Ridesharing services have come a long way over the last decade, and Lyft is now a household name. All you have to do is open the app on your phone, press a few buttons, and a ride will be there to take you where you need to go.
But what happens if a Lyft driver gets into an accident?
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we understand that these cases can become complex, but we want to help secure the compensation you deserve. If you need a Philadelphia Lyft accident attorney, call us today.
Catching A Ride
When a Lyft driver gets behind the wheel, you probably think of them as another form of public transportation driver. What you may not think about is that Lyft drivers are just like anyone else. They usually have no added driver training and could easily be a college sophomore looking to make some extra money.
Consider that there were more than 128,000 crashes reported in Pennsylvania during the latest reporting year. You need to know that accidents to happen due to the negligence of Lyft drivers and that the accident can affect:
- Passengers inside a Lyft vehicle
- Passengers in other vehicles affected
- Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
Injuries from car crashes vary widely, but please seek medical assistance in the aftermath of a Lyft crash. Even if you have a relatively minor injury or do not feel injured, that may change hours or even days after a crash.
- Medical expenses from vehicle crash injuries can become incredibly costly.
Who is going to pay for your medical bills if you are injured in a Lyft accident?
We wish there was an easy answer for that. Regular vehicle crashes are difficult enough to deal with, but an accident that is caused by a Lyft driver becomes more complicated. The company does provide insurance to the driver while they have fares or are waiting for fares, but that does not mean it will be easy to obtain a settlement.
This will likely become a battle between four or more insurance companies – yours, the Lyft driver’s, Lyft’s, and companies of anyone else involved in the crash. This is not something you want to handle on your own, especially when so much is at stake.
If You Get Injured
Take a minute and think about who Lyft drivers are. They are just regular people and they do not have to have any specific driver training. If a Lyft driver causes a crash and you get injured, you need to seek legal assistance. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are ready to step in on your behalf and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:
- All of your medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the driver or Lyft