It is as simple as picking up your phone and tapping the screen a few times. Hailing a ride is no longer involving an individual on the corner with their thumb in the air. Getting a safe ride to and from downtown or a ride home from an after-party has never been more convenient than when Uber came to Dallas in 2012. Uber’s goal was to keep riders safer and have the convenience of being able to call one of the thousands of drivers in your area at the tip of your fingers. They certainly succeeded in making getting a ride much easier, but it is not always as safe they were hoping.
Dallas is one of the nation’s hotspots when it comes to car accidents. They happen daily all over the DFW area. Riding in a car where the driver is being paid to actively practice defensive driving, you will more than likely avoid many accidents. However, accidents still happen with Uber drivers in Dallas. Regardless of how safe you, or someone else, are driving, mistakes can and will easily occur at moment’s notice. Should you happen to be riding in an Uber when the driver or another motorist on the road makes a mistake and you suffer an injury, you need to act quickly and hire a specialized Dallas Uber accident lawyer.
The reason you will need to hire a Dallas car accident lawyer after your Uber wreck is because of the hassles you will face in taking on the insurance by yourself. Their goal will be to maneuver around their client’s TNC (Transportation Network Company) insurance so they no longer have to accept liability for your injuries, even if their client was at-fault for the accident.
What is TNC Insurance?
While Uber and other ride-hailing services became excessively popular, Texas legislation decided to pass a Texas rideshare law to protect the riders. In 2017, Texas passed a rideshare law that lays out statewide regulations that cover the entire TNC. The law states both the TNC driver and the TNC are responsible for the insurance coverage in any event of a vehicular collision. Why is this important? Because most companies are not being held to the proper standards to help protect the innocent when they do wrong. This means, so long as the driver’s rideshare application they work off of is on, the TNC coverage is in place for your protection. This means that even if it is only the driver in the car, the driver is protected under their TNC insurance coverage if the application is turned on.
TNC Insurance includes:
- $100,000 for injuries or death of a person in each accident
- $25,000 for damage to or destruction of other parties’ property involved per accident
This policy is unique as it has a higher limit for injuries than it does for property damage. Typically, insurance companies will have it be the other way around. However, this means TNC insurance adjusters and their attorneys will fight to prevent paying a single dime of this money to individuals who deserve it.
They may try to claim the driver is solely responsible for the accident in which you were involved. Considering the driver for Uber is listed as an independent contractor, and not actually an employee of Uber, knowing the proper insurance company to go after for your injury claim compensation is often challenging, but always important.
What Uber Lawyers Can Do For You
After your Uber accident in Dallas, you will need to prove a list of things to have a proper claim. The most important thing you need to do is get seen and treated by a medical professional immediately. While you are doing that, our lawyers will get to work on your Uber accident claims for you. In hopes of having a successful claim, you will have to do the following:
- Obtain cell phone records to ensure the driver had the app turned on while driving
- Investigate and recover answers the police reports do not cover
- Collect additional information from witnesses and obtain expert’s testimonies on your behalf
- File any and all paperwork in regards to your Uber lawsuit under the Texas rideshare law
Hire an Uber Accident Lawyer in Dallas Now
Our attorneys can handle all the above, and more. We will gladly help you out in any way we can during your Uber accident case. You deserve proper financial compensation, and we are here to help you fight for it as if you were part of our own family. The Dallas auto accident attorneys of Reyes Browne Reilley work incredibly hard to win cases because if we do not win, you do not pay us! You will pay nothing up-front or for a consultation with our legal staff. You have nothing to worry about or lose, but you have everything to gain! Call us now to begin your road to recovery on both the financial and physical scale at (214) 526-7900.