Lyft has provided rides to visitors and residents in Henderson and since 2016. The convenient service helps people get around the city, whether heading to a casino like the Jokers Wild or Sunset Station, exploring tourist attractions like the Lion Habitat Ranch, or enjoying a night out in the Water Street District. Summoning a ride is as easy as pushing a few buttons on a smartphone, making it a popular choice for personal transportation.
However, riders and others who share the road with Lyft drivers sometimes pay a high price for convenience. Negligent Lyft drivers don’t always follow the rules of the road, putting others at risk for accidents and injuries, some of which are fatal. Lyft drivers make more money by giving more rides, so they are always in a rush and sometimes make poor driving choices.
If you live in Henderson or are a visitor to the area who suffered injuries in a Henderson Lyft accident, Nevada law permits you to seek compensation for your injuries. Severe injuries leave victims with physical, emotional, and financial consequences that can last for life.
The experienced Henderson Lyft accident lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates can guide you through the claims process and help you seek justice after suffering injuries because of a negligent Lyft driver.
Henderson Lyft Accident Guide
- Statute of Limitations
- Types of Injuries in Accident Claims
- What to Do After a Henderson Lyft Accident
- Fighting the Insurance Company
- The Henderson Lyft Accident Attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates Can Help
Why Choose Edward Bernstein and Associates for Your Henderson Lyft Accident Claim
You need to concentrate on recovering from your injuries after a Henderson Lyft accident. Dealing with Lyft, their insurance company, and their legal team adds stress that undermines your healing. Edward Bernstein and Associates has decades of experience communicating and negotiating with insurance companies and legal teams and knows how to deal with their questionable strategies to avoid financial liability.
Our Henderson personal injury lawyers are dedicated to client advocacy and helping injured people recover damages when their injuries are due to negligence. The skilled attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates have the knowledge to apply Nevada law to a claim and obtain the best possible outcome for a client.
Additionally, our experienced lawyers are not intimidated by dealing with a large company like Lyft or its insurance company and legal team. Let one of our Henderson Lyft accident attorneys handle your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Edward Bernstein and Associates’ Henderson office is conveniently located at 1489 West Warm Springs Road, only a couple of blocks west of I-515 or north of I-215, depending on where you are coming from.
If you cannot travel to our Henderson office, we can come to you. We also offer online consultations to discuss your Lyft accident, evaluate your case, and determine your eligibility to file a compensation claim. Contact us today for your free case review where you can discuss your injuries and how they have affected your life.
Henderson Lyft Accident Compensation
If you choose to seek compensation for damages after a Henderson Lyft accident, you could receive money for economic and noneconomic losses you’ve incurred due to the accident and your injuries.
If our lawyers negotiate a settlement or a court rules in your favor, you could receive compensation for these damages related to your Henderson Lyft accident:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance transport to the closest emergency room, treatment in the ER, surgery, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, follow-up doctor visits, medication, and travel expenses to and from the doctor or treating facility.
- Estimated future medical treatment costs when a Henderson Lyft accident leads to a permanent injury or condition that requires ongoing treatment and care
- Rehabilitation costs for treatment with physical therapists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals, and other specialists that help injured people face the physical and emotional trauma of their injuries
- Lost income from missing work due to a Lyft accident, injuries, hospitalization, and rehabilitation
- Estimated future lost income when a Lyft accident causes a catastrophic injury and prevents someone from working
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you lost a loved one in a fatal Henderson Lyft accident, one of our compassionate Henderson Lyft accident attorneys can advise you on the best path for you and your family. Nevada law permits eligible surviving family members to take legal action against a party responsible for the death of their loved one. The lawyer you meet with can review your case and determine if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Lyft.
Statute of Limitations for Henderson Lyft Accident Claims
It’s always best to act swiftly after suffering injuries in any type of traffic accident. Each state has time limits for injured people to file a lawsuit to recover damages, referred to as statutes of limitations. In Nevada, traffic accident victims, including those who suffered injuries in a Lyft accident, have two years to take legal action in most cases. This gives you only two years from the accident to file a claim.
If you miss the statute of limitations deadline for your Henderson Lyft accident claim, it’s doubtful a Nevada court will hear your case. You also lose any leverage you have for negotiating a settlement with Lyft’s insurance carriers. This leaves you to absorb the losses related to your injuries without a chance to recover any of them.
Acting quickly also gives your attorney ample time to investigate your Lyft accident and build a strong case against the driver responsible for the accident and your injuries. This includes much more than gathering paperwork and medical records. Lawyers look for witnesses and previous evidence of negligence, which often requires interviews, but can also include tracking down traffic camera or security camera footage and other evidence that proves your injuries occurred because of negligence.
