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Houston Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber and Lyft are a booming industry but what if you are hurt in an accident as a passenger or if you got hit by an Uber or Lyft driver?

The two biggest rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, employ thousands of contracted drivers so who is financially responsible if you have an accident while a passenger or if you got into an accident with one of their drivers?   Uber and Lyft drivers turns on an app when they are ready to work.  They own their own vehicles and each service requires their contracted drivers to carry insurance.  Uber and Lyft have certain conditions where their insurance comes into play when injuries and loss occurs at an accident where one of their drivers were at fault.  These rules along with insurance laws can get complex so if you have been seriously injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, your best course of action is to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.

The Molina Law Firm has been representing car accident victims for over 30 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only 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 for your loss, pain and suffering.

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What are some different scenarios where Uber accepts responsibility for the accident?

All Uber drivers are covered by a $1 million liability insurance policy and provides for under-insured or uninsured coverage.  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.

Houston Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accidents result in some of the more severe injuries on the roadways.  Their relatively small size compared to cars and trucks as well as the speeds on the roadways combine to cause serious accidents.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 410 fatalities contributed to motorcycle accidents as well as over 1,800 accidents resulting in serious injuries.

  • Motorcycles make up about 2% of the vehicles on the road but account for over 13% of fatality accidents.
  • Of motorcycle accidents resulting in death, 52% were not wearing their helmet.
  • Alcohol was a contributing factor in over 40% of motorcycle accidents in 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a motorcycle accident claim worth?

There are many factors that contribute to how much you can expect to be compensated in a motorcycle accident.  First and foremost is determining fault.  This will be the determining factor in who gets sued for damages.  When it comes to damages, they are in three broad categories:

  • Special Damages are those actual out of pocket expenses you are accruing such as medical bills, costs to repair your motorcycle or cost to replace your motorcycle in the event of total loss.
  • Lost wages are those you can be compensated for because you cannot return to work due to a physical or mental disability
  • Pain and suffering, although vague, can be determined by an experienced personal injury attorney and includes emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life and other considerations.

What is I was at fault in the car accident?

Do not automatically assume the accident was completely your fault.  Texas has “comparative fault” which may assign some degree of fault to the other driver or drivers.  If that is the case, then you may be entitled to some recovery.  Comparative fault is tricky and its best that you seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to assist you in this case.

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

Unfortunately, insurance companies have a conflict of interest in terms of who’s interest they have at heart.  Insurance carriers tend to look at their bottom line when it comes to payouts.  Insurance policies typically have maximums but insurance carriers will try to minimize their payouts.  As such if an insurance company offers you a settlement, then first seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.  When you accept a settlement check, you absolve them of any future liability.  You may not have considered other out of pocket expenses that you will not be able to be compensated for.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly.  Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is 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 then maximizing 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 30 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Rick Molina