If you were injured in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle and injuries were involved, first speak to our Los Angeles Lyft Accident Lawyer. The call is free and may save you a tremendous amount of time and money.
How to Report a Lyft Accident in Los Angeles
Lyft has over a million drivers scattered across the country, so it’s safe to say that Lyft drivers are involved in accidents just about every day. Whether you’re a Lyft passenger, another driver, a motorcyclist, bicyclist or a pedestrian, what comes to issue is calling 911 and then reporting the accident to Lyft. Don’t count on your driver to do that. He or she might fail to make those calls for any number of reasons. If you were injured, you’ll want paramedics to come to the scene too. That way, police will document the accident, and paramedics will document your injuries and take you to an emergency room.
Don’t Call Us. We’ll Call You.
For purposes of reporting an accident to Lyft, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Los Angeles or somewhere else. The company apparently only wants to speak with you at its convenience. It doesn’t give an emergency phone number on its website. However convenient or inconvenient it might be, Lyft wants you to go to the help page on its website and press a “call me” button. You can then enter your phone number, and somebody from Lyft will call you back. You can try calling 855-865-9553 Ext. 2, but you’re likely to be told to go to the website. What that implies is that Lyft wants to be in control of your claim from the onset. Our recommendation is that you contact our law firm right away after being injured in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle anywhere in or around Los Angeles. If we’re retained to represent you, we’ll get Lyft’s attention right away, and we’ll maintain control of your claim for you.
Name, Rank and Serial Number
In reporting the accident to Lyft, we recommend not giving its representative any information other than your name, address and phone number along with the date, time and location of the accident. You can also provide any information that you have about the Lyft driver. That individual who you speak with will start the claim process, and an insurance adjuster should be in touch with you in about a week.
The Call from the Adjuster
By the time that Lyft’s insurance adjuster calls you, he or she will probably have a copy of the police accident report detailing the claim in their file. In that phone call, expect the adjuster to ask for a recorded statement. The law doesn’t require you to give the opposing insurer any type of a statement. Politely refuse to give one, and call us instead to arrange for a free consultation and case review. The adjuster already has your version of events from the police report. He or she is only trying to lead you into giving a different version. That will allow the insurer to call your credibility into question in the future. When you talk to us, anything that you say is protected and confidential.
If Multiple Insurers are Involved
Lyft has ample insurance for most situations, but like all insurance companies, its insurers probably want to pay out as little as possible on claims while banking and investing as much premium money as possible. Insurance coverage in a Lyft accident can get confusing quickly because two or more insurance companies can be involved in the liability issue. You can be caught in the middle while the insurance companies are pointing their respective fingers at each other. If they continue doing that with us, we’ll arrange to have them sort the issue out in a courtroom before a judge. He or she will put an end to that.
Contact a Lyft Accident Lawyer
Rather than asking Lyft to call you, call us to arrange for that free case consultation and review on any Lyft accident in Los Angeles County. We’ll answer your questions and outline your legal options for you. Contact us right away after being injured in any Lyft crash in or around Los Angeles.