Visiting Los Angeles Lyft Accident Attorney

A couple visiting California and riding in a lyft

People from around the country and the world visit California and often rely on Lyft to get around. Ridesharing is more convenient than taxis or public transportation, but it carries the risk of injury due to a Lyft accident. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a Lyft accident while visiting California, J&Y Law can help.

Although you have the same legal rights to compensation as a state resident, Lyft accidents involve complicated insurance rules. You need an attorney who can sort through all the details, faithfully represent your interests, and get you just compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation. You will not pay any attorney fees until we recover for you. 

Determining Liability In A California Lyft Accident With Visiting Party

California is an at-fault state for insurance purposes: the driver who caused the accident may be liable for any resulting injuries. If a Lyft passenger was visiting California and another driver caused the accident, that driver’s insurance is the primary source of coverage. All drivers in the state must carry the minimum liability insurance coverage:

  • $15,000 bodily injury coverage per person injured in an accident
  • $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident

If the Lyft driver caused the accident, the primary source of coverage is Lyft’s liability insurance. The company is required to provide $1 million in liability coverage when its drivers are transporting passengers. Lyft accident claims may also involve comparative negligence laws if both drivers contributed to the accident. In this situation, your claim may involve Lyft, its driver, the other driver, and their insurance companies. 

Obtaining compensation can be challenging for out-of-state Lyft accident victims. Lyft often attempts to deny liability for the actions of its drivers, and insurance companies work to settle claims for as little money as possible. For this reason, having an experienced California Lyft accident attorney is essential.

Common Causes of Lyft Accidents in California

With so many rideshare vehicles on the road, the risk of being in a Lyft accident is high. Lyft accidents are much like other car accidents in that they are often caused by:

  • Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in California; however, Lyft drivers are more likely to be distracted than other drivers because they use GPS and smartphones to navigate.
  • Fatigued driving occurs when Lyft drivers work long shifts, even though state law limits them to transporting passengers for up to 12 hours. After 12 hours, drivers must be logged off the app for eight consecutive hours. 
  • Driving under the influence is dangerous to Lyft drivers and their passengers.
  • Speeding is common for Lyft drivers because they hurry to transport passengers to get to their next paying rider quickly.
  • Tailgating is common because Lyft drivers travel quickly to get to the next fare.

Regardless of the cause, we know how to hold Lyft and its drivers accountable for accidents resulting in injuries. 

Why Choose Us?

If you have suffered injuries in a Lyft accident while visiting California, you probably have concerns about getting medical treatment, returning home safely, and healing. Trust J&Y Law to address your concerns by providing you with compassionate, efficient representation. Our Lyft accident attorneys will handle all the details of your claim, including:

  • Investigating the accident site
  • Obtaining surveillance video
  • Interviewing witnesses, including the Lyft driver
  • Reviewing the driver’s record for prior accidents and traffic violations
  • Subpoenaing the driver’s smartphone and GPS data
  • Filing all legal paperwork promptly 
  • Taking over communications with Lyft and the insurance companies
  • Coordinating logistics (e.g. arranging depositions via videoconferencing)

Lyft accident claims often settle, but we will take your case to trial if necessary. We are committed to winning you just compensation, including damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Once you become our client, you will have experienced Lyft accident attorneys at your side, fighting for your rights. You can expect us to handle your claim professionally and expediently. We will return calls and emails promptly and communicate by text and video calls to update you about the progress of your case. Above all, we will make your injury claim our cause and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Lyft Accident Attorneys

You must act fast if you have suffered an injury in a Lyft accident while visiting California Personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your claim.