Los Angeles Lyft Passenger Rights Attorney
At Compass Law Group, LLP of Los Angeles, California, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of Lyft passengers throughout the state. Our Lyft passenger rights attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of the workings of rideshare companies as well as the intricacies of state and federal law. We are aware that the proliferation of rideshare services, while supplying a convenient type of transportation, also crowds our already congested roads and increases the number of traffic accidents and injuries.
According to a study conducted by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, rideshare services have increased overall car accident fatalities by 3 percent. If you have been seriously injured in a Lyft accident, you need the strong legal representation Compass Law Group can provide. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you need to navigate your recovery and any long-term consequences that threaten your future.
You may be paying a higher price than you think for the convenience of traveling with Lyft. The advantages of this alternative mode of transportation may be tempting:
- Almost immediate response to ride requests
- No cash payments
- Modern GPS technology to navigate to customers and destinations
- Usually cleaner cars and more polite drivers (since Lyft drivers drive their own cars and are rated by each passenger)
Nonetheless, there are several safety drawbacks to riding in Lyft vehicles, such as:
- Lyft drivers are not carefully vetted by the company
- Lyft drivers are not specially trained
- Lyft drivers may have as little as 1 year of driving experience
- Lyft drivers may be sleepy or exhausted since they make their own hours
- Lyft drivers may take drugs to keep them awake and be impaired by substances
- Lyft drivers use Apps and GPS constantly and so are more likely to be distracted
In order to win your case, we have to prove that:
- The Lyft driver owed you, the passenger, a duty of care
- The Lyft driver breached that duty by being negligent or reckless
- The Lyft driver’s actions caused the accident in which you were injured
- The Lyft accident was the direct cause of your injuries and financial losses
Our Lyft passenger rights attorneys are familiar with the tactics Lyft’s high-power lawyers are likely to employ when defending against company liability for your injury. We have the strategic skills to protect your rights both during negotiations and during trial. We also have a track record of successful outcomes and work on a contingency basis, meaning we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we have won you a settlement.
Of course, it is also possible that your Lyft driver was not the person at fault. If a third party is determined to be at fault, or if liability is shared, we will look to another person’s auto insurance for compensatory damages, or base our lawsuit on the California comparative negligence statutes.
There are also Lyft accidents in which the responsible party is a county, city, or state road maintenance agency (e.g. when an unrepaired pothole causes a collision). No matter what the situation, you, as the innocent passenger, will be entitled to appropriate compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
High-speed accidents that occur on highways or narrow, winding, poorly-lit rural roads tend to result in more severe injuries. Nonetheless, catastrophic or fatal Lyft accidents can happen anywhere. Common Lyft accident injuries may include:
- Back injuries
- Internal bleeding/organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Our Los Angeles Lyft passenger rights attorneys are not only efficient and effective — we are genuinely compassionate. We know that whatever injuries you have suffered, you are dealing with psychological as well as physical trauma, not to mention the financial worries resulting from simultaneous high medical costs and loss of income.
We want you to know that we are here to help you. No matter what the nature of your injuries, we will work with your doctor, and possibly other medical experts, to make sure we correctly evaluate the amount of money you and your family need, not only for present expenses but going forward. Our priority is obtaining the resources you need for recovery and, if necessary, long-term care. Our goal is to provide you and your loved ones with a secure future.
We are agile negotiators both in and out of the courtroom, persuasive and determined to protect your rights. Depending on your particular circumstances, we will fight for compensation for any or all of the following:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Psychological counseling
- Lost income
- Lost earning power
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological counseling
- Permanent disability
- Extended nursing care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the person or entity responsible for your injury behaved especially egregiously, without regard for human life, it is possible that the court will also award punitive damages.
Tragically, Lyft accidents sometimes result in passenger fatalities. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a Lyft accident, we will sue for wrongful death to win recompense for medical costs, funeral costs, and damages for loss of financial and emotional support.
Our attorneys are well-known throughout California as first-rate defenders of the rights of Lyft passenger rights. As soon as you connect with us, you will feel the relief that comes from dealing with well-informed, caring professionals. Call on us now. We will take over all logistical matters and always be on your side.
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.