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If you were riding in a Lyft and got injured in an accident, contact a Lyft accident attorney in Houston to determine who’s liable for the wreck and begin filing a lawsuit.
Getting injured in a Lyft accident can be a scary experience because you have zero control over the situation. Being a passenger also means, however, that you aren’t at fault for the collision. Medical expenses after an injury can be significant, so it’ll be important to determine who’s at fault. That way, you can file a claim against the liable party and obtain the compensation you need to recover.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP., our goal is to help injured passengers in rideshare accidents navigate the complex process of a lawsuit. A Houston Lyft accident lawyer investigate your accident and identify all liable parties. If Lyft’s liability insurance won’t cover your injuries, we can assist you in proving negligence against the colliding driver.
Lyft accidents occur for many of the same reasons other vehicle accidents do. If the colliding driver is at fault, they may have hit your Lyft driver because they were speeding, driving under the influence, or texting while driving. Bad weather and road conditions can also cause Lyft accidents. When your Lyft driver is at fault for your accident, it may be because of certain circumstances related to their job.
For example, Lyft drivers may be more likely to speed because they’re trying to drop passengers off quickly and pick up other riders. Lyft drivers may also be drowsier while driving because they work late into the night and drive early in the morning trying to get the best rides.
Although Lyft doesn’t provide insurance to drivers when they aren’t using the app, they do provide an extensive liability coverage plan to both drivers and passengers when the app is being used. Lyft’s liability insurance includes $1 million of coverage while a passenger is in the vehicle and if the driver is at fault for the wreck.
There are more limited amounts of coverage provided to drivers who have the app on and are waiting for passengers to enter the vehicle. When a Lyft driver isn’t at fault for causing an accident, Lyft may provide coverage depending on the circumstances, but it isn’t guaranteed.
If the colliding driver in your Lyft accident proves to be at fault and Lyft won’t cover your injury expenses, your Lyft accident attorney can help you investigate the case, gather evidence, and prove negligence on behalf of the driver in court. Once negligence can be proved, you can sue the driver for damages.
Lyft accidents can be complex when trying to deal with multiple insurance plans that aren’t your own. Having an attorney who understands the legal process can ease some of your stress. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, an attorney from Crain Brogdon, LLP. can negotiate on your behalf and help you obtain the compensation you need to cover your expenses.
If you’d like to discuss your case in greater detail with a Houston Lyft accident lawyer, you can schedule a free consultation by filling out the contact form below or by calling 214-522-9404 .
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]