Fort Worth Lyft Accident Lawyers
Experienced representation for Texas rideshare accident victims
Many Fort Worth residents and visitors enjoy using Lyft to arrange rides for everything the city has to offer. Fort Worth’s attractions include first-class universities, museums, parks, and multinational corporations. By using a software app, anyone can arrange a ride. Many Fort Worth residents are already working as Lyft drivers – unfortunately, many are not experienced, are focused on their next ride instead of their current one, and drive carelessly.
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth Lyft accident lawyers understand how worried you are about paying your bills, whether you can return to work, and how your injuries are affecting every part of your life. Our team works with investigators, questions everyone involved, and conduct a full review of your case to show how the accident happened, and why the driver and Lyft should be responsible for your losses. We work with your doctors to show just how life-changing your injuries are.
What are some examples of Lyft accidents?
Fort Worth Lyft drivers use their own cars, and these drivers have the same types of car accidents as any other driver, including the following:
- Head-on accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Multi-car crashes
Lyft accidents also include accidents caused by defective car parts, such as defective tires, brakes, and steering systems, as well as defective seatbelts and airbags.
The main difference between a Lyft driver and an everyday driver is that a Lyft driver provides a commercial service for passengers. Their cars must be inspected regularly. Drivers need to be extra cautious because they are transporting passengers for pay.
Why do Fort Worth Lyft accidents happen?
At Slack Davis Sanger, we are skilled at showing how and why an accident happened. Once it is clear how an accident happened, it becomes clear who should be held responsible. Lyft accidents in Fort Worth are often caused by drivers who:
- Drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Drive while distracted
- Drive while fatigued
- Drive too fast for weather conditions, including fog, glare, and rain
- Violate Texas traffic laws
Large verdicts and settlements send a message to Lyft drivers that passenger safety and the safety of pedestrians, bicycle riders, and other vehicles are their top priority.
What are common injuries from Lyft accidents?
Our Fort Worth Lyft accident attorneys handle the tough cases – cases where victims have catastrophic injuries, permanent injuries, and injuries that can take a lifetime to heal. We help clients who have suffered the following types of injuries in accidents, including:
- Traumatic brain injury or head trauma
- Traumatic amputation/loss of limb
- Damage to your spinal cord
- Severe burn injuries
- Serious bone breaks and fractures
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Hearing or vision loss
- Sexual and physical assaults
- Other serious injuries
At Slack Davis Sanger, our lawyers work with your doctors (and our network of doctors when necessary) to demonstrate your diagnosis. We review all the medical care you will need – for the rest of your life, your expenses, your pain and suffering, any loss of function, and every way your life is different because of the Lyft accident.
Who is responsible for my Lyft car accident?
We file claims against all the defendants including:
- The Lyft driver
- Drivers of other vehicles
- Car owners, if an at-fault driver doesn’t own his/her car
- An employer
- Manufacturers of defective auto parts
We may also file claims against a seller of alcohol (to minors and people visibly intoxicated) if drunk driving caused the accident, or stage agencies if poor road design or maintenance causes a Lyft accident.
How does insurance work in Fort Worth Lyft accidents?
Insurance coverage in Lyft accident cases in Fort Worth is complicated. At Slack Davis Sanger, we’ll work to ensure the correct insurance company pays your damages.
Both Lyft drivers and all drivers in Texas are required to have minimum liability insurance in the amount of $30,000 for one accident victim and $60,000 for multiple accident victims. Drivers must also have $25,000 in property damage. A common shorthand for this minimum coverage is 30/60/25. Generally, it is advisable to have much more than the minimum.
If a Lyft driver is on duty (looking for a ride, but they haven’t accepted one), the driver is required to have 50/100/25 coverage, according to Lyft. The Lyft driver must inform the insurance company that they are working for Lyft. Either the driver or Lyft will buy this higher coverage.
If the Lyft driver is in route to pick up a passenger of already has a rider in the car, then Lyft is required to have $1 million in insurance coverage for both liability damages and property damage. Normally, Lyft will provide this coverage.
Accident victims, whether they are a passenger or a driver in the Lyft car or another car, should be able to use their own health insurance policy or their personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. They may also be able to use their own (UM/UIM) policy.
Lyft should run routine background checks on their drivers, including a DMV check, insurance check, driver’s license check, and ensuring the driver’s car is registered in Texas.
Do your personal injury lawyers represent Lyft sexual assault victims?
Yes. Numerous complaints of sexual assault have been made against Lyft drivers, including allegations of rape. These assaults are inexcusable. The assailants deserve to be held accountable to the full extent of the law. We work with the police and file civil complaints to assert your rights and hold the wrongdoers accountable. Our Fort Worth Lyft lawyers also work with psychologists to help ensure you’re getting the professional help you need. We also explain under what circumstances Lyft may be held liable for the assault.
How much is my Lyft accident case worth?
We understand that you are in pain. You may hurt for the rest of your life. Our Fort Worth Lyft accident lawyers demand compensation from the responsible defendants for all your:
- Medical expenses – current bills and future bills
- Wage and benefit loss – including compensation if you have a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
We also demand compensation for any scarring and disfigurement and the loss of consortium. In some cases, we demand punitive damages. If a spouse, child, or parent died in a Forth Worth Lyft accident, our attorneys file a claim for wrongful death damages.
Do you have a Lyft accident lawyer near me?
Yes. We meet accident victims at our Fort Worth office located at 100 Lexington Street, Suite 70. Slack Davis Sanger also has offices in Austin and Dallas.
Get help now. Call our seasoned Fort Worth Lyft accident lawyers today
At Slack Davis Sanger, we’ve been fighting for personal injury victims and families for more than 30 years. We handle accidents involving all types of vehicles, including Lyft rideshare accidents. Our lawyers are respected by insurance companies, defense lawyers, and former clients for our impressive record of successful verdicts and settlements. To discuss your Lyft accident claim, call our Fort Worth trial lawyers at 800-455-8686 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.
Fort Worth Office
100 Lexington Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Main Fort Worth Practice Areas