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Since its inception in 2012, Lyft has been connecting millions of passengers with rideshare drivers that help them get around the city in a convenient manner. Unfortunately, Lyft drivers are not immune from becoming involved in an accident and the aftermath of these crashes is particularly complex. As you seek compensation, the insurance companies covering the Lyft driver, the ridesharing company, and perhaps even your own insurer will all try to shift blame to someone else. After a crash involving a rideshare driver, a Tampa Lyft accident attorney can help you claim the damages you deserve.

A Tampa Lyft Accident Attorney Can Determine the Cause of Your Crash

While Lyft accidents are unique from other crashes on the roads, they are generally caused by the same negligent behaviors as other collisions. These include:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Malfunctioning vehicles
  • Improper lane changes
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to comply with traffic signs and signals

Determining the cause of a Lyft accident is not always easy, particularly for passengers in the back of the vehicle that may not have seen what happened.

A Tampa Lyft Accident Attorney Explains How to Seek Compensation

Under certain conditions, Lyft will provide up to $1 million in insurance coverage after a crash. The insurance available though, depends on what the Lyft driver was doing at the time of the accident. The three stages a ridesharing driver may be in are as follows:

  • The app is turned off: If the Lyft driver does not have the app turned on and they are not carrying a passenger, their own personal insurance company is liable for paying damages. If you were another driver that was hurt, you likely have to exhaust your own insurance coverage first before filing a claim against the Lyft driver.
  • The app is on but the Lyft driver is not carrying a passenger: If the Lyft driver has their app turned on but they have not yet accepted a ride request, either Lyft’s insurance or the driver’s personal policy will provide coverage. If the insurer covering the Lyft driver denies the claim, Lyft may provide up to $50,000 in coverage per person, and up to $100,000 in coverage for the entire accident.
  • The Lyft driver already accepted a request: If the Lyft driver had a passenger or had accepted a ride request, Lyft will provide up to $1 million in liability coverage. This insurance is meant to supplement the driver’s personal insurance.

A Tampa Lyft accident attorney can fully explain how the ridesharing company’s coverage works, and help you obtain the fair settlement you deserve.

Our Tampa Lyft Accident Attorney Can Help You Claim Full Damages

The aftermath of any accident is confusing, but Lyft accidents are particularly complex. If you have been hurt, our Tampa Lyft accident attorney at The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. can sort through the details and file your claim in a timely manner so you recover the full compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 813-217-5715 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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