Lyft Driver Accidents
The hustle and bustle truly never stops in a city like Las Vegas. Revolving around nightlife, entertainment, and parties (oh my!), the movement to avoid intoxicated driving is strong, and many alternative transportation solutions how sprouted up as solutions. Las Vegas boasts a thriving rideshare community because of this. The convenience of booking a ride, whenever and wherever you are certainly has an appeal. One of these rideshare solutions happens to be Lyft.
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and Lyft drivers, passengers, and others on the road, are not immune from the potential risk of motor vehicle accidents. If you have experienced a Lyft-related accident, whether as a passenger, or as another driver on the road, you may be wondering what your next steps are, who is responsible, or where to go from here. Let the Accident Attorneys at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys help you navigate these sometimes troubling waters.
It is important to know that Nevada operates as an at-fault state. This means that whoever is at fault, or who caused the accident, is the responsible party. When responsibility and cause can be proven, this individual at fault then is in charge of covering all expenses for the others involved. Typically, this is where an insurance policy steps in.
What Does This Mean for a Passenger?
If you happen to be riding in a Lyft at the time of an accident, and it was your driver’s fault for causing the collision, your injuries and damages should be covered by Lyft’s insurance policy. Most rideshare companies, Lyft included, hold high standards for providing safe rides for their passengers, which means that they also provide quality coverage if this safety is somehow jeopardized.
If you are the passenger of a Lyft at the time of the accident, but it is another driver at fault, you should be covered by the responsible party’s insurance. Though the other driver’s insurance policy may not be as compensating as Lyft’s, it will still provide coverage for the injuries you have sustained in the collision.
What Does This Mean for Other Drivers?
If you are driving, and happen to be involved in an accident with a Lyft, and you are not the responsible party, it is the responsibility of the Lyft driver, and should be covered either under Lyft’s insurance policy, or the driver’s, depending on whether there was a passenger riding or not. In this scenario, pursuing a case often proceeds similar to any other motor vehicle collision.
What To Do Now?
Regardless of if you were a passenger, or another driver, if you have been involved in a Lyft-related accident, it is essential to file a police report, receive the appropriate medical care, and takes notes and pictures of the entire scene. Be sure to take down the Lyft driver’s information, and any other driver’s involved as well. Ask for verification of insurance, and take note of this information as well. Snap pictures of the cars involved, and of the license plates. The more information you gather, the easier it is to build a case.
Last, but certainly not least, contact the auto accident experts at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to take on your case. We fight hard to get you the compensation that you deserve, and the healing that you need. Make sure your case is in competent hands.
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