Now Uber Is Jumping Into The Scooter Game
We know that you are probably tired of hearing about electric scooters by now. If you do not use them, you likely think they are a major hazard to pedestrians in and around Dallas. If you do use them, then you are probably tired of hearing about people complain about them.
Well, now Uber is coming to town with a scooter and bike rental program called JUMP. Uber says that these rideshare options are “safe and affordable.” Affordable maybe, but safe?
The JUMP program will allow users to use the Uber app to find a bike or scooter near them for their use. Uber is just the latest company to come to town with pedestrian ride options, but we already know that these scooters have been controversial. Dallas has seen major injuries due to the scooters, for both riders and people around the riders. Unfortunately, this is just another danger that pedestrians here face on a daily basis. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we are here for you if you have been injured and need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney.
The Reality Of These Accidents
For many in Texas, pedestrian accidents are not that big of a problem. Unfortunately, we know that is a different story in and around Dallas. For the latest reporting year for Texas shows us that there was a total of 5,767 pedestrian crashes.As a result of those crashes, there were 604 fatalities and more than 3,000 injuries.
Populated cities see the majority of these accidents. Unfortunately, when a person is struck, they usually sustain an injury. Whether the impact is with a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or scooter, the damage can be severe. We commonly represent pedestrians who have sustained the following in an accident:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Lacerations, amputations, and crush injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
These incidents often occur in places where a person would least expect them: in crosswalks, on sidewalks, at intersections where a person has the right-of-way, in parking lots, and more. Usually, they are the result of a driver who is not paying attention. We often find that they were distracted by their phones or another person in their vehicle. Alcohol-impaired drivers also pose a major risk to pedestrians around the city, as they rarely even slow down before an impact.
If You Get Hurt
Regardless of what caused your injury, if someone else is at fault, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, you can count on a professional team to work tirelessly for you. Dottie Hyde has the experience and drive you need on your side. She will work to secure compensation for:
- Your accident-related medical expenses
- Lost income if you are unable to work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages