California Lyft Accident Lawyers

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Lyft Accident Attorneys in California

Lyft makes ridesharing in California easy

If you’re in California and find yourself without a vehicle, you can request a ride through the Lyft app on your phone. Lyft is easy and convenient. In a matter of a few seconds you are able to order a driver who will take you wherever you need to go. Friday night out at the bar? Too many drinks with dinner? Lyft is a cheap, convenient alternative to getting a DUI – and much safer than getting behind the wheel and causing an accident.

Accidents happen, even when you are a Lyft passenger. The personal injury lawyers at The May Firm know how to handle a case involving a Lyft accident. If you were riding in a Lyft and were injured, either by the driver’s negligence or someone else’s, give us a call today. We are dedicated to getting each and every one of our clients the medical treatment and financial compensation they deserve.

Lyft accident insurance coverage

Any individual who drives for Lyft is required to carry his or her own personal car insurance. In addition to the driver’s auto insurance policy, Lyft has its own auto insurance which often covers injuries of passengers in the event of an accident. If you are a Lyft passenger who was hurt in an accident, you have access to one of the best personal injury lawyers in California with zero upfront fees.

Filing a claim with Lyft can be difficult and complicated to navigate. The May Firm knows exactly what to do and we will ensure that a claim is properly filed with Lyft. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to figure out what to do on your own. The May Firm is here to help you and take that stress off of your shoulders.

Every Lyft accident is unique

Every car accident is unique. Even a typical rear-end accident will involve unique factors that can impact how your personal injury claim is handled. This is especially true for accidents involving a Lyft ride. If your Lyft driver causes a wreck and you’re injured as a result, they – and Lyft – are potentially liable.

Pedestrians injured by a Lyft driver

An accident involving a Lyft driver striking a pedestrian is incredibly serious. Cars are very heavy and can cause serious injury if they strike a person. As a general rule of thumb, just about any pedestrian struck by a Lyft driver is entitled to sue both the driver and Lyft for their injuries. Pedestrians have the right of way in California. As soon as a pedestrian enters a roadway – even if they aren’t at a crosswalk – cars need to stop and allow them to cross safely. Lyft drivers are no exception.

If you are a pedestrian who was struck by a Lyft driver, contact a personal injury attorney at The May Firm as soon as possible. The driver’s insurance company (and even Lyft’s insurance company) will likely try to jerk you around and avoid paying you a settlement that is appropriate, considering your injuries. The May Firm will work to ensure that you are compensated fairly without requiring you to endure hours of frustrating phone conversations.

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Tips for Lyft passengers
  • SCREENSHOT AND/OR DOWNLOAD YOUR TRIP INFORMATION. Transportation companies like Lyft provide passengers with certain information prior to their trip, such as the name of their driver, vehicle information, the route they are expected to take to their destination, and departure/arrival estimates.
  • CONTACT A LAWYER IMMEDIATELY. The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer after the accident, the sooner you can be compensated for your injuries. Your lawyer can communicate with the insurance companies, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court. They also have the necessary channels to obtain information that you may not necessarily have access to as a passenger.
  • REQUEST A COPY OF THE DRIVER’S “DRIVING” INFORMATION. Lyft drivers are monitored by the company. There is an app that monitors their vehicle’s speed, braking, G forces, and location. If your Lyft driver caused an accident by speeding, this data will have been recorded during your trip. However, such information is not usually available to the public. Your lawyer can request that this data be preserved at the onset of litigation and sent over for review.
After a Lyft accident

Regardless of how the accident happened, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries if you were hurt by someone else’s actions. Whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, or another driver on the roadway, Lyft is liable to you if the at-fault driver’s personal insurance policy does not adequately compensate you for your medical expenses and any other associated costs.

Your first course of action after a Lyft accident should be to seek medical attention. Shortly thereafter, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer. They will be able to assess the facts of your case and establish the best course of action.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is designed for general information purposes only and should not be interpreted as being legal advice or a legal opinion on specific facts or circumstances. You should always consult with an attorney before making a decision about your case. Pages are updated periodically but information provided on this page may not be up to date as circumstances may change over time. Please see our [LEGAL DISCLAIMERS] page for additional legal disclaimers.

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