When you open that app on your phone and call for a Lyft, you probably never think you will need a Lansdale Lyft accident attorney after a crash. Or perhaps you are in your own vehicle and are struck by a Lyft vehicle.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help. We know that these crashes can become complicated, and we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve if another person has caused you harm.
Who can be affected by a Lyft crash?
When it comes to rideshare drivers, we need to point out that they are just like the rest of us. They can, and do, make the same driving mistakes as anyone else. There are various groups that can be affected by a Lyft crash, regardless of who is at fault. This includes:
- Lyft passengers and the driver
- Passengers inside vehicles struck by a Lyft
- Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians affected
Consider that there were more than 128,000 total vehicle crashes reported during the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania. Now consider that rideshare services are becoming more and more popular.
- Lyft crashes occur and they will likely increase in frequency.
Injuries from vehicle crashes can range from minor to severe. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries following a Lyft crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these requires some sort of medical care. In many cases, a crash victim will need extensive rehabilitation. If a crash victim is unable to work while they recover or is disabled permanently, they will likely lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.
Will insurance cover medical expenses as well as these other crash-related costs?
You can leave nothing to chance when dealing with insurance companies. A skilled attorney will be able to navigate between a Lyft driver’s personal insurance company and the insurance provided by Lyft to secure a settlement.
Lyft does have a $1 million insurance policy in place, but it only kicks in under certain circumstances (depends on what the Lyft driver’s status was concerning availability or carrying passengers).
We are here to help you today
We know that the last thing you ever expected was that you or a loved one would be injured in a crash with a Lyft vehicle. However, if that has happened, you need to secure legal assistance. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., let us get to work helping you through this.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages