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Legal Questions about Lyft Accidents
What should I do if I was injured in a Lyft accident?
Be sure to take photos if possible, as well as to file a police report. Exchange contact information with other passengers and the driver and seek medical attention. Contact an attorney to discuss your claim.
Can you sue Lyft for an accident?
Yes, Lyft maintains insurance policies for their drivers, it is important to seek medical attention, obtain a police report, take photographs, and contact an attorney to help you maximize the value of your claim.
What happens if your Lyft gets in an accident?
Lyft maintains insurance policies for their drivers, it is important to seek medical attention, obtain a police report, take photographs, and contact an attorney to help you maximize the value of your claim.
For years, cities like New York and Philadelphia relied heavily on taxi cabs to transport travelers around the city. In recent years, companies like Lyft have revolutionized city transportation. Anyone with a valid license and insured car has the opportunity to become a Lyft driver. As experiences with taxi drivers will tell you, Lyft drivers are not immune to accidents. With rowdy fares in their backseat, Lyft drivers face more distractions than the average driver on the road, leading to more accidents, property damage, and even physical injury.
Lyft-related accidents happen every day. Even though Lyft is a young company, the legal team at Freundlich & Littman, LLC has the experience to deal with Lyft. Through years of dealing with insurance companies on auto accident-related claims, we know how insurance companies operate.
Why You Need a Lawyer for your Lyft Accident
Lyft has an internal process for reporting accidents, but this does not mean that should rely on them to handle your case. You cannot rely on Lyft to act in your best interest because they are a multi-million dollar company. Lyft stresses that their drivers must report the accident, but what about the interests of the passenger or other motorists? This is where legal representation is crucial.
Lyft’s one million dollar insurance policy supplements a driver’s insurance. The one million is per ride. If the injuries exceed that amount Lyft may give you trouble about collecting.
Do you need help navigating through a Lyft-related accident? Are you confused by your responsibilities in this situation? We at Freundlich & Littman, LLC are your Lyft accident lawyers. If you need legal advice or representation, let us help you. We will help you fight for the compensation that you need.
Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Who Is Liable for Your Lyft Accident?
The first you should do is contact legal counsel before seeking internal options through Lyft. Independent legal counsel has your best interest at heart. Even if you are a Lyft driver, you may be having a difficult time getting Lyft to supplement your insurance under their official corporate policy. After contacting legal help, the next thing you need to do is understand Lyft’s policy for accident coverage and reporting.
Lyft has policies to protect drivers in the case of financial loss after an accident. The app must be on for Lyft’s contingent liability policy to kick in. If the app is off, then a driver’s personal insurance governs. Lyft’s official policy on their contingent policy is:
“Our contingent liability coverage is designed to provide coverage when the app is in driver mode before you’ve received a ride request in the event your personal insurance does not respond. The policy has a $50,000 maximum limit per person, $100,000 maximum limit per accident and a $25,000 maximum limit for property damage. There is no deductible under this policy. Note: This policy may be modified to comply with specific city or state insurance requirements.”
Lyft also offers contingent comprehensive and contingent collision coverage for their drivers. The drivers are only entitled to this coverage if they carry the same coverage in their personal insurance. Lyft does not currently offer coverage for drivers when the driver turns off the app.
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