Lyft Deactivation due to Accident – Lyft Accident Attorney
Were you involved in a Lyft accident? If you are a rideshare driver and were recently involved in a Lyft accident, you might be worried about deactivation. Although deactivation is a common result of rideshare accidents, it is important to understand that it could be reversed. A deactivation, however, could put a sudden end to your only source of income – which could be even worse if the accident resulted in unexpected medical bills.
If you were involved in a Lyft accident that resulted in harm and later resulted in your deactivation as a driver, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately. Depending on the details surrounding your accident, you might have grounds to file a claim against Lyft. You might even be eligible for reactivation. If you would explore your legal actions after being involved in a Lyft accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of rideshare accident claims. Our lawyers are ready to skillfully represent you and provide you with all the information that you need to file a claim, recover the compensation that you deserve, and be reactivated as a Lyft driver. If you would like to discuss your claim with the Lyft accident experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Common Issue: Lyft deactivated me due to the damage done to my car
Lyft and all other rideshare companies take auto accidents seriously. Because of that, they normally deactivate drivers that are involved in accidents; in most cases, the deactivation is temporary. The main reason that drivers are deactivated include unsafe driving and unsafe vehicles. Without a doubt, even the safest of drivers can be involved in accidents through no fault of their own. However, multiple incidents (even if none of them were the driver’s fault) undeniably look bad and could result in a long-term deactivation.
Property damage is also enough reason to warrant a deactivation. Vehicles that sustain significant property damage in an accident could be unsafe – even after they have been repaired. By deactivating those with damaged vehicles, Lyft is essentially trying to lessen the risk of additional accidents due to damaged vehicles.
Although it is common for driver accounts to be deactivated after auto accidents and property damage, not all is lost. By working directly with Lyft, drivers can eventually be reactivated. There is no doubt that a deactivation is frustrating for drivers; however, drivers must do try their best to approach Lyft calmly to find a solution to the situation.
Do I Need to Call Lyft in case of an Accident?
Yes – you should call Lyft immediately. In addition to calling Lyft, there are a number of other things that you should do after your Lyft accident. Without a doubt, it could be difficult to take action after an auto accident; however, prompt action is essential to car accident cases.
After a Lyft accident, affected parties should always do the following:
- Seek medical attention
- Take photos of the scene of the accident (including all damage to vehicles)
- Photograph all visible injuries suffered in the accident
- Take a screenshot of the Lyft app (this will prove that the accident occurred while you were active on the app)
- Make note of any surveillance cameras that might have captured the accident
- Gather video footage if available
- Collect witness information
- Collect insurance information of all parties involved
- File an accident report with the authorities
- Evaluate the property damage to your vehicle
- Report the accident to Lyft
- Seek a Lyft accident attorney immediately
When you do everything listed above immediately after your accident, you are essentially preparing to file a claim – you are gathering the tools necessary to take legal action against the party liable for the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about the action that you should take after being affected by a Lyft accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our lawyers immediately.
Is Your Accident Covered?
Will your Lyft accident be covered by the rideshare company’s insurance policy? The answer to this question depends strictly on the details surrounding your accident – specifically, whether you were driving for Lyft at the time of your accident.
Lyft’s insurance is straightforward. There is no coverage if the Lyft app is off (i.e. the driver is driving for personal reasons and is not logged onto the app). If an accident occurs during this time, there will be no coverage whatsoever; during this time, drivers’ personal policy applies.
As soon as the Lyft app is on (and the driver is available for a ride), coverage begins. It offers contingent liability. Specifically, this coverage covers up to $50,000 per person in bodily injury, up to $100,000 per incident in bodily injury, and up to $25,000 per accident in property damage.
As soon as a driver and a passenger are matched (the driver accepts the ride), accidents could be covered by million-dollar policies. Specifically, Lyft’s insurance offers $1 million in excess liability and UM/UIM coverage as well as up to $50,000 per accident in contingent collision and comprehensive coverage.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, the accident might be covered by Lyft’s insurance policy. However, there is no guarantee. If you would like to better understand whether your Lyft auto accident could be covered by the rideshare company’s insurance company, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
Understanding Your Right to Sue after a Lyft Accident
Do you have the right to sue if you were involved in a Lyft accident that eventually led to your deactivation as a driver? After being involved in a Lyft accident, you will likely have the right to sue both for all the harm/damages resulting from the accident and for your reactivation as a driver. Although it is possible that your accident could be covered by another party’s insurance (meaning that you could sue the at-fault party and their insurance), your accident could also be covered by Lyft’s insurance policy. Depending on the circumstance, you will have the right to sue.
For more information about your right to sue after being involved in a Lyft accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the Lyft accident and deactivation experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience.
You Could Recover Compensation
Could you be eligible to recover any form of monetary compensation if you file a claim after a Lyft accident? Some victims of rideshare accidents are eligible to recover monetary compensation for the damages resulting from the accident. Are you eligible to recover compensation? If so, what type and amount of compensation could you be eligible to receive?
The type and amount of compensation that you could recover upon reaching a successful claim outcome will always be based on the details of your claim. Some of the compensation that you could be eligible to recover could include the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Without a doubt, recovering some of the monetary compensation listed above can help victims and their families move forward from such a traumatic time in their lives. However, for many rideshare drivers – especially those who have been deactivated – being compensated for the categories listed above is not enough.
For many affected rideshare drivers, the most important way in which they could be compensated is to be allowed to drive again. In many cases, driver accounts are reactivated upon a successful claim outcome.
If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your Lyft accident claim reaches a successful outcome, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experienced Lyft accident and deactivation attorneys at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers will do everything within their reach to ensure that you are rightfully compensated; our lawyers will aggressively fight until you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
The Statute of Limitations
You were involved in a Lyft accident that led to your deactivation. Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you could pursue a claim; however, you could lose your right to pursue a claim if you fail to act within the appropriate length of time. All claims, including rideshare accident claims, are subject to a strict deadline called a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claims are not filed within the timeframe allowed by the applicable statute of limitations, claimants will lose their right to sue – and their right to receive any form of compensation.
What is the deadline that applies to your claim? In general, personal injury claims – in the state of California – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that affected parties will only have two years to file their claims. Exceptions to the statute of limitations could apply, however. Any applicable exceptions (based on the details of your claim) could directly affect the time that you have to pursue your claim.
Because a lapse in understanding the deadline that applies to your claim could result in losing the right to sue, it is essential that all parties interested in taking legal action after a Lyft accident have a thorough understanding of the time that is available to file their claims. If you would like to learn more about the time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Were you involved in a Lyft accident? If you were involved in a Lyft accident, it is possible that you suffered significant harm. It is also possible that your vehicle sustained extensive damage – enough to result in Lyft deactivating your driver account. Although you might be most interested in reversing the deactivation of your account, you must be aware that you might have grounds to sue Lyft for the damages resulting from the accident. If you would like to explore the possibility of taking legal action against Lyft after you were involved in an accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
After a rideshare accident, it is essential that affected parties have access to the appropriate legal services. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have dedicated many years to representing the victims of auto accidents. Our lawyers are experienced in rideshare accident claims and are ready to handle your claim against Lyft. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts and learn more about your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we are aware that far too many parties affected by personal injury accidents simply do not take any action because of the association between legal services and expensive fees. This means that many people are simply sitting on claims and not fighting for their right to be compensated. At our firm, we believe that all affected parties should have access to the representation necessary to pursue their claims; because of that, we offer free legal services.
Specifically, our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our Lyft accident lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Essentially, our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your claim against Lyft. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts at your earliest convenience.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not pay us anything.
If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue an accident claim against Lyft, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.