The growing surge in number of travellers opting for Lyft and similar ride sharing apps, unfortunately coincides with a rise in rideshare accidents. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a Lyft accident, whether as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, under California state laws you are entitled for compensation. Our expert team of accident lawyers at Khashan Law will evaluate your case and help in investigating the accident and will ensure you get the best compensation. Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the Californian laws which govern the Lyft accident claims.
So who is liable for paying the victim the damages? Is it the rideshare company Lyft? Is it the driver driving the car? These are some of the questions
which the victims have no answers for.
Actually the answers to these questions are determined by the situation and the circumstances of the Lyft accident. Following factors need to be studied to to determine the insurance liability:
- Position of the victim: Whether the victim was the Lyft driver or a Lyft passenger using the services or a pedestrian on the road or the driver or passenger of the other car.
- The cause of the accident
- Whether the Lyft driver was on duty at the time of the accident
Lyft drivers are covered under a $1 million insurance policy while they are on duty. Hence if the driver was on duty and he was liable for the accident and causing injuries to the victim, the victim can claim against this $ 1 million policy. This is applicable to all victims, whether a Lyft passenger, a pedestrian, or the driver or passenger of the other vehicle.
However if the driver was off duty at the time of accident, then the victim will have to claim against the driver’s personal insurance policy.
Determining the insurance liability the most complicated steps while filing a claim for wrongful death or injury after a Lyft accident. As a victim you can recover the following in Lyft accidents:
- Compensation for Pain, suffering and distress
- Compensation for Loss of wages or job
- Compensation for Loss of a normal life
- Compensation for damages to property if any
- Compensation for temporary or permanent disability or disfigurement
- Compensation for all medical bills, past and future
Our team of expert lawyers at Khashan Law has been tracking the various Lyft accident cases in court to see how they are being treated. Hence our team’s well informed knowledge helps the victims in Lyft car accidents to get the best compensation for their loss of wages, cost of medical bills, etc. which they have suffered. If you have been a victim of Lyft accident, call us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation. Our entire legal team will ensure that you are able to obtain full compensation for your present and future damages.
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