Rideshare Accidents

Dallas Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft provide users with the luxury of reaching their final destination without the hassle of navigating Dallas in their own cars. 

Although rideshares offer an excellent alternative to traditional transportation, drivers are only human and accidents are always a possibility. Unfortunately, personal injury accidents that result from a rideshare accident can seem like a difficult win for a passenger who needs compensation after a debilitating accident.

Questions of who is truly at fault and how to receive compensation from insurance companies or lawsuits can be overwhelming for a person who has been recently involved in a serious accident. 

Let the personal injury lawyers of Bober Law Firm help you and your family get through this incident fully recovered and compensated.

Even as a Passenger, Personal Injury Costs Can Stack Up

Although most of us eagerly get into a rideshare vehicle to avoid the city rush, the thought of injury rarely crosses a passenger’s mind. However, the fact is, when getting into any vehicle there is always the risk of a  car accident that could leave you with critical injuries or worse.

Some of the most common vehicle accident injuries that can lead to medical expenses include:

  • Head Trauma
  • Broken Ribs
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Other Broken Bones, and more!

Sometimes injuries may not even surface for days yet can still become serious problems for your finances as you go through recovery and medical treatment.

If you’ve been in an accident at all, make sure to reach out to a personal injury lawyer first so that your case can start to come together. Even if your injuries aren’t reported at the scene of the accident, with us on your side from the start, we can help you avoid financial troubles and fight insurance companies and parties at fault for the compensation you deserve!

Protecting Your Rights as a Rideshare Passenger

Should you suffer injuries or experience damages in an accident while riding in a rideshare vehicle, you may have a right to compensation. Our team of professional personal injury attorneys is ready to help you in overcoming the complicated legal procedure and fight for the financial reparation you are legally entitled to, no matter if the collision involved a rideshare vehicle or another car.

Our legal staff can help you with:

  • Making claims on insurance
  • Engaging in negotiations with insurance providers
  • Assembling proof to back up your claims
  • Requesting payment for suffering, lost income, and medical costs
  • Safeguarding your legal rights during the claims procedure

Don't let a rideshare accident’s expenses get to you. To arrange a consultation and go over your legal options, get in touch with Colin B. Bober and Associates right now.

What Are The First Steps I Should Take If I’m Involved In A Rideshare Accident?

Taking immediate and appropriate steps is crucial for your safety, health, and any future claims. First, ensure the safety of everyone involved; check for injuries and call 911 if medical attention is needed. If safe to do so, move to a secure location away from traffic. Then, contact the police to report the accident; a police report is invaluable for insurance and legal purposes.

Exchange information with the rideshare driver, other drivers involved, and any witnesses. This includes the following:

  • Names
  • Contact information
  • Insurance information
  • Vehicle descriptions

Document the situation by photographing the vehicles, any visible injuries, and any pertinent road conditions or traffic signs.

Use the ridesharing company's app or contact customer support to notify them of the accident. Most have procedures in place to deal with collisions involving drivers and their passengers. Even if you initially feel fine, be sure to get medical attention because some injuries may take time to develop. Lastly, consult with a Texas rideshare accident lawyer at . They can guide you through insurance claims and any court proceedings so that your rights are maintained and you collect the compensation you are entitled to.

What Challenges Might I Face When Seeking Compensation For A Rideshare Accident?

Because of the complicated legal and insurance environment, pursuing compensation following a ridesharing accident in Texas can be difficult. For starters, determining liability can be difficult because several parties may be involved, such as the rideshare driver, the firm, other drivers, and possibly third parties. Due to Texas's modified comparative fault law, you may receive less money if you are judged to be partially at fault.

Secondly, dealing with insurance companies can be daunting. Rideshare drivers are typically required to have personal insurance, but they may also be covered by their company's commercial policy during a ride. Navigating between these policies to determine which is responsible for covering your damages can be challenging.

Another challenge is understanding the extent of your damages and ensuring you receive fair compensation. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Without proper legal representation, you may undervalue your claim or accept a settlement that doesn’t fully cover your losses.

Lastly, the legal process itself can be lengthy and complex, especially if litigation is necessary. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years, so timely action is crucial. Engaging an attorney experienced in rideshare accidents can help overcome these challenges, ensuring your rights are protected and maximizing your compensation.

Who is at Fault in an Uber/Lyft Accident?

When you are a passenger involved in a rideshare accident, you’ll still need compensation for injuries, medical bills, and expense coverage if you lose the ability to work.

One of the biggest stressors about these cases for victims is determining who is at fault, the driver, the company, or other vehicles involved.

The biggest gray area in these accidents is the employment contract between a driver and the company. Uber and Lyft have worked hard to not call their drivers employees, but “independent contractors.”

These distinctions lie in extremely legal territory and can be difficult for the average accident victim to work around when determining who is at fault.

The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Bober Law Firm can help you understand your case and effectively communicate with the parties at fault, ensuring that your family is compensated after a rideshare incident.

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

Once we’ve determined who is truly at fault in your case, we can start working towards collecting compensation that helps keep your family financially secure.

Some of the compensation we obtain for our clients include the following:

  • Emergency care, medical expenses, and follow-up costs that pertain to injuries sustained in the accident
  • Future medical expenses that will arise due to accident injuries
  • Loss of wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
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  • Over $10 Million Recovered
    We have a history of getting results for our clients.
  • 1-on-1 Connection To Your Lawyer
    Your attorney will take you through your case step by step. Not a case manager.
  • We Can Help You Get To Treatment

    If your car is totaled or is pending repairs and you don’t have a ride to your medical appointments, we can help you get there with Uber Health.

  • This Is About You
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What Clients are Saying

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    "I recommend anyone looking for a PI attorney to use this firm, you’ll get what you deserve & more."

    Colin Bober is fantastic and always has his client’s best interests at the center of everything he does. Colin is relentless when negotiating with the insurance company.

    - Lauren
    "Knowledgeable PI Attorney!"

    He provides the level of service every client deserves. Colin welcomes the challenges from insurance companies...and he fights for the maximum compensation for the pain and injuries his clients sustain due to the negligence of another. 

    - Former Client
    "Excellent Attorney!"

    I trust Colin to the fullest extent, he will forever be my go-to attorney if I ever needed one again.

    - Former Client
    "Honest and professional."

    I hired Colin to represent me. He made quick work and the issues were resolved quickly. I have full confidence in his abilities and would highly recommend him!

    - Jake
    "Amazing all the way through!"

    Colin made our first experience hiring a lawyer a breeze. He answered all of our questions and concerns and made sure we never felt lost or helpless during this process.

    - Nina

Bober Law Firm Helps Protect Your Rights as a Rideshare Passenger

At Bober Law Firm, we are a team of experienced personal injury attorneys that are ready to fight for your right to compensation for your rideshare accident injuries. We don’t rely on gimmicks and are prepared to approach every case with the full extent of the law and our dedication to our clients.

If you or a loved one was recently injured in a rideshare accident, you need an attorney on your side that can get results. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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