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What happens in an Uber or Lyft accident?

As long as you did not cause the accident, car wrecks that occur during an Uber or Lyft trip are covered losses.

If the police are called, do not leave the scene without giving them your information. Do not rely on someone else to do this for you because you are in a rush.

A lot can happen during an accident. If you forget to do anything, the least you can do is screenshot your trip details and keep a copy of your receipt.

If you are injured, seek immediate medical attention and notify Uber or Lyft of the incident ASAP.  Then, call us at 844-CAR-WREX.

Due to their complex nature, many other firms simply do not know how to handle these cases. Stanley & Associates has the experience you need to ensure you receive fair value for your claim.



Rideshare Accidents

Uber or Lyft Passenger Claims

Who is liable for an Uber or Lyft accident?

If the rideshare driver of the vehicle you are traveling in caused the accident, the driver is typically liable for damages. This means that you, as a passenger, have a potential rideshare injury claim against your driver.

If another motorist caused the accident, that motorist would be liable for damages. You would be able to make a potential claim against that driver and you may still be afforded coverage under your driver’s rideshare policy.

Uber or Lyft Driver Claims

As a driver, could I have an injury claim?

Absolutely! As long as you did not cause the accident, you have the same options available to you as your passengers would.

Stanley & Associates is experienced in navigating and settling these claims. Let our attorneys and staff manage the process for you while you focus on recovery.

Can I sue Uber or Lyft?

You can file a claim against Uber or Lyft if one of their drivers caused an accident that resulted in injuries. Rideshare injury cases are more complex than the average car accident. Consult with an experienced lawyer by calling 844-227-9739. We'll help you get compensation for your injuries.

Uber Accident Settlement Amounts

Different rideshare companies have different insurance limits. You should always look at your particular state's insurance certificate.

The amount of recovery available also depends on whether the driver was available or actively working. Typically, rideshare accidents are covered if the driver was using the app and:

  • on the way to pick up a customer
  • driving the customer to their destination

If the driver was not on a trip, there may still be coverage, though at a much-reduced rate.

Under Texas law, all motorists are required to maintain minimum liability insurance. So, in theory, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare drivers should maintain insurance policies of their own when they are not online and using the app.

Uber maintains the following auto insurance for accidents that occur while the driver is "available" but not actively picking up or dropping off a customer:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person, $100,000 in bodily injury per accident; and $25,000 in property damage per accident.

If the Uber driver was picking up or dropping off a customer, the insurance limits are much higher:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability, and contingent comprehensive and collision up to the actual cash value of the car ($1,000 deductible).

How much is my claim worth?

Potentially, your claim could be worth $30,000 or as much as $1,000,000. There are a lot of factors involved such as insurance policy limits (discussed above), who is at fault, and your injuries to name a few.

Due to the complicated nature of these cases, you should speak with an experienced rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible. In Texas, you have up to 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim for your bodily injuries.

Call 844-227-9739 for quality legal assistance today.

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Jacob is a compassionate, no-nonsense personal injury attorney. Rest assured, he will fight for the best outcome possible for your injuries.
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Dustin practices law for the individual because people need a strong voice in their corner.

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Why Choose Stanley & Associates?

decades of combined experience

Our firm provides its clients with knowledgeable, personalized representation in the following practice areas: Auto Accidents, Work Accidents, Dog Bites, Premises Liability (slip and fall cases), and more.

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