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If you have been hurt in a Lyft accident, experienced lawyer Bert Louthian can represent your interests. The Louthian Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers is your Columbia Lyft accident lawyer, helping victims and their families claim financial compensation.

Since 1985, Bert Louthian has represented injured people in legal claims for compensation. We’re a family-owned law firm that devotes our practice to helping families when the unexpected occurs.

Lyft accident victims may receive financial compensation. However, they may not know what they deserve or how to claim it. The Louthian Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers takes care of the investigation and creates a legal strategy for your situation. Then, we handle the entire claims process on your behalf.

We are taking new cases. We offer free consultations. Call or message us today.

Legal Help for Lyft Accident Victims

The Louthian Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers helps victims with all steps to get fair compensation following a Lyft accident including:

  • Preserving evidence and building on the evidence from the accident scene
  • Determining legal liability and how to pursue insurance compensation
  • Understanding the special laws and procedures that apply to claims involving Lyft drivers
  • Evaluating what your case is worth including economic and non-economic damages (like claiming pain and suffering)
  • Relying on expert witnesses and technical evidence to build your claim
  • Negotiating with Lyft and insurance companies about a potential settlement
  • Pursuing formal legal procedures to claim your compensation, if necessary

Throughout the case, we answer your questions and serve as your guide. Together, we create a legal strategy. Then, we take care of everything while you focus on your recovery.

Your Rights After a Lyft Accident

If you have been in a Lyft accident, this is what Columbia Lyft accident lawyer Bert Louthian wants you to know:

  • You may have the right to financial compensation.
  • Lyft passengers and other injured parties have the protection of Lyft’s insurance policy. During an active ride, they provide up to one million in liability insurance with uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Despite these insurance guarantees, there are still important steps to take to claim fair compensation for an accident. Like any other accident case, you must identify your damages and prove your case.
  • Traffic laws apply to Lyft drivers. South Carolina is an at-fault state. A Lyft driver, other drivers and other parties may be liable for an accident.
  • A lawyer can represent you in the claims process. The Louthian Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers handles Lyft accident claims.

Even though Lyft advertises its insurance guarantee, claiming compensation for an accident is still an adversarial process. Lyft makes their profits from collecting fares, not from paying insurance claims. You must identify your damages and prove your right to compensation. Our law firm can represent you in everything needed to pursue your case.

How do you claim compensation for a Lyft accident?

To claim compensation for a Lyft accident, follow these steps:

  1. Call the police to report the accident and summon emergency services.
  2. Report an accident to Lyft through their website or through the app.
  3. Determine who is at fault for the accident.
  4. Identify your damages. South Carolina law allows victims to claim economic and non-economic compensation.
  5. Pursue compensation through insurance policies including Lyft.
  6. Bring a formal legal claim if appropriate.
  7. Negotiate your settlement or pursue your legal case.

Getting compensation for a Lyft accident begins with receiving medical attention for your injuries and ensuring that the police are called following the accident. Contact Columbia Lyft accident lawyer Bert Louthian as soon as possible to begin working on your case.

South Carolina Lyft Laws

South Carolina Law Title 58 – Public Utilities, Services and Carriers, Chapter 23, Motor Vehicle Carriers, Article 16, Transportation Network Company Act is the law that applies to Lyft transportation services in the state. A transportation network company (TNC) is a company that uses a digital network to connect a passenger to a driver. Lyft is a TNC.

Laws that apply to Lyft services in South Carolina include:

  • TNC drivers must have insurance that acknowledges they are a ride share driver.
  • A TNC driver must have insurance that specifically applies while they are logged into the network and while they are giving rides.
  • While logged into the network, a driver must have at least $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person, $100,000 total injury liability per accident and $50,000 for property damage; they must also have uninsured motorist insurance as required by S.C. Code § 38-77-150.
  • During a ride, a driver must have at least one million dollars in liability coverage for death, bodily injury and property damage as well as uninsured motorist insurance as required by S.C. Code § 38-77-150.
  • The TNC network company may provide the required insurance for the driver.
  • Insurance provided by the TNC may not be contingent on a personal insurer denying a claim.
  • Drivers must carry proof of insurance. If there’s an accident, they must give the insurance information to anyone involved and the police, if asked.
  • Vehicles must have a certified mechanic inspection within 30 days of being used for driving for a TNC. A vehicle used for ridesharing must be inspected at least once a year.

In addition to rules that apply specifically to rideshare companies like Lyft, drivers must follow the rules of the road.

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

Under the mentorship of his attorney father, Bert Louthian has more than three decades of experience serving the Columbia, SC community. He holds an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for the highest professional standards. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he is rated 10.0 by AVVO. These awards reflect his dedication to serving his clients.

Consultations available – Start today

For a free consultation with a Columbia Lyft accident lawyer, contact Bert Louthian of The Louthian Firm Accident & Injury Lawyers. We are taking new cases, and you can talk to us about your situation with no obligation.

To talk to us and start your case today, call (803) 592-6231 or message us online. We look forward to speaking with you.

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