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If you have been assaulted by a Lyft driver or injured as a passenger while riding in a Lyft, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Lyft is responsible for passenger injuries. Were you or someone you know injured as a passenger in a Lyft?? Are you suffering from severe injuries? Do you wish there was a way you could have held an at-fault party accountable for your accident?
Our lawyers understand the devastating consequences of a Lyft crash and the costs that may come with it. Recovering from your injuries is your first priority. However, you also will need experienced legal representation to assist in seeking justice.
Can passengers sue Lyft for injuries and damages?
Passengers who are injured in a ridesharing car are usually covered under a ridesharing company’s commercial liability insurance. Lyft is considered to be a transit network company, thus applying for commercial liability insurance.
When an incident occurs with ridesharing, passengers can file claims against a Lyft driver, but can also be covered under a commercial $1 million policy for ridesharing companies, should damage from a collision exceed the amount covered under a driver’s own insurance. If a different driver, rather than a Lyft driver, is responsible for the accident, injured passengers can make a claim against the alleged at-fault driver. In some cases, the other driver may have no insurance at all or may have inadequate coverage.
Lyfts Underinsured/Uninsured (UM/UIM) policies typically cover damages up to $1 million for each crash. Lyft has a $1 million coverage cap. However, depending on the circumstances of an accident, insurance policies may not be completely affordable.
What insurance policies will be triggered following a crash involving Lyft will depend on a variety of factors. Lyft insurance policies offer several types of coverage. Insurance coverage depends on the time the incident occurred. For Lyft passengers, Period 3 is the only part that matters.
Who is covered by the Lyft Rideshare insurance if there is an accident?
Accidents involving rideshare vehicles can be confusing and complicated since drivers are using their own personal vehicles to transport passengers. Most insurance companies will not cover the driver using his or her personal vehicle as a commercial vehicle. That means ridesharing companies’ insurance comes into play most of the time when there is a Lyft crash and an injured passenger. Lyft maintains third-party liability insurance, which pays a maximum of $1 million per crash for property damages and personal injuries. Lyft’s policies kick in once the ridesharing driver’s personal insurance is exhausted — or the driver has any coverage at all.
As the passenger, if the rideshare driver is responsible for causing a crash, you are covered by this kind of liability policy. If the crash is not at the fault of the rideshare driver, passengers can seek damages from the driver who is at fault. The passenger may file a personal injury lawsuit or file a third-party claim against the negligent motorist. If the other at-fault driver does not have insurance or does not have sufficient coverage, then Lyfts UM/UIM coverage could kick in.
This is complex, and our lawyers will work to make it simple for you if you are a passenger in the vehicle of a Lyft driver. We will give you straightforward answers to your questions, explain the details about all of the ridesharing insurance, and make sure you have all the data needed to make an informed choice regarding your case.
It is possible to bring suit in a Lyft crash, but two factors may make it a little bit harder. The first is that Lyft rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors rather than employees. Or, as the rideshare companies keep insisting, they are just matching available drivers to passengers who want rides.
Compared to independent contractors, employees have additional rights, and a corporation can be held accountable for an employee’s negligence. So, if the rideshare driver is responsible for the accident, the plaintiff might seek to claim Lyft shares some of the faults.
This might work, but it might not. In California, legislative attempts have been made to protect Lyft and Uber drivers by categorizing them as employees.
The second factor that can make it a little harder to get compensated is if you are wearing a seatbelt. If you were not wearing one, this could decrease any compensation you might be awarded. This will occur because the at-fault driver will argue that because you were negligent by not wearing your seatbelt, it was a cause of your injuries suffered in the accident.
If you or a loved one were involved in a Lyft crash, contact our attorneys immediately. Our network of lawyers will fight to win the most compensation possible for your injuries. If you have questions about the recovery process, we will be able to answer them.
If you’re unsure about whether or not you want to pursue the matter against the other driver, we will not press that. We simply want to make sure that you are informed so you can make the best decision for you and your family. When you choose to work with our legal team, you can be assured that you will have someone on your side during this whole process.
To learn more about your options, please call (888) 491-0444 or complete the free case evaluation form on this website.
The Law May Limit The Time You Have To File a Lyft Accident Claim
Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from a Lyft accident or an injury must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured persons’ legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.
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