With Miami being such a hub for culture and entertainment, it’s no wonder that rideshare companies like Lyft have become incredibly popular. They make transportation extremely accessible and affordable while retaining a more user-centered approach. Every year, more and more residents of the greater Miami area seem to be leaving their cars at home or selling them altogether, in favor of getting a Lyft to wherever they would like to be.
Lyft Accidents in Miami
While Lyft does have extensive driver and car vetting and approval procedures, they cannot eliminate all risk. Since auto accidents are the most common type of accident in the US, your chances of being in one can be incredibly low, but if you are in a car, they can never be zero. Even the highest-rated and safest drivers can find themselves in an accident while operating their car for a rideshare.
Losses Common In Lyft Accidents In Miami
If you are involved in a car accident while riding in a Lyft rideshare, there is the potential for significant losses. You should not have to spend money on injuries that require treatment or even hospitalization, if the accident was due to someone else’s negligence. Those bills probably resulted in a pile of medical bills; the appointments, treatments, or hospital stays may have also caused you to miss work, which means you have lost wages to claim.
On top of all that, there is your trauma, pain and suffering. But how can you place a value on your anguish and your pain? That’s one of the many ways that Elstein Legal can help your case. We are experienced with adding financial components that may be difficult for most people to look at objectively.
Injuries Possible In A Lyft Accident
Like in any auto accident, countless injuries can take place, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Since Lyft typically operates in the city, you are likely to see injuries such as:
- Soft tissue injuries, or injuries like cuts, scrapes, and bruises, are likely to happen to some degree, and while they are painful they will not generally require much medical attention. Recovery is often short.
- Broken bones can result from the impact, and can leave you injured for several weeks to months while they heal. To heal properly, you may need to wear a cast or brace.
- The most severe injuries are often those of the head and neck. Whiplash is only the beginning, there can be traumatic brain injuries, spinal fractures, and more.
Why Is Elstein Legal The Best Option For My Case?
The personal injury claims process is complex and can be overwhelming for someone trying to recover from a traumatic accident and heal painful injuries. You can do it yourself, but you’d have to go through a complicated and tricky process. Not only will your Elstein Legal be a powerful ally in your fight for compensation, but we will also be your expert negotiators and your general advocates. If the insurer refuses to settle fairly, then your legal team will help you move to litigation, and will be at your side in the courtroom.