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San Antonio Uber/Lyft Accident Compensation Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

In the 15 years since Uber launched, transportation systems worldwide have had to adapt to the increase in rideshare users and drivers. This is especially true in Texas’ second-largest city, San Antonio, where commuters, tourists, and residents out on the town have their pick of Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and Wridz, in addition to an extensive public transportation system.

With so many options, accidents are bound to happen. Unfortunately, since Uber and Lyft retain powerful legal counsel, these already stressful and difficult situations can become even more complicated. If you have been in an accident, contact a San Antonio rideshare injury claim attorney at Carabin Shaw to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Complexities of Receiving Rideshare Accident Compensation

In addition to the aforementioned strong legal support, accidents that involve an Uber/Lyft driver are increasingly convoluted due to Texas’ rideshare-specific laws and the fact that rideshare insurance policies link coverage to the status of the driver’s app at the time of the accident.

Laws and app statuses aside, after an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, your first step should be to seek medical attention to address and mitigate potential injury. Your second step should be to contact an Uber/Lyft accident attorney in San Antonio to start on the path to financial security and recovery.

Our team is available 24/7, toll-free at 800-862-1260. Call our English and Spanish-speaking staff today to set up your free initial consultation and learn more about your specific case.

Avenues for Uber/Lyft Accident Compensation

Below are several common avenues for compensation after an accident involving a rideshare driver in San Antonio. Your best bet is to first consult with a Texas Rideshare car accident lawyer to determine which is best for your specific case.

1. Rideshare Insurance

As previously discussed, rideshare insurance coverage is linked to the status of the ride on the app at the time of the accident:

  • If the driver is offline or the app is off, their personal insurance applies.
  • If the driver is waiting for ride requests, the company provides limited coverage.
  • If the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or actively completing a ride, the company provides its highest level of coverage.

Negotiating with these large companies can be remarkably challenging. A rideshare negligence lawyer can help ensure that you are justly compensated.

2. Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage

If you have purchased Personal Injury Protection and/or Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage as a part of your personal insurance policy, these two programs could play a role in your total recompensation. Attorneys with years of experience reading the fine print of insurance policies and negotiating with insurance companies, like those at Carabin Shaw, can help you better understand what role these may play in your situation.

3. Liability Claims

If another driver was involved in the collision, you may be able to file a claim with their insurance company depending upon their role and their level of negligence. If necessary, a lawyer can communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf.

4. Civil Lawsuit

In extreme situations or if the compensation is inadequate, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the driver, the insurance company, or both. This pathway is certainly one you do not want to walk alone. Carabin Shaw is here to lead negotiations and, if they fail, to take your case to trial.

Schedule Your Free Case Review Today! Call Our San Antonio Uber/Lyft Accident Compensation Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

As rideshare usage increases in San Antonio, so does the potential for accidents that involve these drivers. Clearly, there is no one path for compensation, and trying to go it alone may ultimately lead to a grossly inadequate reward for your damages.

If you are seeking justice for your rideshare accident, explore Carabin Shaw reviews to see how we have helped others in your situation, then contact us. Take comfort in knowing that we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you won’t pay unless we win for you.

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