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Dallas Uber Accident Attorney

Uber is a common rideshare service that thousands of people in and around the Dallas area use each day. However, there are times when accidents involving Uber vehicles occur, and when they do, victims need to know how to secure compensation for any damages. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are ready to help. Our Dallas Uber accident attorneys understand these cases and are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a rideshare incident.

Uber accidents can lead to serious injuries

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, nearly 250,000 people were injured, and 3,639 were killed in crashes during the latest reporting year. While we do not have exact statistics for how many of these incidents involved rideshare vehicles like Uber, we do know that these incidents occur.

Uber drivers are no different from any other driver on the roadway. These are regular people using their personal vehicles to make money. Uber drivers generally have no particular driver training and are prone to the same mistakes on the roadway as anybody else.

Who pays for Uber accident expenses?

One of the most common questions about an accident involving an Uber vehicle is who is responsible for paying injury and property damage expenses. This could be a complicated question, and it depends on the Uber driver’s status at the time of the crash.

  • If an Uber driver is on their personal time and not signed in to work on the Uber app, then the driver’s personal insurance carrier will be responsible for accident damages and expenses.
  • If the Uber driver is signed in to work on the app but does not have a passenger, then the driver’s personal insurance carrier still provides primary coverage. Limited Uber insurance coverage is available if a claim is denied or if coverage limits are exhausted.
  • If an Uber driver has a passenger or is on the way to get one when a crash occurs, Uber’s one million dollar liability policy kicks in and covers expenses.

Just like any other car accident, insurance carriers in these cases will be notoriously difficult to deal with. Insurance companies are for-profit entities that will do what they can to limit any settlement they make.

Our team is ready to help you through this

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an Uber accident in Dallas, you need to seek assistance from an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • Coverage of all Uber accident medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy costs
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

When you need a Dallas Uber accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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