July 06, 2020

Louisville Lyft Accident Lawyer

Were you involved in an accident with a Lyft driver? If so, get in touch with an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in Louisville to discuss obtaining full compensation for your losses. 

Unfortunately, Lyft drivers are not trained to drive professionally. Anyone with a license could be approved to drive for Lyft, which often results in devastating car accidents. Whether you were struck by someone driving for Lyft or were injured as a Lyft passenger,  you may be able to hold both the negligent driver and Lyft accountable for your losses.

A highly qualified Louisville Lyft accident lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, may be able to help you maximize your injury settlement. Dealing with the insurance company is an integral part of your claims process, and you’ll want to do everything possible to ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of in your time of need. 

Suing Lyft for Your Louisville Accident Injuries

When you’ve been involved in an accident with a Lyft-affiliated driver, you should be protected by both the Lyft driver’s auto insurance and the $1 million auto insurance policy provided by Lyft. However, Lyft’s auto insurance coverage is only active when the driver is in the app waiting for a ride request, when the Louisville Lyft driver is on their way to pick up a passenger, and for the duration of the ride. 

But, only when the driver has picked up a passenger and is transporting them is the $1 million auto insurance liability coverage active. If a driver is waiting for a ride request, they have basic bodily injury liability coverage and property damage liability coverage that will apply only when the driver’s insurance does not. 

Lyft’s auto insurance coverage after an accident can be confusing. Your attorney at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC has the experience you need to ensure that the insurance company is held accountable.

Get the Most of Your Louisville Lyft Accident Claim 

Whether your insurance claim is filed with Lyft, the Lyft driver, or a combination of both, the insurance settlement may not fully cover your losses. The insurance company will likely fight as hard as possible to reduce the amount it must pay you. The company is only required to pay out up to the limits of the policy. 

If your losses amount to more than the policy is worth, you will need to seek legal recourse in another way—usually through the Louisville civil court system.

Contact a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Louisville

If you are interested in learning more about whether you have a case against Lyft for your car accident, meet with a reputable Louisville Lyft accident lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC

Our firm is proud to provide complimentary consultations to accident survivors across Louisville and the entire state of Kentucky. You can take advantage of this opportunity by calling our office at 502-253-9110 or filling out the brief contact form below.