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Fort Worth Rideshare Accident Attorney

No matter how your accident unfolded, our Fort Worth rideshare accident attorneys can investigate and get to the bottom of what happened. We'll leave no stone unturned in our effort to establish the other party's negligence.
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Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become a popular and convenient way to get around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With just a few taps on your phone, you can hail a ride and be on your way.

But what happens if you’re injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft? Suddenly, your quick and easy ride has turned into a painful and stressful situation.

If you find yourself in this position, know that you’re not alone – and that help is available.

The compassionate Fort Worth rideshare accident attorneys at DFW Injury Lawyers are here to fight for you. We have extensive experience handling complex injury cases and standing up to big companies and their insurers. Let us be the legal muscle you need to get the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Why Choose DFW Injury Lawyers for Your Rideshare Accident Case?

There are many personal injury law firms out there, but DFW Injury Lawyers stands out from the pack for several key reasons:

We’re true trial lawyers. While some firms look to settle cases as quickly as possible, we prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. This sends a strong message to the other side that we mean business.

We have a track record of winning substantial verdicts, including a $73.5 million verdict and a $33.7 million verdict in product liability cases. Insurance companies know we don’t back down.

When you hire us, you get a team of Fort Worth personal injury lawyers and staff who are 100% dedicated to your case. We’ll investigate the accident, gather evidence, consult expert witnesses if necessary, and create a compelling case on your behalf.

Throughout the process, we’ll proactively communicate so you understand what’s happening every step of the way.

We have convenient office locations. Our main office is located at La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 2335, in Fort Worth, just off I-35W. We also have additional offices to serve you throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

We understand the local landscape. Our attorneys are born-and-bred Texans who know the ins and outs of practicing law in the Lone Star State. We know the courts, the judges, the defense firms, and the expert witnesses. This home field advantage can make a big difference in your case.

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Rideshare Accident Compensation – What Can You Recover?

If an Uber or Lyft accident hurts you, you may recover compensation. for:

Medical Bills (Past and Future)

After a rideshare accident, you may have a lot of medical bills. These can include things like ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgeries, doctor visits, prescriptions, and medical equipment.

Even if you have health insurance, you may still have to pay some of these costs out of your own pocket. If your injuries are serious, you may need ongoing medical treatment for months or even years after the accident.

This can add up to a lot of money over time. That’s why you must work with a Fort Worth rideshare accident lawyer who can get compensation for all of your medical bills, both now and in the future.

Lost Income

If you’re hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may not be able to work for a while. This means you could lose out on the money you would have earned during that time. For example, if you usually make $1,000 a week and you miss four weeks of work, that’s $4,000 in lost income.

This can make it really hard to pay your regular bills, like rent, groceries, and utilities. A good lawyer will fight to get you compensation for all the income you’ve lost because of the accident.

Reduced Future Earning Potential

Some accident injuries are so severe that they can affect your ability to work and earn money in the future. For instance, if you suffer a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage, you may not never again do the same kind of work you did before the crash. You might have to take a lower-paying job or work fewer hours.

This can mean a big drop in your income over the rest of your career. An experienced rideshare accident attorney will calculate these future losses and demand compensation for your reduced earning potential.

Pain and Suffering

Not all injuries are visible from the outside. Many accident victims suffer from severe pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years. This pain can make it hard to do basic things like walking, sitting, or sleeping. It can also interfere with your ability to enjoy hobbies and activities you used to love.

While no amount of money can truly make up for this kind of suffering, the law does allow you to seek compensation for it. An attorney can help put a dollar value on your pain and suffering and fight to get you the maximum amount possible.

Emotional Distress

The trauma of a serious car accident can take a big emotional toll. Many people experience anxiety, depression, anger, sleep problems, and other mental health issues after a crash. Some may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

These emotional wounds can be just as painful and debilitating as physical ones. They can strain your relationships, make it harder to function at work or school, and just generally make life feel a lot harder. You deserve compensation for this emotional distress, and a skilled Fort Worth rideshare accident attorney can help you get it.

Disfigurement

Some accidents can leave you with permanent scars, burns, or other disfiguring injuries. These might be on visible parts of your body, like your face, arms, or legs. They could also be hidden under clothing, but they still cause you a lot of discomfort and self-consciousness.

Either way, they can be a constant reminder of the trauma you’ve been through. Disfigurement can also lead to social anxiety, depression, and difficulty finding work. While no settlement can erase these scars, compensation can help you get the medical treatment and support services you need to cope with them.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

A bad car accident can rob you of the ability to do many things that used to bring you joy and fulfillment. Maybe you can no longer play sports, go dancing, take walks in the park, or play with your kids the way you used to. Maybe you have to give up travel, hobbies, social activities, or other things that make life feel meaningful.

This profound loss of enjoyment is a very real form of damage, even if it doesn’t come with direct financial costs. A compassionate lawyer will understand this and fight for compensation that reflects the full extent of what you’ve lost.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

On top of medical bills and lost income, a rideshare accident can burden you with all sorts of other expenses. You may have to pay for things like transportation to doctor appointments, in-home care services, child care, yard work, or cleaning services.

You may need to modify your home or vehicle to accommodate a disability. You might have to cancel planned trips or activities and eat the cost of non-refundable reservations.

