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Can I File for Pain and Suffering if Hit by Lyft*?

An accident with Lyft can leave you with a variety of injuries. If you have been hit by Lyft, and it caused injuries that required medical care, you can pursue a personal injury claim against Lyft.

You can ask for pain and suffering as part of your damages in the claim. Pain and suffering are determined by your injuries, the extent of medical care required, your medical bills, and the long-term effects of your injuries.

Lyft was established in 2012 in San Francisco, California. An on-demand transportation company, Lyft primarily offers ride-hailing services. It has an annual revenue of about $1 billion.

Offering real-time rideshare and taxi services in more than 300 cities, Lyft must maintain commercial insurance that includes $1 million of liability insurance protection.

If a Lyft is on a call or hauling a paying customer, it is covered by the company coverage.

Damages In An Accident With Lyft

If you were hurt because you were hit by Lyft, you should seek medical care right away. You will need to establish care immediately, so the correlation between the accident and the injury is obvious.

Failure to establish immediate care could result in your claim being denied and Lyft and its insurance alleging that the care you sought later was for injuries that resulted elsewhere.

When you file a personal injury claim against Lyft, you should include all your damages.

In this type of crash, you will have medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, property damages, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement, long-term disabilities, and pain and suffering.

Your pain and suffering will be calculated by multiplying your total medical expenses by a number ranging from 1 to 7.

Can I File for Pain and Suffering if Hit by Lyft*?

Proving Your Claim

Documentation is the key to a successful personal injury claim against Lyft. To file a claim for your pain and suffering, keep copies of medical bills, medical records, prescription receipts, and proof of missed work and lost wages.

Take photos of any injuries and document in a journal your limitations and how you are affected on a day by day basis because of the injuries that you sustained after being hit by Lyft.

Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney

If you were hurt when you were hit by Lyft, consult with a personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will determine all your damages and come up with a fair settlement for pain and suffering.

Your personal injury attorney will work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose.

There is a statute of limitations, so if you wait too long, you might not be able to pursue a personal injury claim against Lyft. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today.

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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.

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