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 Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers for a free consultation: (956) 982-1800.
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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 Begum Law Group Injury 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.
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 Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers can help you with your case in many ways, including:
If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we can take your case to trial.
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:
We handle Uber and Lyft crash claims throughout Brownsville and are ready to help you.
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.
You should notify your personal auto insurance company. An attorney can read your policy and help you understand your coverage.
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:
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.
There are a few things you should do after an accident to protect yourself.
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.
If it’s possible, take of important information and evidence, such as:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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An Uber or Lyft accident has serious, potentially life-changing consequences. If you are injured in a rideshare crash caused by another party, you could recover compensation. Call the office of a Brownsville Uber and Lyft accident lawyer today to make an informed decision about your next steps.