What to Do After a Lyft Accident
On the surface, a rideshare accident case seems like a standard car collision lawsuit. You were in a vehicle, someone hit you, and you got hurt. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If you were injured in a Lyft accident, your safety should be your priority. Seek medical attention immediately and call the police to make a report of the incident. The crash report can be obtained by our firm as evidence to strengthen your claim.
After an accident, Lyft may contact you to open an accident report. It’s important that you hire a Lyft accident attorney who can handle communication with Lyft and insurance companies, as Lyft’s main goal is to limit the amount they pay for your injuries. Anything you say to Lyft representatives can be used against you and may negatively impact your claim.
Who is Liable in a Lyft Accident?
Lyft considers its drivers to be independent contractors, which means the company may not be automatically responsible for any accidents. Liability may depend on whether the driver was logged into their app at the time of the crash. If drivers were not on the job at the time of the accident, they may be held personally responsible.
If the accident occurred while the driver has already accepted a ride, the company may assume an amount of liability coverage,
Call Us for Results
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Lyft rideshare accident or any auto accident in Toledo, call us today. There is a big difference between a property damage claim and a bodily harm claim when submitting a car accident injury case. Going up against billion-dollar businesses like insurance companies and rideshare firms takes a special kind of lawyer. Rubin & Zyndorf are highly sought after, tenured injury litigators who aren’t afraid to face large entities if it means securing your entitled compensation.
We’ve recovered millions of dollars for clients and can help you pay for damages that include medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages. It’s unfair for you to have to pay out-of-pocket to treat injuries that were caused by a negligent driver. Call us for personalized care.
Begin the recovery process now. Pick up the phone and call today to meet with a capable Toledo Lyft accident attorney.