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Rideshare services are supposed to make life easier. So, the last thing anyone wants to think about is the Lyft driver getting into a car accident. If this has happened to you, you owe it to yourself to explore your legal options, especially if it’s unclear who should cover your damages. 

If you have suffered injuries in a Lyft accident, the Pendleton Law Team can lead your case. Our rideshare accident lawyers serving Colonial Heights can lead your case, whether you were a Lyft passenger or drive for the company. We will determine who should compensate you and demand payment from them.

Call us today to learn how our Colonial Heights Lyft accident lawyers can help you. The consultation is free, and we can represent you at no upfront charge. We only get paid if you recover compensation.

Our Lyft Collision Lawyers Handling Cases in Colonial Heights Can Lead Your Damages Case

We want you to focus on healing from your injuries. You should get prompt medical attention to treat apparent and hidden injuries. After you receive medical care, you can talk with our team about the Lyft accident. 

Our car accident lawyers handling cases in Colonial Heights represent passengers and drivers in Lyft accidents. Once you become our client, we can:

  • Investigate the collision to determine its cause.
  • Collect evidence to prove liability (e.g., witness statements, expert witness testimony, cell phone records showing the driver’s log-in times, traffic camera footage, police reports, medical records, etc.).
  • Identify who is at fault for the crash, including third parties not at the scene.
  • Manage your case’s paperwork and deadlines.
  • File your case within Virginia’s statute of limitations unless exceptions apply.
  • Update you regularly about your case and explain all applicable laws.

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We Will Identify All Liable Parties in the Accident

There is no need to take on complicated liability issues, especially if you’re not feeling well. Our Lyft ride-sharing injury lawyers can do that for you as you seek medical treatment for your injuries. Our investigation may uncover parties you might not know owe you compensation. 

For example, we could demand damages from a manufacturer if it is determined a defective vehicle part contributed to the crash. Our team’s Lyft rideshare accident attorneys near Colonial Heights will use our legal experience to seek the best outcome for you. 

Call the Pendleton Law Team today for a free case evaluation. We are here to help.

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Lyft’s Liability Policy Doesn’t Provide Total Driver Coverage

Some key factors set rideshare collisions apart from typical car accidents. Because Lyft hires independent contractors, not employees, it cannot be held responsible for drivers involved in accidents. 

Still, since Lyft is a “transportation network company (TNC),” state law requires that it carry a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance. However, this liability policy is in effect only during certain periods of a ride.

A Lyft Driver’s Status Can Affect Your Case’s Outcome

Our personal injury lawyers serving Colonial Heights must establish the driver’s status when the crash occurred. This will help determine who’s liable.

  • If the Lyft driver is not signed in to the app, their auto insurance is in effect. Their policy must meet their state’s minimum coverage limits.
  • If the Lyft driver is signed in to the app and waiting for a ride request, their personal auto insurance is in effect. Per Lyft’s website, the company’s third-party liability insurance will apply if the driver’s insurance doesn’t cover the collision.
  • If the Lyft driver is signed in to the app and on their way to pick up a passenger, Lyft’s $1 million third-party auto insurance policy is in effect. This also applies if a crash occurs while the driver is transporting a passenger while active on the app. This coverage ends when the driver reaches the passenger’s destination, and the passenger exits the vehicle.

Who Can You Sue After a Rideshare Crash in Virginia?

If you were a Lyft passenger, you could file an insurance claim against Lyft’s policy if the ride was in progress when the crash happened. You also might be able to claim damages from:

  • The driver’s auto insurance
  • Another party’s insurer, such as the other driver’s
  • Your auto insurance policy if you have uninsured motorist coverage for your vehicle

If you were a Lyft driver in an accident that you did not cause, you could seek damages from:

  • The liable party that caused the crash
  • Your auto insurance company if the liable party doesn’t have insurance or sufficient insurance

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Recoverable Damages in a Lyft Accident Case

Your financial recovery should address all your post-accident needs. Our Lyft rideshare collision attorneys with cases in Colonial Heights will count every loss so that you can cover your medical expenses and other damages, including:

  • Rehabilitative therapy costs
  • Lost income (past and present)
  • Lost income from missed work
  • Reduced earning ability if you cannot work in the same capacity
  • Pain and suffering (e.g., mental anguish, emotional distress)
  • Property damage (repair and replacement costs)
  • Wrongful death damages (e.g., medical bills, funeral and burial expenses)

Our wrongful death attorney serving Colonial Heights can take legal action and manage your case if a loved one suffered fatal injuries in a Lyft accident.

We Don’t Run From Insurance Companies That Challenge Your Case

We will take on all challenges to your insurance claim or lawsuit, including those that come from insurers, large and small. We know all the tactics they can take to deny or derail your compensation case.

We will protect you from bad faith attempts and ensure you don’t agree to a settlement offer that minimizes your injuries and undercuts your deserved compensation. 

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Injured parties generally have two years to pursue financial recovery in a Virginia personal injury case (Virginia Code § 8.01-243), barring exceptions, so we urge you to contact us now. Once the deadline expires, you risk losing your right to sue. If we manage your case, we will file it on time.

Contact the Pendleton Law Team now for a free consultation. Our rideshare accident attorneys help clients in Colonial Heights. We will answer your questions, advise you on your next steps, and help you take legal action against the party that should compensate you.

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