New Orleans Lyft Accident Lawyer
Motor vehicle wrecks can ruin your life, but when you’ve been injured in a collision with a rideshare service like Lyft, you could be entitled to compensation. Get help obtaining the money you’re owed by reaching out to a Lyft accident lawyer in New Orleans.
Having to deal with the pesky details of a car accident claim when you’re suffering with a serious injury is a burden you shouldn’t have to bear. If you’re ready to focus on recuperating and have someone else do what needs to be done to hold the at-fault party accountable, you need a qualified New Orleans Lyft accident lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher to represent you.
Our firm will investigate to determine whether the Lyft driver should be compelled to compensate you or if a claim can be filed with Lyft’s auto insurer to get the compensation that is rightfully yours. In either case, you can be sure that we’ll go to the furthest extent of the law so you can be fully repaid for all you’ve been through.
How Lyft’s Auto Insurance Coverage Works
In order to file a claim under Lyft’s auto insurance policy, the Lyft driver needs to be in driver mode and waiting to pick up a passenger or in the middle of bringing a passenger to their destination.
It is only during these times that Lyft will be responsible for covering damages. If the Lyft driver was not logged into the app in driver mode, Lyft’s auto insurance coverage will not be afforded to the driver or anyone else involved in the crash.
The amount of coverage provided will depend on what “period” the driver was in at the time of the accident. Period 1 refers to the Lyft driver waiting to be matched with a passenger, Period 2 starts once a ride has been accepted, and Period 3 starts when the ride begins and lasts until the passenger is dropped off.
Period 1 coverage includes contingent liability coverage of $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident and $25,000 property damages, while Periods 2 and 3 have maximum liability coverage of $1 million plus comprehensive, collision, and uninsured motorist add-ons.
Claims against Rideshare Drivers
If you happen to be involved in a wreck with a Lyft driver who was not in driver mode, you’ll be happy to know that the Lyft driver is required to carry personal auto insurance coverage in addition to the coverage provided by Lyft. This means that you’ll be able to file a claim with the driver’s insurer to get a portion of your losses recovered.
In the event that the Lyft driver’s auto insurance does not cover the complete extent of your injuries, we will need to prepare to bring them to court so you can be awarded full repayment for your suffering.
Get Help from a Lyft Accident Attorney in New Orleans
Are you ready to get help from a seasoned New Orleans Lyft accident lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher? The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Come in for a free claim evaluation, and we’ll begin discussing the individual details of your rideshare accident case. You can call our firm at 1-800-256-5674 or complete the online contact form we have included at the bottom of this page and we’ll schedule your evaluation today.