If you’re in need of a ride, just call Lyft! Sometimes, however, that convenient ride can end in disaster. Lyft drivers, just like many motorists, have been in severe car accidents with customers still in the car. If you were a passenger in a Lyft accident, you could be compensated for damages sustained in the accident.
California law requires that Lyft provide its drivers with coverage, about $1 million, while they are driving with passengers. This coverage is separate from the auto insurance company that Lyft drivers may have and is to be used to supplement the other insurance. Keep in mind that this coverage is for passengers and Lyft isn’t going to provide coverage to your injuries if you weren’t using the Lyft app. The party liable for your injuries will depend on the circumstances of your accident. It is recommended that you hire an attorney who can review the evidence of your case and discuss your legal options.
Possible damages that can be covered by your claim include:
- Damages to your car;
- Lost wages due to an inability to work;
- Pain and suffering;
- Reduced quality of life;
- Medical costs and more
Make sure to tally these damages up and ask your attorney to help you get the most compensation possible for your case. Don’t allow Lyft or other transportation services get away with injuring you due to the Lyft driver’s negligence. At Karlin & Karlin, we’ll make sure you get the compensation you deserve to pay for your injuries.