Based in San Francisco, California, Lyft is an on-demand transportation company. The company primarily provides ride-hailing services. It operates Lyft cars, the mobile app for transportation and markets the services. Lyft was founded in 2012 and operates in 300 cities throughout the United States. More than a million rides are provided by Lyft daily. By the end of 2018, Lyft had 28 percent of the U.S. market share, making it the second ranking ride-hailing company.
What to do After a Crash at an Intersection with Lyft
If you were at an intersection when you were hit by Lyft, call an ambulance if anyone suffered serious injuries. If it is physically possible to do so, take photos of the accident scene. Always stay on the scene of the accident. Call the police so they can investigate and complete an accident report. You should exchange information with the Lyft driver. You should also establish medical care right away as that is essential to the outcome of your personal injury claim against Lyft. Be sure to explain to the officer your account of the accident. Be precise and provide facts, not opinions.
Damages from a Crash at an Intersection with Lyft
You can suffer serious injuries and a variety of damages in an accident with a Lyft vehicle at an intersection. Here are some examples of the more common damages:
- Property damages
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent scarring
- Mental anguish
Maintaining Documentation and Evidence
For your personal injury claim to be successful, you will need to provide documentation and supporting evidence that prove your losses. Examples of this documentation will include medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, prescription receipts, damage repair estimates, written statements from witnesses, photos of the damages, photos of the injuries, and any other supporting documents, such as a copy of the police report. The more documentation that you gather, the more likely you are to have a successful personal injury claim.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
States set their own laws regarding the statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim. If you wait too long, you cannot recover damages. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not get paid until you are compensated for your losses through a judgment or a settlement. You have no upfront costs, so there is nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have the details of your case reviewed by a lawyer in your area who handles auto accident injury claims. Don’t wait until it is too late to pursue a personal injury claim against Lyft.
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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lyft or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.