BOSTON LYFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY – HELPING CLIENTS INJURED IN MASSACHUSETTS
If you’re injured as a Lyft rideshare passenger, or if you’re injured in a collision with a Lyft car, speak at once with a Boston Lyft accident attorney at Parker Scheer.
What is Lyft? Lyft transportation is one of several popular ridesharing companies, comparable to Uber, that allows drivers to earn cash by using their own vehicles to transport passengers.
If you are injured when you’re a Lyft passenger, or if you are injured while driving or riding in a vehicle that collides with a Lyft vehicle, where can you turn?
What are your legal rights and options? And by law, can you be compensated for any injuries?
Who will pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and your other costs and damages?
WHAT MAKES INJURY CASES INVOLVING LYFT PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT?
Personal injury cases that involve Lyft drivers and Lyft vehicles can be difficult cases for several reasons.
Nevertheless – and at least where insurance coverage and passenger safety are concerned – Lyft’s rideshare service can be a smart choice for consumers.
WHAT INSURANCE COVERAGE IS PROVIDED TO LYFT’S PASSENGERS?
As a Lyft passenger, Lyft offers you $1 million in liability insurance protection. That’s in addition to any coverage that the passenger – or the Lyft driver – may carry separately.
Lyft corporate officials have established a three-tier insurance system, so a Lyft vehicle’s insurance coverage depends on whether there’s a passenger in the vehicle or if the driver is between passengers.
EXACTLY HOW DOES LYFT’S INSURANCE COVERAGE WORK?
Lyft provides maximum insurance coverage – called “Period 3” coverage – when a passenger is in the vehicle. But while a driver is heading to a call, drivers are covered only by “Period 2” insurance.
In other words, if a Lyft vehicle strikes you en route to a passenger, there’s less coverage available than if a Lyft vehicle strikes you while it’s transporting a passenger.
Only limited “Period 1” coverage applies when drivers are logged in but waiting for a call.
Every accident involving Lyft is unique. If you are injured in a collision involving a Lyft vehicle in Massachusetts, after you’ve been examined by a healthcare professional, arrange at once to speak with an accident attorney at Parker Scheer.
IF YOU’RE INJURED BY NEGLIGENCE, WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
If you are injured in Massachusetts by a negligent driver, you are entitled to compensation.
Lyft passengers are protected by Lyft’s one-million-dollar liability coverage. If you are a Lyft passenger, that coverage protects you in a crash whether the Lyft driver or the other driver is eventually found negligent.
But that million dollars of coverage won’t be available if you are in another vehicle and you are injured by a negligent Lyft driver with no passengers and only “Period 1” or “Period 2” coverage.
You’ll need a knowledgeable accident lawyer’s advice and representation.
WHICH OFFERS MORE PROTECTION – A TAXI OR A LYFT?
Still, in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, if you ride with Lyft, you’ll have considerably more insurance coverage than a taxi passenger in this state has.
Lyft rates may be slightly higher than a taxicab’s rates, but taxis in Massachusetts are only required to $20,000 in liability insurance coverage. You might decide the additional Lyft cost is worth it.
If you sustain a catastrophic injury – a severe spinal injury, a traumatic brain injury, or another disabling injury – $20,000 is only the beginning of what you’ll need for care and treatment.
AFTER A LYFT ACCIDENT IN BOSTON, WHERE CAN YOU TURN FOR HELP?
If you’re injured in a collision that involves a Lyft vehicle, after you obtain medical attention, consult as soon as possible with an experienced Boston Lyft accident attorney at Parker Scheer.
A preventable personal injury resulting from another person’s negligence can be emotionally shattering. You must have a top injury attorney who will advocate aggressively on your behalf.
Eric J. Parker is one of Boston’s top trial attorneys. He’s the Director of Parker Scheer’s Complex Personal Injury Group, and he’s successfully represented the injured for over two decades in the Boston area.
The Parker Scheer legal team settles for nothing less than the best outcomes for our injury clients and their loved ones. If you are injured in a Lyft accident, call Parker Scheer at (617) 996-0724, or fill out the online contact form here at our website.
Your first consultation with a Parker Scheer injury lawyer costs nothing. Learn what your rights and options are and pay us nothing until and unless your personal injury claim prevails.