Houston Uber and Lyft Accidents
Millions of Houstonians have received Uber or Lyft rides since the Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) arrived in Texas in 2014. Research suggests that their presence is only increasing in commuters' daily lives, with a projected 115% in total market share by 2026. Unfortunately, more TNC drivers on the road means more accidents for passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers.
Even if you aren’t one of the 36% of Americans who stated they had used a TNC app in 2019, it’s important to know your rights and the laws regulating these companies. The expert Houston attorneys at Carabin Shaw have years of experience helping Texans recover from accidents and injuries where a TNC driver was involved; we could be just the team you need to ease your financial burden and get the justice you seek.
There’s no need to worry about paying us anything until we win for you, which is why we also offer free case reviews and initial consultations—client comfort and confidence are a top priority for us. Read on to learn more about Texas TNC auto accidents and how Carabin Shaw can help you.Houston Auto Accident Data
The Texas Department of Transportation collects data on all reported auto accidents in the state, with the most recent report coming from 2021. This data suggests that Houston roadways are getting more dangerous for all kinds of drivers:
- In 2021, Houston reported 312 fatal automobile crashes, the most in the state that year. Dallas was second 206 fatal crashes.
- Almost 7,000 injuries resulted from those Houston auto accidents.
- Across the state, there were no days in which someone did not die from an automobile accident.
- Though slightly more accidents occurred statewide in rural areas, the most severe injuries resulted from accidents on metropolitan roads and urban areas.
- There was one reported crash every 57 seconds and one injury reported every 2 minutes
If you’ve been injured by the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver in Houston, you should consider reaching out to Carabin Shaw’s Lyft/Uber accident attorneys after getting treatment for your injuries. We can help find all liable parties and determine the maximum compensation you’re owed for ongoing medical expenses, emotional distress, and missed wages.Texas Transportation Network Company Law
TNCs in Texas are constantly fighting for stronger legal footing to defend themselves from litigation, tasking Houston Uber accident lawyers with staying a step ahead to better support their clients.
Current Texas law requires TNC drivers to carry insurance that covers them when they are between rides and carrying passengers. Between rides, drivers’ insurance should cover up to $100,000 for bodily injury per incident, with $50,000 in coverage for each injured individual and $25,000 for property damage. This coverage should extend to $1 million when the TNC driver is carrying passengers.
This coverage, however, doesn’t mean these companies won’t try to deny their liability. When TNC companies resist paying a plaintiff what they’re fairly owed, it’s time to hire an experienced TNC accident lawyer like those at Carabin Shaw. We have the passion and knowledge to fight against the different tactics some companies will employ to avoid legal and financial responsibility, which is well-documented in Carabin Shaw’s client reviews. We’re proud to have left positive, lasting impressions on our clients and hope their testimony can show you the value we can offer you.Call Carabin Shaw Today to Learn More
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