Proven Texas Lawyer Assists People Hurt in Rideshare Accidents
Skillful attorney seeks compensation for injured passengers in the Austin area
The rapid growth of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft has revolutionized transportation in many locations throughout the United States. These operations, and others like them, typically use cars owned by the drivers to bring passengers from one place to another. As with other vehicles, serious collisions can occur at any time, injuring passengers who don't know anything more about their driver than their name and star rating. At the Vasquez Law Firm, I am an experienced accident attorney who understands the complex aspects of rideshare crash litigation and I am committed to obtaining full compensation for clients in the Austin area and throughout Texas.
Firm works to hold negligent parties accountable after an Uber or Lyft collision
I guide clients through insurance claims, settlement negotiations and trials, depending on what is the best way to secure justice for injured rideshare passengers. If you've been hurt after hiring a Lyft or Uber car, I'll advise you of the special considerations that affect these cases, including:
- Insurance coverage — When an Uber or Lyft operator has their app in "driver mode," they are covered by insurance policies purchased by the rideshare company. Depending upon the specific terms of the policy, the driver's personal auto coverage might also be implicated.
- Training and screening — In most situations, rideshare operators are independent contractors, so it is difficult to collect damages from the companies they are affiliated with. If the company was somehow responsible for contracting with a driver when it knew or should have known that he/she posed an unreasonable risk, I can determine if legal liability exists.
- Locating key information and witnesses — When you're driving or riding with someone you know, getting basic contact and vehicle information usually is not complicated. However, there might be difficulty keeping track of a rideshare driver. I know how to find critical evidence and witnesses to support your case.
Don't hesitate to get the legal assistance you need to secure appropriate reimbursement for your injuries. I won't let you be pressured into an unfair result.
Knowledgeable advocate pursues reimbursement for crash victims
Even as you're trying to recover from the physical harm caused by a rideshare accident, the financial pressures mount. I will develop a strong strategy designed to maximize the payment you receive for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and any other damages that you're entitled to. At the outset of your case, I'll give you an informed assessment of the type of financial recovery obtained in similar situations. From there, I will work diligently to obtain a fair result through a verdict or settlement.
Contact an experienced Texas lawyer regarding a rideshare accident claim
The Vasquez Law Firm represents individuals who were hurt in an accident while using a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft. To schedule a free consultation at my Austin office regarding a potential claim, please call 512-851-0876 or contact me online.