New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyer
Experienced and Knowledgeable New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyer Fighting to Protect the Rights of Those Injured in Lyft Accidents in Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union County, and Throughout NJ
Rideshare apps like Lyft make it possible easy to move around even when you don’t have access to your own car. You simply request a ride and a Lyft driver comes to your location and carries you to your desired location. It is considered a convenient and often safer way to travel. However, just like with other vehicles on the road, accidents can occur while you are a passenger of a Lyft driver. When they do occur, it is important to know that you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. You should therefore get in touch with a New Jersey Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible.
The team at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. is dedicated to fighting to protect the rights of accident victims. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in ridesharing insurance laws. We will work to build a strong claim on your behalf. Our attorneys will fight to recover full and fair compensation. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm.
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Why are Lift Accidents Unique?
Lyft accidents may appear just like any other motor vehicle accident. However, there are several factors that make these accidents unique. The complications with Lyft accidents result from the fact that Lyft does not consider Lyft drivers as employees of the company. According to the ridesharing app, their role is only to match the drivers with passengers. Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors.
However, recent changes in New Jersey regulations put stringent requirements on ridesharing insurance to ensure the protection of the passengers as well as third parties involved in accidents with the Lyft drivers. The insurance coverage applicable will differ depending on how the driver was using the Lyft app at the time of the accident.
- If a passenger was present in the vehicle at the time of the accident, Lyft insurance will cover up to $1.5 million in property damage, bodily injury, or death.
- If the Lyft driver was not carrying a passenger but actively looking for a passenger at the time of the accident, Lyft insurance will cover up to $50,000 in bodily injury or death per person as well as up to $100,000 in bodily injury or death per accident after the driver’s personal insurance coverage has been exhausted.
- If the Lyft app was turned off at the time of the accident, the driver’s personal insurance will cover the injuries and losses in the accident. Lyft insurance does not apply in these accidents as the driver is considered to have not been ‘on the clock’.
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Why Retain an Experienced New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyer from Lombardi and Lombardi P.A.
Lyft accidents can be very complicated. They are not as straightforward as other types of motor vehicle accidents. It is therefore important to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey Lyft accident lawyer. At Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., our team of experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you recover full and fair compensation. We will fight to recover compensation for:
- Past and current medical expenses
- The cost of future rehabilitation and treatment for injuries sustained in the accident
- Psychological and emotional trauma
- Lost wages
- Lost capacity to earn
- Loss of consortium and other applicable damages
Our law firm will investigate your claim to determine who is liable for your injuries. We will be the responsible parties and hold them liable for your injuries and damages. We won’t accept anything less than what we believe is just compensation for your losses.
You can rely on our skills and experience to negotiate on your behalf. Our team will work to build a strong claim and defend you at trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached during the negotiation stage. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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Schedule Free Consultation with an Experienced and Knowledgeable New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyer from Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A.
If you have been injured in a Lyft accident, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. The attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. are experienced at defending the rights of victims of Lyft accidents. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey Lyft accident lawyer from our firm and have your case reviewed at no charge. Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions on behalf of accident victims. We will fight to protect your right to compensation. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lyft Accidents in New Jersey
Yes. New Jersey applies comparative negligence laws. This allows injured parties to file a claim for compensation. However, the compensation they recover will be reduced based on the level of fault they are determined to have had in causing their injuries in the accident. For example, if you were found to be 20 percent responsible for your injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver, your compensation will be reduced by 20 percent. You will therefore only receive 80 percent of the total compensation you recover for your injuries.
It is important to speak with an experienced New Jersey Lyft accident lawyer to determine how best to approach your case. Your attorney will help you maximize your compensation.
Yes, you can make a claim for compensation even when the Lyft driver was not at fault for the accident. An experienced attorney will evaluate the circumstances of the case. They will investigate the case and determine which parties can be held liable for your injuries. They will help you recover compensation from the at-fault parties.