Texas Uber Accident Lawyers

Serving Clients Nationwide from Our Texas Offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas

If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle, you undoubtedly have questions. Perhaps most important among them is who is liable for your injuries, Uber or the driver?

Our experienced company vehicle accident and rideshare attorneys have handled countless Uber accident claims. Call now for your FREE case consultation.


Proving Liability in an Uber Accident

Since the founding of Uber in 2009, ridesharing services have expanded rapidly. Part transportation and part social network, these companies have proven themselves to be viable alternatives to Taxi services. However, like any new industry, a number of legal questions remain.

Typically, rideshare services like Uber have fought to keep company liability to a minimum. From classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees to fighting litigation that would require stiffer regulations and licensing, rideshare services seek to keep themselves as distanced from their driver’s actions and negligence as possible. This is why you need a knowledgeable and capable Uber accident attorney to represent you in your Uber accident claim.

Uber Accident Attorneys Ready to Represent You

If you are involved in a crash with an Uber vehicle, take immediate action to protect your claim compensation. Contact the rideshare lawyers at Thomas J. Henry Law. Our team of more than 200 attorneys has the knowledge and resources to pursue your claim aggressively and effectively.

Our Uber car accident attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call our Uber driver accident lawyers today for a free case review.

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Following an accident, there are always more questions
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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
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.
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.

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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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This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients.
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Trucking Accident

$50 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident

$35 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

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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