Since their initial conception in 2012, ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber have become more popular than, perhaps, even their inventors could have imagined. Offering an alternative to more traditional cab services, like Yellow Cab, these ridesharing services involving hailing a ride using an app, where nearby drivers can pick up the job. The car and driver assigned to your job can be viewed using the smartphone app, where you can track their journey to you, as well as reading reviews left by their earlier passengers. In addition to this, the services are made even more convenient by the fact that payment is made using a card you have pre-registered to the app, negating the need to have sufficient cash to hand.
One downside of using Lyft, or another ridesharing service, is that they are cars and, as such, just as likely to become involved in a car accident as any other on the roads. Should you be injured in similar circumstances, a Bountiful Lyft accident attorney from The Jardine Law Offices could help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
In a Lyft accident, as in other types of road accident in Utah, all and any negligent or reckless parties can be held liable for injuries and damage. While smartphones and other modern technology may have enabled us to hail our rides in a new and more convenient way, technology has not yet developed to the point where human error can be removed from accidents. Driving while intoxicated, drowsy driving, distracted driving, road rage, and speeding are all common causes of car accidents, including Lyft accidents, and are likely to remain so for as long as human nature plays a role in driving.
While pursuing compensation on your behalf, after you have sustained serious injuries in a Bountiful Lyft accident, your attorney must decide whether the driver was working – making it a Lyft accident – or offline, in which case it would be classified as a regular car accident. When deciding whether a claim should be made against Lyft’s insurance or the driver’s own auto insurance, the following applies:
Determining liability can be complex, particularly when there are the additional insurance complications associated with Lyft accidents. When you hire our attorneys to handle your case, you are free to take the time you need to rest and recover, while we work tirelessly on your behalf.