How to Look Up a Previous Lyft Ride to Claim an Injury in Pennsylvania
Lyft is a prominent ridesharing company that has had much success across the United States and even some foreign countries. However, the risks of riding in a car with a stranger are still present. For example, some drivers may fail to exercise caution when driving in order to complete as many fares as possible. If you or a family member was injured due to the negligence of a Lyft driver, contact an experienced Philadelphia Lyft accident lawyer. Passengers of ridesharing services should not have to fear that their driver could cause an accident that may seriously injure them. The Reiff Law Firm is here to explain how to look up a previous Lyft ride to claim an injury.
Using Lyft’s Application to File an Injury Claim
If you were involved in a car accident due to the negligence of a Lyft driver, you should pursue a claim for any injuries that you sustained. While it would also be wise to gather any information regarding the crash at the scene of the accident, a serious injury may prevent a passenger from doing so. Fortunately, there are other options available to gain information about the Lyft ride that ended in a car accident.
Under the “ride history” section of Lyft’s application, a passenger that was injured could obtain information about their previous rides. When looking at the ride history tab, a person can see the date and time the ride was accepted and what time the ride concluded. It is also possible to see the route taken by the Lyft driver, which could make it easier to determine where the street or intersection where the accident occurred.
One of the most important details that a person can derive from the ride history section is the name and picture of the driver that caused the accident. After reaching the ride history tab, you can scroll down and see the “get help” tab. Under this tab, you can select “report an accident” to make contact with Lyft’s safety specialists regarding your ride. The safety specialists should be able to provide you with more information about your ride that can help you file your claim.
It is important to note that speaking with a safety specialist without an attorney may not be wise. As Lyft employs the safety specialists, they likely wish to diminish the claim of a passenger in order to avoid paying out large sums of money for an injury. Our firm can represent you in talks with Lyft representatives to ensure that your claim is not compromised.
To learn more about the insurance policies offered by Lyft, you should continue reading and contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.
When is Lyft Liable for a Car Accident in Pennsylvania?
If you were injured by a driver that is employed by Lyft, there some circumstances where Lyft may try to avoid liability for a car crash. As a result, a passenger may have to pursue compensation from the driver or be compelled to file a lawsuit against Lyft. However, there some circumstances where Lyft will compensate a victim for injuries caused by one of their drivers.
The following is a list of circumstances that can affect whether Lyft’s insurance policy will cover an accident:
- Accidents that occur when a Lyft driver is logged out of the application and not on-duty – the negligent driver is personally liable for the accident
- Accidents that occur when the Lyft app is active, but a ride was not accepted – injured passengers can receive limited coverage from Lyft’s insurance policy
- When an accident occurs when a driver is accepting a ride or dropping off a passenger – full coverage is available for victims of the accident
Lyft offers insurance policies that can cover up to $1,000,000 for personal injuries or property damage per accident. As an injured passenger would have used the app to contact their ride, they can pursue compensation from Lyft for their injuries.
While Lyft offers insurance coverage for injured passengers, this does not mean that a driver is exempt from having their own insurance. In Pennsylvania, it is required that motorists maintain minimum insurance coverage that provides an injured party with up to $30,000 worth of coverage per accident.
If you are unsure whether you qualify to receive compensation from Lyft for an accident that occurred while you were a passenger, you should contact our firm immediately. Waiting too long to file your claim could negative impact your case.
Work with Our Experienced Philadelphia Lyft Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you were the victim of a serious car accident caused by a negligent Lyft driver, consult with an experienced Lyft car accident attorney today. At the Reiff Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys possess decades of combined legal experience, and we are dedicated to providing you with the aggressive legal representation that you deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000. You can also contact the firm online.