As time goes by, the quality of evidence diminishes. The seasoned legal team at Edward Bernstein and Associates can help you meet all legal deadlines for your claim, giving you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation for your Henderson Lyft accident injuries.
What Types of Injuries are Included in a Henderson Lyft Accident Claim?
A Lyft accident can lead to a wide range of injuries. Sometimes people struggle to know whether their injuries are serious enough to warrant filing a claim. It’s best to consult with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your medical records and determine if you have a viable claim, and it costs you nothing for a free consultation.
Some common injuries associated with Henderson traffic accidents, including Lyft accidents, that lead to personal injury claims include:
- Broken bones, especially multiple fractures and breaks that require one or more surgeries
- Soft tissue injuries, such as severe sprains, strains, and tears to tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Skull injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other injuries from head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
As a general rule of thumb, consulting with a Lyft accident attorney is the best course of action whenever someone suffers an injury that forces them to spend time in the hospital and/or miss more than a day or two of work.
What to Do After a Henderson Lyft Accident
If you were in a Henderson Lyft accident, you have likely already received medical treatment at the emergency room or walk-in clinic. Your health should be your top priority. However, if you have a viable Henderson Lyft accident claim, it’s important to take certain steps to preserve the value of your claim and give you the best chances of recovering maximum compensation.
Here are some of the most important things you have to do after a Henderson Lyft accident:
Follow Doctors’ Orders
During your initial emergency medical treatment or shortly after, your doctor presented you with a treatment plan that includes the actions you need to take to heal from your injuries. Treatment plans include various things, including pain medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, follow-up doctor visits, and more.
Follow your treatment plan. This commitment shows the insurance company you are actively trying to recover from your injuries and makes it difficult for them to dispute any permanent injuries you suffer.
Keep Proof of Economic Loss
A large portion of your Lyft accident claim is reimbursement for economic losses incurred because of the accident and your injuries. However, you must prove those losses to recover damages for them. Keep every receipt and document that shows the money you had to spend or lost because of your injuries. This includes gas receipts for travel to and from doctor appointments, medical bills, and receipts for car repairs. Keep payroll information or pay stubs showing the employment income you lost due to the accident and your injuries.
Don’t worry about saving too much. Your lawyer will go through your receipts and determine what will help your case.
Keep a Daily Journal
Noneconomic loss makes up the other major portion of your Lyft accident claim. Noneconomic loss refers to how your injuries have impacted your life and includes pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. These losses are more difficult to prove.
One of the best things you can do to help prove noneconomic loss is to keep a daily journal. Writing down the pain you experience, the things you miss out on, and any other struggles related to your injuries, communicates aspects of your injuries to your lawyer and the insurance company that they cannot find in your medical records. Also, nobody can remember everything, so a written record ensures you have the information you need to share at the appropriate time.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Henderson Lyft Accident
Once you bring all your documents, receipts, and journal to your consultation with Edward Bernstein and Associates, we can evaluate your case to determine whether you have a viable claim.
If we take your case and you hire our firm, sending a demand letter to the appropriate party or parties is one of the first steps. At some point, Lyft’s insurance company or driver’s insurance company, depending on the situation, will get involved and communicate with your lawyer. This protects you from some questionable strategies insurance carriers use with people who haven’t hired an attorney.
However, an insurance adjuster may contact you to get a statement about the accident and your injuries. Insurance companies do not stay in business by paying the full amount of every claim that comes their way. They use every opportunity they can to find a way to deny or devalue a claim.
Insurance adjusters often ask claimants to sign a waiver that releases their entire medical history and try to get permission to record a statement. They comb through records and statements to find a way to avoid some or all financial liability for the policyholders.
It’s in your best interest to let Edward Bernstein and Associates fight the insurance company and handle any settlement negotiations. If an insurance carrier contacts you before you hire a lawyer, avoid a conversation and contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
If you must speak with an adjuster, do not offer additional information. Give brief, factual answers about the accident, do not consent to a recorded statement, and do not sign anything without letting a lawyer review the document. An experienced Henderson Lyft accident attorney can protect the value of your claim and ensure the insurance company doesn’t get more information than they need to pay you what you deserve.
The Henderson Lyft Accident Attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates Can Help
If you have suffered injuries in a Henderson Lyft accident, you shouldn’t have to absorb related costs when someone else is responsible for your injuries. Medical bills pile up while injured people cannot work, sometimes creating a massive financial burden for a household.
The skilled and compassionate Henderson Lyft accident lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates can guide you through the Lyft claims process and help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call (702) 728-4137 for your free case review and learn more about how we can help you.