Corpus Christi Uber Accident Lawyers

Serving Injured Victims of Uber Accidents in Corpus Christi and Beyond

Uber continues to grow as a popular and convenient transportation option in the beautiful coastal city of Corpus Christi. Many riders don’t realize that Uber, as a company, may attempt to distance itself from all legal responsibility if an accident occurs. 

If you are a passenger in a rideshare accident, you need a Corpus Christi Uber crash attorney to protect your legal rights. Thomas J. Henry Law has experience dealing with Uber and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. 


Who Is Liable in an Uber Accident Lawsuit?

Liability is a legal term used in insurance claims and legal proceedings. Simply put, it means finding who is at fault and financially responsible for the damages or injuries resulting from a crash.

Determining liability in an Uber accident is a bit complex. From its humble beginnings in 2009, Uber is now a powerful rideshare company. As such, this business often does everything it can to shift liability in the event of an Uber-related crash. It starts by designating Uber drivers as independent contractors, not company employees, so that Uber can limit liability in the event of driver negligence. 

Texas law requires Uber to provide their drivers with liability insurance if an accident occurs on a trip. A driver’s personal insurance applies to all other situations when they are off the clock. 

This two-policy system can complicate insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. That’s why you need a Corpus Christi Uber accident attorney to help sort through the complexities and hold the at-fault parties responsible.

Factors That Can Impact Your Corpus Christi Uber Crash Lawsuit

If you are involved in an Uber crash, you have the right to seek just compensation. Here are some factors our attorneys account for when dealing with insurance companies or taking your case to court.

Driver Negligence

You may be entitled to damages if the Uber driver was at least 51% responsible for the accident. Driver negligence can take many forms:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Unsafe driving practices 
  • Insufficient driving experience

Evidence

Proving driver negligence hinges on the right evidence. Our legal team proactively gathers all the information needed to support a claim, including:

  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Video evidence
  • Driver information and records

Injury

Injuries sustained by passengers in an Uber accident can vary from scrapes and bruises to life-altering medical conditions. You may miss work and lose out on income, or medical bills may pile up. If you’re owed compensation under the company’s or driver’s insurance, we can help you reach a fair settlement or take the matter to court. 

Recoverable Damages

You can seek compensation for recoverable damages in a personal injury lawsuit, including:

  • Economic losses: This includes lost wages, medical bills or rehabilitation expenses.
  • Non-economic losses: This covers physical, mental or emotional pain and suffering.
  • Exemplary: When conduct is especially egregious, exemplary or punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party.

Why Trust Thomas J. Henry Law

When you need personalized attention and serious legal representation, you can trust Thomas J. Henry Law. We are a nationally recognized law firm with a long-standing history of substantial results. Our firm employs more than 200 experienced attorneys ready to help you file your claim. 

Each client receives a dedicated attorney who will walk them through every step, whether dealing with insurance companies or offering guidance in court proceedings. You can reach out any time, day or night, with questions or concerns. We offer a “no win, no fee” promise as part of our contingency fee agreement. If you don’t win, you don’t pay us a cent. 

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If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger in an Uber, don’t wait. Experience the powerful professionalism of Thomas J. Henry Law. Call 361-254-7873 for a free case review.

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Actual insurance policies will vary by rideshare company; however, all drivers are required to have their own insurance in order to be eligible to work for a ridesharing company. Additionally, both Lyft and Uber carry up to $1 million of liability company insurance, but this coverage is only in effect when at certain times. For example, Uber’s insurance policy has three levels: Uber App is OFF: Only the driver’s personal insurance is in effect. App is ON and Driver is “Available”: In addition to driver’s insurance, Uber’s contingent liability coverage can now be accessed. This includes up to $100,000 for injuries. Driver is on Uber Trip: Company’s full commercial insurance coverage is in effect. This includes $1 million in third-party liability and $1 million in uninsured and underinsured coverage.
The short answer: only a driver’s license. Unlike taxi services which are heavily regulated, there are no certified licensing programs for rideshare drivers. All a driver needs is a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. After meeting a few other company-based requirements, drivers are free to transport clients with no additional training or experience. Initially, this resulted in many of these services being banned as unlicensed taxi companies. However, bans have since been lifted, leaving the companies free to operate.
Rideshare companies have gone to great lengths in order to distance themselves from legal responsibility. Uber, for example, does not consider their drivers employees and instead lists them as independent contractors. When confronted with litigation, parent companies like Uber will attempt to claim they only facilitate fares and are not responsible for their driver’s actions. It is then up to the plaintiff’s attorneys to prove the company’s liability.
A ridesharing service is a service that arranges one-time shared rides through the use of GPS navigation devices, smartphones, and social networks. Similar to carpooling, ridesharing services like Uber utilize empty seats in passenger vehicles to provide transportation to those without access to a vehicle or who may not be in a condition to drive. Unlike carpooling, these services are often set up on short notice and are done for the sole purpose of profit. Among the leading ridesharing services are:
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Sidecar
  • Wingz
  • Fasten
  • Ride Austin
Typically, a passenger who gets hurt in a car crash has an easier case than a driver or any other type of personal injury plaintiff due to the fact that the passenger generally does not share any liability (though there are exceptions). In a two-car accident, for example, fault will normally lie with one or both of the drivers. However, the passenger must still prove that:
  • The crash was the defendant’s fault
  • The plaintiff suffered damages
  • The defendant’s actions resulted in damages
  • The extent of the damages sustained
With this in mind, a passenger injury claim will proceed just like any other car accident claim. Just as in other auto accident cases, the passenger would want to gather the insurance information for any drivers involved in the crash and file claims with the insurance companies of any of the drivers he or she believes is liable for the crash. Of course, if the accident were a single-vehicle crash, the passenger would only file with their own driver’s insurance company.

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