Injured In a Lyft Accident? Call Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers at (888) 233-5020
Lyft is available 24 hours a day‚ seven days a week throughout all San Diego County. There are Lyft drivers working right now in El Cajon‚ Oceanside‚ Escondido‚ Poway‚ Chula Visa‚ and San Diego. While this type of service is convenient‚ it raises some questions about liability.
Lyft drivers aren’t like taxicab or bus drivers. They operate their own vehicles‚ and many drivers have little to no experience transporting passengers commercially.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident involving a Lyft vehicle‚ it’s important to have a good understanding of your legal rights and options. The San Diego injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers have the knowledge and experience it takes to help injured victims of Lyft car accidents. We can get you the fair compensation for your losses.
Rising Popularity of Rideshare Vehicles
It’s understandable why so many people are using Lyft in San Diego. If you don’t enjoy driving on our busy streets‚ or if you plan on going to a gathering where you may consume alcohol‚ it makes sense to get a ride. It also tends to be much cheaper than calling a cab. The problem is not how Lyft gets used‚ but what happens in the event of an accident.
Companies such as Lyft advertise that they provide ample insurance coverage in the event of a crash. But‚ the drivers are operating their own vehicles. Most personal car insurance policies do not cover accidents that happen during commercial use. Typical policies cover carpooling‚ but you are no longer carpooling once you make a profit from driving people around. Unless your Lyft driver has purchased commercial auto insurance‚ your injury claim will probably be denied.
Coverage for San Diego Lyft Passengers
So‚ the question then is whether Lyft’s umbrella policy will compensate you for the damages and losses you have suffered. According to the terms of their agreement‚ the coverage is limited to liability. This leaves the driver to cover personal responsibility for the damages. Individual drivers have to handle their own health insurance coverage. The Lyft policy for car accidents provides no provision for medical payments as the result of a car accident.
In other words‚ receiving compensation after being injured in a Lyft car accident may be more complicated when you’re hurt in a regular car crash. It’s safe to assume that many of these details will become settled as Lyft continues to grow in popularity.
Our San Diego Lyft Car Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help!
If you’re hurt in a Lyft vehicle‚ you probably have questions about who is liable and how you can get fair compensation for your injuries. Our San Diego ridesharing accident lawyer can review your case and help determine the best course of action for you and your family. Financial support may be available for your considerable losses.
Please contact San Diego Lyft accident attorney at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers at (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.