Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Get You Results
When you’re dealing with the aftermath of an Uber accident, you want a law firm that’s not only committed to your cause but also has the required experience and resources. That’s where we at Lorenz & Lorenz, PLLC, stand out.
We focus exclusively on personal injury cases. Since 2001, our relentless focus on accidents caused by others’ negligence has allowed us to stay up-to-date with changes in laws, trends, and strategies relating to injury litigation. Unlike other law firms that handle personal injury as a subset of their services, we concentrate solely on this area. We believe that when you’re hurt by someone else’s reckless behavior, it’s vital to have legal representation that prioritizes your situation above all else.
Our team is seasoned and well-equipped. We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases across central Texas — from minor injuries to permanent impairments and even wrongful deaths resulting from accidents. Our substantial resources include an in-house investigator and a network of medical professionals and accident reconstruction experts who provide crucial insights for building robust claims.
In addition to our proven track record, our respect within the legal community sets us apart. Our lawyers Ted Lorenz, Lesley Lorenz, and Price Ainsworth were honored as Rising Star Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in 2009—a prestigious recognition given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Texas based on nominations from peers who’ve personally seen them in action.
If you’re looking for experienced Uber accident lawyers dedicated solely to personal injury cases with a reputation for excellence — look no further than Lorenz & Lorenz.
Proving Negligence in Uber Accidents
Establishing negligence is a critical component of any personal injury case, including Uber accidents. In essence, negligence involves proving that someone failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, and this failure directly led to your injuries.
In an Uber accident scenario, several parties could potentially be held liable based on who was at fault. This might include the Uber driver, another driver involved in the accident, or even Uber as a company in certain cases. The key lies in demonstrating how their careless or reckless behavior resulted in the incident.
When it comes to the Uber driver’s negligence, evidence can include proof of distracted driving (such as texting while driving), speeding violations, and disregarding traffic laws like running a red light or stop sign, among others. If impaired driving was involved—driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol—it could also strengthen your claim significantly.
If you believe another driver involved in the accident was negligent, then similar pieces of evidence apply—texting while driving, failure to adhere to traffic rules, and so forth. Ultimately, it’s about establishing their actions fell below what one would expect from a reasonably careful person under similar circumstances, and these actions caused the collision.
In some instances, you may have grounds to file a claim against Uber itself—for example, if they failed to conduct appropriate background checks, leading them to hire drivers with poor safety records.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, our team is adept at gathering such evidence, which often involves police reports, eyewitness testimonies, and expert witness testimonials, among other data points. We meticulously build each case with an understanding that proving negligence requires more than just stating it; it necessitates clear demonstration through compelling evidence that leaves no room for doubt about who should be held accountable for your suffering due to an Uber accident.
Who is Liable For My Injuries After a Waco Uber Accident?
Anyone who contributes to your Uber or Lyft accident can be liable for your injuries. This might include:
- Your Uber driver
- A negligent third-party driver
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Government agencies, or
In Texas, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries as long as you’re less than 51 percent to blame. You can demand compensation from anyone who plays a role in your accident or injury.
If you do share fault – perhaps you weren’t wearing your seatbelt in the Uber or you were driving a different car – your financial award will be reduced. Your damages will be reduced by the degree of fault allocated to you. So, if you’re 25 percent to blame, you’ll be able to recover (at most) 75 percent of your damages.