When you need a ride to the store or a ride home after a night out, you may not think twice about opening the Lyft app and pressing a few buttons. Ridesharing is convenient, but there are times when accidents involving Lyft vehicles happen. When they do, the Brooklyn Heights Lyft accident attorneys at Paulozzi LPA are ready to step in and help. We will investigate the incident and get to work securing the compensation you deserve for what has happened.

How often do Lyft accidents occur in Brooklyn Heights?

When examining how often Lyft accidents occur, we need to look at the overall accident statistics for our area. Ridesharing services are not as well tracked as other types of commercial vehicle accidents because they are considered to be personal vehicles. Therefore, theses crashes get lumped in with all of the others.

For the latest reporting year in Ohio, we know that there were 303,298 total vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 1,179 fatalities
  • Over 75,000 injury crashes

In Cuyahoga County, there were more than 33,000 crashes, and over 9,000 of those were injury crashes. When we look at those numbers, we can see that crashes are going to happen. Lyft drivers are just like everyone else. They are not required to have any kind of special driver training. All a person needs to do to be a Lyft driver is reach age 21, have a relatively clean driving history, and pass a preliminary vehicle inspection.

Lyft accidents, just like any other vehicle crash, can lead to serious injuries, including:

Will Lyft insurance cover crash expenses?

Lyft does have a $1 million insurance policy in place for their drivers, but it only kicks in under certain circumstances.

  • If a driver is not signed into the Lyft app to work and they get into a crash, then their personal insurance is the only insurance that applies to the case.
  • If a driver is signed into the Lyft app to work but does not have a passenger, then their personal insurance is the primary carrier in an accident. Partial Lyft coverage will kick in if the personal insurance denies the claim or does not cover all of the expenses.
  • If a driver is signed into the app and has a passenger (or is on the way to pick one up), then the full Lyft insurance policy applies for the driver, the passengers, and anyone else involved in the crash.

We are ready to help you through this

If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash that involved a Lyft vehicle, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These cases are more complex than regular car accident incidents, and you may be entitled to more compensation. The team at Paulozzi LPA is ready to get to work investigating this incident so we can secure the following:

  • All of your medical bills related to the crash
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent driver

When you need a Brooklyn Heights Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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