East Point Lyft Accident Attorney
Rideshare companies like Lyft became popular very quickly, and the convenience factor is impossible to deny. Lyft accidents, however, can be highly dangerous, and the ensuing insurance claims can be quite complicated. If a Lyft driver leaves you injured in a car, pedestrian, motorcycle, bike – or any other kind of traffic accident – you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in East Point on your side.
Your Lyft Driver
Your Lyft driver needs no special experience, skill, or license to drive you from place to place. Further, Lyft drivers aren’t governed by the strict hours-of-service restrictions that commercial drivers are – despite the fact that they’re paid for their driving services. While Lyft drivers do face some restrictions regarding the number of hours they can spend behind the wheel, there are fairly simple workarounds available, and as a result, some Lyft drivers are more fatigued than is safe. Other forms of Lyft driver negligence can include:
- Violating traffic laws
If you’re injured in a Lyft accident, insurance coverage typically breaks down in the following ways:
- If the at-fault driver had a Lyft passenger (or was on the way to pick up a Lyft passenger) at the time of the accident, Lyft’s insurance coverage is in effect.
- If the at-fault driver was on the Lyft app but had neither a passenger nor a passenger to pick up, Lyft’s insurance coverage will apply to whatever the driver’s personal policy doesn’t cover.
- If the at-fault driver wasn’t on the Lyft app, his or her own policy applies – just as it would in any other traffic accident.
Needless to say, the claims process can be a complicated one, and it might involve filing multiple claims.
An Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer in East Point Is on Your Side
The dedicated East Point Lyft accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are committed to applying their extensive experience to helping you recover on your full range of damages. Your case is too important to leave to chance, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 today.