Dallas Rideshare Accident Attorneys
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized transportation, providing convenience and accessibility. However, with the rise in rideshare vehicles on the road, accidents involving these services have also increased.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a rideshare accident, you deserve strong legal representation to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team of rideshare accident lawyers at Potts Law Firm has a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in these cases. With our extensive knowledge and unwavering commitment, we are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process and obtaining a favorable outcome.
Contact Potts Law Firm today if you've been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Dallas.
On This Page:
- Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents
- Factors Contributing to Rideshare Accidents
- What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
- Rideshare Accident Liability
- Challenges in Rideshare Accident Cases
- Recoverable Damages in Rideshare Accident Lawsuits
- How Can a Lawyer from Potts Law Firm Help My Case?
Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare accidents can occur due to various factors, and understanding the common causes is crucial when seeking legal assistance. Common causes of rideshare accidents include distracted driving, such as texting or using the rideshare app while behind the wheel.
Additionally, reckless driving, speeding, driver fatigue, and impaired driving can also contribute to accidents involving rideshare vehicles. It's important to note that rideshare drivers may also be at fault for accidents, as they may fail to adhere to traffic laws or engage in negligent behaviors.
Factors Contributing to Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare accidents can involve various contributing factors that make them distinct from other types of accidents. At Potts Law Firm, our skilled rideshare accident attorneys are well-versed in identifying and understanding these factors to build strong cases for our clients.
Factors contributing to rideshare accidents can include inadequate driver training, improper vehicle maintenance, and faulty equipment. Additionally, the pressure to accept as many rides as possible within a specific timeframe may lead to drivers taking unnecessary risks on the road. Understanding these factors is crucial in determining liability and seeking appropriate compensation for your injuries and damages.
What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
Knowing what steps to take immediately following a rideshare accident can significantly impact your ability to pursue a successful legal claim. After a rideshare accident:
- Ensure your safety and the safety of others involved.
- Seek medical attention for any injuries, even if they appear minor.
- Document the accident scene, gather evidence such as photographs and witness statements, and exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.
Rideshare Accident Liability
Determining liability in rideshare accidents can be complex due to the involvement of multiple parties. Liability in these accidents may extend to the rideshare driver, rideshare company, other motorists, or even third parties such as vehicle manufacturers.
Our experienced attorneys at Potts Law Firm understand the intricacies of rideshare accident cases and can help establish liability to protect your rights. By conducting a thorough investigation and gathering evidence, we can build a strong case to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Challenges in Rideshare Accident Cases
Rideshare accident cases present unique challenges compared to other types of personal injury cases. One of the challenges in rideshare accident cases is determining insurance coverage. Rideshare companies may have complex insurance policies that vary depending on the driver's activity at the time of the accident.
Additionally, navigating through the legal complexities and dealing with multiple parties involved can be daunting. However, with our expertise and resources, we can overcome these challenges and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
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If you've been injured in a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to various types of damages. Recoverable damages in rideshare accident lawsuits may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation costs
In cases involving severe injuries or wrongful death, additional damages for long-term care, loss of earning capacity, and emotional distress may also be pursued. Our skilled lawyers will work diligently to assess your damages accurately and pursue the maximum compensation available.
Commercial Property Dispute $645,000
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.
Surgical Negligence $600,000
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.
East Texas Residential Property $454,000
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.