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The popularity of using rideshare services like Lyft means more vehicles are on Studio City’s busy streets and highways. Unfortunately, the extra volume of cars on the road only contributes to additional accidents. We understand the time after a Lyft accident is confusing and the prospect of making decisions and acting can be overwhelming, but successful Studio City Lyft accident attorneys Robert and Gary Walch can help you through the process – call us today! At Walch Law, we have built a success rate of over 98% over the last four decades. It only takes one call. Get in touch with us now so we can start fighting for you to get the most money possible as quickly as possible.

Lyft Accident Risk Levels in Studio City

Studio City is a city in Los Angeles County close to the bustling, massive 101, 134, and 405 freeways. Close to Los Angeles and a plethora of bars, restaurants, sports arenas, large office buildings, and a variety of local airports, Lyft has become a popular transportation option for avoiding having to drive yourself on busy roads, search for parking, avoid the inefficient public transit system, and avoid the high cost of car ownership. However, its popularity contributes to the more than 18.6 million Lyft users reported in 2018 and raises the risk of accidents, injuries, and deaths for Lyft drivers and passengers alike.

Common Lyft Accident Scenarios

Because of the unique service Lyft provides, there are many more scenarios where a Lyft accident can cause injury than with normal motor vehicle accidents. Common scenarios that involve Lyft related vehicles include:

  • A non-Lyft driver negligently collides with a Lyft driver
  • A Lyft driver causes an accident through distracted driving or other negligent behavior
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist is struck or injured by a Lyft driver
  • A Lyft passenger is injured while in the Lyft driver’s vehicle through either the Lyft driver or another driver’s negligent behavior.

No matter how it occurred, if you were involved in an accident with a Lyft vehicle, you should consult a Studio City Lyft accident attorney to see whether you may be entitled to compensation from a Lyft driver, Lyft, both, or another at-fault party. Other parties may include:

  • An at-fault motorist
  • A negligent auto repair shop
  • A vehicle manufacturer producing defective vehicles
  • A government agency responsible for maintaining roads in safe condition
When Lyft’s Insurance Policy Coverage Applies

On its website, Lyft has explained when coverage under Lyft’s insurance policies applies to its drivers and passengers involved in an accident. Under Lyft’s insurance coverage, passengers and drivers from the time a ride request has been accepted until the ride is ended through the phone app are protected by the following coverage:

  • Primary auto liability
  • Contingent Comprehensive and Collision – this covers physical damage to the Lyft driver’s vehicle whether or not they are at fault. It will also cover physical damage from a non-collision incident. The coverage is up to the actual cash value of their vehicle or repair cost, whichever is less, after a $2,500 deductible; however, they must have collision and comprehensive coverage on their personal auto insurance policy for these to apply.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
When the Lyft Driver has not Logged into Driver Mode

The driver must rely on their personal auto insurance policy for coverage in the event of an accident.

When Driver Mode is On but No Ride Request Received and Accepted

In this situation, Lyft’s coverage begins to apply. The current coverage levels for their insurance policy, which does not require a deductible, are:

  • $50,000 bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 maximum per accident
  • $25,000 property damage limit
When a Ride Has Been Accepted Until the Ride Ends in the App

Lyft’s coverage limit jumps to $1,000,000 per accident.

Damages Available for My Injuries

If you can establish that you were injured in a Lyft accident caused by another party’s negligence, a court may award you damages to make you whole for the injuries you suffered. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Because you have to prove damages to the court before you can recover them, it’s important you keep records that reflect the damages you incurred. This may include paystubs to show lost income, repair bills for your vehicle, or receipts and medical bills showing expenses incurred for treating injuries.

Contact a Lawyer Today

After a Lyft accident, you may think you can’t to afford an attorney to fight for your recovery because you can’t work and medical bills are piling up at home. However, Robert and Gary take all their cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you can rest easy because you don’t pay until we win your case and you get paid. From the moment you hire us we will work hard to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries so you can get your life back on track; call us today to get our team of Studio City Lyft accident lawyers in your corner and get started

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