A Lyft accident’s legal aftermath can get complicated. Dealing with insurance companies, assessing your losses, and trying to navigate the claims process can quickly overwhelm you. However, a Lehigh Acres Lyft accident lawyer can manage everything your personal injury case entails.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provides free consultations to injured claimants in Lee County. Our personal injury team is ready to pursue compensation for your losses now.
Three Things to Know About Pursuing Damages from Lyft
When you partner with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine:
We Provide Legal Help on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Our clients don’t have to worry about upfront fees, retainers, or hourly rates. That’s because we operate on a contingency-fee basis. Since we opened in 2006, we’ve taken our attorney’s fees from the compensation we recover for our clients.
How much we take depends on our time and efforts. Furthermore, you’ll know everything about our arrangement from the very beginning of our partnership, so you’ll know what to expect.
You Have a Limited Time to File Your Car Accident Lawsuit in Florida
We resolve many personal injury cases through negotiations and insurance settlements. Yet, we may file a lawsuit if we can’t come to an agreement with the liable party.
In that situation, you generally have four years from your accident’s date to sue, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). You have less time if you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Here, you typically have two years to file.
When you partner with our Lehigh Acres car accident team, you can trust that we’ll manage each of your case’s deadlines, including the statute of limitations. That way, you can keep your options open if the insurance company refuses to settle.
We’re Ready to Pursue Each of Your Injury-Related Expenses
Suffering harm in a rideshare accident can affect your physical health, threaten your plans for the future, and jeopardize your finances. We believe that compensation should reflect each of these hardships.
Our team will pursue:
- Lost income, wages, and other earnings
- Property damage expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Temporary transportation arrangements
- Wrongful death-related expenses, such as funeral costs
We encourage you to keep track of your injury-related losses by keeping all relevant billing statements, receipts, and invoices. This way, you can help your rideshare accident lawyer determine what you’re owed.
Your Insurance Coverage Options Depend on the Rideshare Driver’s “Status”
You might have heard that it’s difficult to secure compensation from Lyft because it doesn’t classify its drivers as employees. Instead, drivers are considered independent contractors. However, you have many options when seeking what you need with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
File a Claim with Your Own Insurance Provider
If you carry car insurance in accordance with Florida Statutes § 627.736, you should have at least $10,000 in immediate medical coverage. Depending on your policy, you might also have coverage for disability and lost income.
After reviewing your coverage options, we can explore whether filing a claim with your own insurer could yield damages.
File a Claim with Lyft’s Insurance Carrier
The details of filing an insurance claim with Lyft depend on the rideshare driver’s “status,” meaning what they were doing before the accident happened. For instance, if the driver wasn’t logged into the app when the collision occurred, you can pursue a claim without worrying about the rideshare aspect.
However, consider these scenarios:
- If the driver was waiting for a request when the accident happened, Lyft offers third-party liability insurance, which includes $50,000 per person for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 per accident for property damage.
- If the driver was actively completing a request, you can receive up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage. It also offers contingent comprehensive and collision coverage up to your car’s actual cash value (with a $2,500 deductible).
We can examine these coverage options and explain which ones apply to you.
File a Lawsuit
Our trial-ready lawyers have years of experience advocating for injured people in the courtroom. If an insurance claim doesn’t yield fair compensation for your losses, we can file a lawsuit against the negligent party and go from there.
What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Lehigh Acres Lyft Accident
The following measures could protect your right to damages following a collision:
Seek Medical Help
Seek medical attention if you experience injury symptoms after a car accident. Doing so links the accident to your condition. Also, follow your doctor’s instructions.
Document the Accident
The more information you have to support your case, the better. We recommend taking photos of your vehicle’s damage, your external injuries, and the accident scene itself. If any witnesses saw the accident happen, we suggest getting their contact information.
Contact Lyft and Report the Incident
If you or anyone else was injured in an accident while in a Lyft vehicle, you should report it to Lyft’s Claims Customer Care team. If you were hurt as a passenger in a Lyft vehicle, we also recommend screenshotting your ride’s details, including the name of the driver and where you were headed.
Reach Out to a Lyft Accident Attorney from Our Law Firm
Our lawyers can help you gather important documents and navigate the claims process. We go the extra mile for our clients, meaning we do more than secure compensation for your losses; we help with scheduling your appointments, too.
If You Were Hurt in a Lyft Accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine doesn’t represent Lyft or other rideshare companies. We represent people just like you. Our personal injury attorneys fight for the money you need to pay your bills, receive medical treatment, recoup lost wages, and get compensation for your pain and suffering.
Right now, you can start a free case review to learn about your legal options. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome.
We Can Help.