Lyft touts economic statistics that show the benefit that it has for Miami. The company claims that it adds $87 million per year to the local economy. While that may benefit Lyft and surrounding businesses, it does nothing to help passengers and the other driver who are injured in Lyft accidents. The company does everything it can to avoid any accountability and leaves it to injured accident victims to fight on their own. This is why you need someone to fight for you.
With companies like Lyft and Uber, the core elements of their existence are always to make things someone else’s problem. They want to be around to take their cut of what you spend but not be around when their drivers have harmed someone else. In fact, they do not even want to call drivers “their drivers.” Instead, they spin the fiction that these are average people hustling on their own to make a living, just using the company app to connect with passengers.
The result is that you cannot sue Lyft for accident-related injuries. This does not mean that you are out of luck when it comes to recovering for your accident. Lyft does have a commercial insurance policy in place, but the rules of what coverage applies are very confusing and difficult to sort out. In short:
If you were injured as a Lyft passenger, you would need to figure out which car is responsible for the accident to determine where to file your insurance claim. When you are a driver injured in a collision with a Lyft car, the standard rules of negligence apply to determine who is responsible.
If it seems like all of this is a lot to sort out, Lyft wants it to be that way. so they can maximize their own profits. Rideshare companies claim to be all about customer service, until one of their customers gets injured by their driver. When that happens, you are left to deal with their insurance company. However, you are not at their mercy. You can take back control when you hire an attorney to help with your claim. This can give you power in a process designed to take it from you.
Once you hire an attorney, you can make an insurance claim to try to settle your case. You may be able to receive the following damages:
There are many ways that the insurance company will try to cut corners in compensating you. When you have a rideshare attorney on your side, it lets the insurance company know that you take fighting for your legal rights seriously.
Of course, you do not know the full value of your claim until you get the medical care necessary to diagnose your injuries. It always makes sense to get fully checked out after an accident, even if you received treatment at the scene. Some problems, such as head and neck injuries, may not become apparent until after the accident.
At 388CEDA, we have doctors who can check you out and treat your injuries. You can come to us for many of your post-accident medical needs. We offer the following services to accident victims:
When you work with us, it takes much of the stress off your shoulders, and it centralizes your medical care.
We can also assist you as you seek the lawyer you need to move your case forward. We can suggest an attorney from our wide network for you if you ask us. This makes it easier for you to get the legal process started to seek compensation for your injury. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn about the wide variety of services we offer that make life easier for Lyft accident victims.
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