D.R. Patti & Associates

Las Vegas Lyft Accident Attorney

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Las Vegas Lyft Accident

Lyft is one of the best options for getting around Las Vegas. You don't have to worry about finding parking or dealing with traffic, whether crossing Interstate 15, going to the Downtown Summerlin shopping center, or anywhere else in the city. You sit back, and the Lyft driver takes care of everything. However, as much as it offers convenience, it can also make things worse for everyone in the event of an accident.

It does not matter if you are a passenger, a Lyft driver, a pedestrian, or another driver; you may need to deal with multiple insurers. As well, Lyft insurance policies are more complex to navigate.

If you were involved in a Lyft accident in Las Vegas, contact us. Our car accident lawyer can guide you through the complexities of the legal process and help you obtain maximum compensation so you can focus solely on your recovery.

The Challenges of Recovering Compensation After a Lyft Accident

Some of the most common challenges are:

Determining Who Is Responsible for Your Losses

Nevada follows a modified comparative negligence rule.

It means whoever is at fault becomes responsible for your damages. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. Generally, several parties become involved in a Lyft accident and share the fault. The law makes them responsible for the damages they caused in proportion to their degree of fault.

In a Lyft accident, three parties are usually involved: the Lyft company, the personal insurance company of the Lyft driver, and the other driver. A party whose fault is less than 51% can recover damages from the other parties in proportion. Generally, if you are a passenger in a Lyft, you will most likely not be at fault.

Insurance Companies Operate for Financial Gain

Insurance companies are profit-making entities.

They have a whole team of professionals, whom they pay well to protect their profit. Their team has extensive experience handling cases like yours and is well-versed in techniques to minimize your payout or even deny your personal injury claim.

Therefore, when you file your claim, they try all their techniques, from using recorded statements against you to making you look like you were at fault. It does not matter whether you file your claim against Lyft or any other insurance company; everyone prioritizes their financial interests.

So, recovering compensation after a Lyft accident is not straightforward.

Our Lyft accident attorneys are well-versed in all these challenges. They can help you obtain maximum compensation for your Lyft accident.

Tricky Insurance Schemes of Lyft

While many people, including Lyft drivers, believe that Lyft provides million-dollar coverage for everyone, this is not the case. It offers different levels of coverage depending on its driver status. In some situations, it denies responsibility altogether.

When Lyft Does Not Provide Coverage:

Lyft does not take responsibility for accidents when its drivers are not online on its app. In these cases, the personal insurance company of the Lyft driver or the other driver provides coverage, depending on the circumstances.

When Lyft Does Provide Coverage:

In instances when its drivers are online waiting for ride requests, it offers coverage as follows:
When its drivers accept ride requests and are en route to pick up or transport the passenger, it provides coverage of $1.5 million for bodily injury and property damage. It is the highest in comparison to other states in the US. However, it is crucial to understand that these coverages are for third parties, such as passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers. If you are a Lyft driver, it will not cover your losses. You need to file your claim with other insurance companies to recover damages.

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Why D.R. Patti & Associates Law Firm is the Right Choice to Pursue Your Lyft Accident Case

Our founding partner, Dean R. Patti, established D.R. Patti & Associates with the vision of helping personal injury victims get their lives back on track.

He has been representing personal injury victims for more than 31 years. Legal directories, such as Avvo, Lawyers of Distinction, The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and American Association of Attorney Advocates recognize his personal injury law expertise and rate him among the top attorneys in Las Vegas.

At D.R. Patti & Associates, our entire team shares Mr. Patti's vision and follows in his footsteps. We have helped many Lyft accident victims recover the compensation they deserve, including those whose claims insurance companies denied. Here are some rideshare car accident cases we recently handled:

Read how our past clients felt after working with us:

“D.R. Patti & Associates is, in our opinion, the very best personal injury attorney you can find. Being involved in an accident is highly stressful, and then you add the doctor visits and bills. It’s comforting to know that you have someone in your corner looking out for your best interests. They are exactly the type of attorneys who truly care about getting you back the life you once had. Thanks, D.R. Patti & Associates, for being there when we truly needed help.” – Mark R.

Discuss your case with us, and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Schedule a Free Consultation and Learn What We Can Do for You

After an accident involving a Lyft driver, long bills might start piling up, and your injuries are already making life difficult. You may struggle to decide which attorney to choose who can help you overcome this difficult time. Thus, we provide a free consultation service so you can understand your options and make an informed decision.

Don’t let Lyft accidents derail your life; talk to us today. You deserve fair compensation and a better life.

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