Uber and Lyft Accidents in Texas

Uber and Lyft accidents can cause serious injury, just as other car accidents do. Who can suffer from injury? The possibility of injury exists for the rideshare driver and passengers. In addition, drivers and passengers in other vehicles can also suffer injury. How does this differ from any other car accident?

Liability in Uber and Lyft Accidents

In all car accidents, the driver causing the accident bears responsibility for damages. This is also true in rideshare accidents. Drivers must carry personal auto insurance that covers damages based on insurance law minimum limits. Texas law requires rideshare drivers to carry the following policy limits:

  • $50,000 for bodily injury to or death for each person in an incident
  • $100,000 for bodily injury to or death of a person per incident
  • $25,000 for damage to or destruction of property in an incident
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage
  • Personal injury protection coverage

In addition, the rideshare company is also responsible for damages. Therefore, the company must also carry auto insurance coverage. Their policy must provide at a minimum:

  • A total limit of liability of $1 million for death, bodily injury, and property damage for each incident
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage
  • Personal injury protection coverage

How can a personal injury lawyer help you with a ridesharing accident case?

Lawyers help accident victims prove that the other driver was at fault. They also help establish the extent of damages. When accidents cause serious injury, victims find themselves dealing with insurance companies. However, insurance companies don’t always have the victim’s best interest in mind. Getting legal assistance helps them protect their rights.

It’s vital to have an attorney who knows the value of your accident claim.

Put an experienced lawyer on your side

The Office of Michael R. De La Paz has extensive experience representing clients in accident cases. We represents clients in McAllen, Rio Grande City, San Antonio and throughout Texas. Arrange a free consultation to evaluate your potential case.