Lehigh Acres Lyft Accident Lawyer
Lyft offers a convenient transportation solution for those who either do not have access to public transportation along their desired route, or to those who do not have time to wait around for a bus. But, as with any mode of vehicular traffic, Lyft exposes passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers and car occupants to the type of hazards that are not common within public transit. If you were injured by a Lyft driver, or if you were injured as a passenger in a Lyft vehicle but you suspect another party caused the crash, we can help. The Lehigh Acres Lyft accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. has handled countless Lyft accidents and achieved desirable outcomes for our clients.
Rideshare Accidents on the Rise
While Uber and Lyft made strong claims years ago that their services would reduce traffic from roads and decrease traffic collisions, the opposite has happened. Rideshare companies actually add cars to the road, instead of clearing the roads up. Even worse, research has shown that rideshare vehicles have contributed to a three percent increase in traffic fatalities since 2011. Tragically, roughly one out of three of these fatalities have been pedestrians. Most Lyft accidents are caused by distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and drowsy driving. Drowsy driving is higher among Lyft drivers, who often have multiple jobs and fit in driving for Lyft early in the morning or late at night.
Does Lyft’s Insurance Policy Apply to Me?
Lyft app is on, but the driver does not have a rider:
- $50,000 bodily injury per person
- $100,000 bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 property damage per accident
Lyft app is on and the driver has a passenger or is en route to pick a passenger up:
- $1 million per accident
When Lyft is Not Liable
Lyft is not legally liable for a victim’s damages if the Lyft app was off at the time of the crash. In this scenario, you would only be able to seek compensation from the Lyft driver’s personal auto policy. However, if the Lyft app was malfunctioning or the driver’s phone died during the ride, Lyft can still be held accountable. It may just be more complicated to successfully sue Lyft if this is the case. Furthermore, if the Lyft app was on and Lyft was liable, yet the policy limits were too small for your damages, you may file a claim with the driver in addition.
Call a Lehigh Acres Lyft Accident Lawyer Today
Lyft, like any liable company or insurance carrier, will never roll over and submit to an injured victim’s settlement terms. The same goes if a third-party driver caused the crash. Whether you were a pedestrian, a rider in the Lyft vehicle, or another driver or road user, you have to work with a Lehigh Acres Lyft accident lawyer in order to be treated fairly. Call Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.