Popular rideshare company, Lyft, is thriving in West Virginia and providing quick and convenient transportation to our residents as an alternative to public transportation. Lyft regularly touts the safety it brings to communities by offering safe rides for people who have been drinking. So Lyft is protecting our residents by keeping them safe from their own unsafe driving, but what happens when you are injured in a Lyft accident caused by a Lyft driver’s negligence? Is Lyft doing enough to keep our residents safe in the hands of its own drivers?
Lyft claims to have designed every aspect of the rideshare company with safety in mind, specifically in the following areas:
When you have been injured in a Lyft accident, you may assume that you will be covered by a Lyft insurance policy since it states that it has a $1M policy coverage, but there is some fine print in there as to whom is covered by it and in what circumstances. Lyft does not employ its drivers; instead it hires them as independent contractors, which means Lyft has significantly less liability for its drivers’ actions and conduct than it would if its drivers were classified as employees.
When people are injured in an accident caused by a Lyft driver, sorting through liability and insurance can be difficult, but our Wheeling Lyft accident attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman can help. We will review your case and conduct an investigation to determine which party/insurance claim we should pursue on your behalf.
Questions we may ask when investigating your case to determine liability and insurance coverage include:
If you have been injured in a Lyft accident, contact a Wheeling Lyft accident attorney at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. We are well versed in West Virginia rideshare law, Lyft’s policies, and insurance coverage requirements. We are also skilled insurance negotiators and we will not advise you to accept an insurance settlement offer that does not fully compensate you for your injuries and damages. We are not afraid to take your case to trial when insurance companies are being unreasonable.