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Uber Accident Injury Attorneys

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

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 of the driver?

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

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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 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 Thomas J. Henry Law. Our team of more than 200 attorneys has knowledge and resources to pursue your claim aggressively and effectively.

We are available 24/7, nights and weekends. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.


Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

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.

Rideshare companies have gone 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.

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.

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 a 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

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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