Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Worth
Coby L. Wooten can help you recover financial compensation
Many people in Fort Worth and throughout Texas use ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber. It can be a convenient way to get where you’re going. But what happens when there’s a car accident? Recovering financial compensation can be a confusing and frustrating process. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.
Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. has been helping accident victims since 1996. He knows many people aren’t sure what to do after they’ve been hurt in a crash. Negligent drivers deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies try to pay you as little as possible. He holds negligent drivers accountable and fights for financial compensation.
Were you in a Lyft or Uber accident? Call Coby L. Wooten
Lyft and Uber accidents can be confusing to sort out because while the drivers are working for those companies, they are considered independent contractors. And that’s only when they have the app turned on and are looking for or transporting passengers. The rest of the time, they are on their own.
Texas understands this unique situation and passed a law requiring Lyft and Uber drivers to carry higher limits on their car insurance policies. Both Lyft and Uber also provide drivers with supplemental insurance coverage. So if you are in a crash involving one of their drivers, you are covered, right? It’s more complicated than that.
It all depends on what the Lyft or Uber driver was doing at the time of the accident. For example:
- App is off and driver is not looking for passengers – the driver’s personal insurance coverage applies
- App is on and driver is looking for passengers – the driver’s personal insurance coverage and a lower level of supplemental coverage may apply
- App is on and driver is picking up or transporting passengers – the driver’s personal insurance coverage and a higher level of supplemental coverage may apply
But coverage is not always straightforward. Insurance companies can deny liability and argue that they are not responsible for providing coverage in your accident. Even if they accept liability, they will do what they can to limit your compensation. This may involve questioning the extent of your injuries or even blaming you for causing the crash.
We fight for your rights
Attorney Coby L. Wooten understands how insurance companies work. He focuses on building strong cases that get results. He investigates your car crash to get the facts. This involves gathering evidence, reviewing accident reports and medical records and interviewing witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts.
Coby Wooten knows how to prove that a Lyft or Uber driver was responsible for causing the accident that left you injured. Then he pursues financial compensation from all insurance policies that apply. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a Fort Worth Lyft or Uber accident, don’t delay. Call attorney Coby L. Wooten for a free case evaluation. He can review the details of your crash and go over your legal options. He can also answer any questions you have. Contact us today.