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LYFT ACCIDENT

RIDESHARE DANGERS

Rideshare applications have changed the way that Americans commute to work and play, and much of the publicity reports advantages to these forms of transportation. Not only do people have a quick, easy ride whenever they need one, but they can cut the costs of often expensive taxi services around their cities. Lyft is one of the major rideshare apps that have taken the world by storm and brought much convenience to the lives of busy Americans. There’s a darkside to the perks, though, and as a Lyft accident attorney, we’re all too familiar with them.

Because drivers are paid by how many rides they give on any given day, they often find themselves in a rush to add to their clientele, sometimes failing to adhere to the safety standards of normal taxi services. And while making the rides cheap helps the customer, it means that the driver needs to have more clients in a day in order to make a living.

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The rules of rideshare insurance are a mystery to most passengers in these cars, and they’re also a mystery to the people who sometimes are the victim of a Lyft accident claim. We’re thankful that these services are available, but we’re sad to report that many people don’t know they can pursue additional compensation from Lyft directly. It’s not just the driver that is insured. It’s Lyft itself, a company that is now required to keep insurance on all of their drivers. This means that if you’re the victim of a negligent Lyft driver, we can help with your Lyft personal injury case.

LYFT INSURANCE

LYFT ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Our compassionate lawyers have vast experience bringing forward Lyft accident claim cases, and we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients get the most understanding representation imaginable. A Lyft accident attorney in Florida must look at the Lyft personal injury claim and then aggressively pursue the case as far as it can go. We have a history of victorious Lyft personal injury cases. 

We sit down with you and discuss the facts of your case, speak with doctors, nurses, and witnesses who have knowledge of your claim, and then we file a lawsuit on your behalf that is sure to get the attention of the courts. Lyft has a responsibility to their clients and other drivers on the road to make sure that no matter how busy their drivers are, they always adhere to the laws of the road. When a driver is negligent, an attorney can also hold them accountable and use Lyft’s insurance policy to compensate the injured driver or passengers for any injury they sustained.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO
RIGHT AFTER A CAR CRASH?

First, anyone who is suffering from an injury after a car accident should immediately call the police or 911 and tell them they need medical assistance. If you can, take pictures of the crash scene and the cars involved and keep them to yourself so that you can show a lawyer. Make sure everyone is safe and get all of the medical assistance you need. Then, seek the help of an auto-accident attorney before you even think of talking to an insurance adjuster or a private investigator hired by an insurance company.

HOW DO YOU KNOW
ITS A PERSONAL INJURY CASE
CAR CRASH?

If you were injured in a motor-vehicle crash, and the crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a legal claim. Even if the events of a crash seem unclear to you or if you are uncertain as to who caused the crash, if you are injured, call an injury law firm for a free case evaluation to see if a car crash lawyer can help you. 

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SHOULD I CONTACT A CAR CRASH LAWYER BEFORE AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER?

Insurance adjusters are professionally trained to deceive you by having you say the wrong things in a recorded statement after a car crash, or having you sign a false statement. Remember, the adjuster’s only goal is to pay you as little as possible to maximize their company’s profits. 

Our top personal injury lawyers at Chris Hamblen Injury Law always offer a free consultation, so there is nothing to lose by explaining how you were injured and learning how the law applies in your specific situation.

CAN I HANDLE MY OWN CAR CRASH 
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS? 

DO I SPECIFICALLY NEED A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?

It is understandable for individuals to want to settle matters quickly and move on as soon as possible after a car crash. As a result, many people are tempted to try to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without getting help from a car accident attorney with a focus on personal injury claims.  

Before proceeding on your own, it is crucial to understand the pitfalls of trying to handle your case without legal representation.

You can be sure that those representing the negligent party—usually an insurance company—will be investigators, adjusters, and lawyers working to pay out as little as possible. Insurance companies and their attorneys will often calculate the value of your claim based on how aggressive they feel the injured party will fight for full compensation. When you retain a car accident lawyer to fight for you, you are essentially ensuring that you will not be taken advantage of by the other side.

You should seek the help of an injury attorney with vast experience handling car accident cases that can stand up to insurance companies.

 

If the other side is not cooperating and your case requires litigation, the attorney must be prepared to take the case to trial for full and fair recovery.  If the opposing side sees that you are willing to go as far as necessary to ensure justice, they will often  deal more reasonably right from the start. Obtaining experienced legal counsel with a focus on car accident claims will show the defending insurance company that you are serious about your case. 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME
TO FILE A CAR CRASH INJURY CLAIM?

The auto-accident attorneys at Chris Hamblen Injury Law take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will only get paid following a successful monetary recovery for you.

SHOULD I ACCEPT THE INSURANCE COMPANY'S SETTLEMENT AFTER MY AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?

Adjusters often come ready to make payments immediately to convince you to accept less than what you actually deserve. Typically, insurance agents’ settlement offers are less than 5% of the value of your car accident case!  

For this reason, an insurance adjuster will contact you immediately after your car accident and may even visit you in the hospital after an auto accident injury to get information from you.  

There is no reason to rush into accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company without first seeking the help of a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help you through your case to get you the highest compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will make sure that you never sign away your legal rights without being fully informed of the consequences.

Do not deal with the insurance company alone. Seek help from experiences and successful personal injury lawyers. 

WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION 
CAN I GET AFTER A CAR CRASH?

The law allows recovery for a wide range of situations. A lawyer can help you get money for past medical bills, future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, therapy, lost wages, future lost income, and often most importantly, pain and suffering.  Pain and suffering after a crash can include the loss of enjoyment of your life and the mental anxiety of dealing with pain, trauma, and/or a disability caused by a crash. 

A car crash attorney may also help you obtain compensation for your family members who were adversely affected by the crash. Harm to spouses or children can often be recovered separately from the damages awarded to the injured individual. Your car accident attorney will explain whether damage awards to your spouse or children applies in your case.

WHAT IS A PIP CLAIM
AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you live in Florida, you may be eligible to make a personal injury protection (PIP) claim following a car accident. PIP coverage and claims have to do with “no fault” car insurance, which means that your own insurer will pay a portion (or all of) of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into an accident, regardless of who was at fault. 

No fault car insurance is typically enacted by states as a way to streamline accident insurance claims. Every state’s law is different; some limit the amount of compensation that your insurance company is allowed to pay you, and some do not. Once your medical bills exceed your state’s no fault limit, it becomes your responsibility to pay the remaining balance. Understanding how PIP insurance can work for you after an accident can be confusing, and you should contact an attorney to help you navigate the process.

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BUSINESS PARTNERS

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CASES DONE

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HAPPY CLIENTS

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AWARDS WON

WHY CHOOSE
CHRIS HAMBLEN

While no two cases are alike, our experience will ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our office handles your case from inception through trial if necessary. Chris has extensive experience taking personal injury cases to trial and has achieved successful verdicts for car accidents and slip and fall cases.

• Free Injury Consultation
• No Fees Unless We Win

• Local Representation
• In-Home Consultation

• FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES
• +20 YEARS TRIAL EXPERIENCE
• HABLAMOS ESPAñOL

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OUR 
CLIENTS sAY

“Great experience working with Hamblen Injury Law. Very hands-on, and you actually speak to the attorney, unlike other law firms. Chris cares about his clients and works hard to get the best results.”

- Nelson M

“It was great working with Chris and his team. He took care of everything for me when I was in a car accident during my vacation to Florida. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal consol.”

- Michelle G.

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