All of these out-of-pocket costs can add up quickly and make an already stressful situation even harder.

Keep careful track of these expenses and give copies of receipts and records to your rideshare accident attorney. They can help you recover these costs as part of your overall compensation package.

The exact value of your case will depend on factors like the severity of your injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, and the strength of the evidence showing the other party was at fault.

During your free initial consultation, we’ll give you an honest assessment of what your case may be worth. If we take on your case, we’ll work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation possible.

Rideshare Accidents in the Fort Worth Area

With a growing population of over 900,000, Fort Worth sees its share of traffic – and, sadly, traffic accidents.

Some of the most dangerous roads and intersections include:

  • I-35W, especially the stretch near downtown
  • I-30
  • I-20
  • Loop 820
  • Lancaster Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Riverside Drive

While specific data on rideshare accidents can be hard to come by, there’s no doubt that the increasing popularity of Uber and Lyft has put more cars on the road – and more opportunities for crashes.

Rideshare drivers are just as prone to speeding, distraction, and fatigue as any other motorist. And since most drive their own vehicles, there’s always a risk they could be underinsured or driving with poorly maintained brakes, tires, etc.

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Common Types of Rideshare Accidents

Uber and Lyft accidents can take many forms.

Some of the most common types include:

  • Rear-end collisions (e.g., at stop lights, in heavy traffic, etc.)
  • T-bone/side-impact collisions
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
  • Accidents caused by Unsafe lane changes
  • Accidents caused by distracted driving
  • Accidents caused by drowsy driving
  • Accidents caused by intoxicated driving

No matter how your accident unfolded, our Fort Worth rideshare accident attorneys can investigate and get to the bottom of what happened. We’ll leave no stone unturned in our effort to establish the other party’s negligence.

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Injuries Commonly Seen in Rideshare Accidents

The injuries sustained in an Uber or Lyft crash can range from mild to life-altering. Some of the most common injuries we see include:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries like whiplash
  • Back injuries like herniated or ruptured discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears
  • Knee injuries like ACL or MCL tears
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Soft tissue sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Bruises and contusions

Recovering from crash injuries can be a long and difficult road. You may need extensive medical treatment like surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management, mental health counseling, and more.

The costs can quickly add up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. That’s why it’s so critical to have an experienced rideshare attorney in your corner, fighting for the full compensation you need and deserve.

The Challenges of Dealing with Uber and Lyft’s Insurance

All rideshare drivers are required to carry personal auto insurance.

Uber and Lyft also provide additional coverage, but the amount varies depending on the driver’s status at the time of the crash:

  • If the driver was offline/not using the app, only their personal insurance applies.
  • If the driver was online and waiting for a ride request, Uber/Lyft provides liability coverage for any injuries/damage they cause to others (amounts vary by state).
  • If the driver was online and picking up or transporting a passenger, Uber/Lyft provides up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage.

Seems simple enough, right? Unfortunately, getting Uber, Lyft, or their insurers to actually pay out a claim is rarely easy.

These massive companies hire armies of defense lawyers and adjusters trained to limit or deny claims. They may lowball you with a quick settlement offer that doesn’t begin to cover your damages. Or they may look for ways to pin blame on you and argue you don’t deserve compensation at all.

Our attorneys know all the insurance company’s favorite tricks and how to counter them. We won’t let them take advantage of you during this difficult time. We’ll handle all communication and negotiation with the insurers and make sure your rights are fully protected.

What to Do After a Fort Worth Rideshare Accident

The steps you take after an Uber or Lyft accident can have a big impact on your health and your legal case.

Here are some key tips to keep in mind:

  1. Seek medical attention right away, even if you feel okay. Some serious injuries have delayed symptoms. Get checked out and follow all treatment recommendations.
  2. Report the accident to Uber or Lyft. They need to know their driver was involved in a crash.
  3. Never give a recorded statement to any insurance adjuster without speaking to a lawyer first. They can use your words against you later.
  4. Contact an experienced rideshare attorney as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear quickly, so it’s important to get a legal professional involved right away.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we offer free consultations to all rideshare accident victims. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your story, answer your questions, and advise you of your legal options. And if we take your case, you pay no upfront fees at all. Our attorneys only get paid if we win your case.

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Start Your Road to Recovery with DFW Injury Lawyers

An Uber or Lyft accident can turn your whole world upside down in an instant. Suddenly, instead of going about your normal routine, you’re left in pain and struggling to pay your bills. It’s a terrible position to be in – but you don’t have to face it alone.

Turn to the caring rideshare accident attorneys at DFW Injury Lawyers for the skilled representation you need. You can count on our dedicated legal allies during this trying time in your life.

With our extensive experience, knowledge of the local courts, and tireless commitment to justice, we can give you the best chance of securing the full financial recovery you need to heal and move forward with your life.

Don’t let the insurance companies push you around or pressure you into settling for less than you deserve. Level the playing field by putting our proven legal team in your corner. We’ve recovered over $100 million for injury victims in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and we’re ready to fight for you.

Contact us today for a free consultation, either by calling (817) 646-2527 or filling out a quick request form on our website. We’ll evaluate your case and explain your options at no cost or obligation.

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