Several people all over Los Angeles enjoy driving for for the Transportation Network Company, Lyft. However, anyone who spends a significant amount of time on the road will inevitably be involved in a wreck. When serious injuries are involved, it is important to speak with a Los Angeles Lyft accident lawyer who can often assist you in obtaining significantly more compensation for your injuries than you would receive without one.
What if I’m injured while driving for Lyft?
If you drive for Lyft and your app is off and you are involved in an accident and another driver caused the crash, he or she can be held liable for damages. Be careful if the accident occurs when you haven’t even turned the Lyft app on though. Your own insurer might deny coverage. You might want to look into special insurance for this interim with your own insurer.
Even if the app is on an another driver caused the crash, the other driver may be liable for damages.
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If the app is on and you’re in “driver mode” and available for service, you’re covered by Lyft’s basic insurance as well. You may seek compensation from the other driver though, unless it was a hit and run. Additionally, your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage may come into play as well in some cases.
As a Lyft driver, when you accept a ride request, Lyft’s liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage apply up to a $1 million limit. If another driver is at fault for a serious injury and their insurance doesn’t cover your injuries, you may end up seeking compensation from Lyft’s insurance.
Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
It might seem confusing to you as to when a Lyft driver’s individual insurance policy and Lyft’s insurance policy cover a driver. We’re here to help you on that issue. You can contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation on any accident involving injuries and Lyft vehicles anywhere in California. If we’re retained to represent you, we won’t even charge any legal fees at all unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
There’s no reason not to contact us after being injured in any accident involving a Lyft driver.
Allen Vaysberg practices personal injury law and works tirelessly to defeat the tactics of insurance companies and large corporations who try to deny justice and fair compensation to injured people.