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Dallas Uber & Lyft Accident Lawsuits - Get the Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries

Whether you are heading to Dallas to sample some local Tex-Mex cuisine or enjoy the vibrant art scene, you may be planning to get around the city using a rideshare company. Ridesharing is a popular mode of transportation in Dallas, due in large part to the perception that companies like Uber and Lyft offer a safe and convenient option. However, rideshare vehicles face the same risks on the road as other vehicles and accidents can happen.

If you are injured in a rideshare accident, the Dallas TX car accident lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help. We have more than 25 years of experience working with car crash victims and we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t owe us a dollar unless we win your case. Contact us 24/7 at 800-862-1260 and schedule your free initial consultation with one of our English- or Spanish-speaking professionals.

More Rideshare Vehicles = More Accidents

The explosive popularity of Uber and Lyft has led to more vehicles on the road in Dallas. Unfortunately, more vehicles may also mean more accidents. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that ridesharing contributed to a nearly 5% increase in injury crash risk for motorists and pedestrians. In a state that already sees a significant number of motor vehicle crash victims (250,335 injured in 2023), the potential increase is concerning.

An average of 10 people are killed on Texas roadways every day. The state recommends some simple habits to lower the risk, which should be practiced by rideshare drivers and passengers alike:

  • Wearing seatbelts
  • Driving within the speed limit
  • Avoiding distractions like texting
  • Never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Common Causes of Rideshare Vehicle Accidents in Dallas

Unique features of ridesharing may increase crash risk for Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as other drivers on the road. Possible factors include:

  • Distraction when drivers are checking their app for navigation or ride requests
  • Fatigued drivers that work long hours ridesharing or drive as a second job
  • Unfamiliarity with areas where they are picking up or dropping of passengers
  • Speeding to complete as many trips as possible within a single shift
  • Vehicles that accumulate high mileage and are not properly maintained

When you get into a rideshare vehicle, it is difficult to assess whether you are at increased risk from any of these issues. If a crash does occur and you are injured, an attorney can help you determine if you are eligible to file an Uber Lyft accident lawsuit in Dallas, Texas.

Determining Liability After a Rideshare Accident in Dallas

It can be challenging to determine liability after a car crash. In some cases, accidents are caused by driver negligence. Other times, a third-party motorist may be responsible for the incident. Even vehicle manufacturers can be held liable if the incident was due to a faulty auto part.

If an accident occurs when a driver is transporting a passenger, Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that provide up to $1 million in coverage for injuries and property damage. However, the coverage may be insufficient if the injuries are catastrophic or multiple passengers were injured in the accident. If other parties contributed to the accident, additional coverage may be available.

Don’t Wait to Contact a Dallas Lyft Accident Attorney

Rideshare accident liability is complex and requires an experienced lawyer to navigate through the details of the crash to hold the proper parties responsible. A Dallas Uber accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the cause of the crash using the police report, witness testimonies, and other evidence collected at the crash scene. They will pursue compensation for you, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Maximize Your Compensation with the Experienced Dallas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw! Call Today!

If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a rideshare accident, contact our team at Carabin Shaw right away. We fight for our clients’ rights and pursue every bit of damage they are entitled to under the law. See what our previous clients say about our work in our reviews, and then contact our office at 800-862-1260.

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