Point Pleasant Lyft Accident Lawyer
Dedicated Point Pleasant Lyft Accident Lawyer Defending Lyft Accident Victims in Ocean County and Throughout NJ
Ridesharing services such as Lyft have become the easiest way to get around when you don’t have your own means of transport. Many people find these services convenient, affordable, comfortable, and even safe. However, when an accident occurs, getting compensation for your injuries is nowhere close to being convenient or easy. There are many complications that arise from Lyft accidents that don’t arise in other car accidents. With so much at stake, it is critical that you have the guidance and representation of an experienced Point Pleasant Lyft accident lawyer.
The team at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. is dedicated, skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable. We have helped many other clients successfully navigate ridesharing legislation to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. We will provide you with an effective strategy to pursue compensation in your case.
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New Jersey Laws to Protect Lyft Accident Victims
Ridesharing is a relatively new concept. While Lyft provides passengers with access to transport, it is not in itself a transportation service. In fact, Lyft does not own vehicles for transportation. The Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors. The vehicles they drive are not the property of Lyft. In addition, Lyft drivers are required to have personal insurance coverage.
The ridesharing business model presented many challenges especially when accidents occur. New Jersey enacted laws in 2017 with the aim of protecting passengers as well as other third parties involved in ridesharing accidents. Under the 2017 legislation, ridesharing apps such as Lyft were required to provide commercial insurance cover for Lyft drivers.
Lyft now provides $1.5 million liability coverage for drivers carrying passengers in their vehicles. This coverage compensates for bodily injury, wrongful death, and property damage. Lyft also provides $1.5 million in coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists. If you were a Lyft passenger when the accident occurred, you will have access to $1.5 million in coverage whether the Lyft driver caused the accident or not.
If the Lyft driver had the app turned on but was not carrying a passenger, Lyft’s commercial insurance policy will still apply. However, the limits will be much lower. Lyft only provides third-party coverage for drivers that had the app on but were not carrying a passenger. This coverage includes:
- $50,000 coverage for bodily injury or death per person involved in the accident
- $100,000 coverage for bodily injury or death total for the accident
- $25,000 coverage for property damage
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If the driver was not carrying a passenger at the time of the accident but was looking for passengers, victims in the accident will need to seek compensation from their own insurance policy under New Jersey’s no-fault rule. Uber’s commercial insurance policy will then be in addition to the compensation they recover from their insurance company.
The rules above can be quite complicated in practice. This is especially because insurance companies are often not willing to pay compensation to accident victims. They may deny your claims for compensation or seek excuses to lower the compensation due to you.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable in ridesharing insurance laws. We also have experience representing Lyft accident victims. Whether you were a Lyft passenger or another motorist involved in the accident, our attorneys have the experience and skills to help you recover compensation for your injuries. We will investigate your claim to identify the at-fault parties. We will build a strong claim on your behalf and work tirelessly to maximize your compensation.
We have been representing accident victims since 1975. We pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest developments in the legislature in order to provide our clients with the best legal representation. Contact us now to schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced attorney from our firm.
Contact Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. and Schedule a Free Case Review with an Experienced Point Pleasant Lyft Accident Lawyer
It takes skill, knowledge, and experience to win compensation for injured parties in a Lyft accident claim. The lawyers at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. meet these criteria. Contact our law firm and schedule a free case review with an experienced Point Pleasant Lyft accident lawyer. Our lawyers will go over the factors in your case and guide you on your rights and options. They will also answer any questions you may have.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible legal representation. We put our skills to work with each and every case we take. You can rely on us for full commitment and the best outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lyft Accidents in Point Pleasant
It is impossible to tell how long it will take to recover compensation in a Lyft accident case. Most cases don’t require litigation. They are therefore resolved much faster. Those that require litigation take a longer time, typically years to resolve.
Hiring an experienced Point Pleasant Lyft accident lawyer will help to quicken the process. The attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. understand the economic strain that many victims of Lyft accidents are under. We will work with urgency to recover the compensation that is due to you. We will also fight aggressively to ensure that the compensation recovered is just.
Many Lyft accident victims attempt to file claims for compensation on their own believing that hiring an attorney is too expensive. However, the truth is that many Lyft accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay them when they recover compensation on your behalf. Their fee is a percentage of the compensation recovered. You, therefore, don’t have to worry about paying lawyer fees out of your pocket. You also don’t have to compromise. You can hire the best legal representation and improve the outcome of your case.