Have you been injured in an accident as a rideshare passenger? Here’s what to know about recovering lost wages after a Lyft car accident.
If your Lyft driver gets into an accident, any injuries you sustain could keep you from going to work. For many people, being unable to work means no paycheck. Depending on your injuries, you could be out for days, weeks, or even months. You may also lose the ability to perform in your current role, which could lead to a loss of earning potential.
Keep reading to get the facts on lost wage claims after a Lyft accident.
Can I claim lost wages in a Lyft car accident as a passenger?
Yes. Just like any other car accident, you can claim lost wages after a Lyft accident. In Florida, your personal injury protection (PIP) will cover your injuries and 60 percent of your lost wages up to $10,000. Of course, this scenario only applies if you own a car. If you do not own a car and live with a relative who does, their PIP coverage will pay the same percentage of lost income. If you do not own a car or live with a relative who has PIP coverage, then you will need to file a claim with Lyft’s insurance provider, if the Lyft driver was at fault.
In some cases, your medical bills and lost wages may total more than the $10,000 provided by PIP. This scenario is very likely if your injuries are severe enough to prevent you from working for a long time. If you have not contacted an attorney, you should do so as soon as possible. Lyft car accident lawsuits can be complicated, requiring more than one insurance provider to pay.
Lost Future Earning Capacity
If your injuries are severe or permanent, you may also make a claim for the loss of future earning capacity. In such cases, your age, education, work history, income, and the severity of your injury are important factors that go into putting a number on your lost future wages.
Even though you may think that calculating your future earning potential is a straightforward task, the job of the opposing attorney is to argue that your earning potential was not as high as you claim. Attorneys are trained to find and present evidence to support their argument, so you need to make sure that you have an experienced Lyft attorney working on your case.
Get Compensation for Your Lost Wages Following a Lyft Car Accident
Have you been in an accident as a passenger during a ride in a Lyft driver’s car? You need to move as quickly as possible if you want to recover lost wages—as well as the cost of medical care—with a claim.
If you need help recovering compensation for your injuries, the attorneys at Pacin Levine, P.A., are here to guide you. Get in touch with us today.