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Rideshare Accident FAQs | Dallas Uber Accidents

Rideshare companies are being used more and more frequently in Dallas. Companies like Lyft and Uber are without doubt convenient to use, making certain activities like going downtown and drinking responsibly, much easier to do. Unfortunately, rideshare vehicles often get involved in accidents, which leaves the victims of this traumatic event unsure of what they should do.

If you or a loved one was involved in a Dallas Uber accident or Lyft accident, please contact a rideshare accident lawyer in Dallas to discuss your experience and to determine if you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering. The best lawyers to help you receive that compensation can be found at Carabin Shaw Law Firm.

Whether you need a Dallas Lyft accident attorney or an Uber accident attorney, our highly trained and highly respected attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf. We have the resources and experience to take on even the largest of corporations. We know that a rideshare accident can leave you with a lot of questions, so we want to help. Here are some of the most common rideshare accident FAQs:

Who can Be Held Liable for a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies attempt to complicate the answer to this question to both try to reduce instances they can be held liable and to discourage victims from pursuing legal action. They do this by considering their drivers as contractors instead of employees.

However, the bottom line is that when you, a passenger, are in the vehicle, the vehicle is then most likely under the liability of the company. The various rideshare companies have different policies regarding the amount of damages they will pay if a passenger is not in the car, but both Uber and Lyft will potentially pay up to $1 million in damages to a passenger who is injured. The best way to determine the specifics of liability is to contact a rideshare accident lawyer in Dallas.

What are the Most Common Types of Injuries That are Covered?

It should be stated first that any injury you receive in a Dallas Uber accident or Lyft accident should be taken seriously and may require medical care. No injury should be overlooked because untreated injuries can worsen and become more severe or even life-threatening.

The most common injuries that occur in Dallas from rideshare accidents are:

  • Head trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve damage

These are only a few of the potential injuries. It is important to note that the mental anguish caused by the traumatic event and from any consequent injuries also can be factored into the damages paid.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim varies state by state. If you are involved in a rideshare accident in Texas, you have two years from the date of the accident to contact a Dallas Lyft accident lawyer or Uber accident lawyer to file a claim.

It is best not to wait too long as specific factors like personal memory accounts and finding witnesses can become more difficult as time passes. This is why we recommend contacting a personal injury attorney immediately.

How do I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today?

When you are ready to move forward with filing a claim and recovering the damages you and your family need, there is only one destination for the best representation: Carabin Shaw Law Firm. No other law firm can provide you with the resources and experience that our lawyers offer.

We make sure our Dallas neighbors receive the absolute best service. Contact us for a completely free initial consultation toll-free at 1-800-862-1260.

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