Texas Rideshare Car Accident Lawyers
Our San Antonio rideshare accident attorney has noticed over the last couple of years that rideshare service businesses have taken off and are now one of the fastest growing components of the transportation industry. Rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, use online platforms to connect passengers with private drivers, typically through a mobile app. As such, many of these ride services were initially banned as unlicensed taxi companies.
Unlike taxi cab companies though, which are heavily regulated by city governments, rideshare services fall under the newly created category of transportation network companies. It is important to understand that these transportation network companies do not have the same employment relationship with their drivers as traditional taxi services. These companies attempt to remove themselves from certain legal responsibilities by claiming that they only facilitate fares and that they should not responsible for wrongdoing or dangerous driving.
Furthermore, individual drivers rely on their own personal insurance policies, even though such policies rarely provide coverage for commercial accidents, as our rideshare accident attorney in San Antonio has shown in courtroom evidentiary exhibits countless times. These situations create insurance gaps that are having a profound impact on commercial insurance rates in other well-established areas of commercial trucking and transportation law. Without state or federal regulations to standardize the policies available under ride-share auto insurance, drivers and passengers are left with less legal precedent than is typically available in similar types of cases.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of an Uber or Lyft driver, it is important to understand that you will be confronted with relatively complex legal issues. It is critical to seek guidance from an attorney who is familiar with this emerging area of law. Our Uber accident attorneys understand the unique legal issues involved in rideshare accidents. As this emerging area of law continues to evolve, our UBER injury lawyers will continue to remain at the forefront of the latest legal developments.
The Carabin & Shaw team of San Antonio rideshare accident attorneys have more than 25 years of experience handling car and pedestrian accident cases, including cases against taxi, van, bus, and rideshare operators. Our attorneys possess an extensive understanding of public conveyance and transportation law. Our law firm has access to the best automobile accident reconstruction experts, engineering experts, and professional investigators. We do not always need to use each of these experts for every case, but our reputation for determining the facts of the crash scene, analyzing the areas of the law that apply to the situation, and arguing for greater amounts of compensation than insurance policies are usually prepared to dole out give us an edge that is hard to come by.
Every Carabin & Shaw client starts with a free case consultation, so they’re never left in the dark about their options. Our attorneys walk them step by step through the legal process, and treat them with the professionalism and courtesy everyone deserves. Let us represent your interests and turn your misfortune into a victory for justice.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a negligent or reckless Lyft or Uber ride share accident, contact a rideshare accident attorney serving San Antonio at Carabin & Shaw to arrange your free consultation. We will sit down with you at our offices or in your home, whichever is most convenient, to discuss the particulars of your case and determine what legal strategy would best serve your interests.
No two cases are exactly the same, and all of our clients are individuals with individual needs and personal circumstances. We like to take all relevant factors into account and devise a plan around your life before having you sign any official client-attorney privilege paperwork, which simultaneously allows you to make an informed decision about our law firm and about your best legal options. For more information, call our firm at 800-862-1260.