If you’ve been in a car wreck while using a rideshare app like Lyft, then you may be able to receive financial compensation. We strongly recommend having a Forest City Lyft accident lawyer at your side as soon as possible. The addition of a ridesharing app while potentially trying to collect payment can further complicate an already difficult situation.
The legal services of Farmer & Morris can help keep the rideshare company honest and get you the compensation you need to help pay for medical treatment.
How Farmer & Morris May Be Able To Help You
Farmer & Morris Law is a versatile law firm with the goal of serving the people of North Carolina and South Carolina. With four offices across the area, we want to make it as convenient for you as possible to meet with us.
We have many different areas of practice including traffic law and related areas such as rideshare wrecks.
We’re a Dedicated Team and We Care About Our Clients
Farmer & Morris Law is a team of six attorneys across our four offices. When you hire us to represent you, you’re going to get to know your attorney. We’ll also get to know you and the details of your case. We’re not a large firm with dozens of attorneys where our clients are just a number. We take the time to learn about you and why you’re seeking legal action.
We understand that when someone is seeking legal action after a car wreck, it’s usually out of necessity. People have costs from their accidents that they need to pay for which can lead to possible financial and emotional stress. We will make it clear that we care about you and work towards the best possible outcome.
Clients Are Regularly Satisfied With Their Results
We work hard to get our clients favorable outcomes, whether it’s by winning in-court or out-of-court settlements. While no law firm can guarantee results, our clients continue to come back because they are satisfied with the way we listen, our empathy, and our tenacity in the courtroom.
“Farmer & Morris Law have been an absolute treasure to work with on my personal injury case that I sustained from a car accident. Hannah Davies has gone above and beyond any expectations I started out with. She took time to always answer any questions I had, she worked for me when the insurance wanted to stop. I appreciate her and Farmer & Morris Law more than I could ever have the words for. They are professional, prompt with responses, and caring. I would highly recommend them for any attorney services you need. As a side note, Hannah also helped with preparation of my father’s Power or[sic] Attorney, which was needed at this time. This firm will have any services I need now, and in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!” said Andrea, a past client.
Reasons To Pursue a Lyft Accident Case
The most likely reason to take legal action following a car wreck would be the financial costs of the wreck. This could be due to repairs your vehicle required or because you were injured and needed medical attention. A suit could allow you to receive payment from the party responsible for the accident.
These are the sums of money that you would be pursuing in a lawsuit. The amount that we may be able to recover for you will depend on the costs you’ve had to pay or wages lost from missed work. It is possible to recover compensation for non-economic costs such as pain and suffering, but this isn’t always the case.
The Responsibilities of Rideshare Drivers
When a rideshare driver picks up a passenger, then they are obligated by their company to drive safely and to pay attention to the road. If you were a Lyft passenger who was injured as a result of what you believe to be negligent or reckless driving, then you may have a case against them.
Examples of negligent driving include not obeying traffic laws, speeding, or distracted driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies three types of distracted driving. These include visual, manual, and cognitive.
If you observed your driver not paying attention to the road, taking his hands off the wheel, or being preoccupied with other things during your ride, then that may help build your case.
Lyft’s Role in These Accidents
Lyft has insurance coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and third-party liability. If you have suffered property damage or personal injury in a rideshare accident, and you believe you are entitled to payments from Lyft, then contact us.
Lyft’s goal in this situation is to save money. To do this, they may try to argue that you do not qualify for insurance payment, or that you’re owed less than you actually are. This is where the services of an attorney may prove useful as they will use the details of the wreck to fight for compensation for you.
Statutes of Limitations To Know for Lyft Accident Cases
If you’re considering legal action as a result of a Lyft accident, then there’s likely been a personal cost to you as a result of the wreck. These costs may be because of property damage, but could also be because of personal injury or pain and suffering.
If you want to pursue a case because you were injured, the statute of limitations in North Carolina is three years according to G.S. § 1-52. If you’re seeking legal action because a loved one died as a result of a Lyft driver’s neglectful driving, then the statute of limitations is two years according to G.S. § 1-53.
If you’re a rideshare driver and want to take legal action against the rideshare company or another driver for damage to property such as your car, then the statute of limitations is three years, again according to G.S. § 1-52.
Call Today to Talk to an Attorney
We’re a dedicated team and we’re always ready to talk. We offer free consultations so you can sit down to learn about the viability of your case and what the next steps would be if you wanted to continue. Call us today to have a conversation with one of our attorneys.