Because of how rideshare liability works, you may not know who you need to contact to get compensation. Don’t let that stop you from getting advice. If you don’t know where to turn, turn to our team of Athens, GA, rideshare accident attorneys.
For over 25 years, John Foy & Associates has been helping the victims of car accidents, including rideshare companies like Lyft. You need compensation to pay for your injuries if someone else caused them. Don’t pay out of pocket. Let us assist you in your fight instead.
Finding the Correct At-Fault Party Liable for Your Lyft Accident
Since your driver works for a company, there is the possibility that Lyft is responsible for your accident along with your driver. The other driver in the Lyft accident could also be more at fault. Our lawyers will work to find out who is liable and should pay out compensation for your accident. We have more information about this in our rideshare accident FAQ.
Rideshare companies have been around for a little while. But if you need to make a claim against Lyft’s insurance policy, you need the help of a lawyer with experience in this area. Filing a claim against the wrong party wastes time and money, so we must be sure to get it right.
This is especially important for other drivers. If you share fault in the accident, we must make sure your fault is below 50%. Otherwise, it will be the Lyft driver who may claim against your insurance instead.
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What Our Lawyers Can Do to Help You
The job of a personal injury lawyer is to guide you through the legal system toward a result you desire. Your Lyft accident lawyer in Athens wants to help you get compensation, but there are many steps to getting it and getting enough of it. Some things we’ll do include:
- Gather and organize evidence
- Conduct witness interviews and obtain surveillance footage
- Guard you from the tactics of insurance companies
- Calculate the accurate cost of all your damages, including ones you may not know about or know how to calculate
- Represent you in court
- Ensure that the other party pays your settlement correctly
Doing all this on your own makes it all too easy to get less than you should get, or get nothing at all. Hire an expert by working with John Foy & Associates. Thanks to our extensive record of success, we’ve recovered over $1 billion dollars for our clients.
How Much Is the Average Lyft Settlement?
No two cases are alike, but we can estimate an average settlement based on cases similar to yours. Yet until we know the details of your case, we cannot compare them. A case where you have a broken arm is far less expensive than one with a traumatic brain injury.
We will look at the severity of your injuries and how they’ve affected your life, both personally and financially. Then, we will look at how negligent the other party was for your accident. In Georgia, if you share responsibility, you may have to give up some of your settlement.
Only when we know this, can we give you an accurate estimate of the value of your case. When we confront the insurance company with your claim, we will fight for every penny you’re owed based on our calculations.
How Long do I Have to File?
Under OCGA § 9-3-33, all personal injury accidents have a two-year deadline for filing. If you go beyond this deadline, you lose your right to compensation. It is of no value to you to wait to contact a qualified Athens Lyft accident attorney. If you start too late, your lawyer may have little time to build a strong case before they have to file.
The reason for these deadlines is fairness to everyone. The longer a case goes on, the more memories slip away. It may become impossible for the other side to defend themselves. Thus, there are deadlines, called statute of limitations, to keep that from happening.
These rules are rooted in our right to a speedy trial and due process. So, while they are annoying, they hurry the legal process alone and ensure everyone still remembers the situation. You have little to fear from them if you start early.
Speak With our Lyft Accident Lawyers in Athens Today
Our Lyft accident lawyers in Athens at John Foy & Associates are ready to help you. You don’t have to face the insurers all alone. Thanks to our contingency fee system, you do not have to pay us anything until after your case is done, and only after you get paid.
Schedule your free consultation today by contacting us through our website or over the phone. We will listen to your story, tell you the chances of success, and talk about how we can help you.