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What makes being a passenger in an Uber unique

Traveling in a ridesharing vehicle is unique because different laws apply to ridesharing vehicle insurance claims. Getting picked up in an Uber or Lyft may seem just like riding with a friend or family member, but it is not. If you are a passenger in a normal accident, you or the driver’s auto insurance will cover your medical expenses accordingly. However, in an Uber or Lyft accident your insurance coverage is subject to the coverage the driver has. Fortunately, a new Texas law requires transportation network company drivers to have more minimum car insurance than other Texas drivers. As a passenger you are guaranteed at least $50,000 coverage in a ridesharing vehicle accident.

Still Reason For Caution

However, just because an Uber or Lyft driver is insured does not mean you will see this amount after an injury. Insurance companies or ridesharing companies will be eager to deny your personal injury claim. If you ever suffer injuries as a result of a ridesharing accident, it is important to first file a police report, keep all medical bills and receipts, and make it clear to Uber or Lyft that you were seriously harmed. Ridesharing and insurance companies will try to discredit your injuries in an attempt to get off the hook for payments.

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If you or a loved one suffered serious injury as the result of an accident caused by a defective auto part, consult Roxell Richards and Associates immediately. Call and speak to one of our attorneys now directly at 1-844-7-RIGHTS or contact us via e-mail for a free Case Evaluation. Roxell Richards is a highly successful law firm with a proven track record of successfully taking on insurance companies. 

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It can be difficult to navigate through medical bills, police reports, and insurance claims after an accident. But an experienced car accident lawyer can help you stay organized and get the compensation that you deserve. Roxell Richards has a great understanding of the law with over two decades of legal experience and the right legal team to reach a favorable outcome. We can help you file a claim with the correction people or, fight for compensation if you have been denied payment for injuries, trauma and other damages.