Transportation network companies (TNCs), mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) corporations, ride-sharing services, whatever you call them services such as Uber and Lyft now dominate the taxi market. While there is no denying the convenience of ordering a ride from an app on your cell phone, as with any automobile ride there is an inherent risk of accident.
Due to the structure of businesses such as Uber, when accidents occur determining liability can be complicated.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber accident in the San Antonio area, contact one of the experienced Uber accident lawyers at Khattar Law, PC today.
Uber and Lyft are large, multinational corporations, their drivers however are independent contractors operating privately-owned vehicles. And while both Uber and the driver carry legally-mandated insurance policies on vehicles used for Uber rides, who is liable for damages resulting from an accident is a fact-specific question. Generally, there are three scenarios that the law anticipates for determining liability in an Uber accident. These scenarios include:
Insurance requirements notwithstanding, there is never a guarantee that the independent-contractor driver, the TNC, or either party’s insurance company will agree to pay for damages you suffer. Don’t attempt to navigate this difficult legal arena on your own. Contact one of our experienced San Antonio Uber accident attorneys to discuss your case today.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber driver, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages. How much and from whom will dependent upon a number of factors including:
The process of recovering damages from Uber or Lyft can seem overwhelming. Their drivers’ status as independent contractors makes suing the companies directly very difficult. However, under certain circumstances Uber or Lyft may be held directly liable.
For example, if the company failed to vet the driver adequately and the driver had a poor driving record or a previous DUI, this may be negligence on the ridesharing company’s behalf, thus creating a possible avenue for bringing a lawsuit against the company.
If you have been involved in an auto accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver in the San Antonio area, contact one of the experienced Uber accident lawyers at Khattar Law, PC to make sure you recover all of the damages you may be entitled to. Call us at 210-923-1234 or and fill out our contact form.