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Manhattan Lyft Accident Lawyer

Rideshare services such as Lyft have become increasingly popular in Manhattan, and throughout New York City. Lyft offers a very convenient service. With just a touch of a button, passengers can request a ride and be on their way in just mere minutes. They also do not have to battle the busy subway or navigate through the busy streets in order to get where they are going.

Unfortunately, Lyft drivers and the vehicles they operate are not immune to becoming involved in an accident. If you have been hurt, you need sound legal advice. Our Manhattan Lyft accident lawyer can provide it and ensure your rights are upheld.

Determining Liability After a Lyft Accident

One of the most challenging aspects after a Lyft accident is determining who is liable, or at fault and responsible for paying damages. There are multiple parties that may bear part of the blame, and they are as follows:

  • The Lyft driver,
  • A third party motorist who acted negligently and caused the accident,
  • Bicyclists,
  • Pedestrians,
  • Bus drivers,
  • New York City transit authorities,
  • Government entities responsible for proper road design and repair, and

Determining who is liable after a Lyft accident is not easy. First, you must determine what caused the crash. Our Manhattan Lyft accident lawyer can conduct a full investigation to determine what caused your accident to determine who is liable for paying damages.

Insurance Coverage When a Lyft Driver Causes an Accident

When a Lyft driver causes a crash, insurance may be available from the company itself, although this is not always the case. Whether Lyft insurance is available depends largely on the driver’s actions at the time of the accident. The Lyft insurance that may be available is as follows:

  • The Lyft driver’s personal insurance: If the Lyft driver was not logged into the app at the time, they are considered to be off duty. Only their personal auto insurance provides coverage after an accident.
  • Limited Lyft insurance: If the Lyft driver did have the app turned on was but not in the process of a ride, Lyft will provide limited insurance. In these instances, the company will provide up to $50,000 in bodily coverage per person, $100,000 in bodily coverage for the accident, and $25,000 in property damage for the accident.
  • Full Lyft insurance: If the Lyft driver was logged into the app and was in the process of a ride, whether that was picking someone up, dropping them off, or carrying a passenger, the company will provide full insurance. In these instances, Lyft will provide up to $1 million in liability insurance.

Our Lyft Accident Lawyer in Manhattan Can Negotiate a Fair Settlement

Regardless of which insurance company is liable for paying damages, obtaining the fair settlement you deserve is never easy. At Cohan Law Firm, our Manhattan Lyft accident lawyer can negotiate on your behalf with the liable insurer so you obtain the maximum damages you are entitled to. Call us now at 855-855-0321 or chat with us online to schedule a consultation and to get the legal representation you need.

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