Many Minnesota residents use the convenient or Lyft to get from one place to another for work or leisure these days. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center , the number of Americans using services has increased at a dramatic rate in recent years, particularly among those living in cities. However, services are not immune to serious car accidents. According to , their drivers were involved in 97 fatal crashes and 107 total fatalities in 2017 and 2018 combined.
Experiencing an . with Lyft or can be confusing, especially if you have injuries and damages. You may be wondering who to hold responsible for your expenses, whether the driver, the , or another party should compensate you for your injuries and losses. In many cases, establishing liability in accidents can be complicated and legally challenging. However, an experienced can protect your legal rights and advise you on your legal options following your . If you suffered injuries and financial losses in an with an or , contact Tyroler Leonard Injury Law today at 651-259-1113 to visit with an experienced
Steps to Take After an with a Service
In order to protect your legal rights and potentially increase your chances of receiving an that fully compensates your losses, you should consider taking these steps after an :
See a Doctor as Soon as Possible
Even if you are experiencing only minor symptoms, getting prompt medical attention can be crucial for your health as well as your . Some injuries, such as head and brain trauma (traumatic brain injuries), can take days to manifest. Consider also that in order to receive an for all of your medical bills, you will have to prove your injuries with medical reports and statements from your physician. Having a concrete paper trail of these expenses can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Contacting an experienced immediately after an can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve by allowing an attorney to conduct an independent investigation and handle the negotiations with an or the company on your behalf. Consider visiting with Tyroler Leonard Injury Law to learn more about your legal rights and ensure they remain protected.
Refrain from Social Media
When it comes to claims, knowing what NOT to do can be just as important as knowing what TO do. It is best to stay off social media after an until you have received your . Anything you post can potentially be used against you. If you are claiming lost wages or loss of life enjoyment and post pictures of a vacation or enjoying sports activities, expect the other side to jump on this type of information to try and deny you the full amount of compensation you are owed under the law.
What Is the Average Lyft and Settlement?
No Lyft or accidents are alike. Since compensation will depend on the severity of your injuries and financial losses, there can be no average actual amount quoted to a potential victim that deserves a Lyft or . The value of a Lyft or will also depend on the circumstances of the and on who is responsible. Generally, Lyft and have for accidents where their drivers are at fault. However, you could end up fighting an for a fair settlement.
If you suffered injuries in an can seek damages for their injuries and expenses, such as: with Lyft or , and the driver is at fault, you have to prove the negligence of the driver as well as your damages if you are hoping to recover compensation. Generally, victims of a
- Property damage
- Medical bills and future medical bills
- Loss of income and loss of expected future income
- Car rental costs if a vehicle suffered damage in the
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and/or loss of enjoyment of life
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Depending on the extent and nature of your specific claim, you could also potentially seek additional damages. Contact an experienced attorney at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law today to help you pursue justice and compensation in your Lyft or .
How Long Do Lyft and Settlements Take?
Since each claims tend to be lengthy as they are typically more complicated and involve more parties than a typical two-car passenger vehicle case. The timeline for receiving an can depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to: is unique, the typical length between the and receiving an settlement can be challenging to estimate. However, and
The Number of Parties Involved in Your Claim
A claim involving several parties, such as the , the company, other passengers, and other car drivers, can be lengthy to settle. You or your attorney may have to communicate and negotiate with a number of parties as well as their insurances. Progress will also depend on timely responses from all these other entities. Claims can potentially drag on for years when many parties are involved.
The Extent of Your Injuries
If you suffered severe, permanent, or incapacitating injuries in a , it may be in your own best interest to wait until the full extent of any injuries is apparent, including the type of future medical care you might require. If you are attempting to reach a full and fair settlement and you have suffered significant injuries, a lot can be at stake. The higher a potential settlement, the more vigorously the other side will fight your claim. All this can contribute to the overall length of a case.
The Willingness of the Other Side to Settle
Ass many as three-quarters of all claims are settled out of court, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics . However, a small percentage do go all the way to trial. Managing to negotiate a satisfactory out-of-court settlement can help to resolve a dispute more quickly. However, if you or your cannot agree on a fair settlement that fully compensates you under the law, the case can take months or years to resolve.
Tyroler Leonard Injury Law Can Help You After Your
If you have suffered significant injuries and financial losses in an companies and the defendants on your own. Ensure that your legal rights remain protected and that you understand all of your legal options by contacting our experienced attorneys at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law today at 651-259-1113 . with a vehicle, you do not have to battle with