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El Paso Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyer in Texas and New Mexico

Ridesharing was once considered a fringe concept, but it is now an integral part of many people's everyday lives. Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have been quickly gaining popularity over the last several years. Unfortunately, these services are not without risk. Car crashes involving Uber or other rideshare vehicles are not unheard of, and many lead to serious injuries and even fatalities.

If you were hurt in a wreck involving a rideshare vehicle, you may be suffering from painful injuries and steep financial losses. You may be confused about what to do next. According to the law, you may be able to sue for damages. However, doing so may be much more legally complex than a typical car accident lawsuit.

Lawyer for Car Accidents Involving Uber or Lyft in New Mexico and Texas

Skilled injury lawyer James Kennedy can help you navigate this complicated situation. Mr. Kennedy and the rest of our team understand how rideshare accident claims differ from other types of car accident claims. We can help you explore all of your legal options and take the course of action that will give you the best chances possible of a successful outcome. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages due to missed work, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Justice for People Hurt in Rideshare Crashes

A personal injury lawsuit may allow you to recover reimbursement for the losses you or your loved one suffered in a rideshare accident. However, navigating the personal injury claims process on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming - especially when you are dealing with special circumstances such as these. Attorney James Kennedy understands personal injury law and how best to approach rideshare collision cases. He and the rest of our team can help you build a formidable case against the liable party.

Many rideshare accidents are preventable. Often, rideshare crashes are caused by a driver who is driving irresponsibly or negligently. Wrecks involving rideshare crashes may be caused by:

  • Using a cell phone while driving
  • Not paying attention to the road
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driver inexperience

Standing Up for You During Negotiations with Rideshare Insurance Companies

If you are like many people hurt in a rideshare accident, you may assume that the rideshare company's insurer will cover your damages. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When an Uber or Lyft driver is "offline," the rideshare company is not liable for damages caused in an accident. Uber and Lyft both have $1 million insurance policies for accidents caused by an online driver while he or she is transporting a passenger. However, you must prove that the Uber or Lyft driver was at fault for the accident to recover compensation through this policy. Furthermore, rideshare insurance companies are motivated to pay as little as possible to individuals hurt in a wreck. Consequently, getting the full compensation you need after a rideshare crash can be extremely difficult.

Attorney James Kennedy is well-versed in the tactics used by insurance companies to lower payouts to injured car crash victims. If the insurance company will not offer a settlement that adequately covers your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and other expenses, he is fully prepared to fight for you in court. Mr. Kennedy and the rest of our team take cases to trial every year. We do not let our clients settle for less than they need and deserve.

We use a variety of sources of evidence to build the best claim possible for injured clients. We often utilize:

  • Police reports
  • Witness testimony
  • Dash camera footage
  • Information from the vehicle's event data recorder or "black box"
  • Expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction experts
  • Medical evidence

Put a Skilled Lawyer on Your Side

Contact our office today by calling 915-544-5200 for a free, confidential consultation. We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay attorneys fees if we successfully get compensation for you.

James Kennedy is highly qualified and licensed to practice law in five states. He serves rideshare accident clients in west Texas and southeast New Mexico, including El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Hobbs, and Las Cruces. Se Habla Español.

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