According to MIT Technology Review, Lyft and Uber are responsible for a drastic increase in fatal car accidents on our roads, and may contribute to as many as 1,100 mortalities every year.
When you suffer any injuries in a Lyft car, or in an accident with a Lyft driver, you may be wondering how you could receive compensation for your injuries and property damage. In practice, you may face an uphill battle to hold a driver or the Lyft company to account for your injuries.
However, consulting with a Lyft accident lawyer can help you discover your legal options and next best steps in order to potentially obtain compensation. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC now for a free, no-obligation review of your Lyft accident case by calling (800) 959-1444.
Types of Lyft Accidents
Lyft drivers may work long hours without rest periods in order to make a living. According to Forbes, not only those riding as passengers in Lyft cars are at risk from accidents. You could find yourself as the victim of a careless or reckless Lyft driver in several different circumstances, for example:
- An injured passenger in a Lyft car
- A motorcyclist injured by a Lyft driver
- A pedestrian or cyclist hit and injured by a Lyft driver
- Another car driver injured in an accident with a Lyft car
Whether you are an injured passenger in a Lyft car, or another road user who suffered injuries and damages due to a Lyft driver’s carelessness, you may not know how to get justice. You should contact a Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible for advice.
Compensation in Lyft Accidents
If someone else is responsible for your injuries and your suffering, you should not have to pay for the damages. In a personal injury lawsuit, you could recover compensation, including:
If you suffered serious or disabling injuries in an accident with a Lyft driver, you may miss workdays, or might be unable to return to your career at all. In this case, you could receive awards for any past, present, and future lost wages as well as lost earning capacity.
Compensation in a Lyft accident can include awards for all of your medical bills such as surgeries, hospital stays, transportation costs, medicines, medical devices, and a home health aide, for example. You could also receive future medical costs related to a Lyft accident.
Physical Pain and Suffering
If your injuries are severe and require hospitalization and prolonged medical treatments, you likely suffer from considerable physical pain and discomfort. You could receive awards for your physical suffering.
Car accidents can be traumatic, especially if they caused devastating injuries and fatalities. You may be able to recover compensation for any emotional distress you suffered as a result of a Lyft accident.
Disability and Disfigurement
If you have lost a body part, or suffered any other debilitating or permanently disfiguring injury in a Lyft accident, you could receive compensation.
Loss of Life Enjoyment
A serious injury may mean that you can no longer take part in any activities or hobbies you used to enjoy before an accident. In this case you could receive awards for loss of life quality and enjoyment.
This is not an exhaustive list of compensation that could be due to you after an accident with a Lyft car. There are other types of compensation you could potentially receive. In some cases, a driver may have been especially reckless in causing an accident, and you could receive punitive damages in addition to any compensation.
If you would like to get an indication of any compensation you may be due, contact your Lyft accident lawyer who can assist you in calculating your damages correctly.
Lyft Accident Injuries
While some accidents do not cause more than a fender bender and perhaps a shock to those involved, others can have serious and lasting health consequences. Some of the more serious injuries in Lyft accidents can include:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Car accidents can cause various injuries to the spine involving the vertebrae, discs, or the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating and cause lifelong paralysis in severe cases.
Head and Brain Injuries
Brain injuries such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries can happen in any type of car accident where your head and neck jolt back and forth violently, or your head hits an object in the car.
Bone breaks and fractures can occur in serious car accidents. Fractures may require surgeries and rehabilitation as well as time off work.
Regardless of what type of injuries you suffered in an accident with a Lyft driver, it is crucial that you seek medical advice as soon as possible after any accident. Your doctor should document all the injuries relating to the car accident. Medical records will serve as evidence for your injuries and will be important documents if you are pursuing compensation.
Your Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Fight for You
We are here to fight for your rights and could help you recover adequate compensation for any injuries and expenses relating to a Lyft accident. You should not be stuck with any of the costs that another reckless or negligent driver caused. Some of the ways in which we can help you build a case against a negligent party can include:
We can help you collect the necessary evidence to prove your case. This can include any statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, medical bills, and any other documents needed for your claim.
Negotiating a Settlement
We can negotiate with defendants and insurances on your behalf, always with your best interests in mind. We will try to help you receive an adequate settlement for all your damages, including estimated future costs for medical therapies and lost wages, for example.
Representing You in Trial
If it proves impossible to secure an adequate settlement out-of-court, we can take your case to court and fight for justice and compensation.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC
Do not delay and contact us as soon as you can. Timely action can help you receive what is due to you.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you seek justice and complication even in a complicated and tough Lyft accident case. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case by dialing (800) 959-1444.