If you have been injured in a Lyft accident in Illinois a Belleville Lyft Accident Lawyer can help. We will alleviate your stress and ensure you receive the best outcome in your case. As ridesharing has grown, so had the potential for accidents associated with passengers in Lyft vehicles. The laws governing Lyft accidents can be different from a typical personal vehicle accident and are evolving.
A Belleville Lyft Accident attorney can help you understand the distinctions involved in a case with a Lyft accident including where and against whom to file suit and where responsibility lies. An experienced rideshare accident lawyer can also help you navigate the case against insurance firms so that you can have the best possible settlement.
As with most injury matters, the sooner you contact a Belleville Lyft Accident Lawyer, the better. When you contact our office, we will start helping you organize your case and review the facts of your injury. We will help ensure your medical expense, lost wages, and financial recovery for pain and suffering, disability, etc. are properly calculated and we will seek compensation from the liable parties, in an expedient and efficient matter.
Lyft drivers are expected to provide a level of care to their passengers. If the driver acts negligently by being exhausted, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to obey traffic laws and that causes your injury, you may benefit from pursuing a case against that driver. We suggest taking the following steps if you have been involved in a Lyft accident.
1. Immediately seek medical assistance to evaluate and treat your injuries.
2. Take pictures of any injuries.
3. Take pictures of the accident.
4. Take a screenshot of your Lyft information.
5. Make sure you have the contact information of your driver as well as any individuals who witnessed the accident.
6. Contact a Belleville Lyft Accident Attorney.
7. Prior to signing any documents or speaking with insurance companies, ensure an experienced attorney is available to assist with your case and facilitate these discussions.
Recently, rideshare companies are facing an increasing number of individuals stating that they have faced accidents with rideshare companies, like Lyft and Uber. The companies have said that they are not responsible for these issues. This raises a more complex issue of employer liability for negligence in these types of claims. Clearly, this highly complex area illustrates the need for assistance from a Belleville Lyft Accident Lawyer. As the number of personal injury lawsuits against Lyft grows, the need for integrity and accountability grows.
Furthermore, the “gig-economy” jobs have been striving to maintain their contractor business models. If Lyft and other rideshare companies are required to treat drivers as employees in the future, this could further change the course of action for lawsuits and make it easier for victims like you to hold rideshare companies, like Lyft, accountable for accidents that occur on the job. Under current models, it is more of a “grey area” as workers still set their own schedules and use their own vehicles.
Because it’s such a new area of law, many of the claims against Lyft are still pending in state courts. Some cases have ended in arbitration or were settled. We are highly experienced in handling both arbitration and settlements and can assist you in your case against Lyft or other rideshare companies.
It may not matter whether the driver is an employee or a contractor because he or she still has the requirement to avoid injuring others and act with reasonable care.
There are various accidents that can occur from negligence from a Lyft driver. Some of these can include the following:
We can still help pursue additional injuries not listed above. Contact our office today to discuss the specific details of your case.
What are my next steps?
Contact a Belleville Lyft Accident Attorney today for a free consultation. We will discuss how we will pursue compensation for your injuries from your car insurance company, Lyft insurance policy, a personal injury lawsuit, and from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
We will pursue compensation for the following:
We will evaluate all aspects of your case to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for all areas listed above.
Contact our office for any additional questions you may have.
Choosing a Lyft accident lawyer to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to Lyft accidents and other personal injury cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case.
If you have been injured due to the negligent acts or omissions of someone else, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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