If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle, give us a call at (800) 937-8443 and a member of our personal injury team will answer the phone and have you talk with one of our experienced Louisville car accident lawyers immediately.
What is Lyft?
Rideshare services that are otherwise known as transportation network companies (TNCs) have become quite popular in Kentucky. Lyft is one of those TNCs. It’s cheaper than a taxi, more convenient, and it’s highly likely that you’ll get picked up and dropped off sooner too.
It’s easy to become a Lyft customer. You need only download the Lyft app, provide some personal and credit card information, and you’re ready for a ride wherever you need to go by using the app. When the Lyft driver comes to pick you up, you’ll recognize the car from the big pink mustache hanging from the vehicle’s grille.
The liability issues
With the advent of TNCs over the last seven or eight years, some serious legal issues have arisen, especially in the context of accidents involving personal injury. What happens when a passenger, another motorist or a pedestrian is injured in an accident? We’ll be able to answer any questions that you might have when you either phone us or email us for a free consultation and case evaluation after being injured in a Lyft accident.
Liability insurance when the Lyft app is off
When a Lyft driver has not turned on the Lyft app, the vehicle is either parked, garaged or being used for personal purposes. The driver’s personal liability insurance is in effect.
Lyft also has its own contingent liability insurance with the same policy limits in case a driver is determined to be uninsured during this period.
When the Lyft app is turned on
Even if that driver decides to start taking Lyft passengers, he or she remains covered by the above minimum limits after the Lyft app is turned on. If the driver accepts a passenger’s ride request, Lyft’s $1 million liability insurance becomes the primary coverage. Along with another $1 million of uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance, the liability coverage remains in effect until such time as the passenger reaches his or her destination and exits the vehicle.
What to do if you’re injured in a Lyft accident
If you’re injured in a Lyft accident, call 911 and ask for both police and paramedics to come to the scene. Don’t get talked out of that phone call. The investigating police officer will document the accident and generate a report that all of the parties, insurers and attorneys will rely on. Paramedics will document your injuries and transport you to the nearest emergency room for further diagnostics and treatment.
After police have investigated the accident, and you’ve been treated and released from the emergency room, contact our offices right away for that free consultation and case evaluation.
Louisville Lyft Accident Lawyer
We’re knowledgeable, experienced, respected and successful Kentucky car accident lawyers. We’ll give you the aggressive representation that you need.
Give us a call at (800) 937-8443 and a member of our personal injury team will answer the phone and have you talk with one of our experienced Louisville car accident lawyers right now.