El Paso Uber Accident Lawyers
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Uber has become increasingly popular over the past few years, providing an alternative to taxi cabs and providing transportation in locations that have very few, if any, taxi cabs. Lyft is a similar ride-sharing company that has many of the same conveniences as Uber.
However, along with convenience comes the risk of being injured if you are involved in an accident. While accidents can happen at any time regardless of whether an Uber driver is involved, the aftermath of an Uber-related accident can be much more complicated, as the company itself and the driver may be found responsible for any injuries resulting from an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare service, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced Uber accident lawyer in El Paso.
What Are My Options?
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle, you may have the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit or file an insurance claim to recover for any personal injuries sustained in the accident. However, you must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident, regardless of whether you were a driver or passenger of another vehicle involved, a passenger of the Uber vehicle, or a pedestrian.
In the past, injured individuals did not have as many options to recover for personal injuries aside from filing a lawsuit or insurance claim against the driver of the Uber vehicle, or filing an insurance claim with his or her own insurance policy. Today, rideshares like Uber have liability coverage that can cover the accident if it is proven that a person’s injuries were the result of an accident involving a rideshare driver. But it is important to keep the following information in mind as each accident may be treated differently based on different facts and circumstances:
- Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees. As such, Uber is not always responsible for the driver’s conduct.
- All Uber drivers are required to have a personal insurance policy, must undergo a background check, and have a clean driving record.
- Uber carries a $1 million liability insurance policy that is only in effect when an Uber driver is working when an accident occurs.
- Uber will not provide coverage if an accident occurs when the driver has the Uber app turned off or is not on duty.
- Uber may provide a certain amount of coverage if the Uber driver’s app is on and he or she is “available” to pick a passenger up. However, the $1 million policy will not be in effect when there are no passengers in the Uber vehicle.
Overall, the process for determining what your legal rights are in the event you or a loved one suffers injuries from an Uber-related accident can be extremely difficult and confusing. Therefore, any consideration of legal action should be discussed alongside an experienced El Paso personal injury and car accident attorney.
Our El Paso Uber Wreck Lawyers Can Help
Injuries sustained from being involved in a car accident can make a road to recovery very difficult, physically, mentally, and financially. At Zinda Law Group, our El Paso rideshare accident lawyers have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case. That's our no-fee guarantee
If you have suffered injuries from an accident involving an Uber, Lyft, or similar service, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our skilled Uber accident lawyers in El Paso. Meetings with attorneys are available by appointment only.