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Dallas Lyft Accident Attorney

The last thing anybody expects when they get into a rideshare vehicle is that they may need assistance from a Dallas Lyft accident attorney. Unfortunately, accidents involving rideshare vehicles do occur, and victims can sustain serious injuries. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help investigate your incident and secure any compensation you may be entitled to.

Do Lyft accidents in Dallas occur?

Rideshare services like Lyft have become household names, particularly around major cities like Dallas. Most people do not think twice about pressing a button on their phone to summon a driver to come to pick them up. However, accidents involving Lyft vehicles do occur.

While the rideshare companies do not publish solid data about how many accidents involving their vehicles occur, we do know that there were 249,241 people injured and 3,639 total fatalities caused by traffic crashes during the latest reporting year in Texas (DOT data). It would be naive to think that rideshare vehicles get into accidents any less than other vehicles on the roadway.

There are various groups of people who can be harmed in an accident with a lift vehicle:

  • Passengers in a Lyft vehicle
  • Lyft drivers
  • Drivers and passengers in other vehicles involved
  • Pedestrians struck by a Lyft vehicle

Lyft drivers are just like any other driver on the roadway. They usually have no enhanced driver training aside from having a standard driver’s license, and they use their vehicles to transport passengers. Common causes of Lyft accidents include a failure to obey traffic laws, distracted driving, impaired driving, and more.

Does Lyft have insurance to cover a Dallas crash?

Understanding how insurance works after a Lyft accident can be confusing. Insurance for Lyft, and other rideshare services, typically works on a tiered system that depends on what the rideshare driver is doing at the time an accident occurs.

  • If a Lyft driver is off duty and conducting personal business when they cause a crash, their personal insurance is going to be the primary carrier responsible for covering compensation to others.
  • If a Lyft driver is signed into the “app” to work but does not yet have a passenger when they cause a crash, their personal carrier is still going to be primarily responsible for coverage. However, Lyft will provide limited coverage in the event the personal carrier policy limits are exhausted or if a claim is denied by the personal carrier.
  • If a Lyft driver is signed into the “app” to work and has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up when a crash occurs, Lyft’s $1 million liability policy kicks in to cover everybody involved in the crash.

We will help you get compensation for your injuries

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident involving a Lyft vehicle in Dallas, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our competent and experienced team will investigate every aspect of the incident in order to recover the compensation you need. This could include the following:

  • Coverage of all crash-related medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work power covering
  • Mental anguish/pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

We will also pursue punitive damages if any party involved was grossly negligent or acted maliciously. When you need a Dallas Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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