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Lyft Accident Lawyer

Rideshare companies like Lyft make it much easier for individuals to get around, but using these ridesharing services isn’t without risks. Unfortunately, Lyft collisions do happen and these claims tend to be complicated, especially when it comes to establishing liability. If you were injured in a rideshare accident, whether you were a passenger in a Lyft vehicle or a driver that was struck by a Lyft driver, you must contact the Hines Law Firm today to meet with an experienced Lyft accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process.

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Should I Hire a Lyft Accident Attorney?

If you have been injured in an accident that involved a Lyft vehicle, you should contact a Lyft accident attorney at the Hines Law Firm as soon as possible. Dealing with ridesharing collisions can be complex. These cases are often difficult to handle without the experienced legal help of an attorney who specializes in rideshare accidents. 
Several parties may be held liable for your motor vehicle collision and the laws are constantly changing. At the Hines Law Firm, our legal team will handle all communication with the insurance company and Lyft, to ensure you recover the compensation you’re owed for an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Rideshare Insurance

person who caused a car crash can be held liable for the resulting damages. Georgia requires Lyft and other rideshare companies to carry liability insurance coverage of up to one million dollars. However, this coverage only applies when an attorney can prove that the Lyft driver was at fault for the collision.

Lyft isn’t required to provide insurance coverage if a driver isn’t logged into the app at the time of the accident. For example, if the driver was not active on the app and on their way home and they were involved in a collision, the driver’s insurance policy would be active, not Lyft’s. 

Lyft is required to provide insurance coverage if a driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or is transporting a passenger. Limited insurance coverage is available for a driver who is active on the app and waiting for a ride request. ​

Types Of Lyft Accidents

Lyft accidents are common in Georgia. As the number of Lyft drivers continues to increase, so will the number of rideshare accidents each year. 
Several common types of Lyft accidents occur each year, including:

  • Collisions in which the passenger is sitting in the front or back and is injured.
  • Collisions where the passenger is injured due to a negligent driver striking the Lyft vehicle
  • Collisions in which a driver is struck by a Lyft vehicle

Common Causes Of Lyft Accidents in Georgia

There are many reasons why a Lyft driver may be involved in a collision, including:

  • Fatigued driver
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver is not following traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Mari Gutierrez
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“Helped me so much during my accident. I recommend this firm to everyone I know and meet they’re just that amazing and I love that their team is bilingual!!”
Arianna Carrizo
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“They are an excellent team, they always attended to all my concerns, defending my rights and representing me throughout the process. they always made me feel calm and trusting of them. I highly recommend them. They met all my expectations.”
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“They are a team of very responsible, kind and dedicated professionals, they were always aware of all the details of the case and keeping us informed about each step we should take, I recommend them 100% Thanks so much, Great job”
Lauren Mandler
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“The staff is amazing and an absolute pleasure to work with. They make the process very smooth. I did not have to do any of the work, and they handled everything and answered every question I had. They pay so much attention to your case that I was able to take care of everything else going on in my life. They honestly are my version of the legal dream team.”
Esteban Solorio
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“I really enjoyed how well they communicated with me on my case. I had got in a really bad accident and constantly had follow-ups to make sure I was okay and to see if I ever had any questions or doubts. I felt like they really cared. Plus their staff is awesome. “

How Can a Lyft Accident Lawyer Help?

Hiring legal representation can be the best step you take following an accident with a Lyft driver. At the Hines Law Firm, our legal team will stay by your side throughout the entire process, and help in several ways, including:

  • Investigate the accident
  • Gather evidence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Consult with experts
  • Assess damages
  • File paperwork
  • Negotiate with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • File a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer
  • Represent you in court
  • Represent you in court

Handling the Insurance Company

In most cases, the insurance company will settle your case out of court. An insurance company does not want to waste time and money going to trial. Doing so also increases the insurance company’s risk of paying more. 

When you work with an experienced rideshare attorney at the Hines Law Firm, they will be familiar with the tactics an insurance company tries to use to minimize payout or deny a claim. They will negotiate aggressively with the claims adjuster and they will not back down until you recover the settlement you deserve. If negotiations fail and a lawsuit is filed, your attorney will continue to negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement agreement.

What Economic and Non-Economic Damages Can I Recover?

The damages you can pursue will depend on many factors, such as the severity of your injuries, how much time you missed at work, your prognosis, and many other variables. 
In some cases, an accident victim can recover compensation for:

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

Your attorney will carefully assess your damages to ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.

What is the Statute Of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents in Georgia?

In Georgia, rideshare accident victims will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, your case will be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any accident-related damages. When you hire a Lyft accident lawyer at the Hines Law Firm, you can feel confident that your lawsuit will be filed correctly and within the statute of limitations.

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If you were injured in a Lyft accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact a Lyft accident lawyer at the Hines Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Let our legal team guide you through the complex legal process, every step of the way and recover the compensation you deserve, as soon as possible. Contact us today to learn more.

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