Ridesharing services have become popular in Bryan and College Station because they offer convenient, door-to-door service. But that convenience comes with a cost: ridesharing accidents are becoming increasingly common. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a ridesharing accident, The Payne Law Group can help.

We understand the complicated insurance rules governing rideshare companies and have a track record of success in handling ridesharing accidents. When you consult with us, we will take the time to understand the circumstances surrounding the accident and explore all your options for compensation. We offer free consultations and will charge no attorneys’ fees until we recover for you. Contact us today to get started with an experienced ridesharing accident attorney. 

Factors Involved In Ridesharing Accidents in Bryan County

Ridesharing accidents involve a variety of contributing factors, such as:

  • Rideshare companies do not thoroughly check their drivers’ backgrounds. – drivers only need to be licensed for one year before they are hired.
  • Rideshare drivers work long shifts and may have more than one job, making them more prone to fatigue than other drivers.
  • Rideshare drivers use GPS navigation and smartphones to transport passengers, increasing the risk of distracted driving.
  • Rideshare drivers often speed to handle as many customers as possible during a shift quickly.

Our attorneys work to discover the facts, identify the responsible parties, and hold them accountable. Whether you were traveling as a rideshare passenger or struck by a rideshare vehicle, we will provide the informed representation you need and the personalized attention you deserve. 

Common Rideshare Accident Injuries 

Ridesharing accident victims can suffer  injuries ranging from mild to severe, such as:

If you have suffered severe injuries in a ridesharing accident, our team will fight to help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need to recover. In cases of fatal injuries, we represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims seeking justice and compensation. No matter your circumstances, trust The Payne Law Group to stand by and fight to protect your rights. 

About Insurance Coverage in a Ridesharing Accident

In a ridesharing accident, insurance coverage hinges on the driver’s status at the time of the incident. If the ridesharing app is inactive, the driver’s automobile insurance is the primary source of coverage.

However, if the driver has the app activated but has yet to pick up a passenger, they must carry insurance exceeding the minimum requirement. The ridesharing company must also furnish an additional $200,000 in liability coverage. Once the driver has a passenger on board, the rideshare company must provide a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance, serving as the primary coverage for damages.

Navigating rideshare accident claims can be intricate, particularly when multiple parties are involved, such as other motorists and their insurers. However, we will guide you through every step of the process, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. For expert representation, contact The Payne Law Group. Our experienced team can guide you through the complexities and advocate for your rights.

Why Choose Us?

At Payne Law Group, we have the skills to handle your rideshare accident claim and the determination and resources to challenge big tech companies like Uber and Lyft. Let us handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. Our rideshare accident attorneys will: 

  • Investigate and photograph the accident site
  • Obtain and review police reports 
  • Identify and interview witnesses, including the rideshare driver
  • Subpoena the driver’s smartphone app data and rideshare company records
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies

If the insurer refuses to offer a fair and just settlement, we are well-prepared to litigate. Rest assured, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve, including damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Above all, we will stand by you and protect your rights at every step. 

Representing Rideshare Accident Victims in Brazos County

If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a ridesharing accident, turn to The Payne Law Group, the experienced choice in Texas personal injury law. Contact our office today for a free consultation.