If you or your loved one suffered a recent rideshare accident involving Lyft, you may have injuries and other damages. You can seek compensation for your damages, and we can help. Our personal injury lawyers can help establish your damages and another party’s liability.
One of our firm’s rideshare accident lawyers can do all of that for you and more. Your lawyer can even sue for your damages if it comes to that. During a free consultation, we’ll tell you more about the service you can expect from your Dublin, OH, Lyft accident lawyer.
How Your Dublin, OH, Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Establish Your Damages
Your lawyer can help you identify your damages, including intangible damages you may not have considered. If you lost a loved one in an accident, your lawyer will help you identify your family’s damages.
Additionally, your lawyer may be able to refer you to certain professionals, like a medical professional, who could provide you with actual proof of your damages. This proof can establish your damages in the eyes of the insurance company.
Finally, your lawyer can attribute monetary value to your intangible damages, such as your pain and suffering. You may pursue such non-economic damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
The Damages You Could Recover
Your list of recoverable damages could include the following and more:
- The cost of the repair or replacement of your vehicle, if applicable
- The costs of any other personal property
- Your medical bills
- Your bills for physical therapy
- Lost income
- Lost income-earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death damages if a loved one lost their life
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Establishing Another Party’s Liability for Your Lyft Accident
In your case, Lyft itself, the Lyft driver, or another party could be liable for your damages. Any of these parties may have insurance coverage to compensate motorists, pedestrians, and Lyft passengers involved in accidents. Before you can get compensated, your lawyer will have to determine who is liable, though. To do this, your lawyer will seek out evidence of liability, such as:
- A statement from a witness
- A corroborating statement from an expert witness
- Footage from a traffic camera
- Information in the accident report the police wrote up
- Data on the event data recorder inside the driver’s vehicle
- Data on Lyft’s app their drivers use
To fully establish liability in your case, your lawyer will have to show how each piece of evidence demonstrates negligence in your case. These elements are:
- Duty of care (The other party’s responsibility to act carefully in order to prevent harm to you.)
- Breach of duty (The other party’s actions breached that duty.)
- Causation (The actions caused the accident.)
- Damages (The accident resulted in your injuries and losses.)
If the driver is liable for your damages but is uninsured or underinsured, your lawyer can pursue compensation from Lyft and possibly even sue the driver.
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Negotiating Your Settlement With the Insurer
Once your lawyer has prepared your case, your lawyer will present it to the liable party’s insurance company. Then, your lawyer will negotiate with them for a fair settlement.
Your lawyer may have to negotiate for certain damages, like pain and suffering, because the insurer may not typically cover such damages. Additionally, your lawyer might have to prevent the insurer from denying their client’s liability or diminishing your damages.
You can expect your lawyer to argue your case and fight for a fair resolution. If it becomes necessary, your lawyer will threaten a lawsuit against the other party. This may convince the other party and the insurer to settle your case fairly.
Litigating Your Case if Necessary
If a threat to sue doesn’t convince the other side to settle, your lawyer will sue the other party and take your case to court. There, your lawyer will negotiate with a judge for a fair verdict. Your lawyer will take care of everything else involved in litigating and resolving your case.
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A Dublin, OH, Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Handle Your Entire Case
Our Dublin, OH, Lyft accident attorneys are members of a legal team with over six decades of combined experience in personal injury law exclusively. This area of law includes rideshare accident law, so your attorney will have the experience you want in an Ohio rideshare accident attorney. Much of our attorneys’ experience is in the courtroom, as well.
Our Team Works on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Something else you can expect from your attorney is for them to work for you on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, you won’t have to pay your attorney any fees until your case resolves and unless your attorney recovers damages for you. Your fee will simply be a small portion of the amount of your settlement or verdict.
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Contact Bressman Law for a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Dublin, OH
If you’d like to learn more about our team, we can tell you more in a free consultation. We’ll also review your case with you and tell you more about what you can expect from us. If you decide to hire one of our Lyft accident lawyers in Dublin, OH, it could allow you to focus on your health and recovery.
Our firm serves Dublin, OH, and surrounding communities. To learn how we can serve you, contact Bressman Law for your free consultation.