How to File a Lawsuit Against Lyft
When you order a Lyft, you expect to get to your destination safe and sound. But rideshare accidents can happen just as often as when you’re driving yourself.
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, you need compensation to fund your recovery, but you may not know how to file a lawsuit against Lyft. Reach out for help from the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
Understand Your Insurance Coverage
First, keep in mind that working with your lawyer to obtain a settlement from Lyft’s insurance company may be your best option. Rideshare companies will do what they can to avoid responsibility for these accidents by claiming their employees are independent contractors.
However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. The company’s insurance coverage should cover all passengers during a ride. That means you should be covered by the Lyft driver’s insurance policy for up to $1 million. For most cases, this can cover all your expenses, so you and your lawyer may not have to take your claim to court.
Calculate Your Claim’s Worth
Before you accept a settlement, though, make sure you know what your claim is truly worth. If you accept a low settlement offer, you could be left paying out of pocket for future injuries and losses.
Talk to your lawyer about calculating both current and future accident-related costs. Below are just a few examples of the economic losses you suffered because of the accident.
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Property damage
Send a Demand Letter
When you know what your claim is worth, you are equipping to know whether the insurance company is offering what you deserve. Accepting that low settlement offer could hurt your financial future, which is why it’s important to request the amount you’re due.
Your demand letter should inform the insurance company what your claim is worth, why it’s worth that amount, and insist on receiving that amount. Keep in mind that you’re not obligated to accept the initial offer. You and your lawyer can take the claim to civil court if the insurer fails to compensate you fairly.
Call a Lyft Accident Lawyer to File a Lawsuit
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, you may need to file a lawsuit against Lyft for the full compensation you’re qualified for. Unfortunately, that can feel complex and confusing, especially without experience and help.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand that you’re in the middle of a difficult situation. Fortunately, we can help. Starting with a free consultation, your lawyer can guide you through the claim process and help you get the compensation you need for recovery.
Ready to begin with a free consultation? Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online form below.