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Uber & Lyft Accidents

Austin Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

Involved in a Ridesharing Auto Accident?

Ridesharing services - including national leaders such as Uber and Lyft - have become increasingly popular as a convenient alternative to public transportation and taxis. Ridesharing’s popularity shows that millions of Americans use these services, but unfortunately, few are aware of the unique risks and issues involved should an accident take place.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a ridesharing auto accident, it’s important to know that there may be some unique legal issues involved that make these incidents different than typical traffic accidents. These issues can lead to questions about a victim’s right to compensation for their injuries, as well as who can be held responsible.

The Daspit Law Firm is experienced in representing victims injured in car accidents. If you have questions about an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing service, contact our Austin accident attorneys for a FREE case evaluation.

How Ridesharing Services Work

Although people find many benefits to ridesharing services, they still present a number of unique concerns, especially in the event of traffic accidents and injuries. Here are a few key points that riders should be aware of:

  • Independent Contractors - Unlike taxi drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers are not employees of the ridesharing company; they are independent contractors. This means they are not trained or regulated in the same way, and that their personal auto insurance may be used to cover damages in certain situations - and that may not be enough to cover your injuries.
  • Liability Issues - Accidents involving ride-share services can raise unique liability issues. For example, some services do not cover drivers with their commercial liability policies if drivers are not “on the clock” and transporting a fare.

There are a variety of circumstances that can complicate legal issues involving ridesharing auto accidents, but it is important to know that your right to compensation can be threatened during these types of accidents. As such, it is best to have a qualified and experienced lawyer personally review your case so that you can gain a better understanding of how you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim.

Call The Daspit Law Firm for a FREE Consultation

If you have questions about your rights after an Uber or Lyft accident - of if your loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a ride-share service - The Daspit Law Firm is available to discuss your case during a free consultation. Allow our experienced team to provide the answers you need.
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