October 8, 2019
Experienced New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyers
Lyft is a popular and well-known name in the ride-share industry, with users tapping a request for a ride on-demand. Many like the convenience to just hail a ride, hop in and go to their destination.
Once a request is made for a ride, a pre-screened driver heads to the appropriate pickup location. On arrival at the pickup point, the customer verifies the driver’s identity and the vehicle. The fare for the ride is paid via the Lyft application. In most cases, this is a stress-free experience unless you happen to be involved in an accident.
Lyft is regarded as a rideshare transportation company, and the drivers using the Lyft application are paid by the fares they pick up from customers. There are a number of different issues that need to be addresses regarding insurance coverage for a Lyft accident.
Even though a collision between a Lyft driver and another vehicle is similar to two private vehicles crashing, there are differences. The major difference is that you may be able to file a claim against Lyft, the driver’s personal insurance policy, or another at-fault driver’s insurance coverage.
Lyft Insurance Requirements
Once a Lyft driver accepts a passenger, there is insurance coverage for at least $1.5 million in liability coverage for death, bodily injury, and property damage. They must also provide uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $1.5 million, which covers all who occupy the vehicle if another motorist causes an accident and does not have any insurance, or does not have sufficient insurance.
When not providing a pre-arranged ride, a Lyft driver must maintain liability insurance for at least $50,000 for death or bodily injury, per person, and $100,000 for death or bodily injury per incident, and $25,000 for property damage.
If you have been involved in a Lyft accident, and were seriously injured, or lost a loved one, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who has vast expertise in handling motor vehicle accidents. Indeed, many of our clients are unaware of their rights and how their medical bills should be processed.
Contact Our Team of Experienced New Jersey Uber / Lyft Accident Lawyers
If you have been seriously injured in a Lyft-related accident, or lost a loved one in a fatal Lyft-related accident, it is important to seek guidance from our experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys, who can answer all your questions and protect your rights soon after the accident. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our New Jersey Lyft Accident Lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of car accident cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death claims, and other livery vehicle accidents.
We will thoroughly investigate your accident and hold all of the parties responsible, including any ridesharing companies, such as Uber or Lyft. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now.
We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Please give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a Free Confidential Consultation. There is never a fee unless you win. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, and Newark.