Lyft is a rideshare service that matches drivers and their vehicles with mobile applications users looking for vehicle transportation. The service has seen rapid growth in popularity over the past several years as people are drawn to the convenient, safe, reasonably-priced transportation option. But with the increase in popularity has come a corresponding increase in the number of vehicles on New Jersey roads operating for the Lyft service. This of course also means many more chances of an accident involving a Lyft vehicle. In response, the state now requires Lyft and other rideshare services to provide insurance coverage in various circumstances where one of their vehicles is involved in an accident. However, people who have been injured by a Lyft vehicle or while riding in a Lyft vehicle still face difficulties in getting the full compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages. If this has happened to you, let an experienced Paterson Lyft accident lawyer from Camili Law, LLC get to work pursuing the full compensation you need to help with your recovery from your injuries and damages.
With reputable and battle-tested litigator Krenar Camili, Esq. in your corner, you can have confidence that your legal representation has the readiness and skill to see your case all the way to court and through trial if need be.
Contact Camili Law, LLC for a free initial case review with a dedicated personal injury attorney to go over your legal options and to discuss the process of pursuing financial compensation after you’ve been involved in a Lyft accident.
Rideshare companies like Lyft are required by state law to provide insurance in the event their drivers are involved in accidents. The availability and the amount of insurance coverage varies depending on the Lyft driver’s circumstances at the time of the accident:
Under New Jersey laws governing the insurance requirements of Lyft and other rideshare companies, if a Lyft driver causes an accident, neither the driver nor Lyft can raise the “verbal threshold” as a defense in a claim brought by an injured accident victim. As a result, the accident victim may seek compensation for their non-economic damages like pain and suffering or loss of quality of life, regardless of the severity of their injuries.
Obtaining compensation for your injuries and damages after a Lyft accident is not always a simple matter. Lyft and their insurance providers may try to argue that their coverage doesn’t apply to your accident or may contest the extent of your injuries and losses. That’s why you need an aggressive Paterson Lyft accident lawyer who is prepared to reject insurance company settlement offers that won’t provide you with fair and full compensation and is ready to take your case to trial. When insurance companies know you are ready to go to trial on your claim, they are far more likely to reach a fair settlement offer.
Let Krenar Camili, Esq. handle all the aspects of your case, including investigating the accident and recovering evidence, identifying the parties responsible for the accident, building a persuasive case to show how the accident occured and establish legal liability for your injuries and damages, and tenaciously pursuing the maximum compensation possible in your claim whether through settlement negotiations with insurer or, if needed, at trial. That way, you can keep focused on your treatment and recovery while Camili Law pursues accountability and justice on your behalf.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a vehicle driving for Lyft, you may have options available to you to seek compensation for your damages from the accident. Contact Camili Law, LLC today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and options and to learn more about how having a knowledgeable Paterson Lyft accident lawyer on your side can make a difference towards obtaining a full financial recovery.
Try to take photographs and videos of the accident scene, photos of the damage to the vehicles involved in the crash, and any visible injuries you’ve suffered. Also make sure to get the names, vehicle/license information, and insurance information from each motorist involved in the accident. If you were a passenger in a Lyft vehicle involved in a crash, you should also notify the company about the accident.
Normally, if you are injured in an accident while riding in a Lyft, you would look to the insurance company of the other driver if they were responsible for causing the crash. However, with multiple victims of the accident, the other motorist’s insurance may not be enough to fully compensate you for your injuries and losses. In that case, you may be able to file a claim for compensation under the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in the insurance policy provided by Lyft for passenger trips.
The great anxiety that people have when they meet with attorneys is the cost associated with quality legal representation. That’s understandable. But with Camili Law, we’re always trying to get top dollar for your injuries, because we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
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