Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Lyft Accident Lawyer

Uber & Lyft enjoy a virtual monopoly (or rather, a duopoly) of the ridesharing industry. Chances are if you’re involved in a ridesharing accident, then it’s going to be with one of these two services. These services are very similar in setup, as riders access both companies through an app on their smartphone. Typically speaking, these cases are more complicated than normal motor vehicle accident cases. This is because Lyft is technically classified as a “technology firm”—not a “taxi provider.” As such, Lyft employs independent contractors to carry out their services. Most likely, if you are in a Lyft accident, then your claim will be against the Lyft driver and not vs. the company itself.

Whenever you pay for Lyft’s services, you are also paying for the security of your ridesharing experience. Lyft uses a portion of all passenger fees to fund important safety protocols, such as background checks on Lyft drivers, driver safety education, and vehicle inspections. Because the Lyft drivers are technically independent contractors, it almost always adds a layer of complexity that normal car accident cases simply don’t have.

Ridesharing cases have the additional element of dealing with a third-party motor vehicle operator. Because of this, it is best to seek the counsel of an experienced legal team with a consistent record. The Ward Law Group is such a team. Whether you suffer a personal injury or lose personal property such as a laptop in the accident, the Ward Law Group will be there to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

If you speak Spanish, there’s no need to worry The Ward Law group also offers bilingual legal advice to those who speak Spanish as their primary language. You can rest assured knowing that your case is in the skilled hands of industry veterans.

Common Types of Lyft Accident Claims that We Settle

All Lyft drivers are responsible for their own insurance plans. That being said, Lyft does provide some degree of coverage for their drivers and passengers alike. The amount of liability money that Lyft sends out will depend wholly on whether the driver is alone or had passengers in the vehicle at the time of the event. In cases where there are a lot of passengers in the Lyft vehicle, the amount may reach up into the millions. Here are a few subtypes of Lyft accidents that we settle:

  • Road Rage Accidents: These collisions are frightening because of their frequency and unpredictability. Road rage may affect a susceptible individual at any time for any reason and it certainly leads to a dangerous driving environment.
  • Impaired Driving: This is not necessarily relegated to alcohol consumption. In many states, driving while under the influence of illegal drugs or not receiving enough sleep before driving can be categorized as impaired driving.
  • Distracted Driving: Lyft operators are always trying to solicit more clients for their ridesharing services. It is not uncommon to see a Lyft operator drive around with three separate smartphones mounted to their windshield.

Of course, this just covers a few of the accident types that can occur. There are many different subtypes of accidents that are applicable to the ridesharing scene. Thankfully, the Ward Law Group has experience with all of these different subtypes; so, you can rest assured knowing that you are in capable hands. If you are involved in a Lyft accident as a passenger, then you should seek legal advice from an expert team as soon as it becomes feasible. Contact the Ward Law Group today to get the ball rolling on your settlement!

Types of Lyft Accident Injuries & Compensation

There are an overabundance of personal injuries that one may fall victim to because of a Lyft accident. Naturally, this list looks very similar to the injuries that one might sustain from a normal car accident. After all, the differences between these two situations are primarily legal; the physics involved are still the same. That being said, here are a few examples:

  • Dismemberment
  • Lacerations & Bruises
  • Broken Bones or Damaged Cartilage
  • Loss of Sight and/or Hearing
  • Organ Rupture or Internal Bleeding
  • Spine & Neck Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • …and more.

Similar to the Lyft driver, passengers in their rideshare service enjoy the same viable compensation claims associated with any form of a motor vehicle accident. To get the most out of these claims, you’re going to need a legal team with many years of experience. Passenger compensation in these cases are highly nuanced; so, it ’s important to make sure that you have the best legal team standing behind you all the way. Here are a few examples of settlement types that you may be eligible for:

  • Mental Distress: Psychological effects are not always evident right out of the gate. Therefore, it’s important to communicate with your medical practitioner about any quality of life changes you experience after the accident.
  • Medical Bills: Even if you don’t suffer any injuries from your accident, you still may want to consider a medical evaluation. Expenses such as these, hospital stays, and treatments all fall into this category.
  • Inability to Work: When you are badly injured in a Lyft accident, chances are, it’s going to put you out of work. You may be eligible to claim this as a loss resulting from the accident. If your injury is permanent, then the settlement you receive should take this factor into account, as you may not be able to work for a long time.
  • Property Damage: This category covers everything from the smartphone in your pocket to the clothes on your back.

Setting The Standard for Bilingual Legal Services

The Ward Law Group cares deeply about the needs of the Spanish-speaking community. If you are a native Spanish speaker and you have recently been involved in a Lyft or motor vehicle accident, please contact the Ward Law Group today. We will do everything in our power to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation for your personal injuries.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After a Lyft Accident

Obviously, the first thing you should always do after an accident is to call for emergency responders. They will make sure that those in need of immediate medical assistance are taken care of. And, they will also safely remove the damaged vehicles from the road. Not long after, you should inform the insurance companies involved and they will open a claim. During this time, medical (and legal) experts generally recommend that you receive a medical evaluation within 14 days of the accident.

If you are able, then it is always a good idea to document everything. High-definition cameras are widely available to the public, and you should take advantage of that. Pull out your smartphone or camera, document the damages, and any other relevant information from the scene. Later in your case, these will help your legal team tremendously and may even increase your settlement amount.

You should also save all of your receipts and invoices for any expenses incurred as a result of the Lyft accident. Communicate this documentation with your legal team. They will be able to give you advice on what is and is not applicable for an insurance claim.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

If you suffered an injury in a Lyft or motor vehicle accident, then please contact our team at The Ward Law Group today. Our firm has earned over two decades of experience with winning high-profile cases for those with personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents. We will do everything in our power to make sure your case is successful. Whether you speak English or Spanish, enlist the Ward Law Group today and receive the compensation that you deserve!

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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.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- 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

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

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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