Injured In A Uber or Lyft?

Now’s the time to seek help and advice from a Texas rideshare accident lawyer. 

San Jose, Personal Injury Lawyer​

Get Help from a Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Whether you’ve been in a car crash while in a Lyft, Uber, or another rideshare service, or a driver’s inaction or negligence resulted in injuries, you may be able to seek help from a Texas rideshare accident attorney.

Millions of people use rideshare services like Lyft and Uber to get from A to B. They are convenient, easy to use, and cost-effective. But what do you do if you find yourself injured in a Uber or Lyft, or from being hit by one, or victimized by a rideshare driver? Help is here. Now could be the time to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.

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If You're Injured By Someone Else's Negligence,
You Could Be Entitled To Financial Compensation

Any incident or accident where you were the victim involving a rideshare service could see you entitled to financial compensation.

Whether someone was negligent or purposefully did wrong, you may be able to receive money to pay for medical bills, current and future lost income, pain and suffering, and prescriptions. Let a rideshare attorney get you the compensation you deserve.

You may also be entitled to sue if you were:

  • Robbed
  • Physically assaulted or battered
  • Kidnapped
  • Sexually assaulted or raped

You can always call a Texas rideshare accident lawyer to find out whether you have a case.

Recover Damages with the Help of a Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyer

An experienced injury lawyer can be the guiding hand you need after a stressful incident or accident involving a Uber, Lyft, or similar rideshare service. They can help you work out whether you qualify for the Uber and Lyft insurance policy and navigate the complexities of blame.

Neither Lyft nor Uber use law enforcement-quality background checks while hiring drivers. They also don’t meet their drivers, which means they have to put a level of trust in each driver to do the right thing.

There are entire websites dedicated to reporting negative incidents that affect passengers, including both crimes and car accidents. Don’t go through this process on your own. If you have been involved in an accident or incident with a rideshare service, seek the help of a Texas rideshare accident lawyer. They can take the reins and help you recover damages.

Compensatory Damages

Your Texas rideshare lawyer may be able to help you recover compensatory damages. Under Texas law, you could be entitled to compensatory damages for:

Lost wages

Medical and hospital bills

Rehabilitation or physical therapy costs

Nursing home care & Medications

Domestic services and assistance

Increased living expenses

Mental anguish

Disfigurement

Pain and suffering

Loss of opportunity or loss of enjoyment of life

Punitive Damages

It’s also possible that your Texas rideshare accident lawyer can help you win punitive damages, which really amounts to money a court orders “bad actors” to pay as a form of punishment. (Punitive damages also serve to make an example out of people or companies that choose to do the wrong thing.) You may want to talk to a Texas rideshare lawyer about your case if you’ve been injured in any way as a result of using Uber, Lyft or any other rideshare service.

Could You Settle Out of Court With a Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyer?

Some people may not decide to act on their ordeal involving a rideshare service like Lyft or Uber because of the daunting prospect of going to court. The reality is, most lawsuits don’t make it to court. And if they do, you’ve got a competent rideshare accident lawyer from J. Alexander Law Firm to help every step of the way.

When someone is injured due to a person or company’s negligence, insurance companies get involved. An insurance representative may phone you to negotiate a settlement. Their job is to offer as little money as possible – often not even enough to cover your medical care and hospital bills, let alone your loss of opportunity and lost wages.

Our job is to intervene at this point. When the insurance adjuster requests to speak to you, refer them to a Texas rideshare accident lawyer you trust.

What Happens Next?

Once you refer the insurance adjuster to your lawyer, they can fight for your right to compensation. Your lawyer will negotiate with the adjuster on your behalf, which may involve a little to-ing and fro-ing as the insurance adjuster tries to negotiate a lower figure.

If the settlement offer is not fair and they won’t budge, your Texas rideshare accident lawyer might suggest a formal lawsuit in court. The case will go before a judge and jury, where the judge will decide if you are entitled to compensation.

At this point, the judge may order the insurance company to pay you a sum of money, which is often higher than what insurance companies were initially willing to pay. On top of that, judges can sometimes order punitive damages that are not available in an out-of-court settlement.

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Why Do Insurance Companies for Rideshare Companies Want to Stay Out of Court?

Insurance companies for companies like Uber and Lyft often don’t want to go to court. This process can involve press involvement, and there’s always a risk for them that they have to pay more than what you would have settled for.

This can often play into your hands. Knowing this, an insurance company may make a settlement offer that covers your costs, and you’re willing to accept it. In that case, your rideshare accident lawyer may advise you to take it.

You may also be paid faster by not going to court and don’t have to wait on a court’s timeline or for any appeals.

Talk to a Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Our job is to fight for people who are entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. If you have been victimized or injured as a result of using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, then let us help. We can visit your home, your hospital bed, or anywhere you feel comfortable, so you can share what you’re going through. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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