Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have transformed the way people travel. When involved in an accident with a rideshare company, it can be surprising to realize that the driver has acted irresponsibly leading to serious injuries.
It is important that you understand your legal options after a rideshare accident. In these situations, it might feel like you have no form of redress when you are up against a huge rideshare company, but this is simply not the truth. The legal system affords adequate recourse for those affected to have compensation if the driver was at fault or acting negligently.
Fault in ridesharing accidents is determined by negligence and other standard legal principles pertaining to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. Our experienced attorneys work tirelessly to assist accident victims in the Houston area. We have successfully litigated numerous vehicle accident cases and, we will help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
We will listen to the story of your case, concentrate on your priorities, and ensure that your rights are protected.
The amount of these damages will depend on many factors, such as how badly you were injured, the extent of your pain and suffering, and how your earning capacity has been affected. Your expenses include things like:
- Emergency medical attention that you received because of the accident like a hospital stay
- Medical attention that you will need in the future because of the accident, like physical therapy or surgeries
- Earnings lost due to your inability to work because of injuries of the accident
In addition, the family of someone who is killed in a ridesharing accident can sue for wrongful death to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
If you have been injured in a ridesharing accident as a passenger with Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing company, you may be entitled to financial recovery.