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San Antonio Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are now household names. Many people in and around our area use rideshare services on a regular basis, but what happens if you get injured in a car accident involving a rideshare vehicle? At the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, we are going to get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. Let our San Antonio Uber accident attorneys help you today.

Why is the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS your choice?

When you have been injured in a rideshare incident, seek assistance from a law firm that has extensive personal injury experience. The Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS will handle all aspects of your case.

  • Our knowledgeable and experienced team aggressively seeks the maximum compensation for your case. We will never settle for less than you deserve.
  • We are dedicated to giving each client personalized attention. We make sure that we understand your needs to tailor your case accordingly.
  • We take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never have to worry about paying legal fees until we secure the compensation you deserve.

How will an attorney help this case?

Rideshare accidents are incredibly complicated due to how many parties and insurance policies are involved. Your attorney will be ready to handle all aspects of a San Antonio rideshare accident case. They will:

  • Obtain all evidence, including accident reports, photos from the scene, eyewitness statements, your medical records, and more.
  • Handle all communication with other drivers’ insurance carriers and the rideshare company’s insurance carriers.
  • Negotiate a settlement that covers all of your accident-related expenses or prepare the case for trial if that is what is necessary.

Rideshare accidents are complicated

Rideshare services have exploded in popularity over the last decade. There are many rideshare vehicles in and around San Antonio, and it is inevitable that they will be involved in accidents. During the latest reporting year in Texas, there were more than 500,000 total vehicle accidents. In San Antonio, there were 42,043 accidents, more than 20,000 injuries, and 139 fatalities.

Rideshare accidents are often more complicated due to the varying layers of insurance coverage. If a rideshare driver gets into an accident when not signed into the rideshare app to work, then their personal insurance carrier is responsible for any damages.

If a rideshare driver is signed into the app to work but does not have a passenger, their personal carrier is still the primary coverage. The rideshare company’s carrier only kicks in if the personal carrier’s limits are exhausted.

If a rideshare driver has a passenger or is on the way to get one, the rideshare company’s insurance policy kicks in (this is typically a $1 million liability coverage).

Can you get compensation for a rideshare accident?

If you or a loved one are injured in a rideshare accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, seek legal assistance today. At the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, we will explore all avenues of compensation and work to secure the following:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

I Was in a Rideshare Accident. What Should I do?

Since the launch of rideshare apps like Uber and Lift, thousands of people find themselves in confusing situations. Many of these drivers are just normal, everyday people looking to make some money on the side. They’re not professional taxi drivers, and many of these apps don’t do extensive background checks on their drivers. You have no way of knowing that the person behind the wheel is a cautious driver. While these apps can be convenient, many people are wondering what happens if their driver is involved in an accident, while they’re in the car.

When Can I Sue A Rideshare Company?

You don’t have to be in the same vehicle as the rideshare driver to sue a rideshare company. You could be another motorist, a pedestrian, or a passenger. If the rideshare driver is at fault, you might be entitled to financial compensation from the company. This is especially true if the driver did not have insurance, or the insurance company will not pay you the full extent of the damages you are owed.

What Should I do After the Accident?

You should start documenting everything as soon as possible. Be sure that you call the police, and ensure that everyone involved is safe. When the police come, they will take down some information so they can make a report of the crash. If you need medical assistance, be sure to request it. Any accident, no matter how minor, can leave you with serious injuries. It’s also important that you report the accident to the involved rideshare company. They should be made aware of the crash. After that, contact a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will be able to help you with the next steps and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Reach Out to a San Antonio Rideshare Accident Lawyer

When you need a San Antonio Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation online or by calling (210) 800-0000.