Lyft often tries to market itself as an underdog when compared with Uber, the larger rideshare company. There are some differences between Uber and Lyft – some are just marketing differences, and some are actual functional discounts. However, with both companies, riders can and do suffer harm. Some types of harm include physical injuries in an accident, sexual assaults by drivers, physical assaults by drivers, and privacy violations. If this happens to you, you can take steps to recover compensation from the company.
If you have been injured by a Lyft driver’s actions, you should speak with an attorney. You may have suffered physical injuries, taken time off work, incurred significant medical expenses, and even had physical damage to your property. In order to receive compensation for those losses, you have to make a claim.
In order to recover, you must be able to prove that Lyft or one of its drivers was negligent. If you are able to prove that, then you may be able to obtain compensation under Texas law. In order to prove someone is negligent, you must show how someone acted unreasonably and how that unreasonable conduct caused you damages. Damages can include physical injuries, emotional injuries, and more. If a loved one has died in a Lyft accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim for losses. The claim can cover funeral expenses, burial expenses, lost support and companionship, and more.
Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges if you have been injured by a Lyft driver. We can help. Call us today at 855-947-0707 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.