Were you or someone you love injured in a collision caused by a Lyft driver? Our lawyers can help you seek financial compensation from the Lyft driver or from Lyft. Damages we help you recover include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also help you prove the Lyft driver caused the accident and negotiate a favorable financial settlement.
Our Hempstead Lyft accident lawyer could take the confusion out of getting compensation from Lyft if their driver’s negligence caused your accident. We handle every aspect of your case from start to finish, including compiling evidence, assigning liability, and identifying the correct at-fault party. At Morelli Law Firm, we never stop fighting for you or for the financial compensation you deserve.
Types of Evidence We Gather to Prove the Lyft Driver’s Negligence
When we help you pursue an at-fault driver for financial compensation, we explain the legally required elements of negligence and gather evidence that proves the at-fault driver’s:
To prove them, we compile, read, and review all available evidence. We also organize your evidence and use it to steer settlement negotiations. If the insurance company representing Lyft or the at-fault driver does not make an acceptable settlement offer, we also represent you in court to continue fighting for your monetary recovery.
Car Accident Report
Your car accident report is a crucial piece of supporting information in your Lyft accident claim. It will provide us with a wealth of information we use to establish the at-fault driver’s liability and your right to compensation, including:
- Contact information for the at-fault driver
- Accident causes and contributing factors
- Road and weather conditions
- Accident description and diagram
- Police-generated accident scene photos
Your accident report will also tell us whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision and whether the Lyft driver was ticketed for any traffic violations. We will obtain a copy of your accident report for you so you can focus on getting better while we focus on obtaining evidence.
The medical care you require after a car accident can include immediate and ongoing care. We will request your records from every medical professional, facility, and department where you received care to request compensation for your:
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room care
- Hospital admissions
- Follow-up care
- Physical therapy
If your injuries require short- or long-term rehabilitation, we request compensation for those costs as well.
Interview Witnesses and Examine Photos
The accident scene itself may also provide us with evidence that points to the cause of the collision. In addition, the vehicle or vehicles involved in the accident can also provide evidence, including points of impact, areas of damage, and evidence of mechanical failure.
The accident can also point us toward smartphone photos and videos from witnesses and passersby. We will also canvass the area for witnesses, take their statements, and locate any available residential or commercial surveillance footage.
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Economic Damages Injured Victims of Lyft Accidents Can Recover
When we collect evidence for you, our goal is to prove your right to compensation and ensure your compensation is accurately valued. The economic damages we recover for you include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Property loss
- In-home care
Our Lyft car accident attorney will also request compensation for your accident-related non-economic damages. These damages are intangible and can be difficult to assess on your own. Your recoverable non-economic damages include:
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional anxiety
Our law firm helps injured clients in Hempstead fight for financial compensation. We will assess your economic and non-economic damages and assign a fair monetary value to your case.
Communicate with the Insurance Company
Dealing with insurance company’s questions, paperwork, and requests for information can make an already stressful situation worse. When one of our Lyft accident lawyers handles your case, we will:
- Read and review the Lyft driver’s insurance
- Read and review Lyft’s insurance policy
- Obtain, complete, and submit claim forms
We also handle the settlement negotiation process and advise you on the pros and cons of each offer you receive so you can make a well-informed settlement decision.
Meet Legal Deadlines As Set By New York Law
In New York, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to CPLR § 214. Similarly, you also have two years from the date of their demise to file a wrongful death statute lawsuit for the loss of a loved one, according to EPTL § 5-4.1.
With sufficient notice, our attorneys will ensure your case is filed within the allotted time. Non-compliance with the statute of limitations could prevent you from filing your lawsuit at all. It could also mean you will have no legal ability to compel compensation from the at-fault party. We will help you avoid this costly consequence.
Read More About our History of Satisfied Clients
We work hard to ensure every client and case we represent gets the time and attention they need. When previous clients talk about our legal team’s support, they say:
- “My entire family and I couldn’t thank Michael and his team enough for what they did for us. This is an exceptional law firm for anyone who is looking for quality and professional personal injury lawyer. – Xiang Mei Cao
- “I contacted the Morelli law firm regarding a personal injury case. They were super-fast and professional in answering my questions… I was truly impressed by the talent of Mr. Morelli.” – Thomas Weber
Learn more about our commitment to our clients by reading the testimonials and referrals on our client reviews page.
Contact Our Lyft Accident Attorney to Get Started Building Your Case Today
Were you or someone you love involved in a car accident with a rideshare vehicle in Hempstead? If so, our Lyft accident lawyer will help you build a strong case for financial compensation. When you are ready to pursue the at-fault driver or the rideshare company, contact Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800.