Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer in Sugar Land, Tx

Proven Results for Rideshare Accident Victims

 A decade ago, few people had heard of ridesharing companies or had ever used a ride-hailing app; today, it is a billion-dollar industry servicing tens of thousands of cities across the globe. 

While companies like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we get from one place to another, they have also drawn considerable concerns about who is responsible when there is an accident. Is it the company? The driver? Or another party?

At the Karam Law Office, we represent individuals who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a rideshare accident. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft must be held accountable if their drivers cause irreparable harm to others on the road. Contact our office at (281) 302-5272 to discuss your rights after an Uber or Lyft accident in Sugar Land, Texas, or the surrounding area.

What to Do if You Are Involved in a Rideshare Accident

Whether you are a rideshare driver, passenger, or in another vehicle at the time of an accident, you need to take several steps to ensure that you are safe.

If there are any injuries, a death, or property damage exceeding $1,000:

  • Report the accident to law enforcement by calling 911.
  • Seek immediate medical attention for injuries.
  • Take pictures and videos at the scene.
  • Exchange insurance/identifying information with all involved parties. 
  • Obtain the name and contact number of any witnesses.
  • Take a screenshot of your ride reservation and receipt.
  • Contact a Sugar Land Uber & Lyft accident lawyer. An attorney can help you file a claim with insurance and through the rideshare company.

Any time you are involved in an accident with injuries, you need to consult with an attorney as early as possible. Even if you believe you were partially to blame for the accident, you may still be able to collect compensation.

WHO IS LIABLE AFTER A RIDESHARE ACCIDENT?

The person who caused the car accident will most likely be held liable for any damages. In most cases, you can file a claim through the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. When you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft or are hit by a rideshare driver, you may be entitled to obtain compensation from the company’s insurance. 

Who can file a claim for damages in an Uber or Lyft accident:

  • Rideshare Passenger
  • Rideshare Driver
  • Driver or passenger of another vehicle
  • Pedestrian or bicyclist

No matter what the circumstances of the case, you should always speak with a Sugar Land rideshare accident lawyer to determine if you should file a lawsuit. An attorney can also help you file a claim through the right insurance company, ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

TEXAS LAW REGARDING RIDESHARE COMPANIES

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR). 

The companies are referred to as Transportation Network Companies (TNC). They must comply with all rules under Title 16, Chapter 95 of the Texas Administrative Code, and Chapter 2402 of the Texas Occupations Code.

TEXAS LIABILITY INSURANCE MINIMUMS

All drivers are required to carry insurance in the State of Texas. When a rideshare driver is driving their vehicle for personal use and the rideshare app is turned off, their personal insurance should cover any damages for an accident that they cause.

Liability insurance minimums for personal drivers in Texas:

  • $30,000 bodily injury per person
  • $60,000 bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 property damage per accident

Generally, if you are injured in an accident caused by another driver, you would file a claim through their personal insurance carrier. However, if the at-fault driver was driving for a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft at the time, they should have a rideshare insurance policy with extended coverage.

TEXAS RIDESHARE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Rideshare drivers are required to carry extended coverage with higher-level limits in the event that they cause an accident while driving on behalf of the company. 

Rideshare insurance requirements in Texas:

  • $50,000 bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 property damage per accident

Both Uber and Lyft carry this coverage on behalf of their drivers if they are involved in a covered accident, and their personal auto insurance does not apply. 

When a driver is en route to pick up a rider or has a passenger in their vehicle, both Uber and Lyft carry $1,000,000 third-party liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as required by law.

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Katherin Pena
Katherin Pena
2024-05-25
Recomendado un mil por ciento en su trato en su servicio en la atención al cliente en general si tiene algún problema legal o tuvo un accidente The KARAM law office es el mejor lugar donde lo puede resolver
Micheal Cohn
Micheal Cohn
2024-05-24
Jacob is wonderful person and a great lawyer, always available and ready to help He would explain everything very clearly and keeps you updated.He goes above and beyond your expectations as far as your case is concerned and gets you results exceeding your expectations. I’m glad I chose Jacob Karam law office and would recommend his services for anyone looking for a great injury lawyer.
Priscilla Ponce
Priscilla Ponce
2024-05-23
I can not begin to express how incredibly blessed I was to have Jacob and his team to assist and guide me throughout my entire accident. From the very beginning, Jacob thoroughly listened and guided me through the entire process. Jacob and his team made sure I was receiving all the medical care and constantly updated me on all my therapy sessions. His level of expertise and professionalism is unmatched. He fought hard and made sure I was adequately compensated for my accident. I highly recommend The Karam Law Office.
cameron brown
cameron brown
2024-05-23
Five stars doesn’t even cut it for these guys. These guys worked extremely hard and I’m very grateful for the results that they produced. Jacob would call me every so often with updates on how things were going and he never once failed to actually ask how I was doing and feeling. This firm really cares about their clients as more than just that, they care about them as people too. I cannot recommend Jacob and his team enough.
Ryan Erxleben
Ryan Erxleben
2024-05-03
If you’re looking for a personal injury layer to handle your case, your search ends here! The Karam law office handled my case and got me the maximum amount possible. Jacob Karam is extremely smart, down to earth, and knows how to win a case through and through. I am unbelievably impressed with his knowledge and expertise and his desire and passion to get what you deserve. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was letting him handle my case, I am an advocate for life!!!!
Brian Berardi
Brian Berardi
2024-04-17
I can't thank The Karam Law Office enough for their prompt and exceptional service. After reaching out at 5 pm, Jacob swiftly arranged an appointment for me with a physical therapist the same day. By 6 pm, I was already on my way to getting the care I needed. Jacob's efficiency and responsiveness were truly remarkable. Within such a short timeframe, he ensured I received immediate attention, including X-rays of my injuries and the start of my recovery journey. This level of dedication and quick action speaks volumes about The Karam Law Office's commitment to their clients' well-being. I felt prioritized and supported every step of the way, thanks to Jacob's proactive approach. Jacob and his team exemplifies hard work and diligence in every aspect of their practice. Their meticulous attention to detail and tireless dedication to my case ensured that no stone was left unturned in seeking justice for me. Beyond their professional expertise, Jacob and his team showed a level of care and compassion that truly set them apart. They took the time to understand my situation, listened attentively to my concerns, and provided unwavering support throughout the entire process. Their commitment to my well-being was evident every step of the way, and I felt confident knowing I had such a dedicated advocate by my side. Thanks to The Karam Law Office, I received the compensation I deserved, but more importantly, I found peace of mind knowing that my case was in the hands of someone who genuinely cared about my best interests. I wholeheartedly recommend The Karam Law Office to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney. They are not just legal professionals; they are compassionate allies who will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Elvia Vega Lucero
Elvia Vega Lucero
2024-04-03
Best customer experience from such a great attorney Highly recommended
Nicole
Nicole
2024-03-27
Jacob and his team were so amazing throughout the whole process. At the beginning, I was so nervous and Jacob really talked me through it and made me believe everything was going to be OK, Which it really was. Jacob his team, and all the doctors I went to truly cared about my well-being and got me the treatment I needed. I appreciate him so much and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs it.

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