San Antonio Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Representing the Injured Victims of Uber & Lyft Accidents
Ridesharing has become one of the most popular ways to get around. Uber, Lyft, and other apps offer a convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation for tourists and locals alike. But what happens if your rideshare driver is involved in an accident? What if you are hit by a rideshare driver?
Rideshare accidents involve complicated insurance coverage disputes, third-party involvement, and other complex considerations. The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC understands the ins and outs of rideshare insurance coverage and knows how to build a strong claim against the driver or the ridesharing company. Our San Antonio rideshare attorneys will help you manage your claim from start to finish so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Insurance Considerations in Rideshare Accidents
Car accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers are particularly complex and can be especially difficult to settle. Every ridesharing company has its own policies, and insurance matters will not be as straightforward as they would be between two independent drivers.
Up to four different insurance providers could be involved, including:
- The rideshare company’s insurer
- Your own auto insurance provider
- A third-party driver’s insurer
- The rideshare driver’s own auto insurance provider
Our San Antonio rideshare accident attorney is well-versed in these insurance considerations. Attorney George P. Escobedo and his team know how insurance companies think and operate and can use that insight to your advantage when building a claim.
What Else Makes Rideshare Claims So Complicated?
Ridesharing remains a relatively new concept, so the relevant rules and regulations are constantly evolving. Companies like Uber and Lyft lobby to keep their employees labeled as “independent contractors” to protect their bottom line, which creates some gray areas when it comes to liability. Do you sue the company? Or do you bring a claim against the at-fault driver?
Generally, Lyft and Uber only get involved with serious claims that one of their drivers was involved in while logged into the app and accepting or ferrying rides. That means that if you get hit by an Uber or Lyft driver when they’re “off the clock,” the rideshare companies are free to remain uninvolved.
When you are in an accident involving a rideshare driver who is working—whether you are a passenger in their car, a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorist in a different car—you must first file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Once that coverage is exhausted, then you can file a claim with a rideshare company.
We understand this can be tricky, which is why we are happy to assist you with the claims process to help you better secure just compensation. Traffic accident claims can be complex as is, so if you have been in an accident with a rideshare driver and don’t know what to do, please don’t hesitate to give us a call for the guidance you need.
Count on The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC
When taking on a rideshare accident case, George P. Escobedo takes the time to thoroughly investigate the incident and assess liability. We can uncover evidence that proves the responsible party’s liability and present that evidence effectively.
Every step of the way, we keep your best interests in mind. We highly recommend that you consult with us before accepting an offer from any insurance company. In many situations, an insurer’s settlement offer is not as high as it should be. The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC can ensure that you receive every penny to which you are entitled.
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