Austin Lyft Accident Lawyer
Lyft makes life easier. Request a ride and a driver shows up right outside your door. You don’t have to worry about navigating traffic or those few drinks you had. Since Lyft and other rideshare services first came to Austin, the number of drunk driving accidents in the city has plummeted. Unfortunately, not every Lyft ride ends smoothly. Lyft drivers are involved in car accidents in Austin every day.
Have you or someone you love been injured in an Austin Lyft accident? Contact Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP to learn about your legal rights and options. You might be entitled to compensation, and our personal injury lawyers can help. Your first consultation is free, so call today.
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How Can an Austin Lyft Accident Lawyer Help Me?
We know that an unexpected accident can turn your world upside down. You may be struggling with a painful injury and trying to figure out how to make ends meet. Filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim to recover compensation from the negligent Lyft driver can help.
While you can pursue compensation on your own, it’s best to let an experienced Lyft accident lawyer handle your case. Most Lyft cases will involve at least one, if not two, insurance companies. Insurance companies will fight you every step of the way and try to prevent you from getting the money you deserve. Hiring an attorney puts you in the driver’s seat and forces insurers to take your case more seriously.
Here’s why you should call our personal injury lawyers can help you after your Austin Lyft accident.
- It can be difficult to know how much your Lyft accident case is worth,
- You may not realize that more than one person may have contributed to your injuries,
- You only have a limited amount of time to file your claim and pursue compensation, and
- It can be tough to pinpoint the cause of your accident and establish liability.
Our attorneys have spent years cultivating professional relationships with some of the most respected medical and injury experts in Austin. With their help, we will gather the evidence that’s necessary to build a strong, persuasive case. Our goal is to make your negligent Lyft driver take responsibility for your injuries.
Causes of Lyft Accidents in Austin
Many factors contribute to Lyft collisions in Austin. Lyft drivers aren’t always to blame. Lyfts share the road with other motorists, bicycles, and pedestrians. Anyone’s neglience – including the Lyft driver’s – can contribute to an accident.
Common causes of Lyft accidents in Austin, TX include:
Distracted Driving. Distracted driving is becoming a major problem on Austin city roads. Drivers are more interested in text and social media than paying attention to the traffic around them. Lyft drivers have a lot going on. They’re paying attention to the app. They’re trying to find a passenger on a busy road. They’re having conversations with passengers while navigating rush hour traffic. All of this diverts the driver from the task at hand: getting passengers to their destination safely.
Speeding. Speeding is a leading cause of car accidents in Austin. Drivers are in a rush and don’t take the care that’s necessary to keep passengers and others on the road safe.
Fatigued Driving. How much money a Lyft driver makes depends on the number of rides they complete each day. Many drivers are on the road from dawn til long after dusk. Driving is tiring. Drivers often get fatigued behind the wheel. As a result, reaction times slow down and drivers are less capable of practicing safe driving habits.
Drunk Driving. Just because someone has been hired to drive for Lyft doesn’t mean they have a clean driving record. It doesn’t mean that they’ll take their job seriously. There are many reported cases of Lyft accidents involving intoxicated drivers.
Liability for Texas Lyft Accidents in Austin
Who is responsible for covering the costs of your Lyft accident? The answer depends on (a) who is at fault and (b) what the Lyft driver is doing at the time of the accident.
Lyft App Not In Use: If the Lyft app isn’t open and active, the Lyft driver’s personal insurance coverage will be the primary source of compensation after an accident. You can seek additional money for damages exceeding policy limits from the Lyft driver or any other negligent party.
Lyft App Engaged, Driver Waiting for Ride Request: Lyft’s offers limited coverage to drivers and injured third parties if the Lyft driver has the app open, but hasn’t accepted a ride request.
Lyft App Engaged, Ride Request Accepted: Lyft’s $1 million insurance policy applies the moment a driver accepts a ride request until the moment the passenger exits the vehicle. The policy covers the driver, passengers, and uninsured or underinsured third-parties.
Lyft Accident Injuries
Our Lyft accident lawyers are prepared to help you demand compensation for all of your accident-related injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Brain injury
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
We have more than 18 years of experience handling complex personal injury matters. We’ve recovered substantial money damages for our injured clients. We can help you get the money you need, too. Call our Austin Law firm to learn more today.
What Damages Can I Recover with a Lyft Accident Lawsuit?
The costs of an unexpected car accident can be overwhelming. Medical treatment and care can be expensive. You may need time away from work to rehab and get back on your feet. This can make it tough to cover your day-to-day expenses, let alone the costs related to your accident. You can demand compensation from the negligent Lyft driver who caused your injuries.
You may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages to compensate for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, we’ll take an aggressive approach to your case. Our goal is to help you recover every dollar you deserve. Call our office today to schedule your free case assessment.
Statute of Limitations for Austin Lyft Accident Cases
You won’t have an unlimited amount of time to file an injury lawsuit after your Lyft accident. Texas imposes a strict statute of limitations on all personal injury cases. Generally speaking, you must file your claim within two years of the date of your Austin Lyft accident. You will lose the right to obtain a financial award if you wait too long to initiate legal action.
Protect your rights by contacting the experienced personal injury team at Lorenz & Lorenz.
Call For Help After Your Lyft Accident
Are you struggling with an injury after an Austin Lyft accident? You shouldn’t have to shoulder the cost of your accident on your own. The negligent driver who caused your injuries should be held accountable. The experienced legal team at Lorenz & Lorenz can help.
Call our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. We will explain your right and answer any questions you have.