Can I Sue Lyft for an Accident?
When you take a Lyft, you’re not safe from a car accident just because you’re not driving. Unfortunately, a Lyft driver can be just as careless as any other driver, which means you may be involved in a serious crash.
Your Lyft crash injuries should be compensated, but can you sue Lyft for an accident? Because finding the liable party can be more complicated than getting a settlement from the company, talk to the lawyers at Justice for Colorado for guidance on your vehicle accident claim.
Responsibility for Your Lyft Accident
When you’re injured because a Lyft driver was careless, your first thought may be to sue their employer. In many cases, employers are liable for the actions of their employees while they’re on the clock. However, that’s not so easy to do with Lyft and other rideshare drivers.
Lyft drivers are still considered, in most states, to be independent contractors. That means, while they do work with Lyft, they are independent from the company and not subject to certain company standards. For most Lyft accident victims, that makes it especially hard to sue Lyft for the actions of a driver.
Your Compensation Options after a Colorado Lyft Accident
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get compensation for your losses in a Lyft crash. Instead of seeking compensation for your losses from Lyft, you may be able to get compensated by the insurance company.
Lyft drivers are required to carry commercial driver insurance, which covers both the driver and any passengers. If you were on a ride when you were injured in your accident, you could be covered for up to $1 million in damage.
For many people, getting a settlement with a lawyer’s help is enough to cover them. However, your injuries may cost you more than $1 million, or the insurance company may not be willing to fairly settle with you. In these cases, you may need to talk to your Lyft accident lawyer about filing a claim against the liable party and seeking compensation from the driver or insurance company in court.
Talk to a Lyft Accident Lawyer about Suing
When you’re hurt in a Lyft accident, it can be tough to sue. You may think suing Lyft for your accident is the best path, but often, it can be difficult or even impossible to get your full compensation. That’s why, instead of immediately seeking compensation through the rideshare company, you may need to talk to your lawyer at Justice for Colorado first.
While you do have options to sue, it can be challenging to get the compensation you need for your Lyft accident. That’s why it’s best to talk about who’s liable and what compensation you’re due before you file a claim.
Your lawyer can help you by starting with a free consultation. They have the resources you need to find the liable party and take action, so give us a call at 303-647-9691 or fill out the online contact form below to get started.