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Knowing your rights is essential if you or a family member has suffered any injuries in a Lyft accident. By working with an experienced Lyft accident attorney, you can recover damages for your losses. At J&Y Law, we have extensive experience handling rideshare accidents, including those involving Lyft drivers. We know how to hold tech giants like Lyft accountable and will get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation. 

California Lyft Accidents Result In All Types of Injuries 

Lyft accidents can result in serious injuries, such as: 

Lacerations and Bruises

A Lyft passenger who impacts the interior compartment – door windows, the back of the front seat – or who is struck by a projectile like broken glass or metal shards can suffer deep cuts and bone bruises, which may result in excessive bleeding and cause dangerous infections.

Strain and Sprains

Tendon strains and ligament sprains are common injuries after a Lyft accident that heal in time; however, torn tendons or ligaments often require surgery. Whiplash, caused by sudden back and forth or side-to-side head motion, can result in strained neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Broken Bone Injuries

Broken bones after Lyft accidents, including fractured ribs, arms, legs, fingers, toes, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and wrists, are common. A high-impact collision can result in crushed bones for occupants of either vehicle. 

Internal Bleeding and Organ Damage or Loss

Internal bleeding can be life-threatening and require immediate medical care, while a severe injury to an organ, such as the spleen, may require removal, which will have permanent consequences.

Head and Brain Injuries

Skull fractures and concussions are common after Lyft accidents, while traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may result in neurological impairments. TBIs often require surgery to reduce bleeding and swelling in the brain, extensive rehabilitation, and, in some cases, lifelong care.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Lyft accidents can lead to back and spinal cord injuries, such as herniated discs and fractured vertebrae. The spinal cord can be severed in a high-impact collision, resulting in limited mobility or even complete paralysis (e.g. paraplegia, quadriplegia).


Leaking oil and fuel after a Lyft accident can trigger fires and cause severe burns. Steam, hot liquids, chemicals, or scorching surfaces can also cause burns. These injuries are excruciating and may result in infections and permanent disfigurement.

Wrongful Death

A high-impact rear-end or head-on collision can cause fatal injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a Lyft accident, our firm can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain just compensation.

Why California Lyft Accidents Occur

Lyft offers passengers a convenient way to travel, but accidents are becoming increasingly common. Factors involved in Lyft accidents include:

  • Drivers own their vehicles, are not trained by Lyft, and need only be licensed for one year to drive for the company
  • Lyft drivers work long shifts at all hours of the day and night, increasing the risk of drowsy driving 
  • Lyft drivers use GPS and smartphones to locate passengers and their destinations, resulting in distracted driving
  • Lyft only conducts limited criminal background checks and does not drug test its drivers

Whether you were a Lyft passenger or the occupant of another vehicle struck by a Lyft driver, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. 

How J&Y Law Can Help

Once you become our client, we will handle all the details of your Lyft accident claim, such as:

  • Investigating the accident site 
  • Obtaining and reviewing police reports 
  • Interviewing any witnesses
  • Arranging for expert medical testimony to support your claim
  • Subpoenaing the Lyft driver’s app and GPS data
  • Reviewing the Lyft driver’s driving record and work history
  • Communicating with Lyft and their insurance company
  • Negotiating a fair and just settlement 
  • Filing a Lyft accident claim if necessary

Our attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of the insurance laws governing rideshare providers and will work to hold Lyft, the driver, and other responsible parties accountable. We know our way around the bargaining table and the courtroom and will protect your rights through negotiation or litigation. 

Lyft Accident Damages 

At J&Y Law, we will leverage our skills and experience to help you recover damages, such as:

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages – present and future
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

You may also receive punitive damages if drunk or reckless driving contributed to the Lyft accident. These damages will punish the responsible party’s misconduct and deter other drivers from similar wrongdoing. 

Contact Our Experienced California Lyft Accident Attorney Today

You may be frightened after being injured in a Lyft accident and not know where to turn. Remember, we are here to help. Let J&Y Law handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. Contact our office today for a free consultation.