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Injured by a Rideshare Driver in San Antonio - Texas Car Accident Attorneys

San Antonio residents largely use rideshare services to make their lives easier. For instance, a 2017 Lyft report found that over half of San Antonio passengers reserve rides for their commutes, and a quarter use Lyft when public transport isn’t operating. But when someone else’s convenient ride leads to a life-threatening incident, a lawyer can bring ease to your recovery journey.

Any auto accident is a confusing time, but the involvement of a rideshare driver leads to especially overwhelming questions: Who pays for your injuries? How can you get what you need from the rideshare company? For answers to these questions and more, you can rely on a San Antonio rideshare injury claim attorney at Carabin Shaw.

How to Respond to a Rideshare Accident Right Away

Passengers may not realize how actions immediately after a rideshare accident protect them. For example, the following steps improve chances of a full recovery, physically and financially:

  1. Document the scene, taking photographs if possible.
  2. Ensure that you receive medical attention for your injuries.
  3. Notify the police, and retain a copy of the report.
  4. Gather contact information of the rideshare driver and potential witnesses. Without this information, it can be harder to identify the driver and validate events.
  5. Report a third-party incident to the rideshare company.

A shocking accident can leave you feeling helpless, especially if you didn’t initially respond in the way that you wished. Your attorney can help address gaps in your records, restoring your hope for a positive outcome.

Submitting Rideshare Company Insurance Claims for the Accident

An Uber or Lyft accident attorney navigates your claims process, which might involve the insurance of the rideshare company or the driver.

How Uber and Lyft Liability Policies Work

Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber provide liability insurance that covers injuries and damages when rideshare drivers are at fault. However, this coverage is available only when one of the following conditions applies:

  • The driver is on the app awaiting a trip but doesn’t have one yet.
  • The rideshare app has matched the driver with a passenger, and the driver is en route.
  • The rideshare trip is in progress.

In these cases, rideshare companies may pay after accident investigations.

When the Rideshare Driver Pays

If the driver isn’t using the app when the accident happens, their personal auto insurance is responsible. Although Texas mandates auto insurance for San Antonio drivers, the person who caused your accident might still lack sufficient coverage. In these circumstances, you might be able to use your own auto policy for financial relief.

Seeking Legal Assistance to Understand Your Rights

In Texas, multiple drivers can be accountable for an accident, and you’re entitled to recover compensation if you’re no more than 50 percent at fault. A rideshare accident attorney in Texas is skilled in maximizing your compensation by establishing facts like:

  • Your minimal degree of fault
  • Past material damages, or the costs you’re claiming
  • Projected damages, such as the loss of earning potential due to an impairment
  • Noneconomic damages like suffering

Finally, our team can assess whether a lawsuit is favorable for your case. Though suing a powerful rideshare company is a difficult path, it’s sometimes possible in extreme scenarios.

Injured by a Lyft or Uber? Get Back on Your Feet with a Free Consultation!

To schedule with Carabin Shaw, call the toll-free number 800-862-1260. Our staff is available 24/7 and can speak with you in English or Spanish. If you have any reservations about contacting us, read Carabin Shaw reviews to learn how we've helped other San Antonio car crash victims.

Continued Diligence in Your Case Against a Rideshare Driver

The pursuit of rideshare accident compensation can be complicated and lengthy. Throughout the process, your San Antonio Uber/Lyft car accident lawyer supports you in the following ways:

  • Maintaining records of your expenses and medical treatment
  • Following up and negotiating with the rideshare and insurance companies
  • Knowing when and how to escalate legally

And because we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, the cost of legal aid isn’t a limiting factor.

For more information:

  • http://sanantonioreport.org/lyft-survey-shows-sa-passengers-driving-less-riding-more/
  • http://tdi.texas.gov/pubs/consumer/cb020.html
  • http://uber.com/us/en/drive/insurance/

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