San Antonio Uber Accident Lawyers

Serving Victims of Uber Accidents in San Antonio and Beyond

Uber has become an increasingly popular way to get around San Antonio, Texas. From taking airport rides to visiting local sites, locals and tourists enjoy this app’s convenience. When you put your safety in the hands of an Uber driver, you may be at risk of an accident. You can seek compensation if driver negligence leads to a crash.

Thomas J. Henry Law has extensive experience as a San Antonio Uber accident attorney. We know what it takes to pursue your claim effectively. Contact us today for a free case review.


Proving Liability in San Antonio Uber Accident Claims

While it may have begun as a small start-up in 2009, Uber is now a global powerhouse in ridesharing and food delivery. Powerful companies will always seek to protect themselves when faced with liability. While the company is legally obligated by Texas state law to provide liability insurance to its drivers, these individuals are not company employees. Uber drivers are considered independent contractors, which limits Uber’s liability if driver negligence occurs.

When faced with a lawsuit, Uber’s insurance and legal team often fight to distance themselves from a driver’s actions or negligence. That’s why you need attorneys with experience going head-to-head with the at-fault party. Thomas J. Henry Law works tirelessly on your case, aiming for an outcome in which the at-fault party pays just compensation for your injuries.

Factors That Influence a San Antonio Uber Crash Lawsuit

If you are a passenger in an Uber and the driver is at fault for a car crash, they should pay for your pain and suffering. Here are some factors that may come into play when dealing with insurance companies or if your case goes to court.

Injuries

If you were injured in any way during the Uber accident, you are allowed to seek damages. Serious injuries or even short-term medical issues can rack up substantial medical bills. You may also miss work, resulting in lost income. Our team can deal with Uber’s or a driver’s insurance to help collect fair compensation. 

Driver Negligence

If the Uber driver is at fault for the accident, state law permits you to seek damages. To collect damages, our team must prove that the driver was more than 50% responsible for the accident. Uber driver negligence can range from speeding and unsafe driving practices to an overall lack of driving experience.

Recoverable Damages

In San Antonio, recoverable damages in a personal injury lawsuit involving Uber can vary. Examples of damages in a Texas claim include economic losses, such as lost wages or medical bills. Non-economic damages are awarded for physical pain, mental anguish or emotional distress. If an at-fault party’s conduct is particularly heinous, the court may award exemplary damages to punish them. 

Evidence

The team at Thomas J. Henry Law will help gather the evidence you need to prove driver negligence or liability on the part of Uber. Our thorough investigation includes:

  • Accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Video footage
  • Driver data

Why Trust Thomas J. Henry Law

Thomas J. Henry Law is a leading San Antonio Uber accident lawyer. Our reputation for excellence has made us a nationally recognized personal injury law firm. While we are proud of our awards and accolades, it’s our clients who drive us toward substantial results. 

With our firm, you work with a dedicated attorney committed to your case. This experienced lawyer is backed by our team of over 200 personal injury experts with a history of winning results. When you have questions, we have answers. You can reach out 24/7 to speak with an attorney. As a contingency fee-based firm, we only get paid if you win. 

Meet With a San Antonio Uber Crash Attorney for Free

Being a passenger in an Uber accident can be scary. Learn about your next steps and protect your rights. Reach out to Thomas J. Henry Law for a free case review by calling our San Antonio office at 210-874-2615.

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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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We win some of the top verdicts, settlements, and judgments in the country. Recent recoveries include $50 million for a trucking accident, $35 million for a trucking accident and $30.2 million for a vehicle recall accident.

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$50 Million

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Trucking Accident

$35 Million

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Product Liability

$30.22 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability

$14.75 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice

$12.7 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Company Vehicle Accident

$10 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

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