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Uber Accident Lawyers Serving Austin

Companies like Uber and Lyft are expanding their driving services to large metropolitan areas throughout the country. As these services become more popular, it becomes more important to know: what happens if you are injured in a car accident with a Lyft driver, or while being a passenger in an Uber car?

Uber and Lyft are ride-share car services that are able to provide lower rates than taxi cabs. Like taxi companies, Uber and Lyft employ drivers as “independent contractors,” so they do not actually have ownership or control over the actual vehicle. This means that, in most common car accident situations, you would exchange information with the ride-share driver and go through their own personal insurance carrier.

Consult A Car Accident Lawyer for Assurance

Uber, Lyft, and other ride-share companies do provide insurance coverage for car accidents (somewhere around the number of $1,000,000), but the amount available to an individual is affected by the individual factors of each unique accident situation. In many cases, you probably won’t be able to count on having $1 million available.

The fact that these ride-share drivers are considered “independent contractors” means that it’s very difficult to hold the company liable for compensation. If you run into trouble claiming insurance from the driver, you’re probably going to have an even harder time collecting from the company. Until the employment status of ride-share drivers undergoes change, these are the conditions that you should expect if you wind up in a traffic collision.

You don’t have to fight for the compensation you deserve alone. Contact an Austin car accident lawyer at FVF, LLP and secure dedicated legal representation

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