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Granada Hills Lyft Accidents

Rideshare services like Lyft are exceedingly popular in Southern California; unfortunately, this means more vehicles crowd Granada Hills’s busy streets and nearby highways such as the 405, 5, and 118. These extra cars contribute to additional car accidents; these Lyft accidents also cause confusion for many drivers and passengers as to who pays for their injuries. The experienced Granada Hills Lyft accident attorneys at Walch Law understand you may not know the right steps to take next, so we are here to answer your questions; contact us today! Robert and Gary have a success rate of 95+% over the last 40 plus years, so we know how to get you compensation and closure. Get in touch so we can fight for your financial recovery right away.

Am I at Risk of Lyft Accident Injuries in Granada Hills?

Granada Hills is a community of over 52,000 residents near Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley where residents take Lyft on a regular basis. Whether taking Lyft to and from bars or restaurants, commuting to and from work, or to travel to LAX and other area airports. Over 18.6 million active Lyft users reported taking rides in 2018, which contributes to the thousands of car accidents that happen Granada Hills’ busy streets like White Oak the area’s massive, gridlocked freeways.

Common Lyft Accident Scenarios

Because of the unique service Lyft provides, there are even more scenarios where a Lyft accident can cause injury than in normal motor vehicle accidents. All these injuries may result in lawsuits and recovery when negligence or recklessness played a part. Common scenarios that involve Lyft related vehicles include:

  • A non-Lyft driver negligently causes an accident and injures a Lyft driver or passenger
  • A Lyft driver causes an accident through distracted driving or other negligent behavior
  • Hazardous road conditions resulting from negligent maintenance cause a Lyft driver to wreck
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist is struck or injured by a Lyft driver
  • A Lyft passenger is injured while in the Lyft driver’s vehicle due to the driver’s actions

No matter how it occurred, if you were involved in an accident with a Lyft vehicle, you should consult a Granada Hills Lyft accident attorney to see whether you may be entitled to compensation from a driver, Lyft, both, or another party such as the responsible government agency that maintains the roads in safe condition.

When Will Lyft’s Insurance Pay for My Damages?

If a Lyft driver is not on duty and has not logged into the Lyft rideshare app, they are not responsible if the driver is involved in an accident – their personal auto insurance policy will apply. After a driver logs into “driver mode” on the Lyft app on their phone until they accept a “match notification” ride request, Lyft provides $200,000 in Excess Liability coverage. Once a driver has accepted a request for a Lyft ride, the company offers both $1 million in liability insurance coverage and $1 million in coverage for uninsured/underinsured drivers until the passenger has been dropped at their final destination.

Damages Available for My Injuries

If you can establish that you were injured in a Lyft accident caused by another party’s negligence, a court may award you damages to make you whole for the injuries you suffered. Even though no amount of money will undo the either traumatic experience you endured or your injuries, courts may award victims compensation for injuries including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

Because you’ll have to prove your damages to the court, it’s important you keep records that reflect the damages you incurred. This may include:

  • Paystubs to show lost income
  • Repair bills for your vehicle
  • Receipts for medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
Contact a Lawyer Today

After a Lyft accident, you may think worry you won’t be able to afford an attorney to fight for your recovery thanks to an inability to work or mounting medical bills. However, the experienced Lyft Accident Lawyers at Walch Law take all our cases on a contingency fee basis; that means you pay nothing until we win your case and you get paid. We will work hard to recover the maximum possible compensation on your behalf so you can start recovering from your injuries and returning your life back to normal; call today to get Robert and Gary in your corner and get started.

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