Walking is one of the best things you can do for yourself and if you’re able to get around your town or get to work without having to get into a car then you may end up saving thousands of dollars on car payments and gas. However, walking has its drawbacks and if a vehicle was ever to hit you, you are at risk for serious injuries. If you were recently injured by a vehicle and the driver happened to work for Lyft, you may wonder how this will factor into any kind of personal injury claim. It is understandable that you are concerned about how you will have to pay for medical bills and what to do if there is property damage (even if you weren’t in a car). If you were injured by a Lyft driver and need legal guidance, consider working with a trusted law firm for your claim.
Unfortunately, a pedestrian’s injuries following any kind of vehicle accident are often extensive. Because of the nature of these accidents, pedestrians usually don’t see them coming and (with no protective gear) are usually at risk for serious injuries. If you were hit by a Lyft driver and believe that they were responsible for the accident, there are a few things you can do.
If you think you are one of the lucky ones who got away from a pedestrian-car accident with no injuries, think again. Often, adrenaline is so strong that it can mask severe pain. Go to a doctor or call emergency services to the scene of the accident to see what kinds of injuries you have and how serious they are.
Lyft accidents can be complicated. Ridesharing insurance policies and the state you were in at the time of the accident can make it difficult to understand who you can get compensation from. When you work with a lawyer, like a Lyft accident lawyer from a law firm like Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., they can help you assess all of the damages, whether you were partially responsible, and what kind of settlement would be fair.
If the Lyft driver is responsible for your injuries then this narrows down liability. However, you may be negotiating insurance with the driver’s personal insurance or with Lyft’s insurance depending on whether the driver was “working” at the time of the accident. This means that Lyft’s insurance may cover up to a certain amount if the driver was logged into the app and waiting to pick someone up or was currently driving someone.
When you need legal help after an accident and don’t know what steps to take, call a law firm you can rely on to understand what your options are. You should not have to worry about the legal aspects of your claim when you need to focus on rest and recovery. Contact your local office for more information.