Reseda Lyft Accidents
Rideshare services like Lyft are popular, convenient, economical ways to get around Reseda’s busy streets and highways as they move around the Los Angeles metro area. However, extra cars on the road only raise the risk of injury-causing accidents for both drivers and passengers. We understand the time after a traumatic Lyft accident is confusing you may not know where to start. However, you need to act protect yourself and learn how the process works and the relief potentially available to you. The experienced Reseda Lyft accident attorneys at Walch Law have over 45 years of experience fighting for victims like you and getting them the compensation and closure they deserve when Lyft rides go wrong. Contact us today for your free consultation and learn why Robert and Gary are the team you want in your corner.Am I at Risk for a Lyft Accident Injury?
In Reseda, a busy city northwest of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley near the massive 101 and 405 freeways, Lyft has become a cornerstone of transportation for commuters, individuals without cars, or people responsibly traveling to and from errands, dinners, or a night on the town. It’s also an effective way to manage without an efficient, extensive public transportation system in the area. These factors contribute to the over 18.6 million active Lyft users reported recently, but they also contribute to accidents and injuries on Reseda’s busy streets and nearby freeways. Lyft has failed to share a safety report publicly, so there are still untold numbers of accidents and injuries that may be connected to their drivers.Common Types of Lyft Accident Injuries
Due to the unique service Lyft provides its riders and the unique circumstances Lyft drivers face on the job, there are additional ways an accident or injury can occur when compared to an everyday motorist. It’s common for Lyft accidents and injuries to occur when:
- Another motorist collides with a Lyft driver, causing injury to the driver or their passenger
- A Lyft driver engages in distracted driving, breaks traffic laws, or demonstrates other negligent behavior behind the wheel
- A Lyft driver strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist
- A bicyclist is struck by a Lyft driver or passenger opening their door without looking when exiting the vehicle
If a Lyft driver is not on duty and has not logged into the 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.How Much Is My Case Worth?
To get paid for your injuries from a Reseda Lyft accident, victims usually file a lawsuit claiming that someone’s negligence was the reason they were hurt. Though nothing can undo the trauma from your accident, or take away catastrophic injuries, courts may award victims that successfully prove negligence compensation for injuries such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future income potential
- Permanent disability, scarring, or disfigurement
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
It’s very important you keep any documents or records that reflect the damages you incurred because you must prove you sustained the injuries you claimed to a court to receive compensation. Important documents may include:
- Repair bills for your damaged car
- Medical bills
- Receipts from purchasing prescription medication or other items needed for treatment
It’s also important after an accident to notify law enforcement, seek immediate medical care even if you believe you weren’t injured, photograph the scene if possible, and get the contact information for all motorists and eyewitnesses.Get Started Today
After a Lyft accident, huge medical bills or an inability to work due to your injury might make you believe your financial situation wouldn’t allow you to afford an attorney. However, Robert and Gary take all their cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you can have peace of mind because you don’t pay until we win your case and you get compensated for your injuries. We will work hard to recover the maximum possible compensation on your behalf so you can start recovering from your injuries and getting back to normal; call us today to get our team of Reseda Lyft accident attorneys in your corner and get the settlement check you deserve today!