Houston Uber Accident Attorney
Were you injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft? Were you hit by an Uber or Lyft driver? Contact Molina Law Firm to discuss your case.
The two biggest rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, employ thousands of contracted drivers. Who is financially responsible if you have an accident while a passenger or if you get into an accident with one of their drivers? When you need a Houston Uber Accident Attorney-Call Molina Law Firm. It is important for you to understand how fault and responsibility are determined in Houston and in Texas.
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Uber and Lyft drivers turn on their app when they are ready to work. The individual drivers own their own vehicles and each service requires their contracted drivers to carry their own individual insurance. Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors and are not employees of either Uber or Lyft. These issues can be complex and involve an analysis of insurance policies. Also, Uber and Lyft require drivers to obtain their own liability insurance. Currently, Uber and Lyft do not provide liability insurance for their drivers.
The Molina Law Firm has been representing car accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation you deserve for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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What are some different scenarios where Uber accepts responsibility for the accident?
Each driver also is required to carry liability insurance but some insurance carriers require that the driver report that they are using the vehicle as a rideshare. This may increase their policy cost so some drivers do not mention that they are using their vehicle in a business capacity so some insurance companies may deny coverage. Even more reason to hire a personal injury attorney like Attorney Rick Molina to fight on your behalf.
Uber’s coverage activates only when the app is in driver mode and the driver is accepting fares.
Rideshare Accident Statistics
Although ridesharing is a relatively safe way to travel as compared to other forms of commuter transportation, there have been an uptick in accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers.
In 2014, Uber offered 140 million trips annually. In 2019, Uber trips increased to 6.9 billion. Some statistics include:
- In 2017 and 2018, Uber reported 97 fatal crashes for a total of 107 deaths.
- The fatalities are evenly divided between riders and drivers involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle.
- An increasing number of accidents occur at the drop-off or pick-up location.
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Accidents involving rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can get very complex. Many factors come into play when determining fault. Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm are here to help. We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss to maximize your compensation.
We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case. We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!