Uber is an extremely popular rideshare company that has been in Texas since 2012 and is currently operating in Fort Worth and other Texas cities. Uber has its own rules and regulations for its drivers and Texas also has regulations related to Uber and other rideshare companies operating in our state. Rules are meant to protect Uber passengers and everyone else sharing the road with Uber drivers. Unfortunately, Uber accidents are not uncommon and it can be difficult to determine whether Uber or the driver or both are liable for an Uber driver’s negligence.
Uber hires independent contractor drivers who can drive when they want to drive, subject to specific hour limitations, and they have no set schedule. They simply log in to the Uber app to find work. On the other end, Uber customers log in to their apps to request rides. Drivers then accept ride requests and the customers’ credit cards that are on file with Uber are charged for the trips. Uber then pays its drivers a portion of the profits.
Although the concept is simple, problems can arise when Uber drivers cause accidents and injured parties seek compensation for their injuries. Since Uber drivers are independent contractors, they are not Uber employees. Liability becomes an issue when a driver’s insurance policy limits are not enough to cover your injuries and damages, and Uber denies additional coverage. Beyond insurance coverage, the extent of safety training, vehicle maintenance, and background checks have also been questioned when it comes to Uber drivers. Ubers are not subject to the same regulations and requirements as taxicab companies and their drivers.
In addition to Uber’s driving rules such as vehicle requirements and limits on consecutive hours and days worked, Texas law provides for specific background checks required and addresses driving history, insurance coverage, licensing, and criminal convictions. Texas regulations and restrictions are intended to keep residents and visitors safe on our roadways, but those regulations cannot stop all accidents from happening. If you have been involved in an accident with an Uber driver, contact Fort Worth Uber accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde, to discuss your case and recovery options.
Our rideshare accident team has the experience and knowledge to conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of your accident in order to gather evidence that support your case. We will review accident reports, interview witnesses, find and obtain any existing accident video, and field calls from insurance companies. We will also look into the Uber driver’s driving history, criminal convictions, driving hours logged with Uber and other rideshare companies, and vehicle maintenance records.
If you have been injured due to an Uber driver’s negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries and damages. You may be entitled to compensation for things like property damage, lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other injuries you have suffered. Our Fort Worth Uber accident team at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde wants to see that you and your loved ones are made whole again.
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After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
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