The Best Lyft Accident Lawyers in Kissimmee, FL

The world of rideshare apps hasn’t been around for very long. Only in the last 10 years has the concept truly carved its way into the mainstream market. Services such as Lyft and Uber have given millions a source of supplementary income with flexible hours and employee discounts. It is no wonder that so many people are turning to these companies in order to make some extra cash. Most of the time, drivers transport their passengers from point A to point B with no incidents in between. It’s why so many people trust Lyft to provide them with the transportation they need when other options aren’t available.

But what happens when your ride ends in a traffic collision instead of arriving at your destination? Compared to normal car accidents—which already have their own complications—these cases involve many more nuances with which you’ll have to contend. Because this industry is still very new, there are not very many legal precedents that exist for courts to review. As such, you’re going to need an experienced team who will handle your case with the utmost care and concern.

The Ward Law Group is one such team. With over a decade of experience, there are no twists and turns that our firm has yet to navigate. Additionally, we offer our legal services to both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. If Spanish is your primary language, don’t let that stand in the way of pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today!

Personal Injury & Lyft Accident Statistics For Kissimmee, FL

Finding accident statistics for a company like Lyft is technically impossible at this point in time. This is because the company is privately owned and does not release these records to the general public. That being said, researchers have made some inferences based on recent fluctuations in traffic-related deaths on a year-by-year basis.

According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, we know that 2,444 fatal car accidents occurred in the state of Florida during the year 2010. 2019 has shown some of the lowest numbers of traffic-related deaths in quite a long time. Since 2010, ridesharing apps became mainstream. The number of traffic-related deaths temporarily stagnated before rising again in the years to follow. Research suggests that this rise in accidents could be due to the advent of this new industry. But, there is currently not enough data present to confirm this relationship in the long-term.

Even though there is the distinct possibility that companies such as Lyft are contributing to the rise of these statistics, it is no secret that they help keep drunk drivers off of the road. This, however, does not safeguard you from the fact that there are still many negligent drivers on the open road. And, when you’re involved in such an accident, you’re going to need veteran legal representation. You need to look no further than The Ward Law Group—a firm that you can trust with a track record of successful outcomes in high-profile cases.

Types of Lyft Accident Injuries

It is no secret that distracted driving is one of the main causes of traffic accidents in the state of Florida. Of course, there are laws in place to deter this kind of behavior, but many people ignore these rules and take their attention off the road anyway. One of the most common forms of distracted driving is texting, which is easy to confirm from a simple fact check. According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the year of 2018 saw 1,672 texting while driving citations. And of course, this only displays the number of people who were caught committing the offense. The true number is actually much higher.

Whenever you are involved in a traffic accident, regardless of the cause, there is a high risk of personal injury. In regards to Lyft accidents, the most common types of injuries are:

  • Bruises & Lacerations
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Bone Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Disc Herniations
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • …and more.

If you are the victim of a Lyft accident—and especially if you sustain personal injuries—get in touch with The Ward Law Group immediately. Our firm has successfully dealt with a large number of personal injury claims over the years. And, we’ve recuperated millions of dollars for our clients in the process. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Contact our legal team today!

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

All of the usual Florida laws (such as the state’s no-fault status) still apply to rideshare accidents. However, there are some addendums in place that put a slight spin on the nature of these cases. Most, if not all, of these laws deal with the way insurance works for those involved in a rideshare accident.

Under normal circumstances, Florida law dictates that motor vehicle operators must carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection insurance and $10,000 in property damage liability insurance. Lyft drivers, in addition to the PIP insurance minimum, must carry $1 million in liability coverage for property damage, personal injury, and death. They must also carry at least $50,000 in physical injury or death liability coverage. Lyft provides insurance plans that run in tandem with these amounts in order to serve their drivers, passengers, and third-party victims of accidents.

Whether you are a passenger, driver, or third-party victim of a rideshare accident, you are going to need to contact an experienced legal team in order to get the most out of your case. For example, as a passenger, you may be able to receive financial reparation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Additionally, if you suffer from psychological problems as a result of the accident, you may be able to receive additional compensation.

The Ward Law Group will work tirelessly to ensure that you are able to receive all of these forms of compensation where applicable. Remember, although insurance policies are there to protect you, big-name insurance adjusters will still try to minimize your settlement wherever possible. Don’t let them get away with that! Contact The Ward Law Group today.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

Generally speaking, there are four basic steps that you should take following a Lyft Accident:

  • Contact Emergency Services: Before anything, you should call the police and seek medical attention for those involved in the accident Failure to do so may affect the outcome of your case in the long-run. Additionally, the authorities will write up a police report that will prove to be a valuable resource later on. Make sure to obtain a copy of this report.
  • Gather Information: Talk to witnesses, collect the contact information of those involved, and take pictures if you are able. The more evidence that you are able to amass at the time of the accident, the more firepower you will bring into litigation.
  • Contact Lyft: Remember, there is going to be a good chance that you’ll have to contend with Lyft’s insurance policies instead of the other driver’s plan. And in some cases, such as when the other driver is at fault, Lyft may not cover the accident. Either way, you are going to want to know where exactly you stand in this situation.
  • Get in Touch With an Attorney: All of the aforementioned steps culminate here. Your attorney will organize all of the evidence you have gathered thus far in order to best represent you. They will also help you with any necessary paperwork, as well as the process of filing the claim itself. This is perhaps the most important step to take if you want to get the most out of your potential settlement.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Being involved in an accident is stressful enough. You have to contend with all of the headaches that come with keeping receipts and furnishing legal documents. This is only made worse if you have suffered from a personal injury as a result of your accident. The Ward Law Group understands this struggle and will remove the burden from your shoulders.

Our lawyers are passionate about defending you against predatory insurance companies that will fight to minimize your settlement wherever possible. One of the reasons we are so effective at this is because our founder Gregory Ward once worked for big-name insurance companies. Now, he uses this experience to help thousands of clients walk away from their cases with the highest settlement possible.

Don’t forget, The Ward Law Group is passionate about representing you, whether you speak English or Spanish as your primary language. If you speak Spanish, do not let that deter you from pursuing the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Contact The Ward Law Group today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

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- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

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My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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