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Austin Uber and Lyft Accident

Austin, Texas, is booming with passengers using rideshare services day in and day out. Ridesharing services provide quick and easy transportation to those who are without a car and usually at a price that is much lower than a taxicab service. As the popularity of ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber continue to grow, so do the questions, rules, and regulations surrounding these services, as more and more laws surrounding their usage safety are being put in place.

If you are using a rideshare service in Austin and experience an injury or accident, it’s imperative you contact an experienced Austin attorney to help you with your case. Austin Uber accident attorneys from Carabin Shaw are well-versed in the laws pertaining to rideshare services in the area and will work to get you the compensation and justice you deserve for any injuries you may have sustained while using Uber or Lyft.

Uber or Lyft Accident FAQS
  • Am I covered as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft?
  • Am I covered as a driver of an Uber or Lyft?
  • What happens if I am an Uber driver and I cause an accident?
  • What happens if I am involved in an accident as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft?
  • How much of my injuries and expenses are covered if I am involved in an accident?
  • Can I sue Uber and/or Lyft if I am involved in an accident?
  • What are my legal options if I am involved in an accident as a driver or passenger?
  • What can I be compensated for if I am involved in an Uber or Lyft accident?

The questions above tend to fall into gray areas due to the evolution of ridesharing services within the last few years. If you are involved in an accident in Austin similar to any of the scenarios listed above, it’s important to seek the help of Uber accident attorneys in Austin. A good team of attorneys understands that a rideshare accident case is vastly different than a personal car accident case and will be able to provide you with legal consultation to help navigate your road to recovery.

Understanding Insurance Coverage in an Uber or Lyft

To be work for a ridesharing service, all drivers are required to have their own personal insurance. In addition to personal insurance, most rideshare services provide liability coverage up to a certain amount based on certain situations. For example, Uber’s liability coverage changes based on whether the driver’s app is on or off, if the driver on a trip, or if the driver is on the app and not yet on a trip. Because insurance coverage varies based on such specific situations, it can become tricky to understand when you are and aren’t covered and who is or isn’t liable. For reasons such as these, it’s important you contact Uber accident attorneys serving Austin to delve deeper into your case and provide expert legal consultation on what compensation you are and aren’t entitled based on your circumstance.

A Legal Team That Will Fight for You

Accident claims in general can be hard to understand, but the laws surrounding accidents involving rideshare vehicles can become extremely confusing and stressful, especially in the time immediately after an accident. With rideshare services becoming a mainstream form of transportation, the chances of an accident occurring while using one is increasing. You need an experienced rideshare attorney who understands your situation, the law and what you are entitled to if you are involved in an accident while using a rideshare service.

The attorneys at Carabin Shaw have the knowledge and experience needed to win a rideshare accident claim and will fight tooth and nail to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact the team of Uber accident attorneys in Austin for a free consultation on your case by calling our in-city offices at 512-832-1101 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701


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