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If you were involved in an accident with a Lyft vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation that will cover the cost of vehicle damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Following the accident, you may not know what to do, how to pursue compensation, or how to prove the other driver was negligent. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Lyft accident lawyers can investigate the collision and determine whether the Lyft driver or the rideshare company should be held liable for your damages. Our legal team has extensive experience handling these types of complex auto accident claims and we know what it takes to help accident victims recover the fair settlement they deserve.

How Can a Lyft Accident Attorney Help?

Handling an insurance claim by yourself after a Lyft accident is possible, but you may quickly find that knowing which insurance policy applies, the driver’s or Lyft’s can quickly make the entire process confusing and overwhelming. If you suffered injuries and you’re out of work, the added financial burden can also make it difficult for you to deal with aggressive insurance adjusters and hold out for a higher settlement offer. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Lyft accident lawyers can investigate the car crash to identify which party should be held liable for your damages. 

They can also gather evidence, such as Lyft app records, which will show which phase the rideshare driver was in at the time of the collision. 

During this difficult time, our legal team can also help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Assessing damages
  • Filing paperwork
  • Reviewing insurance policies
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance companies
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf, if a settlement cannot be reached

In situations where liability may be shared, your Lyft accident attorney will identify all potential defendants, whether it’s the Lyft driver, another motorist, or the rideshare company.

What Makes Lyft Accidents Unique?

Due to the nature of rideshare services, a Lyft accident differs from a car accident that involves two passenger vehicles. Rideshare drivers are required to carry personal auto insurance. Additionally, Lyft also provides insurance coverage. However, the extent of Lyft insurance coverage can vary depending on which driving phase the Lyft driver was in at the time of the car crash.

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Phase 1

During this phase, the driver is using the app, waiting for a ride request.

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Phase 2

Lyft provides limited coverage, which increases once a Lyft driver is on their way to pick up a passenger

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Phase 3

During this phase, the driver is actively transporting a passenger.

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How Lyft Insurance Works

As mentioned above, rideshare insurance policies can apply based on the driving phase.

App is Off

When the Lyft driver is not using the app and they are involved in a motor vehicle collision, their personal auto insurance policy will apply.

App is On

When the driver is using the app and they are waiting for a ride request, limited liability coverage provided by Lyft will apply. This coverage is secondary to the Lyft driver’s insurance.

On their Way to Pick Up a Passenger/Passenger is in the Vehicle

When the driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or when there is a passenger in the vehicle, Lyft provides higher liability coverage of up to $ 1 million and underinsured/uninsured coverage.

What Types of Economic and Non-Economic Damages Can I Recover?

If you were injured in a Lyft accident, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

And more.

During an accident investigation, your Lyft accident lawyer will carefully review your case and the evidence to determine which damages you may be entitled to. If you suffered a severe injury, they may also consult with medical professionals and other experts to help determine the cost of future medical treatment.

What Can Impact the Value of My Settlement?

Many factors can impact how much compensation you’re entitled to following an accident with a rideshare vehicle. 

These factors can include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether multiple parties were involved
  • Insurance policy limits
  • What phase the Lyft driver was in at the time of the collision
  • How much time you missed at work
  • Whether you are forced to change careers due to the severity of your injuries
  • Whether you can return to work at all

And more.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents?

You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. If you miss the filing deadline, your case may be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your accident-related losses. During this challenging time, contact a Lyft accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins to ensure your lawsuit is filed correctly and within the statute of limitations.

What Types of Injuries Can An Accident Victim Sustain in a Rideshare Collision?

Traumatic brain injuries

Spinal cord damage

Nerve damage

Chest injuries

Neck injuries

Back injuries

Broken bones/bone fractures

Leg and arm injuries

Soft tissue damage

Whiplash

Concussion

Internal organ damage

Dental and facial injuries

Hearing loss

Vision loss

Crush injuries

Amputation

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. 
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, contact a Lyft accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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Phone: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201