Many people rely on rideshare services to travel throughout Gwinnett County. Most of these trips are uneventful, but some end in crashes. The attorneys at John Foy & Associates have represented injured clients for over 20 years.
Don’t be taken advantage of by the insurance company. Our Lawrenceville Lyft accident lawyers can help you through this stressful time.
When to Contact a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Lawrenceville
We represent anyone injured in a crash that involved a Lyft driver. That includes Lyft passengers and pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occupants of another vehicle. You need legal representation if:
- You sustained injuries
- Your vehicle needs repair or replacement
- Valuable personal belongings were damaged in the crash
- You missed work or can’t work due to your Lyft accident injuries
It is never too early to contact a lawyer. After you seek medical treatment, give us a call. You do not have to wait and see if the insurance company or Lyft will offer you a fair settlement because the odds are they won’t.
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We don’t Charge You Any Upfront Fees
At John Foy & Associates, we believe everyone should have access to a personal injury attorney, regardless of their financial situation. We know that you have medical bills and other expenses and may be unable to work while you recover.
That’s why we do not charge our clients any upfront fees. If we win your case, our fee is a percentage of your settlement.
3 Reasons to Hire a Lawrenceville Lyft Accident Attorney
There are several ways you will benefit from working with our firm.
Insurance Companies Are For-Profit Businesses
Their representatives will seem generous and even compassionate when they offer you money right away. But they know that you might accept their lowball offer in your desperation.
That’s good news for them because you lose the right to pursue more money in the future after you accept a settlement. The representatives can close your case and protect their bottom line.
You Need to Focus on Your Recovery
We know just how tough insurance negotiations can get. You don’t need that stress right now, as you have enough on your plate.
When you hire us, all you have to do is attend your medical appointments. We’ll deal with the insurance company and keep you updated on your case.
We Can Maximize Your Compensation
A rideshare injury settlement should compensate you for your current and future accident-related expenses. If you injure your back and will need several surgeries throughout your lifetime, your compensation should cover those future expenses. We also maximize your payout by ensuring you aren’t held liable for a crash that wasn’t your fault.
Who Is Liable: Lyft or the Driver?
Unlike traditional taxi companies, Lyft drivers are independent contractors. Sometimes, the driver blames Lyft for the accident, while Lyft blames the driver. Neither party wants to take responsibility for what happened to you.
During our investigation of the accident, we’ll consider these questions:
- Was the driver logged into the rideshare app and working on the clock?
- Did the driver take any required breaks from driving that day? And, did Lyft enforce those break times?
- Was the driver fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Did Lyft enforce its requirements for Georgia drivers?
- Is the driver insured according to both Lyft’s and Georgia’s requirements?
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about whether Lyft, the driver, or both parties are responsible. We’ll research the details of your accident and fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
Average Lyft Accident Settlement Amounts
There is no standard or “average” payout for Lyft accident victims. Your settlement amount is unique to you and your accident-related expenses. An adequate settlement compensates you for:
- Your current and future medical bills
- Any lost income, if you were unable to work due to your injuries
- Property damage, if any personal belongings were damaged in the crash
- Your pain and suffering
- The cost to hire someone to perform tasks that you can no longer do, like house cleaning or yard work
The most important thing to know after a Lyft accident is that you have a deadline to file a legal claim.
Time Limits to File a Georgia Lyft Accident Injury Claim
According to OCGA §9-3-33, you have two years from the accident date to take legal action. If you try to file an injury claim after that date, there is a good chance that the court will refuse your case.
Two years can seem like a long time, but there are several benefits to speaking with one of our attorneys right away:
- The sooner you file a claim, the sooner you may receive a settlement.
- It’s easier to gather evidence and investigate an accident scene right after a crash.
- We can let you know right away if a lawsuit is appropriate and your other options.
Our attorneys can answer any questions you have about the statute of limitations for your Lawrenceville Lyft accident.
Why Choose John Foy & Associates?
There are dozens of personal injury law firms that serve the Lawrenceville area, but few have the resources we do.
We’re a Larger Firm With Personalized Service
As a larger firm, we have the staffing to conduct investigations, recreate accident scenes, and interview witnesses. However, that doesn’t mean you’re just another number, and we have enough dedicated staff to ensure that your case gets the attention it deserves.
We don’t Rush Settlements
Our caseload allows us to handle each claim thoroughly and effectively. We won’t push for an unfair settlement just because our firm needs the cash flow. Our attorneys know you need money now, but we balance that need with our fight for fair compensation.
We’re the Law Firm Other Attorneys Refer Clients to
We handle cases for which other firms don’t have the resources. Other firms often refer clients to us. We’re proud of our reputation throughout the legal community.
Find Out if You Qualify for a Rideshare Accident Settlement
The only way to know if you have a legal claim is to speak with one of our Lyft accident attorneys in Lawrenceville. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.