]As someone who uses a ride-sharing service like Lyft, you anticipate the same degree of care and thoughtfulness as if you were behind the wheel yourself; unfortunately, this is not always the case, and you may suffer injuries in a wreck. Alternatively, perhaps you are a Lyft driver who has been wounded due to the recklessness of another in a crash.
Whether you are a driver, passenger, or third-party motorist, if you reside in Marion, NC, and have recently been hurt in a car crash involving the Lyft ride-sharing service, a Marion rideshare accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, would like to help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries and other expenses.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC: the Lyft Accident Lawyers You’ve Been Looking For
If you’re looking for a lawyer who can take the stress out of taking legal action, you’ve come to the right place. When you hire us, the following responsibilities (and more) become ours to fulfill:
- Investigating to identify liable parties
- Filing paperwork
- Communicating with insurance adjusters, opposing attorneys, and Lyft.
- Calculating your settlement using medical bills, property damage costs, and more
- Filing your claim
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, is committed to giving each and every one of our clients the help and support they need. We will not charge you a fee unless we win your case. That way, you can get the help you’re looking for with no risk to you. With all that said, let’s get to work.
For a legal consultation with a lyft accidents lawyer serving Marion, call 828.286.3866
Inspiring Stories from Accident Survivors that Have Returned to Their Lives
Check out what some of our past clients had to say about their experiences with us:
We would like to thank the Farmer and Morris Law Firm for their incredible professional integrity. We highly recommend each one of them. The excellence they serve you with is no we’re to be found but with them. Absolutely wonderful experience!
- Hetty and Werner Trachsel
I cannot express how much we love Farmer & Morris Law. They treat you like you matter and always make sure you understand what is going on. We worked with them for a few years on a difficult case and the outcome was very favorable! Even after the case was over Hannah still reaches out to us to check on us. This law firm is the best! If we ever need anything else we will definitely be going back to them!
- Jerrica Ford
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North Carolina’s Statute of Limitations on Your Lyft Accident Case
According to G.S. § 1-52, victims of personal injury cases typically have three years after the date of their accident to pursue financial compensation. Furthermore, if you have a wrongful death case to file, you will only have up to two years to do so, as G.S. § 1-53 states.
If you do not take action within this period, your case can be thrown out and you will be unable to collect damages for your accident.
Liability Laws in Lyft Accidents
Lyft has a unique coverage policy that comprises the three following forms of coverage that apply in the event of an accident.
- The Lyft app is off: Lyft does not offer coverage, and the Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance would kick in.
- The Lyft app is on and a ride request is pending: Lyft offers third-party liability insurance of at least $50,000 per person for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage.
- The Lyft app is on, and the driver is going to pick up the passenger, or they are headed to their destination: In this instance, Lyft offers at least $1,000,000 for third-party auto liability and first-party coverages such as PIP, uninsured motorist coverage, occupational accident coverage and more.
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Recoverable Damages After a Lyft Crash in Marion, NC
You may be entitled to seek a host of damages after your Lyft accident. These damages should cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
Though the exact values may vary depending on your situation, your settlement should cover all of the aforementioned expenses in their entirety. Furthermore, if you have a wrongful death case, additional damages such as burial costs and loss of companionship may also be available.
It might be challenging to estimate all of these costs independently. However, a lawyer from our firm will work with you to assess your expenses and your current status to determine a reasonable settlement that covers all of your costs.
Who Is Responsible for a Lyft Collision?
Lyft cases can be a bit more difficult than a normal car accident claim—most notably because Lyft’s liability varies depending on certain factors involving their service policy and what state the app was in at the time of the accident. But in most cases, one of the three parties will be liable for your accident.
- Your Lyft driver
- A third party
Misconduct on your driver’s part would denote fault on their part. However, Lyft may also bear responsibility based on potentially careless acts, such as not providing training for the driver, not doing a background check before hiring them, or not ensuring their vehicle was in proper working condition. Lyft and the driver may not be solely responsible for the accident, as negligence from another motorist in the collision would put them at fault for the accident.
Examining the accident location, your injuries, your driver’s vehicle, and all relevant county and Lyft regulations that can affect determining fault will help identify responsible parties. All of this will be taken care of on your behalf by your lawyer at Farmer and Morris Law, PLLC.
Hire a Marion Lyft Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Now
Get in touch with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, today. We’re available 24/7 and have lawyers serving clients in Marion, NC. We also offer free consultations and look forward to doing the best we can to provide a quick resolution to your case.