Uber & Lyft Accidents


Your Rights as a Passenger, Driver, or Bystander

Rise of Rideshare, Rise of Risks

Uber and Lyft have transformed how we get around in Louisiana and Texas. But with this convenience comes increased risks. Accidents involving rideshare vehicles are on the rise. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, whether as a passenger, another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian, understanding your legal rights is crucial. At [Your Law Firm], our experienced personal injury attorneys in Lafayette and Houston are here to help you navigate the complexities of rideshare accident claims and secure the compensation you deserve.

Types of Uber & Lyft Accidents and Injuries

Rideshare accidents can happen just like any other vehicle crash. Common scenarios for injured individuals include:


Injuries from crashes during active rides.

Other Drivers

Collisions with rideshare vehicles due to the Uber/Lyft driver’s negligence.

Pedestrians & Cyclists

Being struck by rideshare vehicles, especially in busy urban areas.

Rideshare Drivers Themselves

Drivers injured by the negligence of other motorists.

Injuries from these accidents can range from minor to severe, including:

  • Whiplash and soft tissue injuries

  • Broken bones

  • Head and spinal cord injuries

  • Emotional trauma

  • Fatalities

Frequently Asked


Who's Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

Determining liability in Uber and Lyft accidents can be more complex than typical car crashes. Factors include:

  • The Driver’s Status: Was the driver logged into the app but waiting for a ride? Actively transporting a passenger? Or off-duty altogether?

  • Insurance Coverage: Rideshare companies provide driver insurance, but coverage levels change depending on the driver’s status.

  • Negligence: Like any accident, the driver who acted negligently (e.g., distracted driving, speeding) can be liable.

What to Do Immediately After a Rideshare Accident
  • Seek Medical Attention: Prioritize your health, even with seemingly minor injuries. Documentation is crucial for your claim.

  • Gather Evidence: If possible, take photos of the scene, vehicles, and injuries. Get the rideshare driver’s information, insurance details, and witness contact info.

  • Report the Accident: Notify Uber or Lyft through their app, and file a police report if needed.

  • Contact an Attorney: Don’t speak to insurance companies without legal representation. A personal injury lawyer protects your rights.

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