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UBER & LYFT INJURY ATTORNEYS IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS
DEDICATED LAWYERS HELPING VICTIMS INJURED IN UBER & LYFT ACCIDENTS: CALL US TODAY AT (713) 800-6676
Uber and Lyft are now the largest method of commuter transportation options here in Beaumont. Unfortunately, with this heavy concentration of peer-to-peer ride-sharing comes higher rates of accidents and confusion in the law. Our clients often worry about what happens immediately following a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle? Do they have to pay medical bills on their own, even initially, or what is takes to hold Uber or Lyft fully accountable?
Our awarded Beaumont Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will answer all of your questions and can handle every aspect of the recovery claim for you, from initial claim filing to medical referrals and bill negotiations. Texas has laws in place for your protection and it is possible that you could receive a large financial recovery for how the rideshare accident has impacted your life. To find out if you qualify, please call Sneed|Mitchell LLP for a free case evaluation at (713)800-6676, or have one of our lawyers contact you now.
UBER & LYFT HAVE $1 MILLION DOLLAR POLICIES FOR VICTIMS
An Uber and Lyft lawyer in Beaumont, Texas, can discuss with you each insurance policy applicable to the motor vehicle accident. First, Texas Law requires both the Uber or Lyft driver and the commercial rideshare company to carry liability insurance. Therefore, a victim struck by these accidents can access the driver's minimum policy, and the Uber and Lyft insurance policies that cover up to $1 million dollars for how a victims life has been impacted by the crash. (You can read about Uber's policy here: Insurance Details)
As an example, for passengers under a policy like this, Uber is liable for any damages up to the difference between the at-fault driver’s policy limit and Uber’s $1 million policy limit. In other words, if an at-fault driver’s insurance policy covers $30,000 in damages, Uber is liable for a maximum of $970,000 if such a payout is required.
WHAT CLASS OF UBER OR LYFT VICTIM WERE YOU?
If you or someone you love was injured a circumstance like those above, there is a very good chance that he or she might be able to recover all or their financial and other loses. While no amount of money can ever fully compensate for the pain and suffering that comes with a serious accident, appropriate compensation can make the recovery process a great deal less stressful, and speed the path to resuming a normal life following an accident.
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HOW WERE YOU INJURED IN THE UBER OR LYFT ACCIDENT?
After being involved in an Uber or Lyft crash in Beaumont, it is imperative that you obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. Our law firm can help by referring you to the medical specialists needed for your recovery. Here are the most common types of injuries our clients experience in these collisions.
At Sneed|Mitchell LLP, our team focuses on the injury. Many vehicle accident lawyers secure low verdicts and settlements because they think "how the injury happened" is the most critical factor. Our awarded lawyers know that obtaining record-setting results comes from focusing our attention, energy, and firm resources on how you were physically and emotionally impacted now and moving forward into the future.
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Law firms don't often share this, but a law firm is only as great as its network of case experts. In every Uber and Lyft accident we handle, we hire the best Statewide medical and case experts to support each client's claim. It is these experts that provide the evidentiary reports needed to fight any Defendant, whether in settlement mediation, or in the courtroom.
Our experienced Uber and Lyft injury attorneys will determine which experts should be retained for your specific case. Every case is unique, but some of our experts include:
Our team has spent years finding the most qualified experts, and each expert undergoes a thorough questioning and examination before ever participating in a case. Finding the right expert can prove to be crucial in the success of your claim and our well-credentialed Rideshare Attorneys are dedicated to strengthening and fotrifying your claim to the greatest extent possible.
3 STEPS BEFORE LEAVING THE UBER OR LYFT ACCIDENT!
SCREENSHOT YOUR TRIP INFORMATION
Take a picture of the Uber or Lyft passenger information (if possible) showing the trip, driver's name, vehicle, expected route, and the estimated time of arrival. Store this information on your phone for our Rideshare Accident Legal team. Uber drivers are monitored by the company. There is an app that monitors their vehicle’s speed, braking, G forces, and location. If your Uber driver caused an accident by speeding, this data will have been recorded during your trip. However, such information is not usually available to the public. Your lawyer can request that this data be preserved at the onset of litigation and sent over for review.
TAKE PHOTOS OF THE SCENE IMMEDIATELY
The sooner you contact us after the accident has occurred, the earlier we can work to obtain and preserve all needed information. This also allows us to can communicate with the insurance companies, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court.
