McAllen Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers
You can count on our highly respected rideshare accident attorneys
Ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have become increasingly common in recent years. Nowadays, you can get a ride almost anywhere using these ridesharing apps. What happens when you’re injured in a car accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver? What should you do next? What are your rights?
Fortunately, you’re not alone. Our experienced McAllen rideshare accident lawyers at Karam Law Firm can work with you to hold the driver responsible for their actions. Our attorneys have years of experience handling many different types of car accidents.
McAllen car accident lawyer Aizar J. Karam Jr. is especially well-known throughout the Rio Grande Valley for being a highly respected attorney who gets the job done right. You can count on Karam Law when it matters most.
What are common causes of Lyft or Uber accidents?
Accidents caused by drivers who work for Uber, Lyft or another ridesharing company happen for many different reasons, including:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Many Uber and Lyft drivers work long hours. They’re also not trained professionals. Add in everything they’re trying to keep track of on the road (where they’re going, who their next client is, etc.) and you often have a recipe for disaster. Whatever the circumstances involving your Lyft or Uber accident – whether you were driving another car or were a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle – our legal team can help you every step of the way.
What makes Lyft or Uber car accidents so complicated?
There are so many reasons why accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers turn out to be complicated legal cases. Some of the reasons why include:
- The Uber or Lyft driver who caused your crash might deny doing anything wrong.
- The other driver might try to blame you for causing your collision.
- The rideshare driver’s insurance company denied your accident claim.
Another reason why these accidents can be so complicated is because different rules and regulations apply to rideshare drivers, depending on what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. That’s why the circumstances involving your rideshare accident matter. Different laws often apply.
Many of these rules and regulations involve whether the rideshare driver was on duty at the time of the accident. In most cases, a Lyft or Uber driver is considered to be on duty if they were:
- Driving with a passenger in their vehicle
- Driving to pick up a passenger
- Checking the ridesharing app about a prospective passenger
- Looking up directions for a ridesharing journey
- Driving with the ridesharing app on
It’s also important to note that Lyft or Uber drivers do not work directly for either company. The drivers are independent contractors. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on our side who can help you explore all your legal options.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Call Karam. Your case counts here.
The stakes can be very high for your Lyft or Uber accident. Depending on many different factors (severity of your injury, length of your recovery, etc.) your accident-related expenses could add up to thousands or millions of dollars. Our law firm can give you an accurate assessment of what your case could be worth. We can then fight for your rights and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr. is a highly skilled negotiator. He has extensive experience working with insurance companies. He has a business and accounting background. He knows how to effectively negotiate a favorable settlement for injury victims. If insurance companies refuse to cooperate, he will not hesitate to file a car accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Count on Karam when it matters most. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. We’re highly respected and highly trusted McAllen car accident lawyers.