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If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident and are facing mounting medical bills, significant property damage, or are tied up in disputes with insurance companies, you need experienced and aggressive Uber accident lawyers in Houston on your side.

At Grimes & Fertitta, our dedicated legal team specializes in representing victims of car accidents in complex personal injury cases and can help you navigate the twists and turns of the legal landscape after a rideshare accident. We understand the unique challenges posed by accidents involving independent contractors like Uber and Lyft drivers, and we’re here to fight for your rights.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, call the Houston injury attorneys from Grimes & Fertitta today at (713) 224-7644 or schedule a consultation online.

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Complicating elements in a rideshare accident

Rideshare accidents can be particularly complicated due to the involvement of independent contractors and the policies of the rideshare companies. When you’re in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, understanding these key complicating factors can be crucial to building a strong personal injury case.

Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors

One of the primary complexities in rideshare accidents is the classification of Lyft and Uber drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. This classification can significantly impact liability and insurance coverage.

Our Uber accident lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal implications of this classification and can use it to your advantage in your case.

Rideshare accidents involve complex insurance coverage

Uber considers its drivers “contracted partners,” and it is their official stance that any accident caused by one of these “contracted partners” is not their liability, although they do offer commercial insurance policies to cover drivers that do not furnish their own.

So, after being involved in an Uber accident, you could be dealing with the driver’s insurance company, Uber or Lyft themselves, and/or (in the event that both of those fail) your own insurance policy. Regardless, if you are seriously injured in an Uber accident, you cannot trust that any of these insurance companies will give you what you really deserve.

Large companies get by in business by minimizing the bottom line and maximizing profits, and unfortunately for accident victims, that often comes in the form of compensation. Don’t let the insurance companies nickel and dime you, call an experienced Houston car accident lawyer who can help you get what you deserve.

Types of damages in a lawsuit

There are many types of damages that you and your attorney can pursue after being involved in a rideshare accident. Our Uber accident lawyers in Houston can help you recover the damages that you deserve for all of your pain. The types of damages in a lawsuit that you may be able to recover from a Lyft or Uber accident claim include:

  • Special compensatory damages, often called economic damages, include expenses that are quantifiable. Common types of special compensatory damages include:
    • Medical bills
    • Property damage
    • Lost wages
  • General compensatory damages are intended to compensate you for overall harm done by the accident but can include things that are hard to quantify. Common general compensatory damages include:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Disfigurement or impairment
  • Wrongful death damages come about when someone loses their life in an accident. These can be both general and special compensatory damages, and can include the following expenses:
    • Funeral expenses
    • Medical expenses for the deceased
    • Loss of companionship or financial support
  • Punitive damages are much rarer and are intended to punish the responsible party for particularly reckless behavior. Punitive damages will generally only be sought if the court fears that the negligent party will repeat a dangerous pattern of behavior and believes that they may financially deter them.

Ultimately, you and your attorney will ask for what you believe you deserve, but in order to get it, your Houston Uber accident lawyer will need to build a strong case and prove it. To do that you’ll need to gather evidence to support your personal injury claim.

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Evidence you need for a car accident claim

Building a bulletproof personal injury claim requires gathering strong evidence to support that claim. While personal injury lawyers specialize in gathering evidence and building strong cases, there are some pieces of evidence for a personal injury case that you can gather to help build your case.

  1. Evidence from the scene of the accident. Evidence can include photos or videos of the accident itself, other drivers’ contact information, other drivers’ insurance information, eyewitness contact information, and photos or videos of the drivers involved in the accident — especially if you believe they may have been under the influence.
  2. Testimonies from eyewitnesses. Eyewitness testimonies should be recorded and any personal information should be given to your attorney. These eyewitnesses may need to show up and testify in court, so don’t worry about doing much other than putting them in contact with your lawyer.
  3. Documentation of your injury. Sometimes the most important piece of evidence after a car accident is thorough documentation of how significant your injuries are and how much they have cost you. How much time did you take off work? How significant are your medical bills? These things are not always apparent and the court will need to see documentation for them if they are going to reimburse you.

It is also essential to document all communication you’ve had with the insurance companies and with Uber or Lyft themselves. You should limit official communication after the accident and leave it all to your lawyer, but make sure you have receipts for any communication that you do make.

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Call the Houston Uber accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta for aggressive representation

The world can often seem like it is coming down after being involved in a serious rideshare accident. In addition to the physical injuries that may have been sustained, there are often emotional and financial consequences as well. It can be an overwhelming time for victims and their loved ones. That’s where having a skilled Houston Uber accident lawyer from Grimes & Fertitta on your side can make all the difference.

Don’t allow mounting medical bills or walls of red tape to deter you from getting what you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience taking complex personal injury claims into a court of law and getting people just like you what they need to recover.

To learn more, contact the Uber accident lawyers in Houston at Grimes & Fertitta today at (713) 224-7644 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.


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