A Lyft accident can leave you with extensive medical bills and no way to pay them, especially if your injuries keep you from working. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses. A Lyft accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL can help you explore your options and navigate the processes to recover the money you deserve.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands how involvement in a ridesharing accident can turn your life upside down. You are likely unsure of what recourse is available to you and how you can pay for accident-related expenses and other losses. We can help. Give us a call today for a free consultation: 1-800-747-3733.
The Value of Your Lyft Accident Claim in West Palm Beach
Every accident and every injury is different, so the compensation you may be entitled to differs from person to person. We cannot tell you the value of your Lyft accident claim without investigating the circumstances of the accident; however, you may be entitled to recover various types of damages after an accident. They might include:
We may be able to recover compensation for any of the following:
- Hospitalization costs
- Ambulance fees
- Surgical costs
- Prescription drugs
- Ongoing care
- At-home care
- Enrollment in an assisted living facility
- Future surgeries
We can establish this value through bills and receipts.
You are entitled to compensation for wages and benefits you lost while your injuries kept you out of work. Establishing the value of your lost wages simply requires furnishing your paystubs or W-2s.
Lost Earning Capacity
If your injuries force you to work less hours, take a lesser-paying job, or retire, you can recover compensation for that loss of/difference in income.
To establish the value of your future lost wages, we can discuss your case with vocational and financial experts. This will ensure we account for any promotions or raises you may have been up for as well as inflation over time.
Accidents and the injuries that accompany them come with several miscellaneous expenses. You can recover compensation for expenses such as performing renovations on a vehicle or your home to accommodate your injuries or disabilities or for the costs of traveling to and from doctor’s appointments.
Pain and Suffering
You are entitled to compensation for the pain you suffered due to the accident and your injuries. Calculating the value of your pain and suffering is not as straightforward as determining the value of your medical expenses or lost wages as there are no receipts or bills to refer to.
To calculate the value, we might discuss your case with loved ones or coworkers to establish how your accident has affected you.
You may also be entitled to any emotional distress you suffered due to the accident. This could include the development of mental disorders such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
We calculate this value similar to how we calculate pain and suffering.
Collecting Compensation for Damages after a Lyft Accident in Florida
From whom you recover compensation depends on who caused the accident. If another driver caused the accident, you would file with their insurance to recover the compensation you need.
If the Lyft driver caused the accident, it can become a bit more complicated. The insurance company that covers your injuries and other losses depends on the driver’s “status” at the time the accident occurred.
Our team will investigate your accident to determine the route you will take to recover injury compensation.
Proving Fault in a West Palm Beach Lyft Accident Case
Like other personal injury cases, collecting damages after a Lyft accident requires proving fault and liability. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you prove negligence and liability by establishing the following elements:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
All drivers have a duty of care to operate a vehicle safely to keep other road users from harm. When a driver breaches this duty and behaves negligently (e.g., runs a red light, drives while intoxicated or fatigued, drives recklessly, etc.), any parties injured by this negligence can recover the compensation they deserve. Our West Palm Beach injury lawyers will argue that you deserve compensation for your personal damages due to this breach of duty.
Do Not Delay and Risk Recovering Nothing
You only have four years after an accident to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. In this time, you must determine a prognosis, gather necessary evidence, build a strong case, and negotiate with insurers. If you fail to do so within that time limit, you may be unable to recover anything.
When you work with our team, we will ensure that you meet every necessary time limit.
Call a Lyft Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach, Florida
Getting the compensation you deserve in any personal injury case is stressful and daunting. But the complications involved with rideshare drivers and the several involved insurance companies adds additional complexity to these situations. But the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine pride themselves on shedding light in the circumstances which appear most dim.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for more information on how we can help you recover damages after your Lyft accident. Our consultations are free, so reach out to us at 1-800-747-3733.