There are many factors that lead to car accidents on the road. The ride-sharing services have certainly contributed to increasing the number of accidents. Services like Lyft and Uber increased deaths by 2-3% since 2011. Consequently, that is 1,100 wrongful deaths a year as a result of Lyft car accidents.
Surely, Uber and Lyft have created convenience for people in most cities. Riders expect a smooth ride to their destinations. But like any auto vehicle, they are also prone to be involved in a Lyft car accident.
Involvement in a Lyft car accident as a passenger
First of all, you should call the police. Then you should gather as much information as you can. Information includes location, time, road condition, was the driver distracted and how. Below is information you should seek to get in the event of a Lyft car accident:
- Lyft driver’s name, address and phone number
- The other driver’s name, address and phone number
- Lyft driver’s personal car insurance
- Lyft’s insurance information
- The other driver’s auto insurance
- Vehicle information for all cars involved (registration number, make, model, license plate numbers)
- Names, addresses and phone number of all witnesses
- Pictures of injuries and any damages.
In addition, make sure to go to the nearest hospital to check for any injuries or trauma. Car accidents often lead to whiplash, back and head pain.
How Lyft responds to car accidents
Lyft drivers are instructed to care for the safety of their drivers. That is why Lyft has a “Trust and Safety Team”. This team reaches out to passengers after an accident. They provide passengers with insurance information to mitigate the crisis. Also, Lyft provides its users with the means to report an accident.
The insurance plan has a cap of $1 million per accident with $50,000 per person. Depending on the case, other insurance plans can contribute in the compensation of your damages.
Legal help for Lyft car accidents
In the unfortunate event of being involved in a Lyft car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for bodily injury. Make sure to call the offices of Napolin Law Pomona as soon as you can for a free consultation. Delaying a call may have legal consequences. Call 1+844-984-4878 today.