Tifton Lyft Accident Attorney
Lyft is giving Uber a run for its money, and the added convenience of having two major rideshare companies to choose from – and to compete with one another – is difficult to deny. While it’s great to conjure a ride with the swipe of your phone, it’s important to also consider the downside – Lyft accidents happen, and they are often both very serious and very complicated. If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, you need an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in Tifton to help you obtain compensation that covers the full range of your damages.
Lyft Rides and Drivers
When you hop in your Lyft, you are getting in the private vehicle of a driver who very well may be a less experienced driver than you are. Lyft drivers are not employees of Lyft – they’re contract workers. This allows Lyft to forego a good deal of liability when accidents inevitably ensue, but it does not help protect you in such an accident. Basically, Lyft drivers have no more credentials than a car, some free time on their hands, and a valid driver’s license. This fact can make accidents more likely and more complicated.
Lyft drivers must carry car insurance, but determining whose coverage will come into play in a Lyft accident can get very complicated very quickly. The insurance basics are as follows:
- If the Lyft driver involved has a fare or is on the way to pick one up, Lyft has insurance in place.
- If the Lyft driver involved is on the app but has no fare, either his or her personal insurance or Lyft’s coverage will apply.
- If the Lyft driver involved is off the app, your claim will proceed in exactly the same way that any other traffic accident claim would.
You Need an Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, an experienced Tifton Lyft accident attorney at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, is standing by to help. To schedule a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 today.