Our Michigan Lyft passenger accident lawyers represent people who have been injured in an accident while using the smartphone taxi application, Lyft. The advent of the smartphone has allowed companies like Uber and Lyft, to thrive throughout the State of Michigan. General Motors has invested $500 million dollars in the transportation service and it is expected that the company will continue to grow in this state.
Lyft drivers use their own private vehicles to transport passengers. While there is a screening process for Lyft drivers, many do not have commercial driver’s licenses or any formal training. They are simply people with cars picking and dropping off passengers at different locations.
Like all drivers, Lyft drivers can be negligent and cause a serious auto accident. Passengers injured in a Lyft vehicle do have legal rights. The drivers are required to have auto insurance by the company. This insurance can be used to obtain Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits and to compensate a passenger for injuries in the accident.
What To Do If You Are a Passenger Injured In An Lyft Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident while using the taxi service Lyft, there are several steps you should take immediately after the accident. The most obvious is to get get prompt medical care and treatment. You should report the accident to the police immediately after the accident, but if that is not possible then you should file a written accident report within twenty-four hours after the crash. Many insurance companies require that you report the accident within one day in order to make a claim.
Can I Get No-Fault Insurance Benefits for an Lyft Auto Accident?
Yes. Every passenger injured in an Lyft accident is automatically entitled to Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. This is true even if you did not own a car or have your own auto insurance policy. No-fault claims can be filed for unlimited lifetime medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits.
Our attorneys will assist you in filing the paperwork for your claim. We will also submit your claims to the insurance adjuster and follow-up to make sure that your medical bills are being paid to the medical providers. We will also get your lost wages paid to you.
Can I file a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Lyft for Injuries Caused by the Accident?
Yes. You an also file a lawsuit against the driver and Lyft itself for you personal injuries suffered in the accident. These lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scars and disfigurements, disability, and other money damages.
In the event of a fatal accident, family members of the person killed in the accident can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits seek settlements for the pain and suffering of the victim from the time of the accident until death, the loss of society and companionship from the surviving family members, loss of income and support, and funeral and burial expenses. These cases often result in substantial settlements for the family members.
Our No Fee Promise for Lyft Passenger Accident Cases
We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there is no obligation for payment whatsoever unless we are able to recover a settlement for you. We will even pay all court costs and expenses. If your case is not successful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you!
Contact Our Michigan Lyft Accident Lawyers
Our award winning Lyft auto accident attorneys can help you if you or a loved one have been injured as a passenger in an Lyft vehicle.
Call our legal team today at (888) 797-8787 and an attorney will answer your questions. If you have a case, we will start working on it immediately for you.