Dallas Rideshare & Scooter Accident Attorneys
Representing Injured Texans in Lyft & Uber Accidents
The rise of rideshare and rental transportation options like Uber, Lyft,
and electric scooters has revolutionized urban transit. While these services
can offer convenient and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional transportation
methods, the rapid surge in popularity has also resulted in a sharp increase in
accidents. Whether it's a distracted Uber driver or a malfunctioning rental scooter,
the dangers of negligent companies and operators can lead to serious injuries.
That's why our Dallas rideshare and scooter accident lawyers are here to
help. If you were harmed in a rideshare or scooter accident, seeking sound
counsel from an experienced attorney is imperative to recovering fair
MAS Law, our firm has nationwide experience protecting the rights of the wrongfully
injured. If you were harmed by a negligent rideshare or scooter driver
in North Texas,
our skilled attorneys can pursue justice by pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you were harmed by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys can
help you seek compensation. Call (972) 460-9339 to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have gained tremendous traction
in recent years, making transportation easier and more convenient. However,
the increase in ridesharing services has also led to a rise in accidents.
Some common types of rideshare accidents include:
- Distracted driving incidents
- Fatigued or drowsy driving accidents
- Collisions with other cars or pedestrians
- Accidents caused by vehicle malfunctions or maintenance issues
- Incidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers
What Causes Rideshare & Scooter Accidents?
In the busy city streets of DFW, accidents are commonplace, leading to
severe injuries and even fatalities for Texans. From failing to obey traffic
signs to texting and driving, there are various reasons why rideshare
and scooter accidents can occur.
Common causes of Lyft, Uber, and scooter accidents include:
Negligent drivers: Negligence on the part of Uber and Lyft drivers is one of the most common
causes of rideshare accidents. Working long hours can lead to fatigue,
opening the door to costly mistakes that can result in severe injuries
for passengers and fellow drivers.
Inadequate maintenance: Rideshare and scooter companies are responsible for safely upkeeping their
vehicles with regular maintenance. Negligence in this area can lead to
malfunctions and accidents.
Poor road conditions: From potholes to lack of signs to poor lighting, hazardous road conditions
can result in serious accidents, injuring passengers and operators in
rideshare vehicles and scooters.
Reckless driving: Regardless of how carefully the Uber or Lyft driver operates the rideshare
vehicle, reckless driving by fellow motorists—from car operators to
truck drivers to
motorcyclists—can lead to injuries and accidents.
Inexperienced riders and operators: Often, people who rent electric scooters have little to no experience operating
them, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries to themselves and
Distracted driving: Drivers who engage in distracted behaviors, such as texting, talking on
the phone, or related distractions that pull their full attention away
from the road, are at high risk of causing an accident.
Impaired driving: Operating a rideshare vehicle or scooter under the influence of drugs
or alcohol can result in injuries on Texas roads.
Regardless of the reason, if you were injured in a rideshare or scooter
accident, it’s crucial to secure experienced representation from
a qualified attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and prioritize
your well-being. MAS Law can aggressively advocate for the compensation
Proving Liability in an Uber/Lyft Accident
To recover compensation after a rideshare or scooter accident, the injured
party (plaintiff) must establish liability by proving that the accident
occurred due to the other party’s negligent behavior.
It's essential to consult with a trusted lawyer with extensive knowledge
of Texas personal injury law who can help you prove the defendant's negligence.
Your attorney can help you meet the burden of proof in your case by demonstrating
that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries.
To successfully prove liability, you must establish these four critical elements:
Duty of Care: First, you must show that the defendant owed you a reasonable standard
of care. For example, if you were injured by a negligent Uber driver,
you may argue that they were legally obligated to respect fellow motorists
by obeying traffic laws.
Breach of Duty: Then, you must show the defendant violated the aforementioned duty by
acting negligently. For example, if you were harmed in a rideshare crash
after the Uber driver ran a red light, this can be considered a breach.
Damages: Next, you must show that you suffered real damages, such as lost earnings,
physical harm, emotional distress, and medical expenses.
Causation: There must be a direct correlation between the defendant's breach of duty
and the damages suffered. In other words, your injuries must have been
caused by the accident.
Who Is Liable in a Scooter Accident?
In an electronic scooter accident, identifying all liable parties is crucial
to seeking fair compensation. Depending on the circumstances, various
parties can be held responsible in a scooter accident.
Common examples of liable parties include:
The scooter rider: If a scooter operator causes an accident due to negligence or reckless
behavior, such as riding at excessive speeds or disregarding traffic regulations,
they may be liable for resulting damages.
Car operators: Drivers of passenger cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles might be held
responsible if they acted negligently, such as failing to yield the right
of way to the scooter rider or driving while distracted or under the influence.
Scooter manufacturers: If the accident was caused by a defect in the scooter's design or manufacturing,
the manufacturer can be held accountable for resulting injuries.
Scooter maintenance providers: If the scooter was not properly maintained, the maintenance provider may
be liable for the resulting accident.
The rideshare company: Rideshare companies can be liable for scooter accidents if they fail to
provide proper operating instructions, safely maintain their scooters,
or comply with local regulations.
Local governments and authorities: If the accident occurred due to poorly maintained roads, lack of necessary
traffic signs, or road-related issues, the local government or road authorities
can be held liable for resulting injuries.
Why Choose MAS Law?
Our attorneys have protected the rights of the wrongfully injured for over
20 years. We understand the frustration and fear that comes with sustaining
a wrongful injury, which is why our firm is committed to pursuing justice
for clients in Dallas and beyond. With nationwide experience and a diverse
legal skillset, you can trust our team to assist you with:
Filing your claim: Our team can guide your steps wisely to ensure all required paperwork
and documentation is filed correctly, promptly, and in compliance with
all legal processes and procedures.
Investigating your case: Our knowledgeable advocates can thoroughly investigate the circumstances
of the accident by gathering and organizing relevant evidence to present
a compelling argument on your behalf, such as obtaining and analyzing
police reports, medical records, and witness statements.
Maximizing the value of your claim: Our lawyers never hesitate to seek full damages on behalf our clients.
We can work tirelessly to identify all liable parties and maximize the
value of your claim, ensuring you're compensated fairly for hospital bills,
lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Effectively negotiating with other parties: Our rideshare and scooter accident attorneys are skilled in managing negotiations
with insurance companies, defendants' attorneys, and other parties involved
in your case. We can protect your rights and interests at all stages of
the legal process.
Experienced Dallas Attorneys Serving North Texas
Our seasoned attorneys at MAS Law are committed to doing right by our clients
by keeping them informed and protecting their rights from start to finish.
With decades of experience, we understand the evasive tactics that many
insurance companies and other powerful entities use to dodge fair payouts
for the harm they've caused.
From truck accidents to
work injuries, injured Texans trust us to pursue justice. Our team has a longstanding
reputation for standing up to corporate giants and other negligent parties,
making us well-equipped to restore your financial security and peace of
mind after a wrongful injury. If you were harmed in an accident, turn
to a firm with
proven results to represent your best interests.
Injured in a rideshare accident? Our firm can pursue justice on your behalf. Contact us online
to discuss your case.