Can You Trust Your Rideshare Driver?

Like elsewhere in the country, the popularity of rideshare or ride-hail services has increased exponentially here in Austin. Every day, people just like you entrust their lives to total strangers who may not have your safety in mind.

You have probably heard stories about Uber and Lyft drivers whose driving ability leaves much to be desired. In some cases, those drivers cause vehicle accidents. Whether you are a passenger in the vehicle or another motorist, you could find yourself suffering injuries at the hands of a negligent rideshare driver.

In addition, there have been incidents of a rideshare driver physically and/or sexually assaulting a passenger. In these cases, the state may bring criminal charges against the driver while the victim may be able to look to the civil justice system for compensation.

The Driver May Not Be The Only Liable Party

Regardless of the circumstances, you may have the option of pursuing a civil claim against the driver. The question is whether you also have a claim against the rideshare company. This more complex issue often requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your particular accident, which will more than likely require assistance from someone with the appropriate experience, skill and resources.

The attorneys at Komie & Morrow, LLP, possess the knowledge you need. Our compassionate attorneys understand that you have gone through a trauma that could take you a substantial amount of time to recover from. In the meantime, you accumulate medical and medical-related expenses, lose income while not at work and suffer other damages that put your financial security in jeopardy.

If you want to know your rights and explore your legal options after a rideshare accident, discuss your case with one of our attorneys. We offer a free initial consultation during which we will listen to your concerns and provide you with the information you need. Feel free to contact us at 512-937-1291 or via our online contact form.