Suffering injuries while riding as a passenger in a Lyft can be traumatic. Reach out to a Lyft accident attorney in Charlotte to take legal action and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions.
It can be disconcerting to get injured in a Lyft accident when you’re riding as the passenger. A lot of factors are out of your control in this situation, and you may be wondering what coverage your rideshare driver has, who’s responsible for your medical expenses, and how to go about filing an injury claim.
A lot will depend on who was at fault for causing the accident, and hiring an experienced lawyer in Charlotte can be helpful. At The Nye Law Group, our attorneys have handled multiple Lyft accident cases.
In each case, we identify who the at-fault driver is and assess their insurance coverage. This helps us determine how to go about filing your claim. In some cases, a claim is simple, because the driver’s insurance will cover your injuries, but in other cases, a Charlotte Lyft accident lawyer will need to fight for you in court.
Why Lyft Accidents Occur in Charlotte
Lyft accidents usually occur for the same reasons that typical car accidents do. Whether the Lyft driver or another driver on the road is at fault, some common causes of accidents include speeding, improper lane changes, failing to yield to other cars, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.
While any number of factors can cause a car accident to occur, Lyft drivers may get into car accidents more frequently due to certain circumstances related to their job as rideshare drivers.
For example, a Lyft driver may be more likely to speed because they’re trying to drop off a rider and accept another ride. They also may be more likely to commit driver errors due to drowsiness because they sometimes work late into the night and early into the morning. While these factors can’t be used against every Lyft driver on the road, they should be investigated in each accident case.
Will Lyft Cover Damages in a Crash?
Lyft provides its drivers with $1 million in coverage when they’re using the app and are transporting a rider from one stop to another. Lyft drivers may have their own car insurance as well, and Lyft’s insurance policy can supplement the driver’s policy or stand on its own.
There are periods in which Lyft drivers have the app on but don’t have any passengers in the car yet. During these interim moments, Lyft provides more limited coverage to drivers. When the app isn’t on and the Lyft driver isn’t working, Lyft provides zero coverage.
Contact a Charlotte Lyft Accident Attorney
What’s unclear with Lyft’s coverage is whether they’ll pay for your injuries when another driver was at fault for causing the wreck. Even if Lyft does agree to give you a settlement, it’s likely that they’ll try to give you less than you deserve. At The Nye Law Group, we will do everything possible to see that your settlement is maximized.
To speak with a Charlotte Lyft accident lawyer about your claim, you can schedule a free consultation by calling 704-285-6319 or by filling out the contact form below.