Rideshare companies like Lyft have exploded in popularity over the past several years, with many people taking advantage of affordable and convenient vehicle transportation. Although a Lyft is in many circumstances a safe form of transportation, Lyft vehicles are driven by regular people who are susceptible to making the same careless or reckless errors as any other motorist on the road. When a driver working for Lyft causes a motor vehicle accident, the rideshare company deserves to be held responsible for injuries and losses suffered by victims of the accident. Turn to the Paramus Lyft accident lawyers of The Epstein Law Firm for dedicated legal representation if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a Lyft driver or while riding in a Lyft as a passenger.

Our experienced Paramus personal injury attorneys are prepared to aggressively pursue the financial compensation you deserve from Lyft and the other at-fault parties. We won’t back down when insurance companies try to avoid their liability to you. When you choose us to help with your case, you can expect to be treated with the dignity and respect you deserve. We see our clients as people, not as cases.

You don’t have to bear the financial burden of injuries suffered in a Lyft accident. Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation to speak with our Paramus Lyft accident lawyers to learn more about what we can do to help you obtain the recovery and justice you deserve for your injuries and losses. 

Lyft’s Liability Following an Accident in New Jersey

As part of a series of regulatory reforms for the rideshare industry, New Jersey has required rideshare companies such as Lyft to offer insurance coverage when their drivers are operating for the service. Lyft passengers and others who are injured in a Lyft accident may access this coverage for compensation, without the need to first look to their own insurance coverage under the no-fault system in New Jersey. 

Lyft’s insurance obligations in New Jersey include:

  • When the Lyft driver is logged into the mobile application and is awaiting a ride request from a passenger: Bodily injury coverage of $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident; property damage liability coverage of $25,000 per accident.
  • The Lyft driver has accepted a ride request, is driving to pick up the passenger, or has the passenger in the vehicle: Combined liability limit of $1.5 million, plus uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of $1.5 million. 

When a Lyft driver is not logged into the mobile application, their personal auto insurance policy applies.

The Epstein Law Firm Has Dedicated Paramus Lyft Accident Lawyers Ready to Help Guide You Through the Injury Claims Process

At The Epstein Law Firm, our Paramus Lyft accident lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for all of the financial expenses and personal losses that you incur due to the accident, including for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Long-term care
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain and distress
  • Emotional and mental trauma
  • Reduced quality of life

Even when you have been injured in a Lyft accident through no fault of your own, pursuing compensation from Lyft and from the other at-fault parties is not always an easy task. Let our experienced Paramus car accident lawyers handle the hard work of investigating the accident, recovering and preserving evidence, working with experts to build a persuasive case, filing your claim with the liable parties, aggressively negotiating for a fair and full settlement, and advocating for your rights and interests in court if necessary. That way, you can keep focused on what’s most important — treating your injuries and making a recovery back to normal life after a life-altering Lyft accident.

Contact Us for an Initial Case Evaluation to Learn More about How Knowledgeable Paramus Lyft Accident Lawyers Can Make the Difference in Your Case

Call or contact The Epstein Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Paramus Lyft accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options for obtaining financial compensation for the injuries and resulting expenses and losses that you have suffered due to the accident. 

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About Paramus, NJ

Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. The borough’s name is believed to derive from a Native American language word roughly translating to “pleasant stream”. Paramus was officially incorporated in 1922 and quickly grew from a farming community after the construction of the George Washington Bridge and other nearby highways made the area more accessible to Manhattan. For much of the 20th century, Paramus served as a shopping destination for New Yorkers taking advantage of New Jersey’s lack of a sales tax at the time. Today, Paramus serves as an important suburb community of the nearby cities of Newark and New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lyft Accidents in Paramus, NJ

Do I need an attorney if I was injured in a ride share accident?

How much does it cost to hire Paramus Lyft accident lawyers?

At The Epstein Law Firm, our Paramus Lyft accident lawyers recognize that being injured in a motor vehicle accident can place a significant amount of financial stress on you. That’s why we handle your Lyft accident claim on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay any fees or expenses up front to get the legal representation you need and deserve. We only get paid if and when we secure compensation for you in your case.

What if I was partially to blame for the accident? Can I still recover compensation?

Potentially yes. For auto accidents, New Jersey follows what is known as the comparative negligence rule. This rule states that you may pursue a claim for compensation from another party so long as your share of fault for the accident and your injuries is not greater than the share of fault of the party you are seeking compensation from. If both you and the Lyft driver were to blame for the accident, you can file a claim so long as you were not more than 50 percent responsible for the crash. However, any compensation you may be entitled to in your case may be reduced in proportion to your share of fault for the accident. For example, if you were entitled to $100,000 after a Lyft accident you were 20 percent at fault for, your compensation may be reduced by $20,000 to reflect your share of responsibility.


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