Austin Lyft Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a ridesharing accident because of a negligent Lyft driver? You can get full compensation for your losses by working with an Austin Lyft accident lawyer.
It’s often difficult enough to get fully compensated for the injuries suffered in a car crash. Between the insurance company giving you the runaround and all of the legal hurdles involved, few situations can be more infuriating—especially if you weren’t at fault for what happened.
Unfortunately, things can get even more difficult to sort through when your car accident involves a Lyft driver. Rideshare accidents are particularly complex because who is financially liable for the damages caused must be determined: the driver or Lyft. And you can expect both to deny liability.
By working with an Austin Lyft accident lawyer, you can take the uncertainty out of the equation. Colley & Colley, LLP knows how to handle these scenarios, and we can get you the full compensation you are entitled to.
Who’s Responsible: Lyft or the Driver?
Unlike with most taxi companies and their drivers, Lyft drivers are not direct employees of the company. Instead, they’re treated as independent contractors, and as a result, Lyft’s liability may be limited for any injuries and damages caused in a wreck. This depends on the circumstances, however.
Lyft has two different insurance policies they use to cover their drivers when they do have liability. The first policy is comprehensive and has a very high policy limit, meaning that you’ll likely be able to recover full compensation as long as your case is strong.
The second policy is a contingent policy with lower limits. This policy generally requires that you first seek compensation from the driver’s personal policy, but it kicks in if your claim is denied or if all of your damages aren’t covered.
These are the accident situations that the different policies apply to:
- Full Lyft Policy – Lyft app is on, and the driver has a paying fare in the vehicle
- Full Lyft Policy – Lyft app is on, and the driver has accepted a ride request
- Contingent Lyft Policy – Lyft app is on, but the driver is awaiting a ride request
- Driver’s Policy – Lyft app is off, and the driver is essentially off the clock
- Uninsured Claim on Your Policy – Lyft app is off, and the driver is either uninsured or your claim was denied by the driver’s policy
Collecting Compensation for a Lyft Car Crash
Your Lyft accident lawyer will ensure that all of your damages and losses are factored into the compensation you receive. While most of your damages are likely financial losses and expenses caused by the crash, you’ve probably suffered a number of non-economic damages that affect your quality of life, as well.
These are some of the damages you might be able to expect:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Vehicle damage and repair
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
Connect with an Austin Lyft Car Accident Lawyer
Rideshare crashes might be complicated, but you can still get full compensation for your injuries and losses. To get started with Colley & Colley, LLP, schedule a free consultation with an Austin Lyft accident lawyer by calling 1-877-411-2001 or by completing the form below.