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Rideshare Accident Attorney in Austin

Put Decades of Personal Injury Experience on Your Side

For many years, auto accident rates were dropping in the United States. It seemed like drivers were becoming more careful, even with smartphone usage in the car. Then companies like Uber and Lyft appeared on the scene, causing an instant and dramatic increase in collisions across the country. Because these drivers spend hours and hours on the road with no professional operator’s license, they increase the chances of a dangerous collision with other motorists. If you were in an accident with a rideshare driver, call the Austin personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay Doyle, P.C. today.

Schedule your free consultation with Attorney Jay Doyle by dialing (512) 270-2107 or contacting us online. We offer decades of experience to help you strengthen your case.

Laws for Rideshare Drivers

There are almost no rules for who can and cannot operate an Uber or Lyft vehicle. If you are involved in a collision with an Uber vehicle, it will be the driver’s own personal insurance policy that is expected to cover the damages. While rideshare companies expect their drivers to carry larger insurance policies, the company itself will avoid being held responsible unless a high enough dollar amount is reached.

This means the driver’s insurance will be responsible for:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages due to injuries
  • Vehicle damage

As a Rideshare Passenger

If you were riding inside one of these cars, the rideshare company’s own liability insurance will then be your recourse. Unfortunately, their policy is usually to find a way to blame the driver, leaving you empty-handed as you try to find a way to pay your medical bills.

With the Law Offices of Jay Doyle, we can help you:

  • Confirm the veracity of your injuries
  • Hold the rideshare company accountable as much as possible
  • Get the treatments you need

Suing the Rideshare Company

While these companies may do whatever they can to avoid being held responsible, our team is not afraid to take the lawsuit directly to them if it means helping you obtain a more favorable outcome. We have gone up against some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers, and we are not intimidated by their sizable legal teams and deep pockets. With us on your side, you can take comfort knowing your case is in good hands.

Rental Scooter Accidents

Along with rideshares, a new trend has been the use of scooters around town. Using merely an app, users can rent a scooter and take it to their next destination. So long as the equipment is in good working order, riders can enjoy inexpensive transportation. However, accident rates have skyrocketed with these scooters due to a lack of maintenance. Rarely are these scooters replaced, leaving many people with horror stories of tires without tread, brakes that don’t stop, and parts that break.

If you were injured because a scooter company did not fulfill their responsibility to offer safe equipment, the Law Offices of Jay Doyle can help. We can work with you to build a strong case that helps you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Call (512) 270-2107 today to schedule your free consultation and get started.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Have to Say
  • Jay Doyle is what every lawyer should be — a hero!

    “Words cannot express my gratitude for your kindness and skill in representing me.”

    - V. H.
  • You represent the kind of person that I am pleased to know.

    “I was moved that you gave up a portion of the insurance money to help me with the bill. Thank you for your generosity toward me.”

    - M.M.
  • Yo creo que tienen un excelente servicio para la comunidad

    “Muchas gracias por su ayuda!”

    - L.M.
  • The Law Offices of Jay Doyle were more than helpful and I feel very confident in recommending your firm.

    “I appreciate all your efforts in my case.”

    - D.C.
  • Thank you for all your help concerning the damages to my car.

    “I really appreciate all you did.”

    - S.C.
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Millions of Dollars Recovered

  • $3.8 Million Defective Product

    Client Net Recovery: $2,251,819.21

  • $2.5 Million Wrongful Death

    Client Net Recovery: $1,514,082.20

  • $1.3 Million Wrongful Death

    Client Net Recovery: $737,737.01

  • $1.3 Million Wrongful Death

    Client Net Recovery: $833,250

  • $1.3 Million Death in Company Vehicle

    Client Net Recovery: $833,250

  • $1 Million Drunk Driving Victim

    Client Net Recovery: $707,650

  • $771 Thousand On the Job Injury

    Client Net Recovery: $328,500

  • $603 Thousand Bicycling Death

    Client Net Recovery: $402,008.30

  • $312.5 Thousand Construction Lift Collapse

    Client Net Recovery: $240,000

  • $303 Thousand Insurance Benefits Denied

    Client Net Recovery: $190,693.98

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The Law Offices of Jay D. Doyle Difference

  • No Legal Fee Unless We Win
  • We'll Travel to You
  • Direct, Honest & Clear Communication
  • Se Habla Español
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
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