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Dallas Ridesharing Accident Attorney

Coppell Uber and Lyft injury attorney

Lawyer for Injury Victims of Uber, Lyft, Limousine, and Rideshare Accidents in Dallas County

Taxis and limo services have long been used as alternatives to personal vehicles or public transportation. In recent years, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular due to their convenience and, in many cases, lower costs. However, using any of these services comes with the risk of injury in a car accident due to the driver's negligence. If you do suffer an injury, recovering compensation can be complicated.

Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. can help you navigate the complications of your case to determine who is liable for your injuries and represent you in a settlement negotiation or trial to hold the negligent parties accountable and secure the compensation to which you are entitled. With over 25 years of experience and a certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Andrews has the knowledge, skills, and reputation you can trust to handle your case effectively.

Texas Limo and Rideshare Laws

Drivers of limousines and vehicles used for rideshare services are subject to the same traffic laws as all other drivers on the road, and they have the same duty of care to operate their vehicles safely. However, they are also subject to additional regulations under Texas state law. Limousine services, like taxis, are governed by regulations established by the municipalities in which they operate. Depending on the city, these regulations could include required permits, vehicle inspections, criminal background checks for drivers, and other stipulations. Drivers of stretch limousines that carry at least 16 passengers are also required to have a commercial driver's license.

Rideshare services were more loosely governed in Texas until 2017, when a state law was passed outlining regulations for "transportation network companies," which include rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Now, in order to operate in Texas, these companies must obtain a statewide permit, conduct criminal background checks for all drivers, institute a zero-tolerance policy for intoxication, and have liability insurance coverage of up to $1 million in damages when a driver causes an accident while logged into the service.

Negligence in Uber and Lyft Accidents

If you are injured as a passenger in a limo or rideshare vehicle, you will need to determine who all may be liable. In many cases, the driver bears at least partial responsibility due to their negligence, perhaps related to speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, or other traffic law violations. The company that employs or contracts with the driver could also be partially responsible due to their failure to follow or enforce a state or local regulation. For example, if a company failed to perform a background check on a driver with a history of DWI convictions, the company could be liable for an accident in which the driver was drunk.

In a crash between a rideshare car and another vehicle, the other driver may also be partially or fully responsible for a passenger's injuries. Due to Texas's comparative negligence law, it is important to gauge the percentage of fault that each party bears to determine where the injury victim's compensation should come from.

Given all of the complicated factors that may be at play in a rideshare or limousine accident case, injury victims should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to help them determine fault and decide how best to pursue a claim for compensation. Through a thorough investigation of the crash and aggressive negotiation or representation in court, your attorney can work to achieve a settlement or verdict that provides for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and any other relevant damages.

Contact a Dallas, TX Rideshare Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured while riding in an Uber, Lyft, or limousine, we can help you obtain fair compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 214-221-5800. We represent injury victims in Dallas, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Irving, Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Garland, and throughout Dallas County and the surrounding areas.

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