Dallas Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Dallas, TX?

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we travel, making it more convenient and affordable to get around. However, with the increase in rideshare usage, there has also been a rise in rideshare accidents.

If you have been involved in a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be entitled to compensation. At Potts Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call (214) 238-8572 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation.

Texas Rideshare Driving Laws

Rideshare companies must register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) as a TNC and adhere to state regulations.

First and foremost, you must be at least 21 years old to qualify as a rideshare driver in Texas. You also need to possess a valid Texas driver's license, and your vehicle must have Texas license plates.

The vehicle must meet the rideshare company's vehicle requirements, which typically include passing an inspection for safety and cleanliness. Most rideshare platforms have guidelines on the age and condition of vehicles they accept.

Rideshare companies conduct comprehensive background checks on their drivers, including criminal history and driving record checks. Any convictions for certain offenses, such as violent crimes or sexual offenses, can disqualify you from becoming a rideshare driver.

How Insurance Coverage Works in an Uber & Lyft Accident

Texas law requires all rideshare drivers to maintain personal auto insurance that meets the state's minimum liability requirements. However, when you are actively using the rideshare app and transporting passengers, the rideshare company's insurance policy usually covers you.

The following is how compensation works when the driver is not logged into the app, is logged into the app and has not accepted a ride request, or has accepted a ride request or is actively transporting a passenger:

  • When the Driver Is Not Logged Into the App: When a rideshare driver is not logged into the Uber or Lyft app, they are essentially considered a private citizen operating their vehicle for personal purposes. During this time, they are subject to the same traffic laws and regulations as any other driver on the road.
  • When the Driver Is Logged On the App but Hasn't Accepted a Ride: When a rideshare driver logs into the Uber or Lyft app but has not yet accepted a ride request, they are in a somewhat unique legal and insurance position. In Texas, rideshare companies are required to provide coverage during this phase, but the coverage limits can vary. Texas law mandates that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft must provide the following insurance coverage during this phase:
    • $50,000 per person: Bodily injury liability coverage for injuries to a single person.
    • $100,000 per accident: Bodily injury liability coverage for all injuries in a single accident.
    • $25,000 per accident: Property damage liability coverage for property damage caused by the driver.
  • When the Driver Has Accepted a Ride Request or Is Transporting a Passenger: Once a rideshare driver has accepted a ride request or is actively transporting a passenger to their destination, they are generally covered by the rideshare company's insurance policy. This coverage typically includes:
    • $1 million in liability coverage: This coverage is designed to protect passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers in case of an accident caused by the rideshare driver.
    • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage: This coverage is often included to protect passengers and drivers in case they are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist.
    • Contingent collision and comprehensive coverage: This coverage may also be provided, which helps cover damage to the driver's vehicle in the event of an accident, even if the driver's personal insurance denies the claim.

Why Choose Potts Law Firm?

At Potts Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact that a rideshare accident can have on your life. That's why we are dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation to help you get your life back on track.

Our team of experienced attorneys has a proven track record of success in handling complex personal injury cases, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, don't wait to seek legal help. Contact Potts Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client whose land was taken by a private power line company. The company’s original offer of $430,000 failed to consider the decrease in aesthetic value that the scenic ranch in the Texas Hill Country would incur from the power line installation.

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    Potts Law Firm secured a $600,000 settlement for a young woman who was a victim of New Mexico medical malpractice. The woman underwent gallbladder removal surgery; the most common operation in America.  The surgeon negligently performed the procedure, allowing bile to spill within the woman’s abdominal cavity before closing her incision.

  • Wrongful Death of Employee $6.35 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of a man who was killed while on the job due to a product failure. After a short time in litigation, Potts Law Firm was able to settle the case and also received a voluntary worldwide recall of the product; ensuring no one else would suffer injuries or death resulting from the failed product in the future.

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    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a residential property owner whose East Texas land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $31,343 did not consider damages that the remaining land would incur from the new road build.

  • Seat Back Failure Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer when the client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle causing the driver’s seat to collapse backward allowing the client to be thrown into the back seat where she received spinal cord injuries, rendering her a quadriplegic.

  • Surgical Negligence Confidential Settlement

    Potts Law Firm achieved a settlement for a medical malpractice case on behalf of a minor injured during surgery in Kansas.

  • Defective Airbag Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for the clients when their nine-year-old daughter was killed by the passenger side airbag in this low-energy collision.

  • Foot Injury $750,000

    Potts Law Firm secured a $750,000 settlement for an oil rig worker whose foot was severely injured after being caught in rig tongs. The oil rig company had failed to properly tag out and lock out the tongs after a power outage.  When the power returned to the rig, the tongs closed on the worker’s foot, crushing his bones.

  • Residential Property Roof Damage Substantial Settlement

    Partner Andrew A. Woellner was privileged to represent another attorney in his fight against an underpaying insurance carrier.  When his home was damaged by hail in Dallas, Texas, the insurance carrier told him that only 3 roof tiles were damaged, and the repair did not exceed the deductible.

  • Commercial Property Dispute $713,000

    Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a commercial property owner whose land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $466,396 did not consider other reasonable comparable sales in the area.


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