Uber and Lyft have minimal requirements for their drivers. Each driver has to be 21 years old, have at least one year of driving history, and have a record free from crashes. Other than that, these rideshare drivers aren’t professionals and have an effect on traffic deaths. They face the same risk of car accidents as anyone else.
If you were in a crash with an Uber or Lyft, give Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers a call at (210) 921-2200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to help whether you were a Lyft or Uber driver, a passenger, or in a vehicle hit by an Uber or Lyft.
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Crashes involving rideshare vehicles are more complicated than your typical collision. We highly recommend you call an attorney experienced with Uber and Lyft accidents right away.
Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers will:
Many drivers and passengers don’t understand that Uber or Lyft adds a layer of complexity to their case.
Although there may be more insurance coverage when Lyft or Uber is involved, no insurance company is going to hand you a check immediately. Lyft and Uber’s insurance providers wait until the at-fault driver’s insurance pays out first. Then, they try to limit how much they owe you.
That’s why we’re here – to handle the complicated insurance process and demand that you receive compensation for your injuries.
You might think you’ll need to sue the rideshare company; however, having the right to sue Lyft or Uber is rare. Rideshare drivers are independent contractors, and their companies aren’t responsible for their actions.
If you were hurt as a passenger of Uber or Lyft, or if an Uber or Lyft vehicle hit you, follow these steps:
After a car accident of any kind, you always want to document everything you can.
If you are safe and able to, use your phone to note everything you remember about the time, location, and collision.
Use your phone to take pictures of:
There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do after a crash. One thing you shouldn’t do is leave the scene of the accident before the police have arrived, performed a brief investigation, and taken your information. However, if you are seriously hurt, go to the hospital.
Whether you were a driver or passenger, you need to get checked out by a doctor. Even if you don’t feel symptoms now, you could down the line. You might be entitled to compensation, but only if there’s a record of your injuries.
If your pain or symptoms get worse in the days or weeks after the crash, go back to your doctor because your injuries might be worse.
To use your auto insurance, you have to give your insurer notice of the crash within a reasonable timeframe. We recommend notifying your insurer as soon as possible.
It’s always best to consult a lawyer after a car crash, especially if it involves an Uber, Lyft, or commercial vehicle. These claims are often more complicated than people expect, but a lawyer can guide you through the process and help you recover compensation as soon as possible.
A San Antonio Uber & Lyft accident lawyer can help when you’re dealing with:
Every car accident claim is unique, whether it involves a rideshare service or not. To make sure you get fair compensation for your property damage and injuries, work with a San Antonio Uber and Lyft accident lawyer.
At Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers, we’ve handled rideshare crashes for years. We know how to navigate the insurance claim process and get you the best financial recovery.
Your car accident compensation may cover:
We work closely with you and your doctors to document your injuries. We use this proof to demand full and fair compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Lyft and Uber both carry insurance policies to help their drivers and passengers. Their insurance only kicks in if the driver was signed into the app. And then, the insurance policies vary depending on whether the driver was completing a ride request or not.
Uber and Lyft’s $1 million liability policy only kicks in after the driver accepts a ride request and before the ride ends. Outside of that time, there’s extra insurance coverage, except with lower limits.
These various insurance policies are why it’s important to have a lawyer. It isn’t always obvious right away what kind of insurance coverage you have. A lawyer will determine the facts of your case, and from there, assess the insurance policies.
No one expects a car crash, but when it happens, you have to deal with it. Thankfully, you don’t have to deal with it alone. Begum Law Group is here to help. Our lawyers have years of experience and intentionally limit the number of cases they take to give clients the utmost care.
If you’re ready to talk about an Uber or Lyft accident, call (210) 921-2200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.