with insurance companies, investigate the circumstances and scene of the collision, and guarantee that you win your maximum compensation by building your strongest possible case.

Your focus should be on your recovery, so we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis to ensure that the expenses associated with that recovery do not limit your access to legal representation.

While a rideshare driver being at fault simplifies questions of insurance, proving liability and the extent of the damages done can still be a lengthy process. Schedule your free case review at your most convenient moment by calling the toll-free number 800-862-1260. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to support you 24/7.

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701

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We are very glad we called Carabin Shaw after our accident. We now recommend them to everyone. - Griselda S.
You want Carabin Shaw on your side after an accident. They were excellent. - Valerie S.
In our opinion, no one is better, Carabin Shaw is the Law Firm you want on your side after an accident. - Amanda G.
The attorneys and staff went out of their way to help us after our accident. Thank you Carabin Shaw. - Melinda F.
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