You don’t have to bear the brunt of your damages out of your own pocket for your Lyft accident. With help from one of our Lyft accident lawyers in Tucker at John Foy & Associates, you can get compensated for your injuries and hold the negligent party responsible for your accident liable for their actions.
Remember, while the law is on your side, time isn’t. You should always take immediate action for your claim after suffering a Lyft accident. If you don’t know how to start, don’t worry, our lawyers are here to help. Learn more about how we can assist you in your pursuit of financial compensation.
Don’t Pay for Your Lyft Accident Damages
Outside of physical injuries, the damages you suffer from after a Lyft accident can quickly leave you in a financial hole. Don’t ever pay for any of these damages out of your own pocket. While we can’t list every single damage you can recover compensation for, here are a few of the most common we see for Lyft accidents.
Economic damages refer to the damages you sustain that have fixed monetary values. In other words, there are bills or receipts that put a fixed price on how much they’re worth. Economic damages will usually consist of:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability or inability to work and earn a wage
- Medical expenses related to your Lyft accident
- Property damages and loss
Always be sure that you’re keeping every one of your financial documents related to your Lyft accident. These will make it a lot easier for our lawyers to calculate your final settlement total as accurate as possible.
Non-economic damages are the opposite of economic damages and don’t have a fixed monetary value. To better understand why here’s a small list of the types of non-economic damages most Lyft accident victims typically face:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disability and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
As you can see, none of these damages have a fixed value because there’s no set value on human life or how much pain someone can feel. How much your non-economic damages will be depends on the context of your Lyft accident case, its severity, and how much it has negatively impacted your life.
Our Lyft accident lawyers use various formulas to determine the value of your non-economic damages alongside other holistic approaches. We know that money can’t fix everything or replace the one you love, but our sincere hope is that you can get the compensation you deserve to move forward from your accident without financial restriction hindering the way.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-12-5.1 gives Lyft accident victims the ability to receive an additional reward on top of their compensatory damages through punitive damages. Punitive damages act as punishment for the at-fault party if they fit specific criteria:
- They were egregiously negligent in their actions
- They were committing a crime when the accident occurred
- They were trying to actively harm you or others which caused the accident
While not every Lyft accident case is going to qualify, if yours does our lawyers will see to it that you also receive punitive damages for your claim.
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What Our Tucker Lyft Accident Lawyers Will Do for You
Remember, just because you can file a claim to receive compensation for the damages above doesn’t mean the insurance company will automatically oblige. Insurance companies, especially ones that represent large corporations like Lyft, are never going to act in your best interest.
To ensure that you get a fair settlement, you need to hire a lawyer to assist you. A Tucker Lyft accident attorney does so much more than just send letters and file paperwork on your behalf. We can:
- Gather evidence for your claim
- Build a strong case to support your claim during negotiations or at trial
- Consult with experts in various fields for supporting testimony
- Ensure that the integrity of your case doesn’t get compromised and handle all your communications with other parties
- Fight against unfair lowball offers and ensure all offers for compensation are fair
- Represent you and your best interests at all times
Lyft and its insurance company will have lots of resources and legal power to successfully challenge your claim if you decide to fight for it alone. With no one in your corner, don’t expect to get very far during negotiations. Hiring a lawyer is a critical investment you make so that you end up with the best settlement possible.
Our Lyft Accident Lawyers Charge No Upfront Fees
Our Tucker Lyft accident lawyers charge no upfront fees whatsoever. In fact, you don’t have to pay out of pocket for any of our legal services. A portion of the settlement we help you win gets used to pay us and the rest is yours. If we can’t win compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing at all. There’s no risk when you hire John Foy & Associates to assist you.
Statute of Limitations for Lyft Accidents in Georgia
According to OCGA § 9-3-33, there is a general statute of limitations for Lyft accidents in Tucker. The deadline to file your claim is two years. Keep in mind, this is only a general deadline and there could be factors surrounding your accident that significantly shorten the amount of time you have.
This is why for all cases we recommend that you take action immediately. Don’t sit on your case until the last minute. Doing so will make winning a fair settlement even harder than it already is. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our lawyers quickly so that you can get started filing your claim.
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Here at John Foy & Associates, our Lyft accident lawyers in Tucker provide free consultations at no risk or obligation to you. You can trust our lawyers and their 20 years of experience to fight hard for your settlement. To schedule an appointment, please call us or fill out our online contact form today. We are available 24/7 to assist.