Whether you were in a Lyft accident while commuting to work in the Loop or were hit by a Lyft driver on Lakeshore Drive, you could have options for a recovery for your injuries. Like other types of serious car accidents, Lyft accidents can cause serious injuries to those involved. Fair compensation could make all the difference in recovering from your injuries and losses.
If you were in a rideshare accident, consider working with a Chicago Lyft accident attorney from The Kryder Law Group, LLC to determine your legal options. You don’t have to be alone in your personal injury claim. Our team of Chicago Lyft accident lawyers is ready to evaluate your car accident case with a free consultation immediately so you can seek the financial recovery you need. We’re ready to listen to you and answer any questions you may have about how much your case is worth or how long it might take.
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Our Attorneys Help Victims in All Lyft Accident Scenarios
Being in a Lyft-related accident does not necessarily mean you were a passenger in a Lyft vehicle. You might not have even realized you were involved in a Lyft-related accident until after the fact.
Help for Lyft Drivers, Riders, and Everyone Else
The Kryder Law Group, LLC is here to help Lyft accident victims of all kinds. We can help if you were:
In all these scenarios of Lyft accidents, you could have legal options. We can explain your next steps to secure a financial recovery to help you overcome the hardships that come from sustaining injuries and financial losses from a ridesharing accident. We offer a free case evaluation so you can ask any questions that you may have about your Lyft accident claim.
How Lyft Insurance Coverage Works After a Rideshare Car Crash
If you were in a Chicago accident involving a Lyft vehicle, you may be wondering how to recover compensation after your accident. It is important how Lyft’s insurance coverage works especially since Lyft drivers work as independent contractors. Lyft extends insurance coverage to injured parties in the event of a collision, but recovering compensation may be more complicated than you might imagine.
Lyft Driver Insurance Coverage
The extent of Lyft’s insurance coverage largely depends on the status of Uber and Lyft drivers at the time of the accident.
When Lyft’s coverage applies: If the Lyft driver was logged into the Lyft app, seeking out passengers, or in the middle of completing a ride, then you may be able to seek coverage under Lyft’s insurance policies.
When the Lyft driver’s personal insurance applies: If the Lyft driver was not logged into the app, then you would proceed with an insurance claim through the driver’s own auto insurance coverage.
If you are eligible to seek coverage through Lyft’s insurance, you may be able to seek anywhere from $50,000 to $1 million in liability coverage, depending on your actual losses and damages. Our Lyft accident lawyers can help you untangle any questions you may have about how Lyft’s coverage may apply to your accident and personal injury lawsuit. Then, our attorneys will work hard to seek all forms of compensation available to you through Lyft’s policy. Do not forgo compensation you’re entitled to from a ridesharing accident especially when Lyft accidents occur because of a Lyft driver’s negligence.
Compensation that Could Be Available to You After a Chicago Rideshare Accident
Being in car accidents can cause significant disruption to your life. The Kryder Law Group, LLC will fight to get the financial compensation you need to cover your collision-related expenses from the pain and suffering of sustaining bodily injury to the ongoing medical bills for the treatment you need.
Some recoverable damages that may be available to you include:
Medical Expenses for Emergency Care and Beyond
The cost of care for medical treatment after a car accident can be overwhelming. From the emergency room to hospital stays, these costs can add up quickly.
Recoverable care costs may include:
Loss of Wages
If you were in a car accident, you may have had to miss work. This could be due to the accident itself, a hospital stay, or any medical care you needed after your accident. You may be unable to work at the same level as you did before the collision due to your injury. This applies to ridesharing drivers, ridesharing passengers, or a pedestrian.
Our team believes that any wages you lost due to rideshare accidents should be accounted for.
Property Damage to a Vehicle
If your vehicle was damaged due to an accident whether it is your personal vehicle or your ridesharing vehicle, your property damage can be factored into the value of your claim.
Fixing or replacing a car can be costly, but we do not want you to worry about that. We can work to have those costs recovered.
Pain and Suffering
Emotional distress is hard to put a dollar amount on. However, you may be able to get money for the physical pain and emotional suffering of your injuries.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC can fight to get compensation for the trauma you experienced. This can be especially important if the accident caused permanent disability or, in a worst case, a wrongful death.
How Our Chicago Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Help You
The Kryder Law Group, LLC wants to help you get compensated for your accident-related damages. To promote your case’s success, our law firm can help you by:
Identifying all liable parties
Determining which insurance policy applies to your case
Proving that the at-fault party was negligent
Communicating with the insurance company and all involved parties
Negotiating with the insurance company
Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
You can contact us at any time, and we will explain how you can safeguard your legal interests. An experienced attorney can even help you if you are still at the scene of the accident. We are here to help you no matter where you are in your case—whether your accident happened last night or last year.
Helping You Meet the Statute of Limitations Deadline in Illinois
Per 735 ILCS 5/13-202, you generally have up to two years to file a lawsuit for full and fair compensation.
Our team will help you meet this important deadline for your case if you contact us in time. For this reason, it is important to start on your case promptly. It also allows our legal team time to build evidence for your case. The right attorney client relationship can make a huge difference in making you aware of your legal rights. Contact us today for a free case consultation.
Why Work with The Kryder Law Group, LLC?
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we try to make the process of your case as painless as possible. We bring personalized attention to each auto accident case and a commitment to justice for all victims of injury. In this case it does not matter whether it is for Lyft passengers or a ridesharing driver. If you are a victim, we will fight for you and your recovery.
We know Chicago and the Cook County area and will use our resources and experience with the local court system to seek fair results for you.
Our attorneys have decades of trial experience and will not hesitate to file a civil lawsuit if necessary for your case.
Our attorneys have received many recognitions.
We will also offer every car accident victim a free consultation so you can learn your options. If you choose to work with us, we work based on contingency fees, so you do not owe us anything unless we win results for you.
We can help you throughout the entire legal process. We can guide you every step of the way and keep you aware of all important procedures and deadlines ensuring that you will get the best compensation possible. More importantly, if you’re recovering from possibly severe injuries or even mourning a loss, we can help you stay on track with your case while you take the time you need to recover and grieve.
Get a Free Case Review from The Kryder Law Group, LLC Today
Let us evaluate your case to see what financial compensation options are available to you. You can ask us more about bringing a claim through Lyft’s insurance and how we could take on your case. The call comes with no obligation.
Call today to learn more about working with a Lyft accident lawyer from our team. We are ready to work with ridesharing drivers and transport passengers alike. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. Get in touch today for a free consultation.