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT AWAY
Of course, the most important tip we can provide accident victims is to seek medical attention right away. Many injuries do not fully present themselves until weeks or even months after an accident. A physician’s report will highlight these injuries and alert you to the treatment and follow-up care you need.
Your health is the number one priority. Next, is ensuring you have the financial resources to cover medical expenses, lost income and any emotional trauma. You don’t have to fight this alone. We are standing by to help you understand your rights and choose the best path forward.
DRIVER HIT BY AN UBER OR LYFT VEHICLE?
Beaumont drivers who are struck by an Uber or Lyft car are provided the same coverage as Uber and Lyft passenger victims, who are covered by the $1 Million liability policy. Our lawyers utilize the Texas Law of Proportionate Responsibility to prove negligence and attribute fault to the liable entity, allowing you full access to the compensation you are entitled to recieve.
If you car was hit by a vehicle that you believe may have been working for either rideshare company, contact a personal injury lawyer quickly. Evidence starts to quickly fade as time progresses, and our team needs to swiftly secure all the information necessary to protect your chance at recovering.
PASSENGER HURT IN THESE ACCIDENTS?
If you were injured as a passenger in an Uber accident and left without a legal remedy, the State of Texas has ensured your ability to recover under the $1 million dollar rideshare insurance policy. Further, if the at-fault driver hits the rideshare vehicle and has insurance, the law allows you to first seek compensation from the at-fault insurer and if that policy is exhausted (meaning the coverage limit is met and paid for your injuries) then our lawyers can still assist you in recovering additional compensation from the Uber or Lyft policy. Oftentimes the ability to exhaust a policy is dependent entirely on a personal injury lawyer's ability to argue that your circumstance necessitated relinquishment of policy limits.
PEDESTRIANS STUCK BY AN UBER OR LYFT CAR?
The CDC provides an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries A car weighs several tons and can cause catastrophic injuries to a human being, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, nerve damage, or injuries that prove fatal.
The Texas Transportation Code Chapter 552 provides that pedestrians always have the right of way. If a pedestrian enters the roadway, all cars are expected to stop and allow them to cross safely, even if they are not crossing at a crosswalk and even if a pedestrian steps out onto the roadway without looking both ways. Uber and Lyft drivers are no exception.
If you were hit by an Uber or Lyft car, you should contact our Uber & Lyft Injury Lawyers immediately (after seeking medical attention!). Don’t accept any offer made by an insurance adjuster until you’ve at least have a Free Consultation with us. Insurance companies often offer small settlements in an attempt to avoid paying what is owed.
UBER OR LYFT DRIVER HIT BY OTHER CAR?
Claims by Uber or Lyft drivers quickly become complex. Stated briefly, largest insurance benefit is triggered when drivers are en-route to pick up a passenger, or during a trip, at the time of the collision. This would allow you to stack insurance coverage policies - meaning you can pursue the at-fault driver’s policy and then access the rideshare company’s $250,000 in uninsured motorist coverage.
When Uber or Lyft drivers are not in the action of picking up or transporting passengers, the rideshare policy is inaccessible, and the claim follows the more typical process when no commercial or semi-commercial insurance policy is on the table. This situation is not a lost cause and could still provide a very notable recovery as many vehicles are covered beyond the Texas State Minimum. Our clients have often secured six and seven figure settlements based solely upon the at-fault driver's personal or commercial auto insurance policy. Allow our Uber & Lyft Injury lawyers to investigate your claim and detail for you the options moving forward.
OUR BEAUMONT UBER & LYFT INJURY LAWYERS ARE READY TO START YOUR RECOVERY PROCESS.
If you were hurt in any kind of an accident involving an Uber or Lyft car, contact the Sneed|Mitchell LLP Firm today. Our team specializes in Uber and Lyft accidents. We understand that recovering from any kind of injury can be exhausting, time-consuming, and overwhelming. Let us take the weight off your shoulders and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
“Driver insurance built to protect you.” Uber official website – www.uber.com/drive/insurance/
“Speeding: The Leading Cause of Accidents in Texas.” https://safer-america.com/speeding-the-leading-cause-of-accidents-in-texas/
“Speeding.” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Accessed online at https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding
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