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Uber, Lyft, and Shared Ride Accidents
For-hire rideshare services have taken off in Houston during the last five years. Rideshare services – such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Wingz – use online platforms to connect passengers with private drivers, typically through a mobile app. Initially, many of these services were banned as unlicensed taxi companies. Texas was one of the first states to legalize rideshare services in 2013. Unlike taxis, which are heavily regulated at the city and county levels, rideshare services fall under the newly created category of “transportation network companies.” They therefore evade much of the strict scrutiny that cab companies receive. Such cases illustrate the complexity of the legal issues involved in rideshare accidents. It is critical to seek guidance from an attorney who is familiar with this emerging area of law.
Houston Uber, Lyft, and Shared Ride Accident Lawyer
At the Houston law firm of Roxell Richards and Associates, we have won cases behalf of passengers who were injured as a result of dangerous or reckless driving by. We understand the unique legal issues involved in rideshare accidents. As the law in this area evolves, we will continue to remain at the forefront of the latest developments. Our team of award-winning personal injury attorneys has more than 25 years of experience handling car and pedestrian accident cases – including cases against taxi, van, bus and rideshare operators. We possess an extensive understanding of public conveyance and transportation law. Additionally, we work with automobile accident reconstruction experts, engineering experts and professional investigators to ensure that our clients recover maximum compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent ridesharing driver, call our firm at (713) 974-0388 or contact us online to arrange free consultation.
Texas Uber, Lyft, and Shared Accident Law Information Center
In recent years, shared riding programs such as Uber and Lyft have been rapidly expanding. About 15 percent of Americans have used riding sharing companies. States require a minimum amount of coverage for taxicab drivers but most do not have laws pertaining to shared ride accidents. However, both Uber and Lyft want to avoid controversy and have 1 million dollar insurance liability policies. Shared ride companies do not like bad publicity but it is still important to hire a car accident lawyer if you are injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle. You are more likely to secure the claim you deserve if you have proper legal representation.