Secaucus Lyft Accident Attorney

Before 2017, there were very few rules in New Jersey covering liability in rideshare accidents. Many accident victims did not know where to turn to for justice for their losses. Today, new laws, although still developing, seek to protect accident victims from the financial burdens of an auto accident. But is it enough? Does it mean you can walk into Lyft, file a claim, and receive compensation?

Have you been injured in a Lyft accident in Secaucus? Anthony Carbone, an experienced Secaucus Lyft Accident Attorney, is ready to defend your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.


Lyft’s Insurance Policy

New Jersey implemented new insurance rules that apply to rideshare accidents and Lyft drivers. The legislation, which negates the no-fault system in rideshare accidents, is designed to protect injury victims. It applies in the following circumstances:

  • When the Lyft app is turned off – If a driver is not actively seeking work, the insurance requirements do not apply. Their own coverage will be used in the event of an accident.
  • When the driver is looking for a passenger – If the app is on and the driver is looking for a passenger, they must have a bodily injury coverage of $50,000 per person, and bodily injury and property damage coverages of $100,000 and $25,000 per accident.
  • When a passenger is in the vehicle – If a Lyft driver is carrying a passenger, they must purchase a 1.5 million policy covering bodily injury, property damage, or death.

While effective, this insurance policy is no guarantee that Lyft will honor your claim and compensate you for your losses. If you want to ensure your rights are protected, talk to an attorney immediately after your accident.


Damages in a Lyft Accident Claim

The 2017 legislation on rideshare accidents was designed to protect accident victims from the financial burden of injury-related losses. Essentially, the amount you receive as compensation should put you in the same financial standing you were in before the accident.

Lyft accident compensation should cover your economic and non-economic damages. While the specifics may vary depending on your case, you can expect to be compensated for the following:

  • Medical expenses, including ambulance costs, diagnosis, hospital stays, treatment, and medication
  • Aftercare, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical devices
  • Damage to personal property, including cellphone, laptop, or vehicle
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

These are just some of the losses for which you may receive compensation in a Lyft accident claim. The exact amount you receive, as well as what it covers, will depend on the impact the accident had on your life, which your attorney will calculate.


Talk to a Secaucus Lyft Accident Attorney Today

Attorney Anthony Carbone has been representing accident victims throughout New Jersey for over 30 years and is familiar with the 2017 legislation and how it affects liability. He is also always up to date with evolving strategies to handle Lyft accident claims.

If you have been injured in a Lyft accident through no fault of your own, it is never too early to speak to an experienced Secaucus Lyft Accident Attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today at 201-829-3829 to schedule a consultation.


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