Were you recently injured in an accident with a Lyft vehicle in Los Angeles, CA? Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers at (877) 300-4535 or fill out the contact form here to learn about your legal options for recovery. You may have a case for damages, and our Los Angeles Lyft accident lawyers can help you maximize your financial award.
Since 2013, our law firm has helped car crash injury victims stand up to tough insurance companies and rideshare services. In the process, we’ve won more than $400 Million in compensation for our clients. If you’ve been hurt because of a negligent Lyft driver, our award-winning attorneys are also here to fight for you.
Contact our law office in Los Angeles, California, to learn more. Your first case evaluation is absolutely free, so call to schedule yours now.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Lyft Accident in Los Angeles
What caused your Lyft accident? Who’s responsible? Are Lyft drivers independent contractors or employees? How do you actually recover compensation for your injuries? Whose insurance company do you need to go through?
You’ll probably have these questions after getting into a car accident with a Lyft vehicle in LA. And, the answers are really important. Don’t try to get them on your own. Instead, focus on getting better and let our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles take care of your case.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we put more than 100 years of combined experience behind every case. Our respected, top-rated Los Angeles car accident attorneys have a demonstrated ability to win the toughest cases – amounting in hundreds of millions won for clients like you.
Here’s what you can expect when you hire our law firm:
- A thorough investigation into your auto accident to determine why it happened and who’s at fault
- Consultations with crash experts and medical specialists as build and value your case
- Tough negotiations with insurance companies and other parties
- Persuasive arguments in front of a jury in court if you aren’t offered a fair settlement deal
Give us a call or connect with us online to learn more about how we can help you maximize your financial recovery. The time to start your pursuit of full compensation is now.
How Common Are Lyft Accidents?
It’s hard to say – there’s not much data on the number of Lyft vehicles involved in car accidents. However, there are some studies that suggest that traffic accidents – and fatalities – have increased since rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft began to operate.
According to Rice University and the University of Chicago, car accident deaths steadily declined prior to 2011. In 2011, Uber launched. Lyft wasn’t far behind. Since then, traffic fatalities have increased by about 2 to 3 percent. That’s an additional 2 to 3 car accident fatalities every single day.
What Causes Most Lyft Accidents in Los Angeles?
Lyft accidents can happen for a lot of different reasons. However, most often, Lyft accidents happen because Lyft drivers are negligent.
Here are a few of the reasons why that’s the case:
- Lyft drivers are very focused on their phones and the Lyft app, which draws their attention away from the traffic and their surroundings.
- Lyft drivers may work long hours and spend a lot of time behind the wheel, which can cause them to be physically and mentally exhausted.
- The more rides a driver can complete, the more money they’ll make. This can result in aggressive driving behaviors and driving at high speeds.
- Lyft drivers might be more focused on finding the person who requested a ride request than on their surroundings – which can put pedestrians, bicyclists, and others on the road in danger.
- Lyft drivers may rely on drugs or alcohol to cope with the stresses of their job.
It’s important to note that rideshare drivers aren’t the only ones who ever cause Lyft accidents. Sometimes they may be partly to blame or share no fault at all. Other third parties – including truck drivers, bus drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, cyclists, and others on the road – can also engage in negligent behavior and cause a crash.
Other times, factors outside of a driver’s control can cause a Lyft crash. Examples include defective or dangerous products (like tires or airbags), road defects, vehicle malfunction, and hazardous weather conditions.
Knowing why your rideshare crash happened is the first step in a successful personal injury case. Once you know the cause(s), you can identify who’s at fault (and liable).
What’s My Lyft Accident Case Worth?
There are dozens of things that can affect what your personal injury case is worth after a rideshare accident.
Some of these include:
Generally, cases involving catastrophic injuries or death have the highest value. However, that’s not to say that more moderate trauma cases can’t be worth a lot. And, when you’re struggling with painful injuries and unforeseen costs, any amount of money can help.
Speak with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today to learn about how much money your Lyft car accident case might be worth.
What Compensation Can I Get If I’m Hurt in a Lyft Accident in Southern California?
After a Lyft accident, you may have the right to collect economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages pay for the financial costs of your crash, while non-economic damages make up for more personal losses.
We’ll fight to get you money for all of your crash-related damages, such as:
If you were hurt because someone else displayed a reckless disregard for your safety or acted intentionally, then we could be able to pursue punitive damages for you, as well.
How Does Insurance Work When You’re in a Lyft Accident?
California has fault-based insurance rules. The at-fault party’s insurance company is typically responsible for covering crash-related damages (up to policy limits). How does this work when a Lyft vehicle is involved?
It depends on what the negligent Lyft driver was doing at the time of the crash.
- Lyft driver not using the app: the driver is personally liable, and their own insurance coverage will apply
- Lyft driver using the app and waiting for a ride request: Lyft’s limited insurance coverage will apply ($50,000/$100,000 bodily injury; $25,000 property damage)
- Lyft driver accepted a request: Lyft’s million-dollar insurance policy applies whether a passenger is in the vehicle or not ($1 Million for third-party auto liability)
Lyft’s liability insurance coverage is considered secondary. This means it’ll kick in after benefits available from other insurance policies are exhausted.
Our attorneys will navigate these complicated steps for you. We’ll make sure that we determine all potential sources of compensation and work to maximize your financial recovery.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After Getting Into a Lyft Accident in California?
The statute of limitations for most car accident lawsuits in California is two years. Two years can go by in the blink of an eye. If you let the deadline pass without taking action, you’ll give up the right to recover the compensation you really need.
Don’t let that happen. Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as you can after your Lyft accident. This will give us the opportunity to investigate your crash properly, gather evidence, and ensure that all of your rideshare accident claims are filed on time.
Car Accidents Involving Lyft Vehicles Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Trauma
Our Lyft accident lawyers can help you seek damages for your:
If a family member was in a fatal Lyft accident, we can help you file a wrongful death action to recover compensation for your devastating loss.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Lyft Accident Lawyer
Did you recently get hurt in a Lyft accident in Los Angeles County? Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers and speak with a member of our legal team immediately. You may have the right to recover significant compensation. Our Los Angeles Lyft accident lawyers can help you work toward a full and fair financial recovery.
Benefit from 100 years of combined experience and a team that’s won hundreds of millions of dollars. Put yourself in the best position to win your case. Contact our law office in Los Angeles, California, today to begin with your free consultation.
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