Get Legal Help After a Lyft Car Accident
Like its much larger and well-known cousin Uber, Lyft is a ridesharing service that offers Smartphone owners an alternative to the traditional taxi or livery cab companies. With the click of an app, people looking for a ride can have their own personal chauffeur in less than five minutes. This new concept has disrupted the system of “hailing a cab,” and has sent many companies scrambling to find their place in the new economy.
This scramble sometimes applies to Lyft customers and fellow motorists as well, especially when a Lyft driver gets involved in an automobile accident.
If you’ve recently been in a car accident with a Lyft provider, you may ask yourself many questions, such as:
- Am I covered by Lyft’s insurance policy? Or the car owner?
- Who is technically responsible in this situation?
- What legal recourse do I actually have?
- Should I contact an attorney?
The personal injury team at Farah & Farah want you to keep one thing clearly in mind – you have legal rights and you can receive compensation for your injuries.
While ridesharing technology companies and the services they provide are relatively new to the market, the damage they cause in an accident isn’t. Over the years, our firm has helped many families get the settlements they deserve following an automobile accident. The same is true for any collision following a negligent Lyft or Uber driver.
We encourage you to contact our office today and schedule a free consultation with one of our Jacksonville car accident attorneys. The number to dial is 855-797-9899.
Who is Insuring Who in This Situation?
One of the biggest obstacles that victims of automobile accidents involving Lyft or Uber drivers face is the fact that drivers aren’t technically employees. Lyft can absolve itself from any wrongdoing, stating that the at-fault driver is an outside contractor that uses their technology to pick up fares.
Ridesharing companies have begun the slow march toward accepting responsibility, by providing limited liability coverage in certain circumstances to both the driver and potential rider. Insurance coverage when riding a Lyft depends on factors such as when the Lyft driver picked you up, what kind of private insurance policy the driver has, and whether Lyft is covering you at the moment.
When Should I Contact Your Firm About My Jacksonville Lyft Car Accident?
Farah & Farah recommend giving us a call at your earliest convenience. The sooner we’re able to review your case and begin researching the cause of your accident, the better your odds will be at getting a full settlement.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation, give the Jacksonville Lyft car accident lawyers at Farah & Farah a call at 855-797-9899.