Houston Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has seen a great increase in popularity over the years.  As such so has accidents involving vehicles driven by Uber and Lyft drivers but how who is liable for the accident since they are contracted workers, the driver?  Uber?  Lyft?  Turns out the answer is not that simple.

Attorney Paul Moody has tons of experience handling injury claims involving ride-sharing.  Whether you have been hit by an Uber or Lyft driver or you were a passenger when an accident took place, it is a good idea to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney if you have been seriously hurt in the accident.

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What to do after a car accident

Car accidents happen everyday.  If you have been involved in an accident there are some steps you can take to give you the best chance of getting the money you deserve to get your life back in order.

Your health is your first priority.  If you have been injured or think you have been injured, it is best that you are assessed by medical personnel. Call 911 and report the accident.  It is important for your case that the extent of your injuries are documented.  Injuries sustained in the accident may result in short, long or permanent disabilities that may determine your settlement.

Houston Ride Sharing Accident Statistics

With its growing popularity, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has exponentially increased its ridership.  Some studies indicate that over 1,000 car accident deaths annually can be attributed to rideshare vehicles.  Overall, ridesharing is a safe mode of transportation but if you are seriously injured, different rules come into play on who is liable to pay for your expenses, pain and suffering.

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Uber-related deaths

Does Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage for their drivers?

Both Uber and Lyft offers insurance coverage for their drivers but it depends on the “mode” they were in when the accident occurs.  Both services require that their drivers maintain minimum liability insurance and in the event that they are out of service and simply driving themselves, their insurance policy will cover damages to its limits.  If the driver is in “available” mode but not actually transporting a rider, then the driver’s own insurance covers the damages but a contingency insurance plan kicks in as a secondary coverage.  When the rideshare is actually transporting a rider, then both Uber and Lyft has a $1 million property damage and $1 million liability coverage for their drivers who have been determined to be at fault.

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Paul Is Here To Help You

Just because both Uber and Lyft carry $1 million insurance policies does not mean you will receive the maximum benefit.  It depends on determining fault, liability and extent of your injuries and loss.  Attorney Paul Moody is an experienced personal injury lawyer.  He will help you determine the full extent of your loss now and in the future as well as build a strong case for your lawsuit.  Studies have shown that people who are represented by an attorney typically earn a settlement amount significantly higher than those that go at it alone and simply accept the insurance companies offer.

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