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    Whiplash from a Rear-End Lyft Crash

    Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Lyft Accidents.

    Rear-end accidents are some of the most common and dangerous traffic accidents. If you’re injured in a rear-end Lyft crash, it adds an additional layer of complication to your car accident claim, which makes having an experienced Lyft accident attorney on your side in your best interest. 

    How Lyft Insurance Coverage Works 

    Lyft and other rideshare companies don’t employ their drivers – instead, these drivers work under contract, which makes the matter of insurance coverage that much more complicated. Lyft’s coverage applies in certain situations, but more limited coverage is available in others – and if the Lyft driver has toggled off the rideshare app (even for a moment or two), Lyft offers no coverage at all. Consider the following insurance-coverage scenarios:

    • If you are a passenger in a Lyft vehicle that is rear-ended, you’ll seek compensation for your losses through the at-fault driver’s coverage (rear-end accidents are generally the fault of the rear driver).
    • If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is rear-ended by a Lyft driver (who either has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up), you’ll seek compensation through Lyft’s comprehensive coverage.
    • If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is rear-ended by a Lyft driver (who is waiting to be assigned a passenger), you’ll seek compensation through the driver’s liability coverage, but Lyft’s coverage will be triggered if the driver’s own coverage is exhausted by the car accident claim.

    In other words, it’s complicated. 

    Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash injuries are very common in rear-end accidents, and they can lead to considerable physical, financial, and emotional losses. These injuries can be slow to present with clear symptoms, and they can become even more serious with the passage of time. Whiplash injuries tend to be exceptionally painful injuries that are not only slow to heal, but that can also lead to chronic pain and serious losses in terms of range of motion. To further complicate the issue, whiplash can be difficult to treat effectively, and the symptoms can even come and go.   

    The losses associated with whiplash injuries can include all the following:

    • Medical expenses that can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management, and rehabilitation
    • Lost income while you attend to your recovery and are off the job (if your ability to do your job is affected, this category of loss can be even more considerable)
    • The physical and emotional pain and suffering you endure, which can prove especially challenging in the face of these often-bedeviling injuries 

    An important element of your dedicated Lyft accident attorney’s focused efforts is ensuring that all aspects of your losses are well represented. 

    Turn to an Experienced Los Angeles Lyft Accident Attorney for the Help You Need

    The practiced California Lyft accident attorneys at Ride App Law Group, LLP, are well positioned and well prepared to skillfully advocate for your claim’s most advantageous outcome. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t delay in contacting us online or calling us at 888-CRASH08 today.

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