If you are out for a night in Arlington, Lyft offers a great option for getting from place to place. At the press of a phone screen, you can have a ride showing up to your location within minutes. Lyft is a major contributor to the rideshare phenomenon that has swept across the country. With all the excitement, Lyft and other rideshare apps often seem too good to be true. Unfortunately, in some cases, they are just that.
Due the lax regulations, more and more accidents across the country are being caused by underqualified rideshare drivers. If you or a loved one were recently involved in a Lyft accident, you may want to consider an Arlington Lyft accident attorney. At The Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde, we have over 30 years of experience to bring to your aid.
As the popularity of Lyft and other rideshare services rose, so did the reported accidents. The main reason for this is the lack of regulations Lyft places on their drivers. Chances are that you could become a Lyft driver right now. All you need is a four door car less than 15 years old, to be at least 21 years of age, have car insurance, and a driver’s license. I’m sure by now that you can see the issue with such requirements: virtually any adult in Arlington could be driving you to the next stop.
There are many factors that could influence a Lyft driver to cause an accident. If they struggle with substance abuse problems, there are no regulations in place to prevent them from getting behind the wheel while impaired. Exhaustion is another factor, as Lyft is a 24 hour service and many do it as a side-job after a full day of work.
One of the leading distractions Lyft drivers face is their phone. Their employment is entirely based through their screen. While driving, they use their phone to clock-in, navigate routes, and arrange rides with customers. Such demand for screen time inevitably leads to distracted driving.
If you recently experienced a Lyft accident, you may not know your options. You may think Lyft’s insurance claim will be enough compensation. However, you may accrue injuries that are much more costly than what their insurance covers. If that is the case, it may be time to contact an Arlington Lyft accident attorney.
Lyft has become a giant corporation, and taking them on by yourself is ill-advised. For that reason, we suggest that you consider consulting with an Arlington Lyft accident attorney. At The Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde, we refuse to be intimidated by Lyft or other giants of the rideshare industry. We will fight with everything we have to ensure that you are not left in finical ruin as a result of a Lyft driver’s negligence. With our 30 years of experience, we will do everything in our power to obtain compensation on your behalf. For a free consultation, contact us by clicking this link or give us a call at 214-883-1700.
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