If you were hurt in a crash involving an Uber or Lyft, an Allen rideshare accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., will assess your legal options for compensation today for free. We provide these complimentary legal consultations so you can learn about the rights you have to hold the liable parties accountable. We are here for you after your Collin County crash.
Texas tort laws allow you to build a case against an at-fault driver who causes a crash. Also, Uber and Lyft provide large liability insurance policies to cover injuries in an accident their drivers cause. We may be able to help you recover compensation through one of these policies.
Recoverable Damages in an Allen Rideshare Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., seeks compensation for clients injured in a Lyft or Uber crash in Allen. We identify their expenses and losses, document these damages, and assign a monetary value to each one. This allows us to understand how much a case is worth and demand an appropriate and fair settlement. We also could sue to recover the money our client deserves based on the evidence we have.
The recoverable damages—whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit—will depend on the expenses and losses incurred. They could include:
- Treatment of injuries and all related expenses
- Future care and treatment needs
- Property damages
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Miscellaneous related costs
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
We also handle wrongful death actions on behalf of clients whose loved ones died because of an Allen rideshare accident. A wrongful death attorney from our Collin County team can meet with you today to discuss the damages you may be able to recover if your parent, spouse, or child passed away after an Uber or Lyft crash. We understand how difficult and stressful this time is for you and your family, and our compassionate team is here to help.
Navigating the Rideshare Accident Insurance Claims Process
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., attorneys know how to navigate the claims process after an Allen rideshare crash. This is true if:
- You were the rideshare rider
- You were in a vehicle that a rideshare driver hit
- A rideshare driver hit you while you were on foot or riding a bike
We identify the at-fault and liable parties, determine the applicable insurance policies, and file our clients’ claims. If necessary, we may be able to sue the driver or another party to recover appropriate compensation.
In some accidents, including taxicab crashes and bus accidents, the company may be vicariously liable for the damages their drivers caused. The State Bar of Texas says this applies when:
- The driver is an employee of the company; and
- The driver was working and acting in “the course and scope” of their job when the collision happened
However, this is unlikely to apply in rideshare accident cases. This is because Uber and Lyft drivers are not employees. However, Texas requires these drivers to meet strict insurance requirements under Texas Insurance Code § 1954.001. Because of this and similar laws across the country, the rideshare companies must provide contingency or primary coverage any time the driver is on the app and working. This insurance includes:
- Contingency liability coverage when the driver is signed on but not matched with a rider
- Primary liability coverage of $1 million or more once the driver matches with a rider, when there is a rider in the vehicle, and until the rider arrives at their destination
This means that, while it may be challenging to sue Uber or Lyft for compensation, there is likely a liability insurance policy in place that will allow you to seek payment through a negotiated settlement. This would apply even if you suffered severe injuries and your bills are adding up quickly.
If the situation calls for it, circumstances could also support a lawsuit against a rideshare company. Our attorneys can assess if this is necessary or an option in your case during your free case review. We will not back down from suing a large corporation when it is what is best for our clients.
Suing in an Allen, TX, Rideshare Accident Case
Our personal injury law firm’s attorneys have a reputation for being willing to sue and go to trial, when necessary, no matter the size or name recognition of the company. We have fought and won cases against Allstate, Walmart, and many others. Our willingness to go to trial when that is what is best for the client is widely known. Sometimes, this makes parties more willing to negotiate with us during the insurance claims process.
If we must sue, we only have a limited time to do so. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, the deadline is generally two years from the accident date for personal injuries or two years from the date of death for wrongful death actions. Missing this deadline would jeopardize your right to sue and could make it difficult to recover any compensation in your case at all.
We do not charge upfront fees, meaning we can go to work for you today regardless of your current financial situation. We can discuss our contingent fees more during your initial consultation, but we do not charge attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation through a claim or court verdict.
Get a Free Case Review from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., Today
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., will review your case for free today. Our rideshare accident attorneys can help you understand your legal case, rights, and options for pursuing compensation. We will also explain how our lawyers build cases and seek monetary damages for clients in similar situations as yours. We may be able to help you get justice and recover the money you need to pay your bills and cover your losses.
Reach out to our team for free today. We will discuss your case and next steps with you at no cost to you or your family.