If you were injured in an accident caused by a Lyft driver, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Lyft is a company that provides an alternative to traditional taxicab service. Lyft allows people who need a ride to find an available driver using a smartphone application. Drivers use their personal vehicles to pick up passengers.
Lyft is currently competing in Chicago with Uber, a larger company. Lyft was the first to announce its carpool service, Lyft Line, although Uber quickly followed suit with its service called Uber Pool. Lyft has reached out to women, emphasizing its relatively high number of female directors, drivers and passengers.
With so many Lyft drivers on the road, accidents are inevitable. Lyft vehicles have been involved in accidents, including a fatal crash in California in 2014.
Because Lyft is a new service and Lyft drivers are operating their personal vehicles, questions and disputes have arisen over insurance. However, the Transportation Network Providers Act was passed by the Illinois Legislature in December 2014, setting insurance requirements that must be met by Lyft and its drivers. Drivers are required to have personal insurance coverage for when they are driving their vehicle for personal use; when they are transporting a passenger, any damages and injuries are covered by commercial insurance provided by Lyft.
If a Lyft driver causes an accident that results in an injury to you, whether you were a passenger in the Lyft vehicle or another vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to assess the value of your case and file a lawsuit on your behalf. The attorneys of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg regularly take on the transportation companies and insurance companies in court. Call us today for a free consultation. We will fight for your rights.