We are Experienced Attorneys Who Can Help with your Claim Against Rideshare Drivers

Rideshare companies have become immensely successful by providing customers with convenient access to local drivers nearby. Unfortunately, the nature of these services pose some risk to passengers, including those from motor vehicle accidents caused by the rideshare driver, and/or assault, sexual assault, and other misconduct perpetrated by the rideshare driver. The latter is of particular concern because rideshare services are being used more commonly by the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Customer's trust that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, as well as those utilized locally, will provide competent drivers who have had their criminal and driving history checked. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Our firm has experience in prosecuting both motor vehicle and assault claims against rideshare companies, and fighting off both of those typical defenses associated with personal injury cases, as well as those related to and/or found in the agreement the passenger signs digitally when utilizing a rideshare company. These agreements attempt to limit a passenger's damages, force arbitration or apply a remote state's law to a personal injury case.

The substantive law associated with claims against ride-hailing companies is ever evolving as seen with California's passage of California Assembly Bill 5 (2019) which confirms that rideshare drivers are now to be considered employees, and not independent contractors, of the rideshare companies that utilize their services.

We are on the cutting edge of helping passengers who have claims against rideshare drivers. It’s an area of law that we follow very closely. If you have a claim involving the conduct of a rideshare driver, please feel free to contact our office.

R. Louis Bratton holds the highest level of credentialing in personal injury law, and is a certified specialist in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We look forward to helping you with your case so you can move forward to the next chapter in your life.

Discuss Your Options During A Free Consultation

To speak with attorney R. Louis Bratton about your situation, please call our office in Austin at 512-477-8772. We also have an office in Port O'Connor. Se habla español.

*Mr. Bratton is a certified specialist in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.