By now, just about everyone you know has probably used a ridesharing service. Perhaps you have as well. Ridesharing services like Lyft offer wonderful convenience for many of our transportation needs. However, have you ever thought about what would happen if you or a loved one are injured in a Lyft accident?
Would it surprise you to learn that traffic fatalities have actually increased by 2% to 3% since 2011 and that researchers are placing some of the blame on ridesharing services?
We do not want to raise any alarm bells when it comes to ridesharing services. They are great options for many people when it comes to getting home safely, especially after a night out.
However, we want to show you the crash statistics from the latest reporting year in Missouri:
We wanted to show you the overall crash data because Lyft drivers spend more time on the road than most other drivers, making them more likely to be involved in traffic crashes.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of these vehicle accidents:
These injuries range from relatively minor to severe, but they all can bring major medical expenses. For major injuries, a victim may need countless surgeries and extended rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. Lost time away from work can lead to income loss, further damaging a victim’s finances.
In some cases, Lyft accidents are caused by negligent ridesharing drivers. This can include the drivers operating while distracted by their phones, speeding or driving recklessly, or even driving while impaired. In other cases, a Lyft accident is caused by a third party.
Lyft does offer insurance that covers their passengers in the event of a crash, but this will not make settlement recovery easy. In fact, a crash victim may get stuck in between multiple insurance companies battling over who should cover the costs.
If you have been injured in a Lyft accident, you may need to consider seeking legal assistance. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to help if you recover the compensation you deserve. Whether you were a Lyft passenger or another party injured by the crash, we will work to recover the following:
There is no reason that you or your family should be put into financial jeopardy due to another person’s negligence. When you need a Kansas City Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-842-3200.