All Negligent Parties are Equal in Responsibility
Technology may have changed how riders hail cabs, but it cannot autocorrect human error. That element has and always will be present in accidents where negligence is proven. Distractions, intoxication or erratic vehicle operation lead to serious or fatal accidents, many which should’ve been avoided with extra caution. But weren’t.
Lyft is no different than Yellow cab or whatever service you’re accustomed to using. Sure, they don’t commission their own cars, but the mobile-based app does empower independent contractors to use their cars ‘for hire’. Once an approved driver picks up passengers, they’re equally culpable for whatever happens from Point A to Point B.
The San Francisco-based on-demand transportation giant puts $1 million maximum in liability coverage into motion, with exact coverages based on driver status. So, when the driver is:
- Sitting with app off, doing nothing, their personal insurance policy takes precedence.
- Sitting with app in ‘driver mode’, but idle waiting for someone to hire them, a ‘contingent’ liability policy covering $25,000 per person, $50k max and $100k per accident is activated.
- Driving to pick up rider, a $1 million per accident liability policy takes effect until rider has been dropped off.
Lyft opted for this coverage because not many accidents hit $1 million, unless you’re driving a new McLaren or driver hits numerous vehicles simultaneously with maximum capacity achieved in each.
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Competent representation is decisive in achieving results accident victims are entitled to. As many victims are battered, bruised, scared or simply unaware of what legal recourse is available, we’ve positioned ourselves so clients feel at home with our firm. You’re hurt, and want paid.
We take personal injury cases seriously, because nothing hurts worse than being forcibly put out of work due to long recoveries. Medical bills will pile up, as will mortgage payments and utilities. Food, medicine and the lifestyle you enjoyed prior to your Lyft accident are jeopardized because your bank account is drying up.
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