While rideshare services like Uber or Lyft are convenient and inexpensive ways to travel, recent studies show that their startup in any city is associated with a two to three percent increase in the number of traffic accidents and fatalities that city experiences. Compounding the problem is that working with these services to resolve an accident involving either can be as traumatic as the accident itself. That’s due in large part to the complicated operational structure of each. You don’t want to go up against Uber or Lyft without expert legal representation. And savvy South Texans know that’s just what they’ll get with Attorney Joe Brad Brock.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Let’s back the truck up a bit, though. If you or those you love are involved in an accident anywhere in South Texas while you’re passengers in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, there’s good news as well as bad right from the start.
- If the Uber or Lyft driver was at fault, injured passengers may be covered by a commercial liability insurance policy, which each service carries. This means that there may be funds available to compensate you for your injuries, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
- If the driver is not at fault for the accident, you may still be entitled to uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage according to the terms of Uber’s or Lyft’s policy – but only if the other party’s insurance policy allows it.
How to Get the Settlement You Deserve
Obtaining settlement for injuries you sustain as an Uber or Lyft passenger in the Corpus Christi-San Antonio-South Texas area is complex. Insurance companies, after all, are committed to paying as little as possible to settle claims, especially in rideshare situations where multiple parties are involved. Hiring a skilled car accident attorney ensures that you maximize your potential for compensation – and for recovery.
No, you can’t undo the accident. But attorney Joe Brad Brock can help you get the best possible settlement for your injuries. Let him handle the administrative work while you focus on healing. Contact The Law Office of Joe Brad Brock today.