Los Angeles Lyft Drivers' Rights Attorney
If you’re a Lyft driver in Los Angeles who’s been involved in a car accident, you need the strong representation Compass Law Group, LLP can provide. Our experienced Lyft drivers’ rights attorneys know the ins and outs of California and federal laws as they pertain to rideshare accidents and will work hard to protect you and get you just treatment.
At Compass Law Group, we know that having a car accident with injuries is difficult enough without the added stress of being on the job and possibly having a paying passenger in your car. Don’t worry, our sharp attorneys will handle all legal and logistical matters, and will fight vigorously to make sure you aren’t taken advantage of by insurance adjusters or Lyft attorneys.
Lyft provides insurance coverage to its drivers in California and throughout the U.S., but such coverage varies according to whether you were transporting a passenger when the accident occurred or was simply available and waiting to receive a ride request. If you work for Lyft but were not online with the rideshare service at the time of the collision, you can only make a claim through your own private insurance carrier.
If you’re between trips when the accident occurs, Lyft provides the following insurance coverage:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
If you’re on a trip, or en route to pick up a passenger, Lyft provides the following:
- $1,000,000 liability coverage for riders
- $1,000,000 uninsured/underinsured coverage for anyone in the vehicle
Is damage to your vehicle covered by Lyft?
Your private car insurance will be tapped first for collision or comprehensive coverage, and you will have to pay the deductible. Lyft’s insurance should pay any remainder up to their cap. There are, however, a number of complexities involved in collecting damages from Lyft’s insurance policies, which is why it is critical that you work with our knowledgeable Lyft drivers’ rights attorneys.
Much will depend on:
- Whether you are driving your own car or an auto you rented from Lyft
- How much personal insurance you have
- Your level of engagement with the company at the time of the collision
- Whether you have purchased a rideshare endorsement from Lyft.
Compass Law Group’s Lyft Drivers’ Rights attorneys will assist you by simplifying convoluted concepts, translating legalese into plain English, and explaining how your private insurance may try to deny claims because it views driving for Lyft as a commercial endeavor.
Our Advice to Lyft Drivers Who Have Been in a Car Accident
Because injuries often become apparent or worsen days or weeks after the accidents, you should always have a medical checkup promptly to make sure you haven’t suffered an injury masked by numbness or shock. If you don’t take this step, insurance adjusters, who are known to value their company’s bottom line over your physical health, may well try to deny your claim on the false premise that your injury did not occur during the collision, but sometime later.
The other driver’s insurance policy may end up being responsible for paying the costs of your accident. Their insurance could cover such losses as:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages, present and future
- Possible decreased earning capacity
- Physical and emotional suffering
- Property damage to your vehicle
- Other accident-related costs
Why Do I Need a Lyft Driver’s Rights Attorney?
If another driver has caused your accident, you may attempt to force that driver’s insurance company to pay for the losses. If this leads, as it often does, to disputes between two (or more) insurance companies, Compass Law Group will be here to protect you in this battle among more powerful entities.
Having handled such disputes as a matter of routine, we know precisely which tactics will work best in your particular case. We are also aware that whichever insurance company finally agrees to pay will likely do everything possible to protect its bottom line. We know all the tricks insurance companies use and will have created a strategy to force them to deliver the funds you need moving forward. If they won’t capitulate during negotiations, we are fully prepared to take them to court.
One thing we always advise our clients to be wary of is giving a written or recorded statement to an insurance company until you have consulted with our Lyft drivers’ rights attorneys. Claims adjusters are likely to contact you when you are raw and vulnerable. Do not fall for their false concern. Make sure to speak to us first before agreeing to any settlement.
How Compass Law Can Help You Recover Damages
The attorneys of Compass Law Group protect Lyft drivers who have been in a car accident while working for the company, whether they have been injured or not. Our law team will engage in all negotiations, take care of preparation and review of all legal documents, and negotiate strenuously with any parties who attempt to interfere with your rights. We have been handling auto accidents for decades and rideshare accidents from the time they first appeared on the scene, and are as efficient as we are well-informed.
We know how to evaluate the value of your claim, both in the present and in the future. If you have been injured severely, we will calculate the dollar value of your case in terms of ongoing care and future income lost so that we can put forth a powerful case.
Lyft drivers work long hours and drive long distances, often on congested, poorly maintained roads. If you are a Lyft driver who has suffered the trauma of a car accident, Compass Law Group wants to help you receive every dollar and every legal protection you are entitled to. Let our team fight for you. Give us a call today to schedule a no-cost consultation so we can begin working hard to win your case.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.