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Fighting For Accident Victims Involving Uber and Lyft in Texas

In the fast-paced realm of Texas's urban landscape, ridesharing has become an integral part of everyday life. The convenience of services like Uber and Lyft have transformed how we travel, offering a modern solution to transportation needs. However, this convenience comes with its challenges, and ridesharing accidents are rising. Paradowski Law is your trusted ally in navigating the complex legal terrain if you find yourself involved in the aftermath of a rideshare accident. Our rideshare accident lawyers in Bryan-College Station are here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call Paradowski Law today at (855) 524-2976 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our rideshare accident lawyer in Bryan-College Station.

Rideshare Accident Statistics

Ride sharing cars operated by companies like Uber and Lyft are always just a few minutes and cell phone clicks away. Uber and Lyft are projecting a 20% growth in their market niche by 2025, which means a tremendous number of drivers will be required to meet this expected growth. The scramble to sign up as many drivers as possible will inevitably lead to an increased number of unqualified and dangerous drivers.

Ride sharing injury and death cases are growing increasingly complex. Today, every state except Oregon has passed legislation governing transportation network companies (TNCs). However, Uber and Lyft have successfully lobbied various state legislatures to preempt any local city or county regulation of TNC activities, even though they provide the same type of service as cab companies that are subject to local ordinances.

What Is a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft allow people to become drivers for hire. These drivers are known as "independent contractors," which means they are not full-time employees of the rideshare company. Instead, they are simply people who drive their own vehicles to pick up customers who need rides. When they are not driving customers, they are often available to pick up rides on the rideshare app.

In order to be an approved driver, most rideshare companies require applicants to pass a background check. However, these checks are not always thorough. This can lead to drivers with criminal records being approved to drive for rideshare companies. Unfortunately, these drivers have been known to cause accidents, either due to their criminal records or their lack of driving experience.

What Is the Cause of the Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have very strict rules regarding how their drivers operate their vehicles. For example, all rideshare drivers are required to follow the traffic laws of the state in which they are operating their vehicle. This means that rideshare drivers are supposed to follow speed limits, stop at red lights, and yield to other vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, many rideshare drivers do not follow these rules, which can lead to accidents.

Some of the most common rideshare accidents occur as follows:

  • Rideshare drivers are not paying attention to the road because they are busy texting or talking on the phone
  • Rideshare drivers are speeding because they are trying to pick up another customer
  • Rideshare drivers are not paying attention to the road because they are looking at their GPS or rideshare app
  • Rideshare drivers are not paying attention to the road because they are preoccupied with a passenger or a personal phone call

If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you should not have to pay for your medical bills or other expenses associated with your injuries. At Paradowski Law, our rideshare accident lawyers are committed to helping victims of rideshare accidents recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives. We will work to prove that the rideshare company was at fault for the accident and that it should be held liable for all of your damages.

Common Injuries in Rideshare Accidents

Common injuries that can transpire in a rideshare accident may include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: Rideshare accidents, like any other motor vehicle collision, can lead to sudden and forceful movements. Whiplash, characterized by the rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck, is a common injury in such scenarios.
  • Head Injuries: The impact of a rideshare accident can lead to head injuries that can vary from concussions to more extreme traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Rideshare accidents may lead to spinal cord injuries, causing long-term consequences for victims.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact force in a rideshare accident can result in fractures and broken bones.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries, including bruises, sprains, and strains, are prevalent in rideshare accidents. While these injuries may not always be instantly apparent, they can affect the victim's well-being.

What to Do After a Rideshare Accident

If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you should not have to bear the burden of the costs associated with your treatment and recovery. At Paradowski Law, our rideshare accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of rideshare accidents recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives. We have the experience and resources necessary to effectively represent you in your case, so you can focus on your recovery.

Jeff Paradowski is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jeff is a Bryan/College Station personal injury attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in representing drivers who have been seriously injured and even killed in car accidents involving ride share drivers and TNCs. If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation.

Schedule a consultation with our rideshare accident attorneys by calling (979) 701-2615or by submitting an online request form.

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