If you’ve suffered injuries after being in a Lyft accident and you believe someone else was at fault, contact a Lyft accident attorney in San Antonio to pinpoint liability and recover compensation.
Using Lyft is a convenient and cost-effective way to get between destinations without having to worry about driving your car, parking, or staying sober if you’re out at night. In many cases, riding with Lyft is a safer alternative, but just like any other car on the road, Lyft drivers can get into accidents. If you’ve been injured while riding as a passenger in a Lyft, you deserve compensation.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP., our goal is to help victims in Lyft accidents navigate the legal process and determine liability in their wreck. As a passenger, you may not have been paying attention to how your accident occurred, so it’s important to investigate and gather evidence to prove negligence. A San Antonio Lyft accident lawyer from our team can support you and work diligently to win your case.
Lyft drivers may have a higher chance of getting in wrecks than typical vehicle drivers simply because they’re on the road more often. Because driving is what earns them money, they may also get into wrecks more often because of the demands of their job.
For example, a Lyft driver may be more likely to speed because they’re wanting to drop off one rider and pick up another quickly. They may also be distracted when driving as they try to navigate the Lyft app on the road. Similarly, Lyft drivers may be drowsy behind the wheel if they’re driving late into the night or early in the morning to earn more money.
Although Lyft drivers are often at fault, you may also get into a Lyft accident because of someone else’s negligence. The colliding driver could be negligent behind the wheel or a third party could be responsible, such as a government entity or a car manufacturer. The only way to determine who’s at fault is to investigate what happened and gather sufficient evidence to prove negligence.
Lyft provides a substantial amount of liability coverage for both drivers and passengers when using their service. Although drivers will need to have their own insurance policy when not using the app, Lyft’s coverage policy includes up to $1 million in coverage when a passenger is in the vehicle and a decent amount of coverage when the driver is waiting to accept a ride or is en route to pick up a passenger.
Lyft’s liability coverage applies when the Lyft driver is at fault for causing the wreck. When the Lyft driver isn’t at fault for the wreck, Lyft may still provide coverage, but this coverage isn’t guaranteed. You may need a lawyer to help you obtain the compensation you deserve in the event that someone else is responsible and Lyft won’t cover your expenses.
Navigating the legal process after being injured in a Lyft accident can feel overwhelming, but with the help of a San Antonio Lyft accident lawyer from Crain Brogdon, LLP., you’ll feel more confident as you fight for the maximum settlement you deserve. To discuss your case with a member of our team, call 214-522-9404 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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 ]