When you are involved in a Lyft accident, you have rights and may be eligible for compensation. A Newark Lyft accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can help you explore your legal rights and explain how you may seek damages for your injuries and losses. Rideshare accidents can be complicated, but our legal team will handle all of the details of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Determining Fault After a Lyft Accident
While it is possible that your Lyft driver caused the accident, there is also a possibility it was caused by another driver or a dangerous roadway hazard. Our legal team will determine who caused the accident by checking police reports, seeking out eyewitnesses, checking security camera footage, dashcam footage, and more.
When we look into the accident, we may determine that other factors may be to blame, including:
- Other drivers
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Parts manufacturers
- Service technicians
- Government agencies
- Local businesses
If your Lyft driver is not at fault for the accident, we must look at who should be named in the lawsuit. Additionally, we need to look into how Lyft provides protection after these accidents.
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Does Lyft Offer Insurance Protection for Riders?
Most rideshare companies offer liability insurance for drivers based on the circumstances leading up to the accident. This insurance policy may cover certain qualifying damages after the accident, but we must coordinate with the insurance and other third parties to determine how you should be covered.
Specifically, Lyft covers:
- $1,000,000 for third-party auto liability, uninsured, or underinsured motorist coverage
If these insurers are reaching out to you, send their calls or emails to our office. Once you hire our Newark rideshare accident attorney to represent you, we ask that you allow us to handle all communication with the driver or Lyft’s insurance company.
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Compensation Available After a Lyft Accident
When you seek compensation with our assistance, we will determine the types of compensation you might recover. Insurance companies may not come close to covering your injuries or losses, but they might try to settle quickly or deny payment entirely.
Because every case is different, our legal team must carefully calculate your compensation to ensure you get what you deserve, including:
Medical costs: These expenses can mount after an accident and will likely extend into your recovery. If necessary, we will reach out to medical professionals or experts to better understand how much your recovery will cost. These expenses can include medications, medical equipment, transportation, mental health counseling, etc.
Lost income: You deserve to make a living, but you cannot work if you are injured. We will help you determine how much income you should recover based on how long your recovery will last. We are happy to review pay stubs, tax documents, and more. Plus, we will look into your lifetime earnings if you can no longer maintain gainful employment.
Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering is a damage you may recover when you experience physical pain that makes it difficult to enjoy your life. Share your story with a member of our legal team so that we may calculate the total compensation you are due.
Emotional distress: Emotional distress is an aspect of these cases that people often forget. If you are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic syndrome disorder) or other psychological symptoms, you may recover compensation because those symptoms are diminishing your quality of life.
Keep in mind, New Jersey allows you to file a personal injury case within two years of the accident that caused your injuries per NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2.
Our team will ensure all paperwork is filed with the proper court in time, so you do not miss your chance to seek compensation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Lyft Accident
When you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a Lyft accident, you can reach out to our legal team for assistance. We will start by determining who is eligible to file the lawsuit. The individual who can file a wrongful death lawsuit is a dependent of the deceased or a member of their immediate family. These individuals include:
- Dependent parents
- Dependent adult siblings
As you seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, we will help you seek additional compensation that can include:
- Burial costs
- Administrative fees
- Loss of moral training
- Lost lifetime earnings
Remember that you only have a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death actions, as dictated by NJ Rev Stat § 2A:31-3. Remember, however, that the statute of limitations starts on the date of death, not the date of the incident.
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Services Offered By a Newark Lyft Accident Lawyer
When you retain one of our attorneys, you will receive a number of services that help you navigate a complex legal process. We work diligently to ensure you receive the best client care, but we also make sure that you understand what is happening as your case progresses.
We communicate with our clients to ensure that you know what is happening. You can reach out via phone or email at any time. Additionally, we will handle all communication with other parties involved in the case. If you have questions or need to share additional information, reach out to one of our team members at any time.
We Explain the Case Thoroughly
We explain the case to you and your loved ones thoroughly. You will know what is happening, why, and what comes next. We can explain your legal rights in certain situations, what the best deal is, and when you should settle or go to trial.
If there is a change in the case, we will explain your new circumstances. We will assess the situation and advise you of the next steps.
Supporting You Completely
We support you completely, handling your case from start to finish. We are also prepared to fight insurance companies that do not want to pay out their policies properly and will file a lawsuit on your behalf to show them we are not intimidated and will take the case to trial.
Reach Out for a Free Consultation
Call (212) 751-9800 for a free consultation with the Morelli Law Firm. When you retain one of our Newark Lyft accident lawyers, we will get to work on an investigation that ensures you know the truth about your accident.
As we work on the legal portions of the case, you can focus on recovering and returning to your normal life and routine. Accidents such as these need not deplete financially and emotionally, especially when they are not your fault.