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Lyft
Accident Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. A Lyft accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was not your fault.

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How Can a Lyft Accident Attorney Help?

A Lyft accident can be complex and confusing for the accident victim. Like with an auto accident involving two passenger vehicles, there are damages, a liable party, and losses. However, determining liability in these types of accidents isn’t always straightforward. That’s where the Lyft accident lawyers at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help.  

At our law firm, our accident lawyers can help by:

What Makes Lyft Accidents So
Complex?

Rideshare accidents differ from typical car accidents in several ways due to the involvement of rideshare companies like Lyft, as well as the unique circumstances surrounding these incidents:

Multiple Parties Involved

Rideshare companies have their own insurance policies to cover drivers and passengers during different stages of the rideshare process, such as:

Drivers

Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors, which can impact liability and insurance coverage, especially when determining whether they were acting on behalf of the company at the time of the accident.

Passengers

Rideshare passengers also have unique considerations in terms of their rights to seek compensation for injuries sustained during a ride.

Insurance Coverage

Lyft accidents often involve multiple insurance policies, including the rideshare company’s policy and the driver’s personal insurance.

What is the Rideshare Company’s Legal Responsibility After An Auto Accident?

Lyft’s liability will depend on the driver’s status at the time of the collision. Proving liability can be more complex in Lyft accidents due to the involvement of multiple insurance policies, potentially shared fault among different parties, and the various stages of the ride process.

Passenger Rights and Injuries

Passengers who sustained injuries in a rideshare accident may be entitled to compensation from the rideshare company’s insurance, the driver’s insurance, or potentially their own insurance policy.

What is Modified Comparative Fault?

Under Texas’ modified comparative fault system, an accident victim can recover damages as long as their share of fault is less than 51%. If the accident victim is 51% or more at fault, they cannot recover any damages.

What Are Proportional Damages?

Even if the injured party is partially at fault, they can still recover damages. However, the amount of compensation will be reduced by their percentage of fault.

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What Are Common Lyft Accident Injuries?

The injuries an accident victim sustains in a Lyft accident can range from minor to life-changing. 

Common rideshare accident injuries can include:

What Damages Can I Recover After An Accident With a Rideshare Vehicle?

Following a Lyft accident, you may be entitled to the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

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What is the Statute of
Limitations for Texas Lyft
Accidents?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a Lyft accident  is two years from the date of the accident. Failure to meet this deadline can result in your case being dismissed.

Rights and Safety Tips for
Rideshare Passengers in Uber
and Lyft

Rideshare services like Lyft have the responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers. Rights and safety tips for Lyft passengers include:

01

Safety and Security

Every passenger has the right to feel safe during their ride. If at any point a passenger doesn’t feel safe, they should communicate this to the rideshare company.

02

Non-Discrimination

Passengers have the right to be treated fairly and without discrimination by drivers. Lyft has strict non-discrimination policies, and any incidents of discrimination should be reported.

03

Privacy

A passenger has the right to privacy during their ride. Drivers should not engage in intrusive conversations or actions that violate a passenger’s privacy.

04

Accurate Fare Charges

Passengers should be charged accurately for their rides. Lyft provides fare estimates before rides. Discrepancies should be reported.

05

Feedback and Ratings

A passenger has the right to provide feedback and rate their driver based on their experience. Drivers with low ratings may face consequences.

06

Check Driver and Vehicle Information

Before getting into the rideshare vehicle, passengers should verify that the driver’s name, photo, and vehicle details match the information provided in the app. Passengers should never get into a car with a driver who doesn’t match the app details.

07

Share Trip Details

Passengers should use the ridesharing app’s feature to share trip details with a friend or family member. This allows someone to track the journey in real-time.

08

Wait in Safe Locations

Passengers should wait in safe locations for rides,  in well-lit and populated areas. They should also avoid waiting alone in isolated locations.

09

Confirm Driver Identity

Passengers should ask the driver for their name before getting into the car. A rideshare driver will know your name and confirm it without you providing it first.

10

Wear Seatbelts

Passengers should always wear their seatbelt during the ride for safety. Lyft drivers are required to follow traffic laws and ensure the safety of their passengers.

11

Stay in the App

Passengers should communicate with the driver and track the ride through the app. They should avoid sharing personal contact information unless absolutely necessary.

12

Report Safety Concerns

If at any point during the ride a passenger feels unsafe or encounters any problems, they should use the in-app feature to report the issue to the rideshare company.

13

Be Cautious with Alcohol

If consuming alcohol, passengers should do so responsibly. Intoxicated passengers may be denied service or reported by drivers.

14

Stay Alert

Passengers should remain alert during rides and be aware of their surroundings.

Contact Us Today!

If you were injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our Lyft accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed from the negligent driver’s insurance company and hold them accountable for your accident-related losses.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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Our legal team understands how challenging it may be to visit us in person, especially if you suffered injuries in an accident, which is why we offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Our goal is to help accident victims in the great state of Texas, receive the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and support they need, conveniently, and as soon as possible following a personal injury accident or incident.