Lyft, along with Uber, is one of the more popular ridesharing companies in the greater Atlanta area. Although people use Lyft to avoid having to drive themselves, Lyft vehicles can still be involved in a motor vehicle collision just like any other vehicle. Moreover, these ridesharing accidents can be difficult to settle or litigate, given the procedural hurdles that are currently in place.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries, a Lyft accident lawyer in Atlanta can figure out if you have a claim, and if so, can take the proper legal actions on your behalf.
Making Sure You Take the Proper Steps
If you are involved in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle, you should be sure to do the following:
- Call 9-1-1 so that both the police and paramedics are dispatched to the accident scene
- Talk to the police officer about how the accident occurred and your observations, and ask that they prepare a report about the accident
- Speak with any eyewitnesses on scene who saw what happened during the collision, and be sure to obtain their names and addresses
- Speak with an Atlanta Lyft accident attorney about your case
Sometimes, when individuals are involved in a collision that involves a Lyft vehicle, their insurance coverage may not come into play. The same may hold true for the Lyft driver’s insurance coverage. In those instances, Lyft’s own coverage may be available to provide insurance coverage. Lyft maintains insurance policies in the amount of $1 million for personal injuries that Lyft passengers suffer in a collision.
Knowing which insurance policies are applicable to your crash and which claims to file can be complicated. An attorney can help you determine the amount of your available insurance coverage in the event of an accident.
Contact a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Atlanta Right Away
If you or a family member has been injured in a Lyft collision, you should look no further than the law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. Feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.