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Were you injured in a car crash with an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle? Whether you are an injured rideshare passenger, rideshare driver, motorist, or pedestrian, a Brownsville Uber and Lyft accident lawyer can help you recover damages.

Rideshare accidents are often complicated because there may be more than one insurance claim. Call The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Lawyers for a free consultation: 956.982.1800.

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Why Call an Uber & Lyft Attorney?

If you were hurt in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, recovering compensation can be tricky. The insurance claim process is more complicated than traditional car accidents. Your damages might be covered by the Uber or Lyft million-dollar insurance policy, by the driver’s insurance, or by a combination of both policies.

You have one chance to seek damages and a limited time to sue. It may be in your best interest to ask a Brownsville lawyer familiar with Uber and Lyft car crashes.

Our rideshare accident lawyers at The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers have a deep understanding of Texas liability and negligence laws. We act on your behalf to recover compensation while you focus on feeling better.

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Why Choose The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Lawyers?

Not all personal injury lawyers handle rideshare accidents. They are complicated, involve several parties, and require the greatest attention to legal and insurance details.

The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you with your case in many ways, including:

  • Objectively evaluate your injuries, prognosis, and damages
  • Establish liability with evidence, testimony, and documentation
  • Valuate your damages
  • File an insurance claim
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation with a settlement

If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we can take your case to trial.

Receiving Compensation After an Uber or Lyft Accident

You can recover compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident. You could receive compensation even if you played a minor role in the crash, provided that the other party is more than 51% responsible.

You could recover compensation if you prove that:

  • The other driver owed you a duty of care to take reasonable measures and avoid injuring you
  • The other driver breached this duty of care in some manner
  • This breach of duty caused your injuries
  • You have financial damages because of these injuries

We handle Uber and Lyft crash claims throughout Brownsville and are ready to help you.

What Happens After the Crash?

Uber and Lyft car accident claims start like any other car crash. You need to find out what happened. When you bring a claim, it’s up to you to prove who was negligent and that you deserve compensation. It takes time to gather and review evidence.

What We Do

  • We look at the police report, photos, video, witness statements, and sometimes, expert opinions
  • We look at the other driver’s behavior and build a case that shows liability or wrongdoing
  • We find out what insurance is available
  • We determine the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage

You should notify your personal auto insurance company. An attorney can read your policy and help you understand your coverage.

Is Uber or Lyft Responsible for the Crash?

Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors and not employees. Depending on the driver’s status at the time of the crash, you could be covered by their auto insurance or by Uber or Lyft. The policy limits depend on whether the driver was waiting for a ride request or had accepted a passenger.

Here is a quick reference to how insurance coverage works in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident:

  • You are probably covered by Uber or Lyft liability insurance if you are injured when the app is on. The driver is awaiting rider requests; also, when the app is on, and the driver is picking up, transporting, and completing ride requests.
  • The driver’s auto insurance would cover you if the app is off and the driver is driving for personal use.

We’ll talk with the insurance adjusters, provide evidence of your injuries, and negotiate your insurance payouts. That takes time and effort, which is why we’re here to take on that burden for you.

What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Brownsville

There are a few things you should do after an accident to protect yourself.

Exchange Information

You’ll need to exchange contact information with all involved drivers. This includes their insurance information, and which rideshare company they represent. You should also get the contact information of witnesses.

Take Pictures of the Scene

If it’s possible, take of important information and evidence, such as:

  • Property Damage: Damage to your car, the other cars involved, or any nearby property
  • License Plates: For every vehicle involved
  • Company Information for the Drivers: Were they driving for Uber or Lyft at the time of the crash? Did they have a passenger?
  • Injuries: Immediate bruising or bleeding, which you can also show a doctor soon afterward
  • The Surrounding Areas: Where the accident took place, especially the point of impact

Call the Brownsville Police Department

Contact the police department right away. They’ll send officers to the scene to assess what happened and write an official report. You’ll need this report to submit a claim, and it will have useful information about the accident and those involved.

Call the Uber or Lyft Emergency Line

Ridesharing companies have emergency phone numbers for situations like this. Call the emergency line and follow the steps they give you. Write down as much as you can about the conversation. Coordinate with the Brownsville Police at the scene.

Get Medical Care Immediately

As soon as the Brownsville police clear you to leave the scene and your vehicle is safe, seek medical attention. Local hospitals include Valley Regional Medical Center and the Brownsville Valley Baptist Medical Center. If your injuries are not life-threatening, see your doctor or regular healthcare provider.

You are responsible for getting treatment immediately and following the doctor’s advice and treatment plan. If you do not, you could jeopardize potential compensation.

Notify Your Insurance Company

If you are a motorist injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, notify your insurance company. However, do not give an official statement or accept any payout until you have a chance to speak to a rideshare accident lawyer.