MNH Injury Lawyers understands the devastating impact that car accidents can have on both the victim and their families. An Alberta and Edmonton Lyft accident lawyer from MNH Injury Lawyers can help you prove your case and recover fair monetary compensation.
Retaining our services can help you in several ways. We will fight hard to ensure that the liable party is held responsible for your injuries and that you receive a fair settlement that you deserve. Most importantly, we can give you the chance to recuperate in peace without having to worry about complex legal matters.
Rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber have experienced exponential growth in popularity over the past years. The ease of booking, convenience for passengers, and relatively low cost contribute to the popularity of rideshare services.
While there are many advantages to using rideshare services, Lyft vehicles often end up in car accidents. But what are the passenger’s options for compensation after a Lyft accident? What if a Lyft driver hits you while you’re driving your vehicle? What if you are the Lyft driver who was involved in an accident? Many car accident scenarios may involve rideshare vehicles.
If you suffered injuries in an accident involving a rideshare driver, contact an Alberta and Edmonton Lyft accident lawyer at MNH Injury Lawyers to determine if you are entitled to compensation in your specific case. Schedule a case review with our lawyers today, so we can begin protecting your rights against Lyft.
Both tourists and residents of Edmonton and other parts of Alberta use Lyft to get around the city and province by requesting a ride through the app on their phones. Some people who use Lyft do not own cars. Those who do own cars sometimes ride with Lyft when they know they will be drinking, are too intoxicated to drive themselves, or need a ride to the airport.
While there is no data currently available on the number of Lyft accidents in Edmonton, a report by the City of Edmonton Operations Department documented more than 24,000 motor vehicle accidents in Edmonton in a recent year. Lyft and other rideshare accidents account for a notable percentage of Edmonton collisions.
Common Causes of Lyft Accidents:
However, some of the most common causes of accidents involving Lyft vehicles include:
The City of Edmonton Operations Department also reports that car accidents at intersections accounted for over 56 percent of all accidents in Edmonton in one recent year. Accidents at intersections in Edmonton accounted for nearly 70 percent of all accidents resulting in injuries.
The report listed 11 most dangerous intersections in the city of Edmonton in this particular order (from the most dangerous to the least):
Like any other type of collision, a rideshare accident can cause injuries that range in severity depending on the force of impact, type of crash, and other factors.
Victims in Lyft accidents may suffer:
Currently, Uber remains the only insured rideshare company in Alberta. Many provinces in Canada do not have rideshare insurance providers, and when Lyft accidents occur, rideshare passengers who suffer injuries fall under commercial insurance coverage. However, the available insurance coverage depends on the details of the accident and the fault for the collision. That is why you might want to discuss your unique case with an Edmonton and Alberta Lyft accident lawyer to determine fault and explore your compensation options.
Depending on the circumstances of the Lyft accident, the injured party may sue the rideshare company to recover damages. Under certain circumstances, an injured passenger of the Lyft vehicle, pedestrians, or occupants of other vehicles may file a lawsuit against both the Lyft driver and the rideshare company.
Under the Limitations Act of the Province of Alberta, there are specific time limits for filing lawsuits against defendants. In Lyft accident cases, the time limit is two years from the date of the accident. If the injured party fails to file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, they will be barred from suing the negligent party.
The more evidence you can gather following the accident, the more likely you are to obtain fair compensation. For this reason, an accident victim may need an experienced lawyer to help them conduct an investigation and collect all available pieces of evidence.
Some of the relevant pieces of evidence include:
An experienced accident lawyer can review your particular case and determine what evidence you can gather to build a strong case.
A Lyft accident can leave a victim with severe and catastrophic injuries.
Depending on the severity of injuries, the availability of insurance coverage, and the determination of fault, a victim may obtain compensation for the following types of damages and losses:
With a skilled injury lawyer on their side, a victim of a Lyft accident can secure fair compensation for their damages and losses.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents may seek pain and suffering damages in Alberta. However, there are damage caps for pain and suffering damages, which have limits unless the victim suffered “serious impairment.”
However, the damages caps do not affect the total compensation a victim can seek in their case. The cap applies only to pain and suffering damages. Always discuss a possible claim with an accident lawyer, even though a damage cap might apply.
The time it takes to settle a Lyft case in Edmonton or elsewhere in Alberta depends on the complexity of the case and the nature of the victim’s injuries. However, a skilled injury lawyer may only estimate how long it will take to obtain compensation after reviewing your case.
To obtain compensation in a Lyft case in Edmonton or elsewhere in Alberta, an injured victim must prove that their accident was due to someone else’s negligence. Depending on the circumstances of the rideshare accident, you may hold either the Lyft driver or another motorist at fault for the collision. Proving negligence in a car accident usually requires a comprehensive investigation performed by a skilled Lyft accident lawyer.
Rideshare companies and their insurance providers are willing to go to great lengths to protect their bottom line and avoid liability for other people’s injuries. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer can handle all aspects of your case, including negotiating with insurance companies and fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Even with a lawyer from MNH Injury Lawyers to manage all of your legal details, a lawsuit can be challenging.
Our team strives to make the process as stress-free as possible by:
When you suffer injuries in a Lyft accident, you might not understand what your legal remedies are or how to prove the other party’s fault. An experienced lawyer can help you with your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will evaluate your situation and identify all available compensation options in your case.
When you hire an accident lawyer to work on your case, you can focus on your medical treatment while your lawyer:
At MNH Injury Lawyers, our knowledgeable and results-driven lawyers are committed to helping rideshare accident victims in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. You can review your case with our Edmonton and Alberta Lyft accident lawyers today. Contact us to get the legal help you need today.