Auto Accidents

UBER Ride Share Accident

As new driving services such as Uber and Lyft continue to grow, you may need to know what to do if you are ever in an accident with or in a Uber or Lyft vehicle or with Uber or Lyft driver.

As soon as possible, call Carabin Shaw, our law firm can help you.

Uber and Lyft are ride share services that are growing very quickly and are create a relatively new and evolving issues in the legal field.

The Uber and Lyft companies is different from a regular taxi cab, where these cars involve drivers who own and operate their own personal cars.

Uber and Lyft drivers are not professionally licensed drivers, these Uber and Lyft Drivers are not commercial drivers.

The Uber and Lyft drivers are just everyday car owners and drivers with no special training.

Uber and Lyft simply contract or engage average people, who own a car, as independent contractors to transport passengers on behalf of the service in their own personal vehicles — and often part-time.

It is important to understand that thedrivers receive no training and no maintenance mandates are required on the vehicles.

These unmarked cars-for-hire are not hailed on the street like taxis.

Customers or Clients of the car service must download an app on their smartphones. Then through their smartphone the rider then schedule and arrange rides with the nearest available vehicles associated with the service.

Regular people, who have registered as a willing driver receive a message when and where to pick up passengers.

Uber is available in San Antonio and most other major cities. Lyft is available in many cities across Texas.

If you or a loved one are injured, call us at 1.800.862.1260. We can help

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