Lyft is becoming a more popular way for people to get around because it’s faster and cheaper than a taxi and can be called by using the Lyft app. on your smart phone.
Like any car on a busy highway a Lyft driver is often in a hurry and doesn’t always pay full attention to changing road conditions.
It only takes a single moment of inattention while texting a message to a person requesting Lyft when the driver has to brake in a hurry because traffic has slowed ahead.
Vehicles behind have no time to stop safely and end up in a multi-vehicle accident. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a Lyft driver you may be eligible to file a claim for personal injury compensation paid by the Lyft driver’s insurer.
You should contact a PI attorney to discuss your eligibility to file a claim before you begin the process yourself.
Lyft Company Profile
Lyft is a cost effective ride share company that covers 95% of the United States. Its headquarters are in Berry Street, San Francisco, California. It was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green, CEO and John Zimmer, President and today is valued at US$15.1 billion.
It markets, develops, and operates the Lyft car transport mobile app. which a customer can use to access the service. The vehicles used are 4 door saloons owned by the Lyft drivers.
Injuries From a Lyft Multi-Vehicle Accident
Multi-vehicle accidents caused by a Lyft driver suddenly braking may not only cause serious, life altering injuries but many drivers and passengers could be affected depending on the speed of the flow of traffic at the time.
If the traffic was moving at 70 mph and the Lyft driver has to brake suddenly because he or she wasn’t paying attention to changing road conditions this could cause numerous injuries as the vehicles behind hit each other one by one as they were unable to hit the brake on time.
The sorts of injuries could include:
- traumatic brain injuries
- spinal injuries;
- facial lacerations;
- broken limbs.
Process for Filing a PI Claim for a Multi-Vehicle Accident With a Lyft Driver
Even though in most states receiving PI compensation is a right to cover the financial disruption caused by an accident that was not your fault, there is still paperwork to complete which will need evidence to prove who caused the accident.
The sorts of evidence that should be presented to the at fault Lyft driver’s insurer include:
- a police report detailing the accident;
- eyewitness’s testimonials;
- photos taken at the scene of the accident;
- a medical report showing the extent of the injuries and the likely recovery time.
Even though this may seem enough insurance adjusters can be intimidating and try to pick holes in claimant’s evidence.
The best way to be sure you get the PI compensation you deserve, which covers the cost of your medical treatment, loss of earnings, vehicle damage and pain and suffering is to discuss your claim with a PI attorney first.
Why you Need a PI Attorney
A PI attorney knows how difficult insurers are and will help to ensure that the PI claim can’t be disputed. PI attorneys work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t have to pay any upfront fees.
You have a higher chance of getting the PI settlement you deserve and you pay the legal fees once you have the cash settlement safely in your hands.
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*Disclaimer: 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.