San Antonio Rideshare Attorneys Representing Pedestrian Victims
San Antonio, Texas is home to 1.5 million people and is visited by 40 million tourists each year. Luckily, at over 500 square miles, spreading out is typically not an issue for locals and visitors alike. However, restaurants and popular attractions downtown, like the river walk, daily draw people and vehicles into dangerously close proximity. Due to the increased usage of rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, if and when accidents happen, they unfortunately often involve pedestrians and rideshare vehicles.
If you or someone you love are the victim of a rideshare accident, read the scenarios below, then reach out to the San Antonio, Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw to better understand your particular situation and the avenues for compensation available to you.Options for Pedestrian Victims in Rideshare Accidents
No matter the situation, if you have been involved in an accident you should immediately seek medical attention and file a police report. Be sure to keep all records and reach out to an experienced attorney to better understand your pedestrian rights in rideshare accidents in Texas.Scenario 1 - Victim is Partially at Fault
Accidents, by their very nature, can happen at any time and without warning. Perhaps you were just getting out of a restaurant with friends, checking your phone, and you stepped in front of an Uber. Maybe you are so caught up in the old-world charm that you forget to heed the blinking, do not cross sign and are struck by a Lyft.
In both of these situations, you may be partially at fault for the accident. However, Texas follows a proportionate responsibility law meaning that, as long as you are not more than fifty percent responsible for the accident, you can still file a claim.
In this scenario, mitigating your level of responsibility is paramount and, therefore, seeking the aid of San Antonio rideshare pedestrian injury lawyers is essential.Scenario 2 - Multiple Parties Involved
Imagine you have been enjoying the San Fernando Cathedral with your family, as you’re leaving a distracted driver dodges a double-parked rideshare and hits you, breaking your leg.
This again falls under proportionate responsibility but is further complicated by the number of parties involved. As a victim, you need to focus on your recovery. Let our team determine the role negligence, on the side of the other drivers, played in your injuries.Scenario 3 - Life Altering Injuries
Though it is hard to think about, there could also be an instance where you were simply walking down a San Antonio sidewalk and an impaired rideshare driver jumped the curb, hitting you head-on, causing permanent injury or maiming.
Lawsuits in the previous scenarios would most likely focus on economic damages and be settled out of court. The severity and lasting impact of your damages in this scenario could open the door for exemplary damages, such as non-economic and punitive damages. To receive the compensation you deserve, a trial would most likely be necessary and Uber and Lyft accident attorneys for pedestrians, essential.The Unfortunate Reality of Rideshare Accidents
Though the scenarios above are fictional, accidents involving rideshare drivers are not. Recently, a passenger in San Antonio was struck by their Uber driver after slapping them in the face. This similarly complicated case involves assault by both parties and, therefore, both parties would greatly benefit from an experienced rideshare and assault lawyer.Call Carabin Shaw Now for Expert Guidance on Your Rideshare Pedestrian Injury Claim in San Antonio
As the scenarios above show, accidents involving pedestrians and rideshare drivers are never simple. With this in mind, we offer a free case review so that you can get clarity about your options for seeking compensation.
If you have been injured, seek medical attention, report the accident, check out Carabin Shaw reviews, then call us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We have English and Spanish-speaking staff available 24/7.
If you decide to move forward, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you can pursue justice risk-free.
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