West New York Lyft Accident Attorney

When a car accident happens, it is not always clear from the get-go who should be held liable for it. Was the driver negligent? Did their vehicle malfunction? These questions can double in a Lyft accident, where there may be several liable parties.

If you have been injured in a Lyft accident, Anthony Carbone, an experienced West New York Lyft Accident Attorney, is ready to help you get back on your feet.


Common Lyft Accident Injuries

During a Lyft accident, your body is exposed to significant trauma from the impact, which it absorbs, leading to injury. Lyft accident injuries may range from mild bruises to permanently disabling injuries or even death. They will often require extensive treatment, and sometimes, rehabilitation and therapy. Fortunately, you can receive compensation for all the losses you suffer due to your injury.

There are many ways your body could get injured in an impact collision. Some of the most common Lyft accident injuries include:

  • Head or brain injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck or shoulder injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Burns
  • Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage

Always see a doctor even if you don’t experience any pain or symptoms after a Lyft accident. Not only are some injuries late-appearing, delaying to seek medical care can be taken as a sign that you were not injured during the accident.


Lyft’s Insurance Policy

Lyft generally tries to distance itself from driver negligence by categorizing Lyft drivers as independent contractors. This means that you can’t always turn to Lyft for coverage in an accident. That said, New Jersey created a new law in 2017 that applies to rideshare accidents and imposes several insurance rules on Lyft drivers. The regulations apply 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.

There is never any 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.


Talk to a West New York Lyft Accident Lawyer Today

Attorney Anthony Carbone has been representing accident victims throughout New Jersey for over 30 years. He is familiar with the current legislation on rideshare accidents and how it affects liability. Additionally, he is 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 West New York Lyft Accident Attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today at 201-829-3829 to schedule a consultation.


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