If you suffered injuries in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, a College Park rideshare accident lawyer with Kaine Law can help you seek compensation. As with any car accident, you have the right to recover damages from the liable driver with an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Recovering Your Lyft Accident Damages
If a Lyft driver or other liable party caused your car accident, you should not have to pay for the resulting damages. Our College park car accident lawyers can help you pursue your losses if you were hurt while riding in a Lyft or if a rideshare driver hit your car or caused your pedestrian or bicycle accident. Recoverable compensation may include the following:
- Current and future medical expenses, including emergency transportation, emergency department services, medical procedures, hospital stays, physical therapy, long-term nursing care, and any other necessary treatment
- Pain and suffering, including severe and disabling injuries, mental and emotional distress, scarring, disfigurement, inconvenience, and lost quality of life
- Lost wages, earnings, and benefits, including the loss of your future earning potential
- Property damages, including vehicle repairs or damages to cell phones, laptops, and other personal items
If your loved one suffered a fatal injury, our College Park personal injury lawyer can help qualifying survivors recover wrongful death damages. Compensation may include many of the above damages, as well as funeral and burial expenses and awards for the loss of the deceased’s advice, counsel, and companionship.
Lyft Insurance Requirements
Under Georgia law, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Lyft must provide drivers with automobile liability insurance protection with coverage amounts greater than those required for private motorists. According to O.C.G.A § 33-1-24, Lyft drivers must have the following:
- When a driver is logged into the app and available to accept a ride: $50,000 for injuries or death to one person, $100,000 for injuries or death per accident, and $50,000 in property damages
- From the time a driver accepts a ride until it is complete: $1 million in coverage for injuries, death, or property damages per accident and $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) protection
When a Lyft driver is not logged into the app, their personal insurance applies. Additionally, if your accident involved a Lyft Delivery driver, their TNC-provided insurance coverage is lower than that of drivers who transport passengers.
Can You Sue Lyft?
Usually, you cannot sue Lyft. This is because TNCs are providers of app-based services, not employers, meaning you cannot hold them vicariously liable for a driver’s actions. However, there may be another party involved in your case against whom we can take legal action. For example, if you suffered injuries while riding in a Lyft, you may have grounds for a claim or lawsuit against the drivers of other involved vehicles.
Our lawyers will help you pursue an insurance claim with Lyft that fairly compensates you for your losses. We will also explore your options for pursuing additional awards from other liable parties.
Keep in mind that you have a limited time to take action. According to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, you have two years from the accident of your loved one’s death to file your lawsuit. Failure to adhere to the deadline will likely lead to the court refusing your case. It can also hurt your chances of securing an insurance settlement. Our team can help you get started today.
For a free legal consultation with a lyft accident lawyer serving College Park, call 404-214-2001
Our Lyft Accident Attorneys Will Establish Your Right to Compensation
Proving you deserve damages means showing that the Lyft driver or other liable party acted negligently. Our College Park attorneys can do this using the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care. Every motorist owes others on the road a duty of care, meaning they have an obligation to drive safely and avoid hurting others.
- Breach of duty. A driver breaches their duty when they behave recklessly or wrongfully behind the wheel or violate traffic laws. Examples of a breach include drinking and driving, speeding, or failing to stop at a red light.
- Causation. Causation links the driver’s breach of duty to your accident. For example, we may demonstrate that a Lyft driver caused your accident when they failed to yield and pulled out in front of your vehicle.
- Damages. We will show that you sustained financial losses and physical or emotional injuries because of your accident.
Our College Park Lyft accident lawyer can do the work needed to collect evidence to prove negligence and corroborate your version of events. We may obtain:
- Surveillance, cell phone, or dashcam video
- Police reports
- Photographs and physical data from the crash site
- Pictures of your injuries and the vehicles involved in the crash
- Eyewitness accounts and expert testimony
- Crash reconstruction reports
- Medical records
- Bills, receipts, and other documentation of your damages
We Fight Hard for Injury Victims
For decades, our firm has served personal injury clients across Georgia. During that time, we have helped accident victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our founder, Attorney Evan Kaine, is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our recent case results include:
- $11 million for a car accident
- $4.325 million for a collision caused by a DUI driver
- $3.675 million for a fatal wreck
- $600,000 for a rear-end accident
- $350,000 for a head-on collision
To further assist our clients, we make our services affordable by offering a no-fee guarantee. Our payment comes from your successful settlement or verdict, and you owe us nothing unless and until we obtain compensation for your or your loved one.
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Contact Kaine Law for a Free Consultation
You do not have to fight for your Lyft accident damages alone. Our team can put its insurance and legal experience behind your claims or lawsuits, leaving you free to concentrate on healing or helping your injured family member.
To learn more about how we can serve you, contact us today for a risk-free, no-cost consultation. A team member is available 24/7 to answer your questions and connect you with a personal injury lawyer near you.