Uber/Lyft Accident

Houston Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys

If you were injured in a car accident and the vehicle was operating for Uber or Lyft, you need to speak with the car accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm. Although rideshare apps are a convenient option for many people, rideshare drivers are still prone to accidents. In fact, these drivers are more likely to be driving in areas they are unfamiliar with to pick up app users, and they could be easily distracted by the app’s navigation system. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim against Uber or Lyft for your damages.

Our Uber and Lyft car accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have handled rideshare accident cases across the nation, and we can represent you on your path to compensation. While we recognize rideshare drivers are only human, if their negligence has brought you great harm, you should not have to suffer for it. Don’t let tech companies with the best insurance company lawyers’ money can buy minimize the harm caused to you. Let us stand up for you and your rights.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a Uber/Lyft accident, call our Houston car accident attorneys today for a free consultation.


Are Uber/Lyft Accidents Common?

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 38,000 people are killed every year in car crashes in the United States. Now, with rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft available in the majority of the nation, the likelihood of being involved in an accident when using these services is very much within the realm of possibility.

While rideshare apps have help pages for reporting accidents, your case may go ignored, as neither Uber nor Lyft specifies a time frame for how long it will take to process your case. Therefore, injured app users may encounter long delays, during which time their injuries could worsen, and the statute of limitations for filing a legal claim could expire.

How Do I Know if Uber or Lyft is Responsible for The Car Accident?

If your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, it is very likely you have a case. You will have to be able to prove that another person was negligent, however.

A few actions that would be considered negligent on the part of an Uber/Lyft driver include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Transporting too many passengers in the vehicle
  • Transporting passengers in a poorly maintained vehicle

Additionally, you will have to prove the existence of your injury. Often, a jury will reference doctor’s visits in relation to the date of the accident, so it is advisable to visit a medical professional as soon as possible after being injured. Doing so will prevent the defense from arguing that your injury is minor, as well as mitigate the chances of your injury progressing into an even worse condition.

Common injuries that serve as grounds for a case include but are not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Burns or lacerations
  • Lost limbs
  • Emotional and/or mental trauma

In the case of the death of a loved one, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accident Claims

The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.003 allows individuals who were injured in Uber/Lyft accidents two years from the date of the crash to file a claim. Every state has its own statute of limitations, so the time limit will vary depending on where you live. Consult a knowledgeable attorney who can help you pursue legal action before time runs out.

Why Hire a Houston Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer?

It is possible to handle injury claims on your own, but professional attorneys can fight to maximize your compensation. Frankly, big tech companies’ expensive insurance lawyers are skilled in paying out small settlements. It is your legal right to receive fair compensation for your injuries, and a lawyer can help you maximize this compensation. For example, The Ammons Law Firm has recovered more than $1 billion in rightful compensation for our clients to date. This cannot guarantee favorable results in your claim, but it does illustrate our team’s legal prowess.

Furthermore, we understand how daunting it can be to navigate legal proceedings on your own, especially when you are suffering from devastating, life-altering injuries. We truly care about our clients, which is why we approach each and every client with compassion. The Ammons Law Firm has been nationally recognized for our caring and skilled legal representation by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®, among others.

Contact an Uber/Lyft accident attorney at The Ammons Law Firm. We accept cases in Houston and across the United States.

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