With thousands of Lyft drivers on the road at any given time, Lyft passengers are being transported in cars that may have deteriorated since they last met inspection requirements. Lyft requires drivers to have a valid driver’s license and no criminal convictions to begin driving. And while many Lyft drivers are conscientious, attentive, and professional in their service to the passengers, others are less devoted to the well-being of their riders. 

In fact, Lyft covers each of their Lyft drivers with third-party insurance(opens in a new tab), just as Uber does. The high level of insurance coverage is in place because, while they do their best to only allow good drivers, they have to expect that some may be problematic. If you or one of your family members were injured in a rideshare accident or struck as a pedestrian by a Lyft driver, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer who has experience handling Lyft accident injury cases.

Bringing a claim to recover compensation from a company like Lyft when one of its drivers injures or kills someone is different from handling just any car crash case. Lyft ridesharing had 18.9 million users in 2021, producing $3.2 billion in revenue. Lyft is an international corporation with billions of dollars in resources that is accountable to its shareholders. While the company certainly wishes no one to be harmed, it also doesn’t want to be known as a danger to its users. 

Only skilled attorneys who have experience and the necessary resources should be trusted to represent you and your family when seeking full and fair compensation from so large a company as Lyft.

When a Pedestrian Gets Hit by a Lyft Driver

Lyft accidents don’t always involve a collision with another vehicle. Pedestrians also suffer serious injuries when struck by a Lyft vehicle. These accident victims need professional legal representation urgently. The Ruth Law Team can respond quickly to your call for help. 

If you or a loved one were struck by a Lyft driver, find out how we can help you recover what you’ve lost.

Did Your Lyft Driver’s Negligence Cause Your Injury?

Accidents can happen to any driver. But some driving behavior makes accidents more likely to happen and are unreasonably dangerous. Lyft passengers rely on their rideshare drivers to be alert and careful. Unfortunately, some Lyft drivers might speed faster than is safe considering the road conditions, or they may make a left turn when oncoming traffic is too heavy to do so safely. 

Other common negligent driving could include tailgating the car in front of them, driving aggressively or weaving from lane to lane, or not paying appropriate attention to other traffic. 

When you are injured in a Lyft accident caused by your driver’s negligence, you have the right to fair compensation for your injuries, your expenses, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. The Ruth Law Team focuses our practice on helping people injured in accidents, including Lyft accidents. We handle Lyft injury cases throughout the U.S. Call us for more information.

Injured In a Lyft Accident When Your Driver Did Nothing Wrong

Many Lyft accidents are caused by other drivers’ negligence and through no fault of your Lyft driver. In fact, Lyft drivers are often victims who suffer serious injuries due to other drivers’ careless or reckless driving. Lyft accidents occur when your Lyft vehicle gets rear-ended, or when another driver ignores a stop sign or a red light. 

Your injuries and your Lyft driver’s injuries deserve the attention of experienced personal injury and Lyft accident lawyers. Professional Lyft accident lawyers know that some drivers in society don’t always carry enough liability insurance to pay for all the damages they inflicted on you or your family members. When an underinsured or uninsured driver causes an accident with your Lyft driver, Lyft usually provides coverage to compensate you for your injuries and other damages. 

Understanding third-party insurance and underinsured driver claims is part of The Ruth Law Team’s daily work. Our accident attorneys deal with similar issues regularly and they will work to get you all the compensation you deserve. 

Lyft Drivers Injured by Other Driver’s Negligence

Like all drivers, Lyft drivers can become the victims of other drivers’ negligence and suffer serious injuries causing them long-lasting or permanent disability. Many ridesharing drivers are rear-ended or T-boned by other drivers who are speeding recklessly, driving aggressively, or even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Even the best Lyft drivers with fine driving skills can’t avoid other drivers’ negligent actions behind the wheel. Injured Lyft drivers can rely on The Ruth Legal Team to fight for their interests and to seek the fair compensation to which they and their families are entitled. 

Lyft drivers injured in accidents caused by other drivers’ carelessness can pursue claims to recover lost earnings, medical expenses, the cost of rehabilitative therapy, hospitalization, prescriptions, and the pain and suffering they endure. Our attorneys experienced in helping injured Lyft drivers are ready to help you and your family receive compensation from the party responsible for your suffering. The Ruth Law Team has helped other Lyft drivers who suffered injuries in accidents caused by others.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lyft Accidents

How Long Will It Take to Settle Your Lyft Accident Claim?

The time it takes to resolve any injury claim varies from case to case. When the circumstances of the accident are especially clear and undisputed, the liable party’s identity is usually agreed upon quickly. For example, if you are injured when your Lyft driver slams into the rear end of a car stopped at a traffic light, your driver’s negligence likely won’t be seriously contested. In... read more?

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

Our Car Accident Case Results

$216,780

Settlement for Client Injured by a Lyft Driver

Our client was struck when a Lyft driver ran stop sign and hit her while crossing the intersection, resulting in neck and back injuries.
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$100,000

Brain Injuries After Bike Accident

The insurance company tendered the policy limits for a client who survived multiple fractures and brain injuries and after a bike accident in Tarpon Springs.
$100,000

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.
$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?
$350,000

Vehicle Hit Behind by a Drunk Driver

Recovery for a victim injured in car crash when hit from behind by a drunk driver and suffered multiple injuries including injury to knee requiring surgery.
$100,000

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?
$800,000

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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Common Causes of Lyft Accidents

One of the most attractive features of Lyft and other ridesharing services is the relatively low cost of traveling from one place to another. Taxis are generally more expensive, parking is costly everywhere, especially in large cities, and many Lyft users don’t own cars.

Many Lyft drivers work long hours, sometimes becoming more fatigued and less alert than is recommended for safe driving. Here are some of the most common causes of Lyft accidents:

The Ruth Law Team makes every client’s case a priority. We understand how your life and your family’s lives turn upside-down when you are a Lyft accident injury victim. Trust only the professionals who have the tools and experience to get you the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered.

Contact Our Accident Attorneys

Ridesharing accidents can have a lasting impact on your life, including serious injury or even death. The Ruth Law Team has the skills and resources necessary to file a personal injury claim on your behalf. We will build a strong case and seek a fair settlement for your injuries.

Contact The Ruth Law Team and take action today. Simply fill out a consultation form or call one of our local offices directly. We will connect you with a talented accident attorney near you.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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