Lyft accidents are becoming increasingly common in California, often resulting in brain injuries. Determining who is responsible depends on many factors, such as the Lyft driver’s status at the time of the accident and whether a third party caused or contributed to the accident. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in a Lyft accident, J&Y Law can help.
We are passionate about protecting the rights of injury victims and will fight for the compensation you deserve. Knowing that a brain injury can be life-altering, we will work to help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need to recover. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced Lyft accident attorney.
How Lyft Accidents Can Lead to Brain Injuries
Generally, brain injuries are caused by a violent blow to the head or an object penetrating the skull. A brain injury can range from mild to moderate to severe, based on whether the injury results in temporary symptoms or serious brain damage. In a Lyft accident, a brain injury can result from:
- Violent shaking of the head and neck (e.g. whiplash)
- The head impacting the vehicle’s interior
- Debris striking the head
- Victims being ejected from the vehicle
In any event, recovering from a brain injury can be an uphill battle, and the costs associated with treating such a devastating injury can be staggering. This is why it is crucial for Lyft accident brian injury victims to have the powerful representation we provide.
Determining Liability After a Lyft Accident in California
Lyft accident claims are more complex than other accident claims because there are complicated insurance rules involved. For example, if the Lyft driver caused the accident, insurance coverage depends on whether:
- The driver was logged onto the app
- You were traveling as a passenger
- You were injured in a collision with a Lyft vehicle
Generally, when a rideshare driver is on the clock and traveling with a passenger, Lyft is required to provide $1 million in liability coverage. If you are injured in a collision with a Lyft driver who was not logged onto the app or traveling to retrieve a passenger, the driver is required to carry additional insurance coverage above the state minimum requirements. Finally, your claim may involve a third party, such as another motorist who caused the collision.
In any event, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be challenging. Insurance companies are notorious for attempting to deny liability or settle claims for a little money as possible. You need an attorney who knows how to fight back and hold the responsible party accountable. We understand the physical and financial burdens you are facing and will fight hard to win you every dollar deserve.
How J&Y Law Can Help with Your Lyft Accident Brain Injury Claim
When you become our client, we will provide you with compassionate, efficient representation and handle all the details of your claim, including:
- Investigating the cause of the Lyft accident that resulted in your brain injury
- Obtaining medical evidence demonstrating the severity of your injury
- Taking over all communications with the insurance company
- Negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement
Above all, we will demand full payment for your brain injury claim. If Lyft or its insurer fails to honor your claim, we are always prepared to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Trust our Lyft accident attorneys to stand by you every step of the way and fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Damages You Can Recover for a Lyft Accident Brain Injury
No two accident claims are the same and the damages you may be able to recover depend on the nature and severity of your brain injury. Our experienced attorneys will fight to help you obtain compensation that considers all your medical and financial needs, such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Long-term care
If a loved one has died as a result of his or her injuries, we can help you obtain compensation for final medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of financial and emotional support by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Money can never replace a life, but you deserve justice and the financial resources to secure your financial future.
Contact Our Experienced California Lyft Accident Brain Injury Attorneys
Although Lyft and other rideshare companies provide Californians with flexible and convenient transportation options, Lyft drivers are not professionally trained, which increases the risk of accidents and injuries.
At J&Y, we are committed to holding Lyft, its drivers, and third parties accountable for accidents that result in brain injuries. We handle all injury claims on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing to us until we recover damages for you. Contact our office today for a free consultation.