Have you been seriously injured as a Lyft passenger or in a collision with a Lyft affiliate? If so, contact a Lyft accident attorney in Tampa for assistance seeking the repayment you’re entitled to.
Claims against rideshare services like Lyft or Uber can be complicated. This is, in large part, due to the fact that the corporations themselves have strict rules under which their million-dollar auto insurance policies will cover the damages of those involved in wrecks with an Uber- or Lyft-affiliated driver.
Fortunately, if you’ve been in a Lyft-related crash, your Tampa Lyft accident lawyer has the experience needed to secure the compensation that is rightfully yours.
At Anderson & Anderson, we’ve seen car accident survivors like you overcome the odds and compel the liable party to pay for the harm they’ve inflicted on their lives. When you’re ready to pursue your civil claim against Lyft, the Lyft driver, or other at-fault party, our firm could make all the difference in the success of your case.
As with any reputable rideshare service, Lyft has its own auto insurance policy that will cover the damages of Lyft passengers and the driver—but only under specific circumstances. First, the Lyft driver must have been in driver mode. If the driver was not in driver mode at the time of the accident, their own auto insurance policy will need to cover the costs.
If the Lyft driver is in driver mode waiting to be matched with a passenger, they’ll be protected under Lyft’s contingent liability coverage, which amounts to $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage.
Once the Lyft driver has accepted a ride or is en route to pick up a passenger, and for the duration of the trip, they are covered under Lyft’s $1 million per accident coverage, which includes comprehensive and collision (with $2,500 deductibles) and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
When Lyft isn’t legally obligated to cover your losses, you’ll need to go through the Lyft driver’s auto insurance policy and possibly pursue a civil lawsuit against them so you can be awarded full compensation for all of your damages, including your, lost quality of life, emotional distress, lost earning potential, disfiguring injuries or scarring, loss of household services, and more.
Your Tampa accident attorney will be able to assist you in both negotiating with the insurance company and preparing your claim for court so you can get the most out of your rideshare crash case.
We offer injury victims across the city a free consultation so you can get to know us and we can get to know your case. Schedule your consult by giving our office a call at 813-251-0072 or submitting the quick contact form we’ve included at the bottom of this page.