LegalRideshare’s Lyft accident lawyers fight for you in Chicago, IL and nationwide. If you’ve been injured in a car accident while in a Lyft and can prove the driver was negligent then you deserve compensation. Whether you were a driver, passenger, or third party in a Lyft car accident, it’s essential to speak with our accident injury attorneys to determine whether you have a cause of action in court. We are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Especially if you are suffering or in pain following the incident. Contact us today to speak with our Lyft accident lawyers.
The Liability of a Lyft Accident in Chicago, IL
If you are injured in an accident where another driver is at fault, it can be challenging to know where to start. The truth is that suing the company is extremely difficult. The reason why is that the law classifies rideshare drivers as independent contractors. Therefore, vicarious liability, which allows victims to sue employers for negligence cannot be applied to drivers, as they are contractors. So, what are your options? For one, you can contact us to help you file a lawsuit against the driver that caused your accident, and the compensation will come from the driver’s insurance company. Rideshare companies take out supplemental insurance policies for drivers that have various limits. We will be able to assess this additional insurance to determine how it can apply to your compensation.
Common Lyft Accident Injuries
First, it's very important to seek medical services as soon as possible following a Lyft accident. Some conditions may seem minor even undetectable at first, which is why it is so critical to get properly checked. Some of the most common injuries in Lyft accidents are:
- Broken Bones - Though seat belts and airbags help to save lives, bones are frequently fractured in car accidents. Whether you have a minor fracture or compound break, broken bones impact your life.
- Whiplash - Whiplash is commonly caused by the extreme force of the collision. It may severely limit your range of motion and cause muscle strains or tears.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) - TBIs occur when an excessive force causes the brain to collide with the skull. ou may have swelling or bleeding that affects neural functions.
Compensation for a Lyft Accident
If you’re in a Lyft car accident, we will fight to get financial compensation to cover your expenses. Some damages we can fight for include:
- Medical treatment
- Ambulance services
- Follow-up treatment
- Physical therapy
- Loss of work wages
- Vehicle property damages
- Emotional distress
Illinois’ Comparative Fault System & Lyft Accidents
Illinois is a fault-based state, so courts can use modified comparative negligence to determine fault in car accidents. The driver or Lyft is liable up to a specific percentage they are deemed responsible for, however, a portion of the fault can still be placed on you.
What Is Lyft’s Insurance Policy in an Accident?
The Transportation Network Providers Act requires Lyft to have automobile liability insurance of $25,000 for property damage, at least $50,000 for personal injury per person and death, and $100,000 for death and personal injury per incident. The insurance policy is for the time between when the driver logs into their app until a ride is accepted, and from the time when a driver completes their transaction.
Frequently Asked Lyft Accident Questions
We understand you may have questions about Lyft accidents in Chicago. Our experienced accident lawyers and experts will answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
What Should I do After a Lyft Accident?
If you are in a car crash in a Lyft, you should cooperate with law enforcement officers as they conduct their investigation. Never walk away from the scene and make your health your number one priority. If you need to seek medical treatment, immediately do so because injuries often worsen over time. For a full breakdown, please check out our Driver Checklist For Handling Accidents.
Can I Sue Uber or Lyft for Injuries?
Yes. Whether you were a driver, passenger, a pedestrian, or in another vehicle, you can sue Lyft for your pain and suffering.
Does LegalRideshare Handle Cases Outside of Chicago?
Yes. LegalRideshare handles accident and injury claims all over the country. We've helped thousands of drivers and won millions for our clients.
Which Insurance Companies Does Lyft Use for Coverage?
Never trust the insurance company. A partner to Lyft is not on your side. The most common insurance companies Lyft uses for coverage include:
- Medical treatment
- Mobilitas Insurance Company
- Allstate Insurance Company
What if the Insurance Company Makes a Settlement Offer?
A settlement offer often doesn’t pay you what you deserve. Your Lyft accident lawyer will review the settlement offer to determine if you deserve more for your damages.
Choose LegalRideshare as Your Lyft Car accident lawyer
We don’t get paid until you get paid. LegalRideshare puts your needs first to ensure you’re paid the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering. Our LegalRideshare Lyft accident lawyers are Chicago’s premier source on rideshare-related issues, serving hundreds of clients and securing millions for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will fight for you!