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December 12, 2019

Fort Worth Lyft Accident Lawyer

Contact a highly trained Lyft accident lawyer in Fort Worth to discuss your legal options after being injured in a collision with a Lyft-affiliated driver.

Rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber have risen in popularity over the past several years. During that time, and despite their popularity, the number of wrecks involving Uber and Lyft drivers has also steadily increased. However, filing a civil claim against Lyft can be complex partly because Lyft’s auto insurance only pays out on claims in very specific circumstances. 

With that in mind, your experienced Fort Worth Lyft accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP will fight to ensure that the insurance company settles on your claim. If Lyft won’t pay, we’ll be prepared to bring your case to court so you can achieve maximum financial recovery.

How Lyft’s Auto Insurance Works in Fort Worth, Texas

After you’ve been involved in a collision with a Lyft-affiliated driver, there is some good news. Lyft carries a $1 million auto insurance policy that is meant to protect both the driver and anyone who might be injured in an accident with one. However, the policy is only in effect during certain times, including:

  • When the driver is in driver mode
  • When the driver is in transit to pick up a passenger
  • When the driver is actively transporting a passenger
  • When the driver has dropped off a passenger and is awaiting their next trip

It is clear that Lyft’s auto insurance only applies during times when the Lyft driver is considered on-the-clock. Thankfully, the state of Texas also requires drivers to carry auto insurance, so if you were injured in an accident during a time when Lyft’s auto insurance will not pay out on your Fort Worth injury claim, you can still file a claim with the Lyft driver’s auto insurer. 

Pursuing a Fort Worth Civil Claim

If you find yourself in a situation in which you must file a claim with the Lyft driver’s insurance company following an auto wreck, now would be a good time to prepare for court. 

Even if we can get the insurance company to provide a reasonable settlement, the amount it is obligated to settle for will not exceed the limits of the insured’s auto policy, and will only cover specific losses such as medical expenses and property damage. 

If your damages exceed this limit, and it’s possible they will, you will need to go to court in Fort Worth to recover maximum compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.

Reach Out to a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Fort Worth

To learn more about how a qualified Fort Worth Lyft accident lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help you secure full repayment of your financial, emotional, and physical losses, come in for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can give our office a call at 214-522-9404 or submit the online contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page.