When you’ve been injured in a wreck involving a Lyft driver, you may need to file a personal injury claim to recover your losses. Work with a San Diego Lyft crash attorney to boost your chance of success.
With the increase in the popularity of ridesharing, a question has started to emerge: If my Lyft driver gets in a wreck and I’m injured, who’s responsible for my injuries? Just like in other collisions, the negligent driver is primarily responsible for your injuries.
The Lyft driver’s insurance company will often cover your losses after an accident, with some exceptions. Sometimes your injuries will be so serious, however, that you will need more compensation than your Lyft driver’s insurance policy will cover. At this point, you may need to tap Lyft’s $1,000,000 insurance policy.
When you’ve been injured in a wreck involving Lyft or another ridesharing company, contact a San Diego Lyft accident lawyer with The Kindley Firm, APC, right away. We can help determine who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. We can hold the Lyft driver, another at-fault driver, or Lyft itself accountable.
In most car accidents, the at-fault driver (or his or her insurance company) is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. With Lyft accidents, this is still the case.
The exception to this is if your accident-related injuries are greater than the driver’s personal insurance policy will cover or if the driver’s insurance company denies your claim.
For example, if the Lyft driver’s personal insurance coverage allows up to $20,000 for personal injury, and your injury expenses are $50,000, then Lyft’s insurance coverage may need to kick in.
Also, some insurance companies will deny claims for Lyft passengers because they don’t feel they should have to cover ridesharing accidents. When this happens, Lyft’s insurance policy should step up to cover your injuries. Either way, your attorney will need to help you file your personal injury claim to help ensure that you’re compensated.
When you’ve been injured in a vehicle collision in San Diego, the injuries could be serious. Any time you have serious injuries, your medical costs will skyrocket. Hospital bills, expensive medications, physical therapy, and surgeries are easily enough medical expenses to push you over the average California driver’s personal injury coverage limits.
That’s why filing a personal injury claim may be the best way to receive fair compensation for your injuries after a San Diego Lyft accident—or any accident. The following are some damages for which you may require compensation after a wreck:
Lyft drivers are just as responsible for their negligent driving as any other driver on the road. When they injure you, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to collect compensatory damages. In some cases, the Lyft company must also pay you for your losses.
Your attorney can investigate the details of your accident to determine how much compensation the Lyft driver and Lyft owe you. Get in touch with a San Diego Lyft accident lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC, today. Our number is 619-550-1313. You can also reach us via the contact form at the bottom of the page.