Uber Accidents

Uber Accident Lawyers in Houston

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim After a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have become leading transportation businesses throughout the world, particularly in the U.S. In 2017, it was reported that Uber’s share of the ride-hailing market is 77%, and that the company’s total value is at $62.5 billion.

Although this service is widely appreciated for its convenience and affordability, riders should be aware of the risks they face.

Your Guide Through Complex Legal Challenges

Our Houston rideshare accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal complexities of this process, and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries in an Uber/Lyft accident.

We share over 100 years of experience representing injury victims and have secured millions of dollars on their behalf, earning us membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Three of our attorneys are board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a prestigious recognition that only 10% of practicing attorneys share. We know what it takes to secure a fair settlement on your behalf, and are prepared to fight for you.

Can I Sue Uber or Lyft for My Rideshare Accident?

If you were injured in an accident due to your Uber/Lyft driver’s negligence, you may be wondering if you can file a claim against the rideshare company. Unfortunately, the company itself is legally protected against this kind of lawsuit. Uber and Lyft drivers are technically considered“independent contractors,” which means that Uber and Lyft cannot be held responsible for an accident that was caused by one of their drivers.

Therefore, you would need to file the claim against the particular at-fault driver. This is unfortunate for injury victims, as it is unlikely that an individual driver will be able to cover the full amount of damages you may be entitled to.

What Does Uber’s Insurance Policy Actually Cover?

Uber drivers are covered with a company-provided insurance policy through James River Insurance that covers up to $1 million for all damages and injuries sustained in an accident while a passenger was present in the vehicle.

For accidents where an Uber driver was logged in to the app, but did not yet have a passenger in the vehicle, Uber covers the driver up to $100,000 for injuries and $25,000 for property damage (per accident). However, this coverage only applies after the individual’s personal insurance has refused to pay or is unwilling to cover the full amount of the claim.

It must be noted that Uber will only provide coverage for a driver’s accident if it can be proven that the Uber driver was at fault or that the injuries sustained were caused by the driver’s negligence.

A personal injury attorney can help gather evidence against the negligent Uber driver to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve!

What Happens If an Uber Driver Hits a Pedestrian?

If this horrible kind of accident occurs while an Uber driver is “not on a trip,” meaning that he or she is not in the process of transporting a rider, then the lower amount of coverage described above would be the extent of coverage Uber would provide to the injured pedestrian.

Again, Uber’s coverage would only apply if the at-fault driver’s personal insurance has refused to make an offer, or will not cover the full amount requested.

Skilled Representation for Your Uber Accident Claim

Sadly, insurance companies are often in the business of saving as much money as possible for themselves and are likely to offer a much lower settlement than is just and fair. Our personal injury attorneys in Houston have decades of experience standing up to large insurance companies and fighting for the compensation our clients deserve.

Our Houston Uber accident attorneys have a “No Recovery, No Fee” policy. If we don’t recover damages for your injury and loss, you won’t owe us a dime. Our skilled lawyers have gained national recognition as hard-hitting advocates who do not back down in the face of large corporations.

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Tommy Fibich

Tommy Fibich

Founding Partner

Tommy Fibich is a widely respected Texas Trial Attorney who has dedicated 45 years to a life of law and advocacy.

Russell Scott Briggs

Russell Scott Briggs

Attorney

Russ Briggs is a native of Beaumont, Texas, the son of two teachers. He is happily married to Rebekah Briggs and they have two adult daughters

Erin Copeland

Erin Copeland

Partner

Erin K. Copeland is a partner with the law firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas.

Greg Fibich

Greg Fibich

Attorney

A native Houstonian, Greg started his legal career at a highly respected, boutique defense firm.

Jay Henderson

Jay Henderson

Attorney

Jay Henderson was born and raised in the East Texas town of Palestine. Jay graduated from Palestine High School in 1976 with no special accolades except a diploma.

Sara J. Fendia

Sara J. Fendia

Of Counsel

Attorney Sara J. Fendia is an experienced trial lawyer who has spent her more than 25 years in the legal field

Kelley Bogusevic

Kelley Bogusevic

Attorney

Kelley has spent her entire career representing individuals injured by the acts of others. She has the compassion and drive to get great results for her clients.

W. Michael Leebron, II

W. Michael Leebron, II

1945-2013

Mike Leebron was one of the state’s great trial lawyers until his death on July 6, 2013.

Anthony Foster

Anthony Foster

Attorney

Attorney Anthony Foster of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs works on personal injury, products liability, business litigation, and Essure cases to help get clients maximum compensation for their injuries and loses.

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