Lyft Accident Lawyers in El Paso
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Lyft and similar rideshare services like Uber have become incredibly popular in recent years. As more and more of these drivers are out on the road, your chances of encountering one in an accident increase.
After being involved in an accident with a Lyft vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more. The main way to pursue these damages is by filing either an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Lyft accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced El Paso car accident attorney.
What to Do After a Lyft Accident
One of the main complications of dealing with a Lyft-related accident is determining who to file suit against or which insurance company to approach about your claim.
Otherwise, you should treat the accident as you would any other automobile accident. At the scene, gather the contact information of the parties involved, license plate numbers, insurance and driver’s license information, and snap pictures.
Who to Approach for Compensation?
Rideshare companies have gone to great lengths to classify their drivers as independent contractors. This means that Lyft’s responsibility will often depend on the status of the driver at the time of the accident. If the driver was negligent, Lyft may not suffer any liability.
However, don’t fear. Lyft and other rideshare services require their drivers to carry personal auto insurance policies and, depending on the accident, Lyft may provide additional coverage.
Before filing a claim you must determine the status of the driver at the time of the accident. There are three possibilities:
- Was the driver on a Lyft trip with a passenger?
- Was the Lyft driver in driver mode but without a passenger?
- Was the Lyft driver off duty?
The status of the driver will depend on which insurance company you approach with your claim.
If the driver was on a Lyft trip with a passenger, then they were covered by Lyft’s liability insurance, and you or your insurance company should approach Lyft’s insurer with a claim.
Now, if the Lyft driver wasn’t on a trip but was in driver mode, Lyft’s liability coverage will still apply but will have lower coverage limits. If, after filing a claim with the driver’s personal insurer your claim is denied, you or your insurance company should bring the claim to Lyft’s insurer.
The final possibility is that the Lyft driver is off duty at the time of the accident. In this situation, you should approach the accident as you would any other and file a claim with the driver’s personal insurance company.
Get Help from Experienced Lyft Accident Lawyers in El Paso
Obtaining compensation through an insurance company can be overwhelming and intimidating. Additionally, if you cannot reach a settlement, a lawsuit may be your only way to get the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one is filing an Lyft-related claim, you may need assistance navigating the process and recovering the compensation you are entitled.
At Zinda Law Group, our El Paso car accident attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims get their lives back on track after an automobile wreck. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest claim possible and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve under the law. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced Lyft accident lawyers in El Paso. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.