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Who is the lawsuit going after if I sue the driver?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.
Who is the lawsuit going after if I sue the driver?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.

Who is the lawsuit going after if I sue the driver?

If you are injured in an accident that involved a Lyft driver and your injury was caused by the negligenceof the Lyft driver, then you would need to file a lawsuit against the driver, as well as Lyft, depending upon the facts of the case. For example, if the Lyft driver was off duty and not either ferrying passengers or looking for passengers, then it would just be a regular motor vehicle accident and the fact that the negligent driver worked for Lyft would not have anything to do with it. However, if you were a passenger in the Lyft car or the Lyft car struck your vehicle while the Lyft driver was on the clock, then you would file suit against both the driver, as well as Lyft.

The purpose of filing suit against both the driver, as well as Lyft, is to get access to both insurance policies: the driver’s personal insurance policy and Lyft’s insurance policy thatis required by a 2017 law covering New Jersey Lyft vehicles. As of 2017, in order for Lyft to operate in the state of New Jersey, Lyft agreed to many concessions. One of the requirements in the new law requires the vehicle, whenever a transportation network company driver, such as Lyft, is providing a prearranged ride, shall maintain liability insurance of at least $1.5 million, medical payments benefits of at least $10,000 per person per incident, and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $1.5 million.

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Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
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Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.1Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
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