Fort Myers Lyft Accident Lawyer
Lyft drivers, like all other road users, cause crashes from time to time. In fact, rideshare companies like Lyft have increased traffic crashes and fatalities by about three percent. This is largely due to adding additional vehicles to roads that are already congested. But Lyft drivers are also up against a variety of added risk factors that most other drivers do not have to contend with, such as navigating unfamiliar routes, having to watch the app closely for directions, being encouraged to manipulate the app in route, and making conversation with strangers. If you were injured in a Lyft accident, as a passenger or other road user, the Fort Myers Lyft accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. will help you establish fault and damages, and will do everything in their power to bring home the largest settlement offer for you and your loved ones.
Three Top Causes of Lyft Collisions
- Driver was distracted—There are a lot of potential distractions for Lyft drivers, such as making conversation, navigation, and the ever-present Lyft app that the driver is required to use while driving.
- Driver was falling asleep—Lyft drivers usually have multiple jobs, and ridesharing is simply a part time gig. It is common for Lyft drivers to be up early for their primary occupation and be out late working for Lyft. As a result, drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel is common.
- Speeding, aggressive driving, and impatient driving—Speeding and aggressive driving are unfortunate driver traits of most drivers out on the roads, including Lyft drivers. Rapid lane changes, tailgating, failure to use turn signals, failure to yield right of way, and speeding up through intersections are all behaviors that are likely to result in a crash, sooner or later.
Lyft Insurance Coverage for Injured Parties
The following pertains to when the Lyft driver is found at fault, or partially at fault, in causing the crash:
The Lyft app is offline:
- Lyft is not liable. Only the driver’s personal liability insurance applies
The Lyft app is on and the driver is waiting for a passenger:
- $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
- $25,000 in property damage
The Lyft app is on, the driver is en route to pick up a passenger or has a passenger
- $1,000,000 in property damage and bodily injury coverage
Contact a Fort Myers Lyft Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a crash, Lyft may owe you substantial compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. Whether you were a Lyft passenger at the time of the crash, another driver, a pedestrian, or any other type of road user, Lyft’s liability insurance policy applies to you, as well as the Lyft driver’s own policy, and potentially other liable parties as well. You do not need to be the passenger of a Lyft driver to be compensated by Lyft. To learn more about your options, call the Fort Myers Lyft accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.