As Lyft and other app-based ride sharing has become increasingly popular, more and more people are finding themselves in the situation where they need an experienced Lyft accident law firm Maryland community members recommend.
The use of ride-sharing apps has exploded in the last few years. In many cities, when you look at the highways and streets it often seems like there is a rideshare logo on one out of every three or four vehicles that go by. Many people who are not in the financial position to take taxis are now able to take Lyft and other app-based brands of ridesharing. As well many people, even people who traditionally used cabs, prefer the more seamless feel of an app. Before Lyft, many taxi riders complained about the long waits for cabs, cabs that failed to show up, cab drivers taking longer routes than necessary to build up a bigger fair, amongst other complaints. For many people who now have the option to take a private car that is part of an app-based rideshare, it has changed the way people get to and from work, get their children to school, go out for entertainment, and to the many other things that people would not typically be able to walk to.
While Lyft has been a blessing for many people, more and more people are getting injured in accidents involving Lyft drivers. People have been injured while riding as passengers in Lyfts that have gotten into accidents, drivers and passengers of private vehicles have sustained injuries and property damage from accidents involving Lyft drivers, and pedestrians, bicycle riders and people using other modes of transportation, have been injured and sustained damage to their property because of accidents involving a Lyft driver. If you have been injured in an accident involving a Lyft or other brand of ridesharing, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a highly rated Lyft accident law firm Maryland residents can rely on.
Even though app based ride sharing popularity is increasing, it is a fairly new industry. Because of this, many people, including insurance agents and adjusters, lawyers, Lyft drivers themselves, and other people who become involved in Lyft accident claims and disputes, find there is some uncertainty with how to handle these cases. While different companies are different in the kind of insurance they themselves carry for their drivers, most rideshare drivers are required to have their own insurance while driving as part of a rideshare app, regardless of the coverage the company they work for has. This alone can make it more difficult for a Lyft accident victim to get the compensation he or she deserves because both insurance companies will try to say the other is responsible- and they may take a long time doing this. If there is more than one or more driver besides the Lyft driver involved, things can become more complicated and take even longer.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle and driver, or if someone you love has died of the result of this, contact Cohen & Cohen, for an experienced Lyft accident law firm Maryland is proud to call its own.