Lyft accidents can lead to debilitating or catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident involving a Lyft driver, you likely have many questions right now. You’ll want to know your legal options, how to recover compensation for your injuries, and what you must do to build a strong case.
You already have so much to take care of, so you shouldn’t handle your case alone. Here at Domingo Garcia, we know the importance of having reliable legal counsel for these hard times. Our Arlington Lyft accident lawyers work hard to recover compensation so you can have the resources necessary to recover and get your life back.
Injuries You Could Receive Compensation For
Even a single injury resulting from a rideshare accident could lead to tens of thousands in medical bills, not to mention lost or reduced income, pain and suffering, and lasting physical and emotional effects. While you might not be able to get your life back from before the accident, compensation could help you pick up the pieces after suffering injuries.
Every Lyft accident is unique, but certain injuries crop up more often than others. Here are some of the most common injuries we see and help with at Domingo Garcia:
- Whiplash and related neck or spinal injuries
- Severe lacerations and cuts resulting in corrective surgery
- Damage to internal organs, including rupture
- Injuries to the face and skull, including lacerations, breaks, and fractures
- Damage to limbs and extremities
- Fractured and broken bones
- Spinal injuries, including paralysis (both partial and total)
- Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries
These are all injuries you could receive compensation for. Seeking medical attention after the accident is crucial. Adrenaline could be blunting the pain you’d otherwise feel, which could cause complications down the line if you delay treatment. Along with that, you’ll need a clear paper trail when filing insurance claims and building your legal case.
Your lawyer will identify all your economic and non-economic damages, calculate them, and pursue the appropriate party for the financial recovery you deserve.
What Rideshare Accident Cases Do We Represent?
Recklessness and negligence are two common causes of Lyft accidents, and these behaviors can result in a whole host of accident types. With that said, here are some common rideshare accident cases we handle:
- Dangerous Lane Changes: When a Lyft driver unsafely changes lanes or doesn’t look before they merge, they could be liable for any accident that might result.
- Intersection Crashes: Lyft drivers who run red lights and/or speed to get where they’re going could cause a T-bone crash, which often results in catastrophic injury.
- Rear-end Collisions: When a Lyft driver follows too closely behind other cars on the road, they risk causing a collision, which could lead to long-term and debilitating injuries such as severe whiplash.
Even if your accident type isn’t listed above, we could still help you with your case. We can manage virtually any rideshare accident case. As long as someone’s negligence is responsible for your injuries, we will fight for you.
Establishing Liability in Lyft Accidents
Determining liability in rideshare accidents can be complex. In many cases, Lyft’s insurance will cover your damages. There are other instances where the driver’s personal auto insurance will cover you, though. Liability depends on the rideshare driver’s status. Lyft’s insurance coverage rules can help us determine who’s responsible for your injuries and other damages.
Why Hire a Lyft Accident Lawyer?
You might be dealing with doubts or confusion right now. You may be unsure whether you want to take on a massive company like Lyft and may figure you won’t win in court. That’s where Domingo Garcia comes in. The right attorney isn’t afraid of Lyft’s legal team and can effectively advocate for you so long as the facts and evidence are on their side.
Beyond the long-term consideration of a legal case, you also have plenty of immediate concerns to contend with, like how to pay for your hospital bills, what you’re going to do if you can’t work, and how you’ll rebuild your life after suffering a debilitating injury. You could use a professional on your side who can take point on the finer details so you can focus on recovering.
Your Attorney Will Handle the Insurance Companies for You
Any insurance adjuster’s highest priority is to save their company money. To do this, they may deny as many claims as they can and offer subpar coverage amounts when they do approve a claim.
You shouldn’t have to spend weeks trying to get a hold of an insurance agent, only to deal with red tape and face a claim denial. Our Arlington Lyft accident lawyer will handle all the negotiating and administrative tasks for you, so you don’t have to stress over any of it.
Your Attorney Will Build a Strong Case in a Timely Manner
According to Texas law, you have two years from the time of your accident to file a personal injury case (Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003). This might feel impossible if you were taking this on yourself, but a hard-working attorney will have no problem keeping track of deadlines to get your case filed within the statute of limitations.
If you lost a loved one to a Lyft accident, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We know no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but it could help ease the financial burdens you’re under. You would also have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one. Your family could recover damages like funeral and burial costs, loss of parental guidance, loss of companionship, and more.
Why Go with Domingo Garcia?
Here at Domingo Garcia, we know how important it is to have an attorney you can count on. It’s why we’ve spent the last 35 years fighting for our clients and securing numerous $1 million+ settlements for them.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience helping Texans from all walks of life and winning cases like yours.
Connect with Our Arlington Lyft Accident Lawyer Now
If you or a family member suffered injuries in a Lyft accident in Tarrant County, remember you are not alone. Our dedicated team of Lyft accident lawyers is here and ready to help. Contact Domingo Garcia today for your free consultation.