How to Win a PI Claim if Hit By a Lyft Driver*

Drivers from Lyft, or any similar ride sharing company, depend upon fares paid to them to make a living so they are commonly in a hurry when taking passengers from one place to another. Speeding is one of the main causes of traffic accidents and some of the commonest accidents are head on collisions and side swipes as the driver races to his/her destination. If you were involved in an accident with a ride share driver and you ended up in hospital with a serious injury you may be able to file a personal injury claim against that driver. This should cover the costs of your medical treatment and any loss in wages while you recover.

How to Prove You’re Not at Fault for the Accident

To be sure you have grounds to win a PI claim you need to prove the other driver was negligent. This means providing evidence that shows clearly that the other party was not paying full attention when the accident happened. Negligent driving could be caused by:

  • driver fatigue;
  • distractive driving such as using a cell phone;
  • speeding;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • eating and drinking while driving.

As long as you have the proof that the driver of the ride share company caused the accident due to a negligent act this will help you win a PI claim.

Evidence to Help Win an Accident Claim

It is far easier to win a PI claim if you have the evidence to prove the other driver was at fault. There are several ways you can prove this which are:

  • taking photos at the accident scene;
  • checking to see if surveillance cameras were nearby with evidence;
  • providing a medical report from your physician describing your injuries;
  • ensuring you get the police report of the accident as this will confirm who was negligent.

How a Lawyer Can Help Win an Accident Claim

With most PI claims trying to win a claim on your own is almost difficult so it is a good idea to contact a PI lawyer who knows how to present the evidence to the at fault driver’s insurer. There is a time limit for filing PI claims so the sooner you get your claim in the better.

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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.