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Ventura Lyft Accidents

Lyft is economical and convenient transportation, which explains its popularity. means more Unfortunately, it means more cars on Ventura’s roads to contributes to gridlock and accidents. We understand the time after a Lyft accident is confusing and the prospect of making decisions and acting can be overwhelming, but successful Ventura Lyft accident attorneys Robert and Gary Walch can help you navigate the process. At Walch Law, we have built a success rate of over 95% over the last four decades. It only takes one call. Call today so we can start fighting for you to get a check and a sense of closure as quickly as possible.

Ventura Lyft Accident Risks

Ventura, a growing city of over 110,000, is the seat of Ventura County near Los Angeles and the massive 101 freeway. Near Los Angeles and close to a large number of restaurants, beaches, sports venues like the Ventura Raceway, a busy bar scene, and several airports, Lyft is an appealing option in the area. Riders use Lyft as a way to get to and from nightlife responsibly, avoid the hassle of finding parking spots or the expense of valets, and manage without a car but without having to use inefficient public transportation. However, its more than 18.6 million Lyft users reported in 2018 and contributes to the 690 individuals injured and killed in Ventura car accidents during the course of a year.

Common Accident Scenarios

Lyft’s unique service means many more scenarios exist for injury and liability. It’s common to see:

  • A non-Lyft driver negligently collides with 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 Lyft driver’s vehicle through either the Lyft driver or another driver’s negligent behavior.

No matter how the accident occurred, you should consult an experienced attorney to see if you may be entitled to compensation from Lyft or other potentially liable parties such as drivers, negligent auto repair shops, vehicle manufacturers, or even the government for hazardous road conditions.

When Lyft’s Insurance Policy Coverage Applies

Lyft has explained when coverage under Lyft’s insurance policies applies to its drivers and passengers involved in an accident. Under Lyft’s insurance coverage, passengers and drivers alike are protected from the time a ride request has been accepted until the ride is ended through app by:

  • Primary auto liability
  • Contingent Comprehensive and Collision – this covers physical damage to the Lyft driver’s vehicle whether they are at fault or not. It also covers physical damage from non-collision incidents. The coverage is up to the actual cash value of their vehicle or repair cost, whichever is less, after a $2,500 deductible; however, they must have collision and comprehensive coverage on their personal auto insurance policy for these to apply.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
When the Lyft Driver has not Logged into Driver Mode

The driver must use their personal auto insurance policy if an accident occurs.

When Driver Mode is On but No Ride Request Received and Accepted

Lyft’s coverage begins to apply. The current coverage levels for their insurance policy, which does not require a deductible, are:

  • $50,000 bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 maximum per accident
  • $25,000 property damage limit

When a Ride Has Been Accepted Until the Ride Ends in the App

Lyft’s coverage limit jumps to $1,000,000 per accident.

Lyft Injury Accident Damages

If you can prove you were injured in a Lyft accident due to someone’s negligent conduct, a court may award you compensatory damages to make you whole for the injuries you suffered. No amount of money will undo either the traumatic accident experience or your injuries, but courts may award victims damages for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

It’s important you keep records that reflect the damages you incurred, because you’ll have to show the court why you are entitled to the amount of compensatory damages you’re requesting. Good evidence may include:

  • Paystubs reflecting income you’ve lost and income you expect to lose in the future
  • Repair bills for your vehicle or any other property damaged
  • Receipts for medical expenses such as medication, braces, and canes
  • Hospital, therapy, and rehabilitation bills
Speak to a Lawyer and Get Started Today

After you or a loved one have been involved in a Lyft accident, you may worry you can’t afford to hire an attorney because of an inability to work or massive, mounting medical bills. However, the experienced Ventura 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 for you so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and get your life back. Call us today to get your questions answered, learn about the personal injury lawsuit process, and take the first step towards the justice you deserve.

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