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Long Island Lyft Accident Lawyer

Drivers in Long Island can be aggressive as they rush back and forth in the city, or to the nearby boroughs of New York City. Still, people need a convenient way to get from place to place and Lyft provides it. Lyft drivers are no more immune to becoming involved in a crash than other motorists on the road and when these crashes happen, passengers and other people become seriously hurt. If you have suffered serious injuries, our Long Island Lyft accident lawyer can help you claim financial compensation from the liable parties.

How to Obtain Compensation when a Lyft Driver was At Fault

If the Lyft driver acted negligently and caused the crash, you may be able to hold them liable for paying compensation. If you are another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian and were hit by a Lyft driver, you can file a claim either against them or against the company.

If the Lyft driver did not have the app turned on, their own personal auto insurance coverage will apply. If the Lyft driver did have the app turned on but they had not yet accepted a ride, you may be able to hold the company partially liable. You will first have to exhaust your own personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, as well as any compensation provided by the Lyft driver’s insurance. If you need additional compensation, you can then file a claim with Lyft’s limited insurance coverage up to $50,000.

If you were injured as a passenger in a Lyft, or the Lyft driver was logged into the app and had accepted a ride, you can file a claim for Lyft’s extended coverage. Under this coverage, you may be able to claim up to $1 million from the company. Again, you may have to first file claims with other insurers, including your own or the Lyft driver’s insurance company.

How to Obtain Compensation when Another Party was At Fault

Lyft drivers are not always to blame for accidents. Other parties may be liable, as well. These may include:

  • Transit drivers and companies,
  • Other drivers,
  • Cyclists and pedestrians,
  • Employers of negligent parties,
  • Manufacturers and sellers of defective equipment, and
  • Government entities.

If a Lyft accident was the fault of any of the above parties, you can also file a claim against them to obtain the compensation you need. Determining who is at fault for a Lyft accident is not easy, though. For example, you may think the Lyft driver failed to stop before crashing into a vehicle but if the brakes were defective, the manufacturer may be to blame.

Our Lyft Accident Lawyer in Long Island Can Determine Liability

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a Lyft accident, do not go through the process on your own. These cases are full of challenges and one small mistake could cost you the compensation you need. At Cohan Law Firm, our Long Island Lyft accident lawyer can determine who is to blame for your injuries and will hold them fully accountable for paying the damages you deserve. Call us today at 855-855-0321 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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