Category: Car Crash

The Importance of Legal Representation for Uber or Lyft Car Accidents

If you have been an accident involving an UBER or LYFT vehicle, The Law Office of Chris Sanchez P.C. is ready to help you. Injury Attorney Chris Sanchez is ready to help you if you have recently sustained injuries in a LYFT or UBER accident in San Antonio or Rio Grande Valley, and he will fight for the compensation that you deserve.

In certain situations, Uber and/or Lyft’s liability for an accident can be triggered, meaning that the accident victim can seek maximum compensation from Uber or Lyft’s insurance policies.  Both of them maintain $1,000,000.00 coverage in insurance policies to pay for accident victims’ damages in the event that their liability for the accident is triggered.

Case in Point: The Benefits of Legal Representation in an Uber or Lyft Accident:

Consider the following scenario:

You’re a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, and the driver of another car runs a red light, colliding with your Uber or Lyft. You suffer a neck injury, and your medical bills begin to pile up. You contact the rideshare company, file a claim, and they offer you a settlement that doesn’t fully cover your medical expenses.

Without legal representation, you may feel pressured to accept the initial settlement, leaving you with out-of-pocket costs. However, with an attorney by your side:

  • Your attorney thoroughly investigates the accident and determines that the driver of the other car was at fault.
  • They negotiate with the rideshare company’s insurance, ensuring you receive a fair settlement that covers your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney is prepared to take the case to court to secure the compensation you deserve.

In this scenario, the benefits of having an attorney become clear: you receive a more substantial settlement, your rights are protected, and you can focus on your recovery without the added stress of navigating the legal process alone.

Being involved in an Uber or Lyft car accident can be a daunting experience, but having an attorney on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome. They bring plenty of experience,, negotiation skills, and a commitment to maximizing your compensation, ensuring that your rights are upheld during a challenging time. If you find yourself in such a situation, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney like The Law Office of Chris Sanchez, is the best way to protect your interests and secure the compensation you deserve.

What happens if I don’t hire an attorney?

First, you’ll likely be dealing directly with insurance companies, including the rideshare company’s insurer and potentially the other driver’s insurer if they were at fault. These insurance companies may try to minimize their liability and offer a quick settlement, which could be far less than what you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Without legal representation, you may struggle to navigate the complex legal procedures and insurance claims process, potentially missing important deadlines or making mistakes that harm your case. You may also find it challenging to gather the necessary evidence to establish liability and prove the extent of your damages.

Ultimately, without an attorney to advocate for your rights and maximize your compensation, you may receive a settlement that falls short of covering your expenses, leaving you with out-of-pocket costs and additional stress. Hiring an experienced attorney can significantly improve your chances of securing a fair and comprehensive settlement, ensuring your rights are protected during the aftermath of the accident.

Contact Chris Sanchez For A Free Consultation.

Personal Injury Attorney Chris Sanchez offers you a free consultation and can speak with you more specifically about the facts involved in your accident case.  All you have to do is give him a call at 210-405-6160 if you are in San Antonio or 956-686-4357 if you are in the McAllen or Rio Grande Valley area.  You can also send him a text or call on Whatsapp at 956-616-2020.