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Personal Injury Attorney for Uber and Lyft Assault and Accident Victims in San Antonio, Comal County, 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 who suffer harm in these situations 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 performed by rideshare companies typically 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 who have been injured in auto accidents and those who have been assaulted or robbed by drivers. We will aggressively pursue the damages you are entitled to by law.

Rideshare Accident Claims

The rideshare business is built upon inexpensive, untrained labor. While most states require a taxi, bus, limo, or truck driver to have a commercial driver's license or chauffeur's license, rideshare companies are considered technology companies, not transportation entities. Until recently, this has largely allowed them to skirt regulations that apply to taxicabs.

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 rideshare 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. An experienced attorney can help you 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.

Can Numerous Insurance Policies Actually Be Detrimental to Crash Victims?

While insurance is both a necessary and legally mandated safeguard against the costs of crashes, having numerous commercial and personal policies can create major headaches for victims who just want to be compensated for their losses.

Insurance companies are notorious for attempting to shift blame and financial responsibility to protect their bottom lines. After a rideshare accident, three or more insurers may be denying or minimizing their liability, sometimes making it impossible to resolve a claim without litigation. Thankfully, a skilled personal injury lawyer can handle this legal mess for you and help you obtain the settlement or jury award you deserve.

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, and we will not let them hide behind the independent contractor status of their drivers. We are ready to fight for you today.

If the Perpetrator Faces Criminal Charges, Is Anyone Liable in Civil Court?

Thankfully, the civil and criminal court systems are distinct from one another, and what happens in one court does not necessarily impact cases in the other. The person who assaulted you should and hopefully will be arrested and criminally charged. Even with those criminal charges, however, you can also sue your attacker in a separate personal injury lawsuit.

The rideshare company can also be sued because it was negligent in screening, hiring, and monitoring one of its drivers. Moreover, you can still win a civil suit against the rideshare company even in the unlikely event that your attacker is found not guilty in criminal court.

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 for a free consultation.

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