Ridesharing is supposed to be easy and convenient to use. We are willing to bet that you or someone you know has used Lyft before, but if someone is hurt due to a crash with a Lyft vehicle, you need to know where to turn.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help when you need a Mercerville Lyft accident attorney. Let our team handle the insurance companies and get to work on securing the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
What Can Happen Here?
So many people think that just because ridesharing drivers make their money ferrying passengers around that they are safer than other drivers on the roadway. The truth is that Lyft drivers are just like the rest of us. Most of them have no particular driver training other than a regular driver’s license. In fact, because they are on the road more than most people, they are statistically more likely to be involved in a crash.
But Lyft has insurance, right?
Yes, Lyft does have insurance, but that does not mean it will kick in for every accident their drivers are involved in. The only time their full coverage works are when the Lyft driver is “online” in the Lyft app and is either on their way to pick up a passenger or already has one.
If a Lyft driver is waiting for a fare, then their personal insurance is the primary coverage. If they get into a crash at that point, Lyft’s insurance will only kick in if the driver’s personal insurance does not cover a claim or does not cover all of the expenses.
That sounds confusing. Rest assured, all of the insurance companies involved will not be looking out for your best interests in the event of a crash.
During the latest reporting year in New Jersey, there were more than 60,000 injuries as a result of vehicle crashes. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a vehicle crash:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you are injured due to a crash with a Lyft vehicle, you should not have to worry about how to pay for your expenses.
We Are Standing By
You should never have to worry about getting injured due to a crash involving a Lyft vehicle, but we know that these incidents happen. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to step in and help you navigate the aftermath of a crash. Your focus needs to be on recovering from your injuries, so let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible