College Park Lyft Accident Attorney
Rideshare companies like Lyft have really made getting around a whole lot more convenient. Along with all this convenience, however, come some very dangerous Lyft accidents. If a Lyft driver’s negligence leaves you injured, contact a knowledgeable Lyft accident lawyer in College Park.
Your Lyft Driver
When you get in a Lyft, your driver could be just about anyone. The fact is that Lyft takes special precautions to ensure that your driver is not an employee of the company but is a contract worker instead, which can make liability issues more complex in many situations. Lyft drivers do not need a special driver’s license, and they are held to no stricter safety standards than anyone else driving their personal vehicles.
Driving for Lyft
Driving safely requires paying strict attention to the task at hand. Lyft drivers, on the other hand, are required to follow the instructions provided to them on the Lyft app and to do a good deal of stopping and starting in order to pick up and drop off their passengers This makes Lyft drivers that much more susceptible to causing dangerous traffic accidents.
Lyft Accidents and Insurance
If a Lyft driver leaves you injured, the insurance situation is likely to be complicated. The basics include:
- If you are your driver’s passenger, he or she has another passenger, or he or she is on the way to pick up a passenger, Lyft’s insurance applies.
- If your driver is on the way to pick up a passenger, either his or her own insurance or Lyft’s will kick in.
- If your driver isn’t on the Lyft app at the time, his or her own insurance will apply – just like it does for any other driver.
An Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer College Park Can Help
Lyft accident claims can become very complicated very quickly. If you’ve been injured by a negligent Lyft driver, the experienced College Park Lyft accident attorneys at the firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, are on your side. Your claim is important to us, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 for a free consultation today.