Lyft is a great way to get around a busy city like Miami Gardens. However, these cars aren’t immune from getting involved in an accident. If you were hurt in a crash as a Lyft passenger, driver, or third party, you can seek compensation to cover your injuries and losses.
It can be confusing to determine which party to hold liable for your damages, figure out their worth, and file a claim or lawsuit to recover them. Luckily, a Miami Gardens ridehshare accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine knows the law and how to work toward a fair case outcome. You worry about getting better. We’ll take care of everything else.
Forms Of Recoverable Compensation in a Miami Gardens Lyft Accident Case
Personal injury law generally classifies compensation into two categories:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
The purpose of compensation is to help you rebuild your life after suffering injuries and financial upset from an accident.
Common Economic Damages
Economic damages account for the financial losses you’ve endured from the accident. A prime example of this form of damages is medical expenses. You might be on medication, have to have surgery or stay in the hospital, undergo diagnostic assessment, and continue your medical care for several months. These costs can add up quickly, and you shouldn’t be the one footing the bills for them.
It’s also possible that you had to or will have to take off work to focus on your recovery. You may be the breadwinner of your household, so you could face a lot of financial pressure with your family members depending on you. So, you could qualify to recover your lost income and/or lost earning capacity.
Tragically, some people succumb to their injuries from a Lyft accident. If you lost your loved one in this event, you can seek a recovery for their burial and funeral service and related medical care.
Common Non-Economic Damages
Accidents take their emotional and physical tolls, in addition to financial. So, you may seek non-economic damages to account for these hardships, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental or emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
It’s difficult to calculate the value of these losses since they’re intangible. However, your lawyer can look at your medical bills, lost income, and how the crash has impacted your way of life to reach a fair amount.
The Circumstances of the Lyft Accident Impact the Coverage You Receive
The type of coverage you get for your damages after a Lyft accident will depend on the driver’s work status at the time of the crash.
- When the app is off, the driver’s personal auto insurance will reimburse you for your losses.
- When the app is on and the driver is waiting for a ride, Lyft’s third-party liability insurance kicks in if their personal insurance doesn’t apply.
- When the driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or in the middle of transporting a passenger, Lyft may provide $1 million for third-party auto liability, uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage, or contingent comprehensive and collision insurance.
Your lawyer can help you identify which coverage applies to your situation.
How a Miami Gardens Lyft Collision Attorney at Our Firm Can Assist You
Figuring out insurance policies and navigating the claims process are no easy tasks, especially if it’s your first time getting hurt in a collision. Have a car accident attorney at our firm go to bat for you. They can:
- Review Lyft’s insurance policies
- Get a copy of the police report
- Collect and analyze evidence
- Name the at-fault and liable parties
- Take over communication with the insurance companies
- Fight for a fair settlement during negotiations
- Litigate your case in front of a jury if we can’t settle
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will provide responsive legal care alongside handling the logistics of your case. If you call or email us, you’ll get a prompt response. Do you want to keep in touch with your attorney? We’ll give you their number right when you partner with our firm. Do you need help with scheduling appointments? We’ve got you covered. You probably want frequent case updates, too. We will always keep you in the loop.
You’ll be in good hands with our personal injury lawyers working for you.
How Much It Costs to Hire Our Miami Gardens Lawyers
Many accident victims are apprehensive about hiring an attorney to represent them due to the high costs. However, that won’t be a concern to you when you partner with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Our lawyers take Lyft accident cases for a contingency fee, so we won’t take payments up front, out of pocket, or hourly.
Instead, our payment comes from the settlement or court award we recover for you. With this fee structure, you take little to no financial risk, so you won’t have any added stress while you’re going through treatment.
Applicable Time Limits on Florida Lyft Accident Lawsuits
You and your attorney may agree that filing a lawsuit is the most appropriate route to compensation for you. In that case, you must know the statute of limitations the state implements.
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) affirms that claimants have up to four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you only have up to two years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(a).
Don’t let time get away from you. The state may prohibit you from seeking compensation if you try to file past the deadline. Then, it’s on you to make up the costs for your losses. If you get our lawyers involved in your case early, we can help you meet the deadline.
Get Help from Our Miami Gardens Lyft Accident Lawyers
Turn to the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine after you or a loved one gets hurt in a Lyft accident in Miami-Dade County. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to hear your story and see how we can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward.
Call us today to start your free case review.
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