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Columbus Lyft Accident Lawyer

If you have been involved in an accident with a Lyft and are confused about what your next steps should be, get in touch with an experienced Lyft accident lawyer in Columbus to discuss your legal options. 

The thought of going up against a major corporation like Lyft is enough to stop injury victims in their tracks. But when someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, they should be compelled to cover your losses in their entirety. This includes both your financial and non-financial losses. 

Your qualified Columbus Lyft accident lawyer at Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski LLC is standing by, ready to move forward with your claim. If we are able to take on your case, you can be sure that we’ll advocate for your right to maximum compensation so you can begin to pick up the pieces of your life. 

How Columbus Lyft Accident Claims Work

Ohio is a fault state when it comes to car accidents, which means you need to file a claim with the liable party’s auto insurer after an accident. 

This can be tricky with Columbus Lyft accidents because the Lyft driver will have their own auto insurance and Lyft will also provide up to $1 million in auto insurance protection to the Lyft driver. However, Lyft’s auto insurance will only come into effect during specific instances, including:

  • When the driver is waiting for a passenger in driver mode
  • When the Lyft driver accepts a ride
  • For the duration of the trip 

Once a Lyft driver is no longer in driver mode, they are not being covered by Lyft’s auto insurance. Instead, their own auto insurance policy will be in effect. 

But even in cases where Lyft’s own auto insurance applies, you should not be surprised to receive some pushback from the insurance company after filing a claim, as paying out on your claim will cost the company more money. 

Insurance and Lawsuits for Columbus Lyft Accidents

Lyft’s insurance will be obligated to cover certain losses, including property damage and medical expenses, if the accident occurred under the Lyft insurance circumstances. The Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance will be responsible for covering those losses at all other times. 

But because we’re dealing with an insurance company, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the adjuster will fight back and try to get out of compensating you fairly. 

It is also possible that the extent of your damages will exceed the maximum limits of the auto insurance policies. If this is true, and you are able to obtain the highest amount allowable under the policies, heading to court may be your next best option. 

Get in Touch with a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Columbus

When you are ready to get started on your personal injury claim, contact a respected Columbus Lyft accident lawyer at Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski LLC. You can schedule your no-obligation case review by calling 1-866-494-5387 or filling out the quick contact form below.