Pensacola Lyft Accident Attorney
Lyft Accident Lawyers Serving Pensacola, FL
Lyft began as a proposed alternative to professional taxi services and other forms of public transportation. The ridesharing service allows drivers utilizing their own personal vehicles to serve as contractors, picking up Pensacola passengers and transporting them to their destinations, all with the help of a patented app. Lyft has also helped many an intoxicated person arrive home safely without endangering others. However, Lyft drivers are equally, or more, susceptible to causing accidents, and when they do, it can be difficult to determine liability. If you or a loved one experienced injuries in a Pensacola Lyft accident, contact a Pensacola Lyft Accident Attorney to discuss your potential compensation.
Why Choose Us?
- Our lawyer, Michael E. Fenimore, is a former insurance company defense lawyer with unique insight into exactly how insurance companies behave while assessing personal injury claims.
- Since 2011, our firm has successfully settled hundreds of Pensacola area personal injury and Lyft accident claims, resulting in millions of dollars recovered for our clients.
- Our firm’s excellent relationship with multiple area judges and attorneys speaks to the well-established, solid reputation we have built in Pensacola.
Why You Need an Attorney
Lyft accidents can result in serious injuries for passengers, exposing you to the potential for extended physical pain, financial burden, and emotional stress. During what is potentially the most difficult time in your life, a court case or lengthy insurance claim battle can prove to be taxing, particularly if you have little to no experience with such circumstances. An experienced Lyft attorney can help. Your attorney can file all necessary paperwork and obtain pertinent documents while you recover from your injuries. The attorney can investigate your case, assess potential liability, and act on your behalf to ensure the courts have all the necessary information. Finally, obtaining an attorney increases your chances of recovering the maximum settlement for your damages.
Common Causes of Lyft Accidents
Lyft drivers experience the same road conditions as the average Florida driver. However, rideshare drivers prove more susceptible to car accidents when accessing the essential Lyft app for making their next pickup. Lyft accidents can occur for many reasons:
- Distracted driving on the part of the Lyft driver
- Distracted driving on the part of another person
- Poor road conditions and missing signage
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Improper turning
Whether your accident resulted from the Lyft driver’s error or the negligence of a third-party driver, a Pensacola Lyft accident attorney can help you assess the cause of the accident. If another party’s negligent behavior caused the accident, you may have grounds for an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. A Pensacola car accident lawyer can also assist you with filing your claim and pursuing any potential compensation.
Is Someone Liable for Your Damages?
Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, meaning that drivers experiencing car accidents must file claims with their own personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance coverage to obtain compensation for medical bills and expenses. You may only seek compensation from someone else if you obtained severe injuries. Severe injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Significant or permanent limitation of your use of an organ or limb
- Significant limitation of your use of a particular body system
- Significant disfiguring injuries
- Disability for at least 90 days
If your accident caused you severe injuries, you may pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the Lyft driver’s insurance policy, or the third-party driver who caused the accident. If the Lyft driver caused the accident but does not have sufficient insurance to cover your losses, Lyft’s own insurance should provide coverage.
Contact Our Firm Today
Michael E. Fenimore, P.A. works hard to achieve the best possible results for every client that comes to us. Our experience with insurance companies and personal injury law improve your chances of obtaining a fair settlement for your damages. Whether you believe a Lyft driver or another driver caused your injuries, it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your next steps. Contact our Pensacola Lyft Accident Attorney today to request your zero-obligation consultation.