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Your Rights After a Dallas Uber/Lyft Accident - Free Case Review at Carabin Shaw

As an entertainment and travel hub, visitors and residents of Dallas have made ridesharing a popular alternative to driving. The ninth largest city in the US also sees its share of traffic accidents, and choosing an Uber or Lyft for your travel doesn’t eliminate the risk. If you are injured by a rideshare vehicle, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw know how to protect your rights and get you the compensation necessary to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life.

Whether you are the passenger, a pedestrian, or the driver of another vehicle involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, you are entitled to compensation for injuries and property damage. However, it can be challenging to understand who is liable in these situations. If you were recently injured in an uber accident in Dallas Texas, you need an attorney who knows how to pursue compensation for all your damages.

Our team at Carabin Shaw provides free case reviews and we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay until we win your case. Contact us at 800-862-1260 and talk to one of our English- or Spanish-speaking representatives. We are available to you 24/7.

Rideshare Vehicle Passengers

As the passenger in any vehicle, you have little control over whether you arrive at your destination safely. If you are unfortunately involved in a crash, you should take these steps to preserve your rights to a future claim:

  • Seek medical attention at the scene or as soon as possible.
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries if you can.
  • Don’t talk to insurance companies without legal guidance.
  • Report the accident to the rideshare company.
  • Contact a Dallas Uber accident lawyer.

Dallas saw 33,980 crashes in 2022 and more than 200 involved fatalities. A study conducted at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that rideshare vehicles may contribute to a 2-4% increase in traffic fatalities across the country.

Pedestrians Injured by a Rideshare Vehicle

Texas had 5,751 pedestrians involved in crashes in 2022, and 825 of those victims died as a result of their injuries. If you are injured by a rideshare vehicle, your right to a claim will depend on the following:

  • Whether you were legally crossing the street
  • Who was at fault for the accident
  • The severity of your injuries
  • Negligence on the part of the rideshare driver
Other Vehicles in a Rideshare Accident

If you are involved in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle when the driver of that vehicle was at fault:

  • Call 911 for police and medical assistance.
  • Get medical treatment at the scene or as soon as possible.
  • Write down the driver’s name, insurance, and rideshare company.
  • Gather evidence by talking to witnesses and taking pictures.
  • Get a copy of the police report.
  • Report the accident to the rideshare company.
  • Contact a lawyer with expertise in rideshare crashes.
Coverage Amounts

The amount of coverage for victims of pedestrian or third-party vehicle accidents varies based on whether the driver is working at the time of the accident. There are three possible scenarios:

  • A rideshare driver is logged in and waiting for a ride request. The driver must have a minimum of $50,000 injury coverage, $25,000 property damage coverage, and $100,000 per accident.
  • A rideshare driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the vehicle. The rideshare company carries up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage to cover injuries and property damage.
  • A rideshare driver is not working. The driver’s personal insurance company would be liable for the claim.
Contact a Dallas TX Lyft Accident Lawyer Today for Justice and Compensation

If you are involved in a rideshare accident, you need legal help as soon as possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Carabin Shaw understand the liability complexities in these situations and can help you get every dollar in damages you are entitled to under the law. Read our reviews to see how we have helped other accident victims, and contact our office today at 800-862-1260.

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