West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie & South Florida Lyft Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Lyft Accidents in South Florida
In recent years, ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber have been giving traditional taxi cab companies significant competition. However, with more Lyft vehicles on the road comes the possibility of motor vehicle collisions that involve these vehicles. Sometimes, the drivers of Lyft vehicles behave unreasonably under the circumstances and may cause a serious motor vehicle accident.
If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision in a Lyft vehicle, the experienced South Florida Lyft attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa are ready to assist. Talk with us today to discover more about how we could assist you with pursuing compensation for your Lyft accident injuries.
Causes of Accidents that Involve Lyft Vehicles
In many instances, traffic accidents that involve Lyft vehicles occur because of negligence on the part of the Lyft vehicle operator. For example, the Lyft driver might be paying attention to his or her phone and not giving sufficient attention to the road, resulting in an accident. The Lyft driver might also be violating a rule of the road, such as by speeding, tailgating, or recklessly weaving in and out of traffic. At other times, the Lyft driver might be operating his or her vehicle in a careful manner, but a negligent third-party driver causes the accident.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle, it is important that you obtain insurance information from all of the involved drivers in your accident.
Lyft Corporate Insurance Policies
In some situations when a motor vehicle accident involves a Lyft vehicle, the Lyft corporate policy comes into play. For example, if the Lyft driver has the app on his or her cell phone activated and the driver is awaiting a ride request when the accident occurs, Lyft corporate coverage may be available. The policy would pay for $50,000 per individual, $100,000 per occurrence, and $25,000 worth of property damage coverage.
In the event of the driver having the app on and is either picking up a fare or in the middle of a Lyft ride, the coverage is $1 million, as required by state law. In cases where the motor vehicle collision is caused by a third-party driver, then that driver’s motor vehicle insurance coverage may come into play in some cases.
Given the unsettled law surrounding car accidents that involve ridesharing vehicles and companies like Uber and Lyft, it is important that you have a knowledgeable attorney on your side throughout your case. A South Florida Lyft accident lawyer will be able to determine which insurance policy or policies will likely come into play in your case and can take the necessary legal action on your behalf.
Call a Knowledgeable South Florida Lyft Accident Attorney Today
The experienced legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa can investigate the circumstances of your Lyft accident and file the necessary legal claim or claims on your behalf. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced South Florida Lyft accident lawyer, please call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for more information about how we can assist.