Hurt in an Accident with a Lyft Driver?Let Us Fight For You!
Houston Lyft Accident Attorneys
Lyft has become one of the leading rideshare companies. The convenience and price of a Lyft ride or hard to beat. Lyft has become popular with younger clientele. Unfortunately, your odds of being involved in a car accident in Houston are significant, whether you are with a Lyft driver or not.
A claim involving a Lyft driver is more complicated than a typical automobile accident where the parties exchange insurance information. Insurance coverage involving a Lyft driver will vary depending upon the factual circumstances at the time of the crash. At the minimum, people injured in an accident that involved a Lyft vehicle should consult a Lyft accident attorney for an online or free consultation.
The personal injury lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers have been helping people injured in automobile crashes for over 35 years. Our track record is impeccable for fighting for the maximum compensation for our car accident clients.
Contact the Baumgartner Law Firm for a no-obligation consultation about your rights options and the next steps after being injured in an accident with a Lyft driver. Call (281) 587-1111.
What to do After a Lyft Injury Accident
If you are injured in an accident that involved a Lyft vehicle, your first priority must be to receive the medical treatment you need. If you are able, obtaining factual information regarding the crash can be very helpful on a personal injury claim.
This is some of the information that the lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm always look for after a car accident involving a Lyft driver.
- Obtain the crash report
- Determining which insurance policies may provide coverage
- Identifying witnesses
- Obtain medical records and reports
- Obtainment medical billing records by affidavit
- Working on health insurance subrogation payments
- Dealing with a hospital lien on an injury claim
- Negotiating with the appropriate insurance companies
- Filing a lawsuit as required
How do Lyft Accident Claims Work?
Lyft provides insurance coverage for its drivers in certain circumstances. A personal injury claim always depends upon who is at fault for the car accident. Generally, the at-fault driver’s insurance provides the primary liability coverage for a personal injury claim.
However, a Lyft driver may have individual insurance, and also Lyft-provided insurance. Determining which insurance policy may apply can be a complicated matter. Call our car accident lawyers for a no-obligation consultation. (281) 587-1111!
Worse, often insurance companies fight over who must provide liability or UIM coverage when there is more than one policy that may apply. If you have been injured severely in a Lyft accident, you will need to consult an attorney who is experienced in handling Lyft personal injury claims. The Lyft accident lawyers in Houston at Baumgartner Law Firm help people injured in all types of Rideshare, Uber, and Lyft wrecks.
Lyft Car Accident Situations
You are a passenger in a Lyft vehicle, and the other car is at fault.
Because you are a passenger determining which insurance policy may apply, and each insurance policy is a critical step when your injuries are severe. The driver’s insurance policy would be the primary source of liability coverage.
If the policy limits for the negligent driver are insufficient or you are hit by an uninsured driver, your insurance policy on your car may provide coverage. The Lyft underinsured, uninsured motorist coverage may also be helpful. Talking with an attorney experienced in Lyft coverage issues can help clarify the possibilities.
You are a Passenger in a Lyft Vehicle When the Crash Occurred
The Lyft commercial insurance policy should be applicable. Lyft provides primary liability insurance for the time the ride has been accepted until the wind has ended according to the app. The left commercial policy offers one million in coverage per accident.
This would cover all persons injured in the accident caused by the negligence of the Lyft driver. Your own insurance coverage may also provide benefits to cover some of your damages.
If the Lyft Driver was not at fault, the other driver’s insurance company would be responsible for your damages. Lyft and your auto policy may provide extra coverage with UIM or UM insurance.
You are Hit by a Lyft Driver Who is at Fault.
Like above, if the accident is the Lyft driver’s fault and the look driver was on the job with a ride in progress, the left commercial insurance policy would probably provide the primary liability coverage for the injured. Frequently, there is a dispute between the Lyft insurance policy adjuster and the Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance policy. This dispute can make a personal injury claim much more complicated and frustrating for the victim.
We work to determine which insurance policies apply and learn the amounts of coverage is available. How best to present your personal injury claim are all matters that our Lyft accident attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm consider when representing you with a Lyft car accident claim.
What Damages are Available for a Lyft Car Accident Injury?
The Lyft accident lawyers in Houston at Baumgartner Law Firm have handled thousands of serious personal injury claims over the last 35 years. Personal injury damages in car accident lawsuits in Texas include:
- Medical bills
- Damage to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity or lost wages
- Disability and
- Mental anguish.
Let our experienced attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm evaluate your case against Lyft or another driver. We have been helping injury victims for over three decades. Put our experience to work on your case!
If the Accident Involving a Lyft Driver is Fatal
In Texas, persons entitled to bring a wrongful death case include parents, spouses, and children of the deceased. The damages available to family members all relate to their relationship with the deceased.
Hiring a wrongful death attorney should always be done with a fatal accident. If the deceased initially survived, a survival claim can be brought by the estate for the damages that the deceased suffered before passing. These damages would include pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral expenses, and other personal injury damages.
In all fatal accidents, an attorney should be consulted.
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How to Find the Best Attorney for a Lyft Accident?
Lyft car accident cases are more complex than an average automobile injury accident. Because of the insurance issues, and the difference between commercial policies and the minimum policies for liability in Texas, the available insurance coverage can be a significant issue.
Find a lawyer with insurance coverage expertise!
To find the best lawyer for someone injured in an accident with a Lyft driver, look for an attorney skilled in insurance coverage issues, and only handles personal injury clients. It’s helpful to do some homework on the attorneys you are considering before actually retaining one.
Look for a lawyer for Lyft with legitimate reviews
Online reviews can be a source of information if they are actually done by former clients. If you see a lawyer for Lyft accidents with hundreds of online reviews, question whether the reviews are all previous clients and, if so, if you really want to be represented by such a high-volume law firm.
The higher the number of cases a law firm handles, the more likely it is that you will be a number and not a person to them.
Require an experienced attorney, not an “associate” to handle your case!
Also, it makes an enormous difference in who actually is doing the work on your claim. Will it be a skilled and experienced attorney, or will it be an inexperienced associate learning on the job? One common scenario is that the partner signs up and “monitors” the file when, in reality, an associate handles the case from start to finish with little to no involvement by the partner.
Unfortunately, who does the work on your case matters? Is your case going to be worked by an associate or paralegal, or would it be an attorney who you know by the first name?
Read peer-reviewed ratings
Next, you may consider reviewing the peer review ratings of the attorney and determine who might best fit your injury case. Be mindful that many awards are in effect a financial relationship with the awarding company. Sites like Martindale.com are a very good place to start because the rankings are based on other attorneys’ input not pay!
Make sure you are comfortable with the attorney before you sign up!
Finally, make sure you are comfortable with the attorney you are considering and that you feel good after meeting with them in person. Changing attorneys can always be done, but it is very complex and can actually cost you more. It is much better to do your homework before you hire an attorney and get the best attorney rather than realizing that you have the wrong one after they have worked on the case.
Talk with an Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer at Baumgartner Law Firm.
The Baumgartner Law Firm offers no-obligation consultations call us at (281) 587-1111 or fill out the online form. Our award-winning attorneys have handled numerous accidents involving a Lyft driver and can help you too!