If you or a loved one was injured in a recent Lyft accident, you deserve compensation. However, you may have trouble getting that compensation. It may be difficult to establish the other party’s liability for compensating you and to hold them accountable for all of your damages.
A rideshare lawyer from our firm is here to help. Your lawyer can sue the other party for your damages, if necessary. When you consult with us, we will tell you the benefits of working with a Hilliard, OH Lyft accident lawyer and how we can help.
Who Compensates a Victim of a Lyft Accident in Ohio?
The driver’s status at the time of the accident determines who will compensate you for your injuries.
If the driver who caused your accident was not logged into the Lyft app at the time of the crash, their personal insurance would cover your injuries. If they were logged into the app but had not matched with a passenger when they caused the accident, their insurance should cover your injuries and losses. Lyft also offers contingency coverage that will kick in if the driver’s personal insurance does not cover the accident.
If the driver was en route to pick up a passenger or had a passenger in their vehicle, Lyft’s insurance policy will cover your injuries and losses.
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine whether the driver’s insurance or Lyft’s insurance will cover your injuries and losses. We can also help determine if another party may share liability.
For a free legal consultation with a lyft accident attorney in Hilliard, call (614) 538-1116
Establishing Liability in Your Hilliard, OH Lyft Accident Case
The most complex part of your Lyft accident case may be establishing liability for your damages. It requires identifying the liable party, showing evidence of their liability, and showing each of the elements of negligence in your case. You may want to leave these tasks to a Lyft accident lawyer from our firm.
Showing Evidence of the Other Party’s Liability
Identifying the liable party won’t be enough for your case. Your lawyer will need to show the insurance company or judge evidence of liability, which could be:
- Data taken from the Lyft app
- Data taken from the event data recorder from the Lyft driver’s vehicle
- Information in the police report of the accident
- Footage from a traffic camera
- A written statement from a witness
Showing the Elements of the Other Party’s Negligence
Finally, your lawyer will have to show the insurer or a judge how each of the elements of negligence applies in your case. This will finally establish the other party’s liability for your damages. The four elements of negligence are:
- Duty of care
- Violation of duty
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We Can Hold the Other Party Accountable for Your Rideshare Accident Damages
This part of your case can also be very complex. Our team will negotiate with the insurer for a fair settlement, but your lawyer might have to fight for a fair amount for certain damages, like pain and suffering.
The insurer might even try to deny their policyholder’s fault altogether. Your lawyer won’t tolerate any tactics the insurer uses to deny or diminish your compensation.
You can expect your lawyer to fight hard for all of your due damages, which could include:
- Costs related to personal property, such as your vehicle
- Bills related to your medical treatment, including physical therapy
- Costs related to your lost income and lost earning capacity
- Costs attributed to your physical well-being, including disability and pain and suffering
- Costs associated with your mental and emotional well-being, such as mental anguish and emotional trauma
If you lost a loved one in a Lyft accident, our team offers our condolences. When you are ready, our team can help you hold the driver or Lyft responsible for your loss. We want to give you the opportunity to grieve in peace without needing to worry about how you will pay bills or cover losses.
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Our Lyft Accident Lawyers Serving Hilliard, OH
Our firm’s Ohio team serves Hilliard, OH, and surrounding communities. Our attorneys have been serving these areas for many years and have over six decades of combined experience resolving personal injury cases, like yours, exclusively. Since much of their experience is in court, our attorneys understand what it takes to resolve a case with a judge, if necessary.
Our team has had many great experiences with clients. Today, our attorneys have over 100 5-star ratings from clients on Google. Many of these clients express how warm and supportive our attorneys are and how hard our attorneys fought for them.
You can expect your attorney to fight hard for you and to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis. This means your attorney won’t charge you any fees unless your attorney is successful with your case.
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Bressman Law Can Help with Your Lyft Accident in Hilliard, OH
On your own, you may have trouble getting your due compensation for your Lyft accident but you don’t have to do it alone. One of our firm’s lawyers can fight for the compensation you deserve. Our firm helps drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists injured in Lyft accidents.
If you decide to consult with us, we won’t charge you for the consultation, and we’ll tell you what your lawyer will be able to do for you. To schedule a free case evaluation with us, do not hesitate to contact Bressman Law today.