Houston Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Car accidents involving Uber and Lyft rideshare services have become increasingly common. If you've been involved in such an accident, you may be left with injuries and expenses that can be difficult to handle on your own. That's where a team of experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Houston can help.

At Potts Law Firm, we are committed to ensuring justice for victims of rideshare accidents. With offices in Houston and throughout the country, we specialize in plaintiffs' litigation matters and have a strong national presence. Our highly awarded litigation team includes recognized authorities in multiple areas of law and moves quickly to take swift legal action. Most importantly, we care about our clients and are dedicated to fighting for their rights and their future.

If you've been injured in a rideshare accident, choose Potts Law Firm for aggressive representation and compassionate support. Call (713) 348-9638 today.

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What Should I Do if I’m Involved in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Houston?

If you've been involved in a rideshare accident, it's important to take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if you don't feel injured, it's important to get checked out by a medical professional to ensure you don't have any hidden injuries.
  • Contact the authorities: Call the police to report the accident, and provide them with any necessary information.
  • Collect information: Exchange information with the other parties involved in the accident, including the driver, passengers, and any witnesses. Be sure to get their names, contact information, insurance information, and license plate numbers.
  • Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including any damage to the vehicles and any injuries sustained.
  • Contact a rideshare accident attorney: It's important to contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible to help guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

By following these steps, you can protect your rights and ensure that you receive the necessary medical treatment and compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident.

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    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
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    “From the first meeting, Adam made me feel like he had my best interest at heart and took care of everything.  I can't say enough good things about how helpful, professional, and caring Adam was to me.”

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    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

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What Are Some of the Challenges Involved in a Rideshare Accident Claim?

Rideshare accident cases can present unique challenges compared to other types of car accident cases. Some of the challenges include:

  • Determining liability: Determining who is at fault in a rideshare accident can be complex, especially when multiple parties are involved. The liability may lie with the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, or the other driver.
  • Insurance coverage: Rideshare drivers typically have different insurance coverage depending on whether they are on duty or off duty. This can make it difficult to determine which insurance company is responsible for paying damages.
  • Limited insurance coverage: Rideshare companies often have insurance policies that only cover accidents that occur when the driver is actively transporting a passenger or en route to pick up a passenger. This means that if the accident occurs when the driver is not on duty, there may be limited insurance coverage.
  • Complex legal issues: Rideshare accident cases may involve complex legal issues, such as contract law and the legal relationship between the rideshare company and the driver.
  • Challenges with evidence: Collecting evidence in a rideshare accident case can be difficult, especially if there were no witnesses or if the accident occurred in a busy area with many other vehicles and people.

Overall, the unique aspects of rideshare accidents make it important to work with an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of these types of cases.

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  • Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion

    The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.

  • Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million

    Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.

  • ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.

  • Paraplegic Minor $12 Million

    Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.

  • Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million

    Potts Law Firm represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country.  Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender,  for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.

  • Birth Injury $4.6 Million

    Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.

  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million

    Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.

  • Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million

    Potts Law Firm represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.

  • Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million

    Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.

  • Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million

    Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.

Do I Have Legal Options as a Passenger Who Was Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Yes, as a passenger who was injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you have legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to file a claim with the rideshare company's insurance, the driver's personal insurance, or both. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the unique challenges of your case and help you determine the best course of action.

Do I Have Legal Options as a Rideshare Driver Who Was Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Yes, as a rideshare driver, it's important to understand that you also have legal options available to you after an accident. The unique circumstances of the accident, however, can make the legal process complex and difficult to navigate on your own. This is where the help of an experienced rideshare accident attorney can be invaluable. It's essential to act quickly and seek legal help as soon as possible after the accident to protect your rights and preserve the evidence needed to support your case.

Do I Have Legal Options as a Third Party Who Was Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Yes, as a third party who was injured in a rideshare accident, you may also have legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries by filing a claim. However, the process can be complex and difficult to navigate alone. That's why it's important to seek the help of an experienced rideshare accident attorney to guide you through the process. At Potts Law Firm, we have a team of skilled litigators who are ready to fight for justice and defend your rights.


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