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Simi Valley Lyft Accident Lawyer

The popularity of using rideshare services like Lyft means more vehicles are on Simi Valley’s busy streets and highways. Unfortunately, the extra volume of cars on the road only contributes to additional accidents. We understand the time after a Lyft accident is confusing and the prospect of making decisions and acting can be overwhelming. However, you need to act immediately to protect yourself and learn how the process works and the relief potentially available to you. Let successful Simi Valley Lyft accident attorneys Robert and Gary Walch help you get started – call us today! At Walch Law, we have built a success rate of over 98% over the last four decades. It only takes one call. Get in touch with us now so we can start fighting for your financial recovery.

Likely am I To Get in a Lyft Accident in Simi Valley?

In Simi Valley, a suburb to the northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County, Lyft has taken roots and is used frequently in the community. Residents take Lyft to and from bars, to commute to work, and even to LAX and other airports in the area. These daily trips contribute to the over 18.6 million active Lyft users reported in 2018, but they also contribute to the 356 annual injuries and deaths reported in Simi Valley on busy streets such as Tierra Rejada Road, Viewline Drive, and massive, congested freeways in the area including the 118, 101, and 405.

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 injuring a Lyft driver
  • A Lyft driver causes an accident through distracted driving or other negligent behavior
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist is struck or injured by a Lyft driver
  • A Lyft passenger is injured while in the driver’s vehicle

No matter how it occurred, if you were involved in an accident with a Lyft vehicle, you should consult a Simi Valley Lyft accident attorney to see whether you may be entitled to compensation from a driver, Lyft, both, or another party.

When Lyft Responsible for Paying

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.

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
  • Funeral or burial expenses
  • 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, or receipts and medical bills showing expense incurred in treating physical injuries.

Get Started Today

After a Lyft accident, you may think you’re unable to afford an attorney to protect for your rights and fight for your recovery. However, Robert and Gary take all their cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you can rest easy 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 physical and emotional injuries and getting your life back on track; contact us today to get our team of Simi Valley Lyft accident lawyers in your corner and get started.

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We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you! A.M. and M.A.
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