If you get injured in an accident caused by a Lyft driver, you may be eligible for compensation through a Lyft accident settlement. Whether you were a passenger in a Lyft vehicle or were driving in another vehicle, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
You can make a claim with the liable party’s insurance carrier once you’ve determined who’s to blame for the accident. We can help you figure out who is responsible for your losses and file an accident lawsuit so that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our law firm has extensive legal expertise and is well-versed in all aspects of personal injury law. Call us to schedule a free consultation.
Lyft Accident Settlement Amounts
The specific facts of your situation determine your case’s worth, which makes it hard to estimate the average settlement for a Lyft accident. It is, however, often determined by how much medical treatment you require or how much money you lose, among other factors. The amount of your Lyft accident settlement is determined by the following key factors:
- The severity of your injuries
- How your pre-crash regular life is being impacted
- Your lawyer’s reputation
- How clear the at-fault Lyft driver’s liability (negligence) was
To get the most money out of the deal, you’ll need an attorney with expertise, skill, and a track record of success. We at Morris Bart have over 40 years of experience in personal injury settlements; call us for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys at any time, day or night.
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In the Event of a Lyft Accident, Who Is Liable for Compensation?
The California Public Utility Commission has given Lyft Transportation Network Company (TNC) permission to plan rides in their drivers’ automobiles using smartphone technology. According to experts from the University of Chicago and Rice University, automobile accidents in the United States increased by 2 to 3% as ridesharing services became more popular.
Any parties responsible for the accident that resulted in your injuries may be legally and financially responsible for medical care and other compensation. The following are examples of such parties: the carpooling service, Lyft’s driver, and if you were a Lyft rider, then a third-party driver.
If multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, then more than one party can be held accountable for your loss. And if that’s the case, then each of them may owe you a portion of the total compensation.
Types of Damages You Can Expect in a Lyft’s Accident Settlement
In a Lyft accident settlement, you may be entitled to recover multiple types of damages, including medical expenses. All sorts of medical care, hospitalization, and operations are some of the costs incurred. Additional expenditures associated with your injuries include:
- Medication-related expenses.
- Medical aids and equipment.
- Medical assistance at home.
Other losses included in a Lyft accident settlement include lost wages or income due to inability to work. You may also be eligible to sue for damages resulting from the accident, such as bodily suffering and emotional trauma. If the injuries you got in the Lyft accident result in a permanent impairment, you may be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Enjoyment of life is being taken away from you.
- Disturbance of life;
- Earning potential and future earnings are both lost.
How Can You Get a Lyft Accident Settlement?
There are stringent deadlines for pursuing a personal injury case. After your accident, you have one year to file an accident lawsuit against any liable parties, according to La. Civ. Code. Art. 3492.
Following a Lyft accident, an inquiry into the cause and liability occurs. The Lyft app has three stages to estimate the settlement amount or insurance coverage. These are:
The Lyft Driver Wasn’t Using the App
If the accident happened when the Lyft driver was not using the app, Lyft and its insurance provider would not be responsible for the damage. You may, however, file a claim with the Lyft driver’s private insurance company.
A Lyft Driver Was Logged into the App and Looking for a Passenger
Accidents might happen when a Lyft driver is signed into the app but is looking for a ride. Lyft has a modest insurance policy to cover any injuries or damages between this time.
It will help if you keep in mind, though, that Lyft’s insurance provider is only considered supplemental coverage. As a result, you must first file a claim with the Lyft driver’s insurance company. However, you can file an accident lawsuit with Lyft’s coverage to cover the remaining compensation of medical bills and other damages if the Lyft driver’s insurance cannot cover the damage that happened in the accident.
The Lyft Driver Had Accepted the Ride Request
Because incidents during this stage include Lyft passengers, this time provides the most insurance coverage. Lyft has a $1 million insurance coverage that comes into the picture when a Lyft driver accepts a ride request, and it doesn’t matter if the passenger has been picked up yet or not. This coverage lasts until the passenger is dropped off at the designated place.
When the ride on the Lyft application is completed, the coverage terminates.
In terms of coverage, this policy is also secondary. You must first file a claim with the Lyft driver’s insurance company. You can sue Lyft’s insurer for compensation if that coverage can’t compensate for all your losses.
Get Help Today for Your Lyft Accident Settlement
If you have sustained serious injuries, it may take you months to fully recover. Also, it takes a lot of time and effort to get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company. We wouldn’t want you to go through all this alone, so call us for a free consultation.
Our law firm can help you get a satisfactory Lyft accident settlement amount by a much easier and less exhausting procedure while you focus on recovering.
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