People love rideshare platforms because of their convenience and relatively low cost. Applications such as Lyft have helped reduce instances of drunk driving accidents in many locations over the past several years. That said, Lyft drivers themselves are not immune to the risks that plague other Floridians on the road. There is no special training required to drive a Lyft, therefore they are just as likely to get into accidents as anyone else.
If you have been injured in a Boca Raton Lyft accident, consider getting in touch with Elstein Legal as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury attorney, Brian L. Elstein, is familiar with Lyft accident cases and is skilled at obtaining the compensation you likely deserve.
How Can I File a Claim for My Injury?
After a Lyft accident, you have a few different routes to choose from. The choice you make will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Since Lyft drivers are independent contractors and not employees, Lyft’s insurance policies may only cover them under certain circumstances.
In the case the driver is offline and the app is not running, their personal car insurance likely needs are to be used. Lyft only covers damages incurred while the driver is working.
When the driver is online but has not accepted a request yet, Lyft may cover the damages from an accident. If there is a passenger in the car, Lyft may cover damages up to $1,000,000.
What To Do After a Florida Lyft Accident?
Regardless of whether you were a driver or a passenger in a Lyft accident, there are several important steps to take right after.
No matter what the severity of the accident was, it needs to be reported. A police report will be valuable evidence for everyone involved.
Seek medical attention
Even if you feel fine directly after an accident, there is no way to know whether an injury will crop up in the next several days. Health care providers may able to see evidence of an injury before you notice it. If you fail to seek treatment right away, an insurance company may argue that your injury was not as severe as you reported.
Collect information at the scene
It is important to gather as much evidence and information as you can while you are still at the scene. First, make sure you are safe and away from traffic. Once that is established, take as many pictures and videos of the scene as you can. It is best to also get the name and insurance information from all drivers involved. If anyone witnessed the accident, ask for their contact information as well.
Call an attorney
After necessary medical assistance has been provided, contact someone that can deal with the complexities of a Lyft accident claim. An attorney could help calculate your losses and identify the liable party.
Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.