Ride-sharing services have exploded in popularity in recent years, with companies like Lyft carrying out millions of trips across the country each year.
These apps are not without their issues, however. One of the more complicated factors while assessing the safety of the apps involves insurance. Specifically, who pays your medical bills after a Lyft accident and how a car accident lawyer can help. Continue reading to learn more.
To answer the question, it depends on the status of the Lyft driver at the moment of the collision. Lyft provides liability insurance for accidents, but it may not apply in all situations.
One example where Lyft’s insurance would pay for your medical bills following an accident includes if the driver’s app was turned on and running at the time of the collision. So, if you were a passenger in the car, or even driving your own car that was hit by an active Lyft driver, it’s possible that Lyft could pay your damages.
However, if the driver’s app was turned off, you may be forced to file a claim with the driver’s own insurance policy in order to get compensation for your damages.
In a final scenario, the driver could be using the app without actively transporting a passenger, which lessens the amount of insurance available compared to when the driver is on an active drive.
Although it may be true that Lyft’s insurance policies are complicated, an experienced lawyer from Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can help you file a claim to earn the compensation you deserve, and vanquish the insurance bullies.
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