Lyft has specific rules dictating how it covers accidents, complicating matters following a rideshare accident. This raises some major questions among injured claimants. Who pays for one’s damages? What will the legal process entail?
Our Naples rideshare accident lawyers can answer these questions if you suffered harm in a collision with a rideshare vehicle. Consider legal help from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine if you want help filing a claim, paying medical bills, or pursuing legal action.
What Compensation Is Available to Lyft Accident Victims?
Your Lyft accident could entitle you to financial recovery for your medical bills and work losses, as well as other damages. Compensation will depend on your situation but could include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income from wages, salaries, or sales
- Reduced earning ability
- Disfigurement and disability
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Some of these losses are based on what you may suffer or lose in the future. We can project these losses with the help of doctors, specialists, economists, and actuaries. We will utilize any resource to fight for your past, present, and future losses.
The Severity of Your Condition Affects Your Settlement’s Value
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our Naples personal injury attorneys don’t just pursue a generic amount of compensation for your Naples crash. We examine your injuries and their unique consequences. Depending on your crash, you may have suffered from:
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushing injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Internal injuries
A thorough analysis of your injuries doesn’t just help us calculate the damages you deserve–– but also provides us with evidence to contest your case’s challenges.
How does a Lyft Crash Attorney from Our Team Help Recover Damages?
When you work with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you get a team that offers a multi-faceted approach to handling your case. With us, you get:
- Help in setting up appointments
- Access to your attorney’s phone number
- Consistent updates on your case’s progress
- Timely responses to calls and emails
- Support in making official statements
- Representation in negotiations
- Assistance with your claim and lawsuit’s paperwork
All our work is underpinned by a genuine compassion for your circumstances. We can’t heal you, but we can take care of everything else. Check out our client testimonials to learn more!
We’re Ready to Explore Your Legal Options Now
Since 2006, we’ve recovered millions for car accident claimants and their loved ones. We’re ready to uphold your legal rights if:
You Were Hurt as a Rideshare Passenger
If you were injured while riding in a Lyft vehicle, you likely have two options for compensation:
- Filing a claim through your no-fault insurance provider
- Pursuing the at-fault driver via a lawsuit
Florida’s no-fault insurance laws only allow you to pursue the at-fault driver if the accident involved serious injuries outlined under Florida Statutes § 627.737. Otherwise, you can file a claim through your own insurance to receive basic benefits, like a portion of your medical bills and lost wages.
If your insurance provider gives you a hard time (or you want help filing a lawsuit), our rideshare accident lawyers in Naples can pursue what you deserve.
You Were Hit by a Lyft Vehicle
Whether Lyft or its driver was liable will depend on several variables laid out by Lyft’s insurance coverage rules. Those variables are typically:
- Whether the at-fault driver was actively using the app
- Whether there was a passenger in the Lyft vehicle
- Contingent on who caused the collision
If they were logged out of the app when they hit you, Lyft is not involved at all — you were essentially in a traditional car accident, and you treat the other party like any other driver.
If the driver was logged into the app but did not have an active ride request, Lyft offers:
- $50,000 in bodily injury protection per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury protection per accident
- $25,000 in property damage protection per accident
If you were hurt while the Lyft driver was actively completing a request, Lyft offers $1 million in third-party liability coverage.
We Can Represent You in Court, If Necessary
If you were seriously injured in your Lyft crash, we may file a lawsuit. While our team generally recovers damages through insurance settlements, we will consider litigation if:
- No settlement agreement is reached.
- The driver has insufficient insurance coverage.
- The driver has no insurance coverage.
Disagreements over a settlement could be due to disputes over who is liable, how much you deserve, or specific terms of the deal. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit is enough to spur negotiations toward an agreement. Other times, we may need to take the case all the way to a verdict and have the jury decide.
If we file a lawsuit, you can trust your lawyer to manage everything litigation entails, including:
- Taking depositions
- Exchanging information with the other party’s lawyers
- Applying the law to your case
- Creating and presenting a compelling argument
- Proving negligence, fault, and liability
You can also trust that we’ll file your case within the applicable statute of limitations. You generally have four years to file a car accident lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(d). By filing your case on time, we preserve your right to damages.
Learn What Our Lyft Accident Lawyers Can Do for You in Naples
The combination of Lyft’s insurance rules and Florida’s no-fault laws can make receiving compensation a challenge for rideshare crash victims. Let us tackle that challenge for you. Get in touch with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation.
We Can Help.