Lake City Lyft Accident Attorney
Summoning a Lyft ride is a simple process. If you need to be somewhere, all you need is a phone and a Lyft app, and you can be on your way. Lyft accidents, however, can be dangerous for Lyft passengers, for other motorists on the road, and for pedestrians and bicyclists. If you’ve been injured by a negligent Lyft driver, the best path forward includes consulting with an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in Lake City today.
Lyft and Lyft Accident Insurance Coverage
There’s a lot of confusion out there related to Lyft accidents and insurance coverage, but better understanding the dynamics can help make the claim process more manageable. The basics include:
- If the Lyft driver has passengers in the car or is on the way to pick up passengers, Lyft’s insurance coverage is in play and will cover any ensuing accidents.
- If the Lyft driver is on the app but has no passengers either in the car or waiting for pick up, Lyft’s insurance will kick in where the driver’s personal coverage ends.
- If the Lyft driver isn’t on the app, the claim proceeds exactly as it would for any other traffic accident.
Additional Risk Factors
When it comes to Lyft rides, there are some additional risk factors involved, including:
- Lyft drivers are not professional drivers and, thus, need no special licensure, skill, or experience.
- Lyft drivers are required to make frequent stops and starts in traffic – often in areas of town that are unfamiliar to them – which is considerably riskier than simply driving from Point A to Point B.
- Lyft drivers must interact with their Lyft apps while they attempt to locate waiting passengers.
Reach Out to an Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer in Lake City Today
The dedicated Lake City Lyft accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are committed to applying their considerable experience and skill to obtaining a favorable resolution for your case. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.