A woman grabbing her back because of a spinal cord injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury after a Lyft accident, turn to J&Y Law. Our firm has the skills, resources, and determination to hold the negligent party accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

We know that a spinal cord injury can be life-altering and will work to recover damages that meet all your future medical and financial needs. Because our attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of the insurance rules governing rideshare companies in California, you can trust our legal team to handle your claim with diligence and care. Contact our office today to get started with a dedicated Lyft accident attorney. 

How Lyft Accidents Result in Spinal Cord Injuries

The sudden impact of a collision in a Lyft accident can cause a violent blow to the spine, damaging the spinal cord, nerves in the spinal canal, vertebrae, ligaments, or disks. The spinal cord may even be severed in a high-impact collision, causing bleeding, swelling, fluid buildup, and damage to the nerve fibers. 

Symptoms depend on the severity of the injury and may include:

  • Loss of movement/sensation 
  • Stinging sensations
  • Extreme back pain 
  • Pressure in the neck, head, or back
  • Weakness 
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty balancing/walking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Sexual dysfunction

A severe spinal cord injury can result in paralysis (e.g. paraplegia, quadriplegia), and less severe injuries can result in partial loss of movement and sensation in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. 

Common Causes of Lyft Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving Lyft drivers, are typically the result of driver errors, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Speeding
  • Improper turns/lane changes
  • Tailgating

Regardless of the cause, you deserve just compensation, whether you were a Lyft passenger or the occupant of another vehicle struck by a Lyft driver. That’s where J&Y Law comes in. We have an impressive track record of achieving substantial settlements and jury awards and will fight hard to protect your rights. 

How J&Y Law Can Help

Our experienced Lyft accident attorneys will do whatever it takes to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. You can depend on our legal team to:

  • Investigate the accident site 
  • Obtain and review police reports
  • Identify and interview witnesses
  • Collect medical evidence documenting your injuries and care
  • Investigate the Lyft driver’s driving record for prior accidents
  • Arrange for medical and vocational expert testimony about the severity of your injury
  • Handle all communications with Lyft and their insurance company

Depending on the circumstances, your claim may involve multiple parties, such as Lyft, its driver, and a third-party motorist. We will sort through all the details, identify the negligent parties, and choose the best course of action. 

We work to resolve Lyft accident claims through negotiated settlements, but we are always prepared to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. Our attorneys know what it takes to go up against big tech companies like Lyft and their insurance carriers and will demand full payment of your claim. If the defendant(s) fail to make a fair and just offer, we will take your case to trial. 

Spinal Cord Injury Damages

Our Lyft accident lawyers will work strategically to win you damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Emotional distress
  • The cost of assistive devices – braces, crutches, wheelchairs
  • Required modifications to your residence  
  • Replacement services
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

If the at-fault driver’s conduct was particularly egregious (e.g. drunk or drugged driving), we will fight for punitive damages to punish their misconduct and deter others from similar wrongdoing. No amount of money can undo the harm you have suffered, but you deserve the medical and financial resources that will give you a chance to lead a fulfilling life. Trust J&Y Law to offer you knowledge, compassion, and dependable service. 

Contact Our Experienced California Lyft Accident Attorneys

The future is uncertain if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a Lyft accident. The best way to protect your rights and well-being is to have the aggressive representation we provide. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing to us until we win compensation for you. Contact our office today for a free consultation.