SECURE DAMAGES WITH OUR TRIAL-TESTED LEGAL TEAM
In recent years, the development of mobile application technology has led to revolutionary advancements in the way companies do business. Uber and Lyft, two popular ridesharing giants, have dominated the transportation industry by providing their customers with cost-effective and convenient transportation services. With just a few clicks of an app, a customer can enjoy a safe night on the town, travel to the airport, or simply explore the vibrant cities of Texas.
RIDESHARE COMPANY NEGLIGENCE CONTRIBUTING TO ACCIDENTS
However, it’s often difficult for small companies to adjust to quick success. To meet the growing needs of this demanding consumer base, both Uber and Lyft have been cutting corners and hiring countless full-time and part-time drivers. Many of these drivers are untrained, inexperienced, and a danger to their passengers and other motorists. Consequently, the number of annual rideshare accidents has been consistently increasing each year.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver, it’s imperative that you retain legal representation as soon as possible. It can be difficult for injured plaintiffs to recover sufficient damages after an accident due to complicated liability issues and complex insurance matters. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our Waco Uber & Lyft accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate the incident and help you determine which parties are liable for your injuries. Our legal team has the skills and resources to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to secure compensation that facilitates your recovery process.
Contact our Waco Uber & Lyft accident attorneys at (254) 938-6885 if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident.
PURSUING DAMAGES AFTER A RIDESHARE ACCIDENT
After a collision, there are three important steps you need to take if you want to safeguard your claim: take pictures of the accident scene and your injuries, take screenshots of your receipt, and seek immediate medical attention. Your medical report is essential evidence in your case and proves to all insurance companies that you sought medical assistance in a timely manner.
Motor vehicle collisions frequently lead to devastating injuries that require expensive medical treatments and ongoing rehabilitative services. As the bills start piling up, many injury victims need to take legal action just to stay out of debt. Tragically, medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy cases.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Property loss
- Non-economic damages
Unfortunately, both Uber and Lyft benefit from a legal loophole that encourages their insurance providers to deny most accident claims. According to these ridesharing companies, their drivers are not employees, but independent contractors. So, even though these companies proudly promote their $1 million liability policies, it can be difficult to legally hold them responsible for a plaintiff’s injuries. However, this doesn’t mean that suing these companies is impossible. Many plaintiffs file claims against the at-fault drivers and then try to benefit from a ridesharing company’s uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage. This allows a plaintiff to recover additional damages from the company if the at-fault driver’s insurance policy doesn’t provide the compensation their injuries warrant.
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If you’re ready to pursue compensation, schedule a consultation with the Waco Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. Our trial-tested legal team has the experience and resources to manage even the most challenging and complex personal injury cases. Our singular priority is to help you secure a positive case result that alleviates your injury-related debts and provides you with a measure of financial security. If necessary, we can represent your case in court to guarantee that you’re awarded a beneficial settlement or verdict that reflects your legal objectives and financial needs.
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