Henry County Lyft Accident Attorney
The convenience of grabbing a Lyft to get where you want to go is undeniable. Lyft accidents, on the other hand, can be stressful and costly for many people. If you’ve been injured in a collision involving a Lyft driver, consult with an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in Henry County today.
When you get a ride via Lyft, you do not need to be concerned about parking, driving after drinking, and more. The fact is, however, that you really don’t know who your driver is – or what his or her qualifications are. Lyft drivers are not employees of the company but are, instead, independent contractors. Additionally, your Lyft driver is not a professional driver, and the only qualification he or she needs is a valid driver’s license and to meet some vehicle specifications. In other words, you’re putting your safety in the hands of an unknown person, and these drivers can be involved in serious crashes.
Recovering for Your Damages
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, the question of who will be covering your damages can be confusing, but the following generally apply:
- If the Lyft driver has a Lyft fare (or is en route to pick one up), Lyft’s insurance coverage is invoked.
- If the Lyft driver is on the app but has no fare or prospective fare, it will depend on whether Lyft’s coverage or the driver’s will apply.
- If the Lyft driver is not on the app, the driver’s own insurance is invoked (just as in any other car accident).
- If a third-party driver caused the accident, their personal insurance should cover your losses.
An Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer in Henry County Can Help
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, the experienced Henry County Lyft accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are on your side. We want to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.