Uber and other rideshare companies are continually gaining in popularity in Mesquite because they are convenient and relatively inexpensive. Gone are the days of standing in the street, waiting to hail a cab or calling a cab company to speak with a dispatcher who lines up your ride. It has never been easier to catch a ride for hire than it is right now. You just sign into the Uber app, request a ride, and wait for your ride to get there. There is no handling money between the driver and passenger as it is all done in the app, including the driver’s tip.
It can all be quick and convenient, but what happens when you are involved in an Uber accident? Who is responsible for your injuries and damages? Rideshare liability can be complicated, but we have some answers for you below.
If you look at Uber’s website, you will see a statement declaring, “Uber is not a transportation provider.” So what exactly does that mean? How can Uber not be a transportation provider when you go through them to get transportation to your destination? In a nutshell, Uber is using that statement to limit its liability by letting you know that its drivers are independent contractors and not Uber employees. Companies are generally liable for their employees’ negligent conduct when they are operating within the scope of their employment. A company’s liability is much more limited when it comes to negligent independent contractors.
Besides liability issues, there are some real safety concerns when it comes to Uber. Some of the questions that often arise about the safety of Uber and other rideshare companies are listed below:
If you have been injured in an Uber accident, contact Mesquite Uber accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde. Our Uber accident team understands that liability and insurance coverage issues can be difficult and frustrating, but we will handle all of those difficult and frustrating matters. We know the law. We are experienced with rideshare accident issues and difficulties. And we are expert insurance negotiators. We will see that you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages including medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
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.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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