Let’s face it…rideshare services like Lyft are incredibly convenient. Using Lyft saves us the hassle of finding parking in the city, hailing a cab, or driving to a train station. Best of all, you can schedule a ride in seconds with your phone. Lyft vehicles are generally clean, and the drivers are often friendly and full of information and recommendations about the different places in the DC Metro area.
With rideshare services growing in popularity in recent years, odds are most of us have taken advantage of their services for any number of reasons. And more than likely, the thought of being involved in an accident while using Lyft rarely crosses anyone’s mind. But these accidents happen more often than you think.
What Happens If I’m a Lyft Passenger in an Accident?
The top priority is your health. Regardless of how serious the accident is, if you think you’ve been injured, call 911 and get medical attention at the scene, if at all possible. This is important for your well-being, first and foremost, but it’s also critical to have your injuries documented when filing an injury claim.
If you’re unable to be evaluated at the scene for some reason, get to your doctor or an ER as soon as possible–only a medical professional will be able to assess the extent of your injuries.
Next, call your insurance company to report the accident. No need to worry about rising premiums or rates– the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover your injury expenses as well as pain and suffering and/or lost wages. Once you’ve reported the incident to your insurance company, call the experienced Lyft injury lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm.
What NOT to Do After a Lyft Accident
Do NOT, under any circumstances, speak to anyone else’s insurance company besides your own until you have talked to an experienced lawyer, like those at The Lapidus Law Firm.
Here’s why: Lyft, like any other business in the world, is about making money, not giving it away. Their insurance companies work for Lyft, not you, so they have Lyft’s best interests in mind…not yours. That means their insurance companies will most likely make you a lowball offer to settle, something you should not consider accepting.
As an innocent passenger, you’re entitled to a fair and reasonable settlement. Lyft’s insurance company will offer you a settlement, but it probably won’t be fair or reasonable. That’s where The Lapidus Law Firm can help you.
Lyft Accident Law Firm
After you’ve taken the measures stated above, call the seasoned Lyft accident lawyers of The Lapidus Law Firm at (202) 785-5111 or (301) 852-7500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll listen to the details of your case and take it from there. Please leave it to us to handle the conversations and negotiations with Lyft’s lawyers and insurance companies.
You can be confident knowing that we will fight our hardest to get you that fair and reasonable settlement. It’s what we do best.