Chalaki Law

What Should I Do If I Am In A Car Accident With An Uber or Lyft?

If an Uber or Lyft driver hits you, whose insurance will cover you, the ride-share, or the driver’s insurance?

When you travel with Uber in Texas your trip is insured by Progressive.

Your Uber driver may carry their own insurance policy. However, if they do not have the proper insurance coverage, Uber’s insurance covers the passengers. Uber has auto liability of at least $1 million in case of injury or death for riders or third parties. In the event of an accident in which another driver is at fault and doesn’t have enough insurance coverage, your trip is still insured under the uninsured policy of Uber.

In case you used Lyft, they have a $1 Million coverage as soon as you accept the ride. Their policy is in excess of the driver’s policy, if valid. In case of an at-fault driver, they also carry Uninsured and Underinsured policy to protect your ride.

There are several important steps that should be taken by injured individuals following an auto accident involving Uber or Lyft.

1. Get immediate medical attention.

Immediate medical attention following an auto accident can play a significant role to the insurance companies in determining the overall value of your case. If you do not have health insurance, you should still get the proper medical attention. Your health comes first. Our office will assist you after the collision to deal with the medical bills.

2. Contact a family member and notify them of your status.

It is important that you get help from family members specially when you suffer severe injuries. They can help with your health and preserving the evidence we need to assist with your case.

3. Preserve the evidence.

Take pictures of the other vehicle, your vehicle and the scene of the collision. If you are too injured to do so ask a family member to do it for you. In some courts, police reports are not admissible. However, a police report can be a helpful tool utilized to gather the evidentiary information required to maximize the value of a claim.

4. Do not post anything on social media or discuss your collision with anyone.

If you’re ever in an Uber accident, you should avoid posting information about that accident or your injuries on social media. There’s very little you can do on social media that can help your case, but there’s a lot you can do to harm your case. Social media can certainly complicate things but there are ways to protect yourself and your personal injury case.

5. Call an experienced Uber accident injury lawyer immediately.

It is important that you do not speak with the at-fault parties’ insurance carriers and/or the Uber or Lyft insurance company regarding any potential injuries you may have suffered. Any words or statements made can and will be used against you to greatly diminish your claim. Contact an accomplished Uber accident injury lawyer regarding your case.

Your confidence in our services is important to us. Our experienced Uber accident injury lawyer has the track record to prove their results. We have litigated many cases against Uber and Lyft. Working with an Uber accident injury lawyer can help you receive reasonable compensation that may exceed the amount that the insurance company would offer you on your own.

An Uber accident injury lawyer will help you present every detail about your case to the insurance company and the court if needed. He or she might bring up information that you would have missed if you handled the case yourself.


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4.9
Based on 74 reviews
Tammy Garcia
00:07 28 Jan 21
Sean Chalaki and his team are an awesome group of people!!! They exceeded my expectations and were extremely... professional and responsive through my whole experience. I definitely recommend them!!!!read more
adewole majaro
22:15 02 Jan 21
Chalaki law has brilliant lawyers that guarantee you the best representation you can ever imagine. My experience with... them was really impressive, from property claims to injury settlement, everything was satisfactory. I will recommend them any day any time. I must not forget to talk about their friendly receptionists and prompt response for updates.read more
N P
22:59 21 Sep 20
Chalaki Law handled my mom’s injury from an accident case brilliantly. They handled our calls professionally, and were... very prompt to answer any concerns we had. Robert was very helpful at every call, and Mr. Sean Chalaki did a great job closing the case. I highly admire their integrity and how they dealt with my mom with empathy rather than just another client.read more
Alex Moazeni
01:53 13 Sep 20
Well,called them twice a couple weeks ago to consult and discuss a case. He was not available, so I did ask the... secretary to have him call me back. Never heard from them.read more
Leysha Cherish
03:01 03 Sep 20
They were amazing throughout my experience. Very helpful and made sure I was kept up to date and happy the entire... process.read more
Roberto Ortiz
20:18 27 Aug 20
Very Professional and excellent service.Always provide the correct information and clear understand on your needs. Thx... to Mr. Robert Alvarez great attitude and always responsible with his work.read more
Rolando Morales
20:44 20 Aug 20
I wanted to say thank you to Chalaki Law for doing a great job on my case. All of the employees are very kind and ready... to help you with anything. I recommend anyone who has gotten into a car accident to call Chalaki Law because they defend your rights, thanks to them I won my case.read more
Chris Fink
16:51 23 Jul 20
Can’t tell you enough abut this firm. When ever I need to talk with my attorney he was always available, if not he... called me that same day. The staff very professional and always ready to help you with any questions you may have. I would highly recommend them, they will take care of you, and it will be the best decision you will ever make. Hands down the best negotiating I have ever seen.. Again thank you Mr. Alvarez, and Mr. Chalaki and staff for all your hard work and commitment you gave me on my case..read more
Shawn Ghadami
17:55 08 Jul 20
EXCELLENT REPRESENTATIONYour firm exceeded all of my expectations and your staff’s efforts to keep me informed of all... developments was something I’d never experienced before dealing with attorneys in other fields.I wanted to write a big thank you for all the hard work that the Chalaki Law firm put into my case. I felt that Sean Chalaki and the entire staff was very professional in the handling of my case and especially with the decision of the court. I greatly appreciate everything you guys did for me and i am happy that I was represented by your firm. You and your staff are amazing, and I will be forever grateful! Thank you so much. I will definitely be a source of referrals for your firm, great experience.read more
Dayla Oviedo
04:47 16 Apr 20
Everyone at Chalaki Law was great! Robert Alvarez was my main lawyer and did an amazing job on my case. My process was... long and a bit overwhelming at times but both Robert and Sean were super supportive and explained the entire process in details and always asked if I had questions. The entire staff made sure I was comfortable at every meeting. My case was settled greater than I had expected and they will forever be recommended! Thanks for all the hard work and I'm super happy its all over.read more
Rob Keating
22:42 13 Apr 20
Robert Alvarez and Sean Chalaki are great lawyers. My case was a fairly small one, but they treated me like a VIP... through the whole process. From my initial phone call through the successful resolution of my case, they always kept me informed about what was going on and answered all my questions. I suppose the highest praise that I can give them is that if I could go back and do it all over again, I would hire them again.read more
Kovan Saleem
23:30 13 Feb 20
I can’t thank everyone at Chalaki Law enough for everything they did for me. From making sure I was alright at the... beginning of the case to meeting every expectation and answering every question I had throughout. On top of the excellent service I received I was pleasantly surprised to reach a settlement that was higher than I originally had thought. I’d highly recommend Chalaki Law and the amazing staff over and over again to each and every person seeking help with their cases. I hope I won’t be needing their services again, but if I do Chalaki Law will be the only firm I use. Thank you to Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Chalaki for making everything so seamless and for the service everyone was able to give!read more
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