You see the little “Lyft” sticker in the windows of plenty of vehicles around Dallas. Ridesharing services are no longer a strange concept to most people in the country. They’ve revolutionized the transportation industry. Before, when you needed a ride somewhere you had to call a cab. Now, all you have to do is open an app on your phone, press a button, and wait for your ride to show up.
If you need a Dallas Lyft accident attorney, you can turn to the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde. Our team has over 30 years of experience to bring to your side.
Lyft and other ridesharing services have exploded in popularity over the last few years and regulators have had a hard time keeping up. Becoming a Lyft driver in Texas is not difficult. All someone needs is a license, a registered vehicle with insurance, and a vehicle that is from the year 2002 or newer with four doors.
We’ve seen cases of Lyft drivers operating under the influence of alcohol, and that is scary. Some places have even moved to change the law to lower the allowable blood alcohol content for Lyft drivers when they are working. There have also been cases of drivers operating while distracted by their phones, whether texting or watching videos. This is often just as dangerous as driving impaired.
These are regular people and most of them have no professional experience with driving passengers as fares. They aren’t like taxi and bus drivers who undergo stricter regulations.
If you are injured due to the negligence of a Lyft driver, it could have devastating consequences. You could incur high medical bills. If you have to miss work, the lost income could impact you and your family financially.
Lyft covers their drivers with insurance for a range of possibilities, both when they have passengers and while they are awaiting fares. That doesn’t mean the insurance company will offer you enough compensation to cover all of your needs. You may need legal help to ensure you are getting what you deserve.
Take care of any injuries you sustain immediately, even if it seems minor. Make sure you keep all documentation related to the accident, including police reports and medical files. In the aftermath of an accident, you may have questions. At The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we want to provide you with a Lyft accident attorney in Dallas that has over 30 years of experience. Sure, ridesharing is fairly new, but we’ve been dealing with a vehicle accident and personal injury cases for a long time. We will work to ensure that you get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills as well as any lost income if you are unable to work. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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