Orange County Lyft Car Accident Lawyer
Sorting out financial liability after a collision with a Lyft driver is complicated—but essential to getting compensated. Find out who owes you a settlement by working with an Orange County Lyft car accident lawyer.
Were you hurt in a rideshare accident while using Lyft? The service is not foolproof, and people do occasionally get hurt in accidents involving these drivers. If this is your situation, you need help from an Orange County Lyft car accident lawyer from Kohan & Bablove, LLP to ensure that you receive full financial compensation.
Remember that even though your Lyft driver may have been nice and personable, you are going up against a large corporation with their own attorneys. Protecting your rights begins with hiring your own legal counsel.
Understanding Your Legal Options After a Lyft Accident
After your accident, you can try to negotiate and settle the claim or file a personal injury claim. We recommend that you have an attorney represent you regardless of which route you want to take.
Lyft has complicated insurance policies in place since their drivers are not actual employees. Depending on the circumstances of your rideshare crash, they could claim that they have no liability and not offer to pay a dime. Understanding the nuances of how they operate and how best to seek compensation is critical for the success of your case.
When Is Lyft Financially Responsible?
If a Lyft driver has their app turned on and is accepting rides, the company has limited liability and an insurance policy in place to pay for accidents happening during this time. When a passenger is in the vehicle and the app is on, a ride is technically in progress and the company has full liability.
Ambiguity comes into play in situations where a Lyft driver has just deposited a passenger and gets into an accident or is on the way to pick up a fare. In scenarios like these, the driver may be fully responsible for the accident and your injuries or Lyft might be accountable. Conducting a detailed investigation will allow us to know who to sue and how to build your case.
Settling Out of Court Is a Possibility
If the case against Lyft is strong and has compelling evidence, they may be willing to settle outside of court. This can be beneficial because it allows you to receive compensation faster and according to your terms.
You are still better off working with a rideshare accident lawyer that knows how to get you more for your accident and injuries. Once you settle, you cannot go back and ask for more money, so having an Orange County Lyft accident lawyer review any offers is wise.
Getting Money After a Rideshare Accident
Most people want to know how much money they could get after being hurt in a collision. This depends on several factors, including how badly you were injured and who was responsible for the crash.
If Lyft was responsible, we can view their insurance coverage limits and determine the likelihood of getting a large settlement. If the driver was solely responsible, their insurance limits will dictate how much money is available. Whichever scenario, we will determine what your case is worth by calculating your crash-related expenses and the impact your injuries have had on your life.
You can get money to pay for any of the damages listed below that apply to your case:
- Transportation costs
- Current and future medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Wages you have lost
- And more
Work with an Orange County Rideshare Car Crash Attorney
Life is short and there is no time to waste suffering for an accident you didn’t cause. For help with your Lyft accident case, complete the form below or call 1-844-404-2400 to speak with an attorney from Kohan & Bablove, LLP during a free consultation.