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