New Braunfels, Texas Rideshare Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney for Uber and Lyft Assault and Accident Victims in San Antonio, San Marcos and Seguin
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have made it easier for people to get around, avoid drinking and driving, and in some cases, give up car ownership altogether. The industry has seen a massive expansion in the past few years, with millions of rides provided each day.
With that many rides, car wrecks are bound to occur, and with them come injuries. Rear-end accidents, hit and run accidents, and other vehicle collisions regularly involve rideshare vehicles. Many of these wrecks are attributable to rideshare driver negligence, and victims can be awarded compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Accidents are not the only serious rideshare injury issues. Increased rideshare use has resulted in more reports of drivers committing sexual assault, stalking, kidnapping, and robbery. Because driver background checks do not include fingerprinting, which offers a more detailed criminal record examination, dangerous people are often entrusted with the well-being and lives of unwitting passengers.
At The Bettersworth Law Firm, our experienced and dedicated attorneys fight for the rights of rideshare passengers injured in auto accidents and those assaulted or robbed by drivers including the aggressive pursuit of damages you are entitled to by law.
Rideshare Accident Claims
The rideshare business is built upon inexpensive, untrained labor. While most states require taxi, bus, limo, and truck drivers to have a commercial driver's license or chauffeur's license, rideshare companies are considered a technology company, not a transportation entity. Until recently, this has largely allowed them to skirt regulations that apply to taxi cabs.
With most rideshare companies including Uber and Lyft, drivers are independent contractors, not company employees, which further complicates insurance and injury claims. If you were hit by a rideshare driver, three different insurance companies will likely be involved - yours, the other driver's, and the rideshare company's insurance. Rideshare insurers are also notorious for undervaluing the accident and injury claims of victims.
While you should enlist the help of a skilled injury lawyer if you are injured in any type of auto wreck, that need is compounded when you are dealing with a rideshare company to get what you deserve. The Bettersworth Law Firm knows what it takes to achieve that outcome. As an accident victim, you have the right to fair payment for injuries sustained and we will hold any negligent parties accountable.
Help for Assault Victims
Anyone who simply wants to get to their destination should not have to fear for their safety. If you were assaulted, attacked, robbed, or stalked by a rideshare driver, you are not alone, and The Bettersworth Law Firm is prepared to serve as your legal advocate to ensure justice is served. We will not allow a rideshare company to neglect its responsibility to keep the public safe, nor let them hide behind the independent contractor status of its drivers. We are ready to fight for you today.
Contact a San Antonio Rideshare Accident Attorney
By entrusting The Bettersworth Law Firm with your case, you do not have to be intimidated by the thought of battling a rideshare company or their insurance adjusters to receive what is rightfully yours. To speak with a Seguin car accident lawyer, contact us at 830-606-0404 or 888-392-0039 for a free consultation.