INSIDER TIPS of Lyft Car Accident Injury Claims REVEALED!By Stewart J. Guss on April 12th, 2018
Lyft is successfully competing with Uber in the ridesharing market in many cities. Some people prefer to take Lyfts for a variety of reasons, and thousands of people use the Lyft app every day. The system works like Uber’s, but while Uber tends to focus more on a professional appearance, Lyft tends to emphasize and encourage friendliness and community when it comes to driver interactions. Uber also makes a point to offer more upscale vehicles that cater to businesspeople and others who expect high-class rides. Lyft has more economical vehicles and its services often come at lower price tags, which attract many people who simply want a ride.
One similarity between Uber and Lyft is the potential that a driver will get into an accident while you’re riding in the car. In fact, Lyft accidents happen more often than you think! The low reimbursement rates and drive to get more and more income often results in Lyft drivers working even when they are tired, or driving too fast to a destination.
Our attorneys have been fighting Lyft car accident injury claims for years. We know all Lyft’s tricks—and they know who WE are, too. If you are in an accident with a Lyft driver or while a Lyft passenger, you need a law firm that knows how to win those cases. If you are dealing with a Lyft car accident claim, call us right now for a free consultation at 1-800-898-4877 or to discuss your case for free.
INSIDER TIP—You May Have a Hard Time Getting Lyft to Take Responsibility
Because you summoned a car using the Lyft app and Lyft approved the driver of the car, you would expect that Lyft would take responsibility for the crash and all of your injuries, right?
Well, no, not necessarily. Lyft drivers work as independent contractors, so Lyft won’t always immediately take responsibility for anything the drivers do—even when you end up hurt in a Lyft car.
Lyft often will get involved in some capacity, however, as the company carries insurance policies to cover drivers just in case the drivers don’t buy enough coverage themselves. Each state sets different requirements, but ultimately, you need an attorney who knows the “ins and outs” of the law to make sure you can put Lyft and its insurance companies on the hook for your injuries whenever possible.
INSIDER TIP—Lyft WILL Make the Claims Process Harder Than Necessary
Many people think car accident claims should follow a standard process:
- A driver hurts you
- You file a claim with the driver’s insurance company
- You tell the company the losses you incurred
- The company issues payment for those losses
Oh, if it were actually this easy! Instead, Lyft and their insurance companies make the claims process as difficult as possible at every turn.
Lyft and its insurance company BOTH want to limit your payout because that means more money in their already deep pockets. Insurance adjusters will make promises and act like they care, when really their ONLY goal is to pay you as LITTLE as possible. In fact, the insurance adjuster on your Lyft claim may even be rewarded, or earn a bonus, based on how little they pay you! While you may feel tempted to trust adjusters who act as if they care about your well-being, DON’T. These people care about Lyft’s bottom line, and NOT about your injuries and damages.
INSIDER TIP—You Do NOT Need to Give a Recorded Statement!
The Lyft claims adjusters almost always try to get you to give them recorded statements about the accident and your injuries. They may tell you the recorded statement is required, or that they are only doing it so that they can “expedite” your claim. DO NOT BELIEVE them. They want that recorded statement for one reason only—to hold what you say against you!
These recorded statements may seem like a casual, open conversation, when really they will use anything you say to limit or deny your claim. If you casually mention that you’re feeling better that day, they can use that to claim you don’t need as much treatment in the future or that you should’ve gone back to work since you’re feeling fine! The tactics that these companies will employ to use your words against you will shock you, so it’s NEVER a good idea to agree to a recorded statement.
INSIDER TIP – An Attorney Can Only HELP Your Claim
Insurance companies don’t want you to call a lawyer because they know lawyers will call them out for low offers, dirty tricks, and ultimately FIGHT for every penny you deserve. Our attorneys can do all of the following and more:
- Accurately calculate all of your losses
- Review every offer and tell you when it’s inadequate
- Negotiate for the settlement you deserve
- File a lawsuit when needed
No matter what Lyft’s insurance company tells you, hiring the right attorney to have your back can only help your situation.
Our Lyft Insurance Claim Attorneys Are Here to Help
The attorneys of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law are nationally recognized car accident lawyers who have protected the rights of injured car accident victims for more than 20 years. We’ve been fighting Lyft injury claims almost since Lyft opened for business! If you were injured in a car wreck with a Lyft driver, or you were injured as a Lyft passenger, call our office today to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. To schedule your case evaluation, call us today at (800) 898-4877 or contact us now by clicking HERE.