Ridesharing has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Lyft is the second largest ridesharing company in the country. The company estimates that it will take in as much as two billion dollars in revenue in 2015. Unfortunately, with that many vehicles on the road, some of them will eventually get into serious accidents. Lyft accidents can create unique and complicated situations. If you have been involved in an accident with a Lyft driver, please contact an experienced Georgia car accident attorney today to discuss your legal options.What Should I Do After A Lyft Accident?
The immediate things you should do, after any serious car accident, are take care of any emergency medical needs, and then make sure that the police are contacted. It is always a good idea to contact the police after a car accident, but it is even more important after an accident with a commercial vehicle like a Lyft. When the situation is stabilized, you should exchange contact and insurance information with every party involved and with any on scene witnesses. You should also take extensive photographs of the accident scene and of the damage to all of the vehicles. Get a photograph from every possible angle, as you never know which angles will be helpful for your car accident attorney in the future. If you do not have a cellphone camera available, see if a relative, friend or bystander can help you out.Lyft Accidents Are Unique
Lyft accidents present some unique legal issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with the accident insurance policies. Lyft considers their drivers to be independent contractors, which means that company attempts to disclaim liability for driver accidents when possible. Lyft drivers carry a one million dollar accident coverage insurance policy, but that policy is only ‘active’ during official Lyft rides. Lyft claims that this policy does not apply when a Lyft driver is between rides. So, if you were in a car and were hit by a negligent Lyft driver, who was waiting for his next pick up, Lyft would contend that the driver’s personal insurance policy is responsible for the accident damage. However, in this situation the personal insurance company may, in turn, attempt to argue that the accident was a commercial accident and then therefore claim that they can also deny coverage. It is clear that the situation can get complicated. Fundamentally, the most important thing is that you, as an accident victim, get full and fair compensation for your injuries. An experienced Atlanta car accident attorney, who fully understands Lyft accident law, can help get you the compensation you deserve.Contact An Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney
Regardless of whether you were a Lyft passenger, an occupant of another vehicle, or a pedestrian, you deserve full and fair compensation after an accident with a Lyft vehicle. Like all ridesharing accidents, Lyft accidents can quickly become legally complicated. The law governing Georgia ridesharing accidents is new and it is developing quickly. You need an experienced car accident attorney who completely understands these new developments. At The Angell Law Firm we put our two decades of experience to work protecting the rights of injured victims. If you have been injured in a Georgia Lyft accident, or any other Georgia car accident, you need to call our office at (770) 217-4954 or contact us online as soon as possible.