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.
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While the rideshare companies do not publish solid data about how many accidents involving their vehicles occur, we do know that there were 249,241 people injured and 3,639 total fatalities caused by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:
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.
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 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:
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.