Determining Liability in Uber and Lyft Auto Accidents in Dallas
The Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft have expanded their presence in Texas since a 2017 law standardizing their regulations was signed into effect. Some cities’ regulations were relaxed or eliminated to make a more consistent set of rules and encourage these companies to stay in Texas’ major metropolitan areas.
There are now more Uber and Lyft drivers on Dallas roads than ever, which means there are more collisions happening between these cars and others. The Texas Department of Transportation collects data on all reported motor vehicle accidents in the state annually, and they found that in 2021, there were almost 16,000 accidents that resulted in one or more serious injuries. That same year, there was a 15% increase in fatalities from motor vehicle accidents.Call Carabin Shaw for a Free Case Review/Initial Consultation
Many people involved in these accidents are unsure of whether the TNC company or the driver is liable for any damages, which is why you should seek representation as soon after your Dallas Uber or Lyft accident as possible. The top Dallas attorneys at Carabin Shaw have decades of experience among them helping Texans make and win cases for their injuries.
Keep reading to learn about Texas rideshare liability law and how our legal team can help you, then call us toll free, 24/7 when you’re ready to have more questions answered. Our number is 1-800-862-1260 and we have both English and Spanish-speaking staff available at all times.Why Are Dallas Car Accidents so Dangerous?
Urban environments like Dallas often create more injurious car accidents due to cars’ proximity to each other and the many different angles at which accidents can happen. The 2021 TDOT Motor Vehicle Crash Report found that over 1,000 people were killed in intersections and over 600 in head-on collisions.
If you were involved in an accident due to the negligence of a TNC driver, then you shouldn’t have to pay for the medical expenses, missed wages, and emotional hardship you incurred. Carabin Shaw can be a valuable ally on your road to recovery. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your maximum Dallas Lyft accident compensation.Who Is Liable for Your Injuries After an Accident With a Rideshare Driver?
The at-fault party in an Uber or Lyft accident is almost always the driver, though sometimes third parties can be found liable as well. A plaintiff cannot sue Uber or Lyft to recover their losses; instead, the TNC’s insurance will pay for this if their driver is found liable.
The requirements for TNC insurance differs in coverage depending on whether the driver is in route to pick up a passenger, currently with a passenger, or waiting for rides:
- When a driver is with a passenger, also called a prearranged ride, the TNC must provide coverage up to $1 million for bodily injury, death, and property damage.
- Between prearranged rides, a TNC driver must carry insurance with a minimum coverage of $50,000 for bodily injury or death per person, $100,000 for bodily injury or death, and $25,000 for property damage per incident.
This minimum coverage does not guarantee that TNCs won’t try to avoid liability and paying damages, which is why you should secure the best Uber accident attorneys in Dallas. Carabin Shaw can win you the justice you deserve, getting you back to your life faster.Don’t Face Your Legal Battles Alone—Carabin Shaw Is Ready to Help
You can learn more about the work we’ve done for other Texans by reading some of Carabin Shaw’s client reviews. Time and again, people say that they appreciate feeling informed throughout every stage of their case, and know that our lawyers will always go above and beyond for them. When you need help after an Uber or Lyft accident in Dallas, we’ll be ready.