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Detroit Lyft Accident Lawyer

If an accident with a Lyft driver left you injured and in need of compensation, you can get the legal help you need from a Detroit Lyft crash lawyer.

Ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber have enjoyed enormous popularity in recent years. Such apps are used widely in Detroit and have been shown to reduce the number of deaths related to drunk driving accidents.

But an increase in popularity has given rise to an increase in accidents related to ride-hailing app use—and that’s where things can get tricky. What if you’re injured as a passenger while using Lyft? What if you’re a pedestrian injured by a Lyft vehicle? And what if you’re another driver who was involved in a collision with a Lyft car?

If you have been involved in an accident related in any way to Lyft, it can be difficult to navigate complex Michigan liability and insurance laws as you pursue compensation. You need a trained Detroit Lyft accident lawyer on your side—a legal ally who will fight for the full and fair compensation you need to recover after your accident.

Common Injuries in Lyft Accidents

Examples of injuries you might face in the aftermath of a Lyft accident include the following:

If your life has been thrown off course by an accident with a Lyft driver, the last things you need to worry about are medical bills and paperwork. A trained Detroit Lyft accident injury lawyer can help you navigate the aftermath of a crash and ease the burden of your recovery.

Who Is Liable in a Detroit Lyft Accident?

Prior to March of 2017, Michigan laws surrounding accidents with ride-hailing vehicles were murky. Most drivers for these services aren’t trained professionals like taxi drivers; they’re just people with cars, hired as independent contractors by Lyft.

Thanks to new Michigan regulations, however, strict insurance requirements went into effect in early 2017.

The liability coverage a Lyft driver is required to carry depends upon the status of the ride at the time of the accident. For example, Detroit Lyft drivers must carry the following types of insurance, which Lyft already offers to its drivers:

  • $1 million in coverage when carrying a passenger on a pre-arranged ride
  • $50,000 in coverage when waiting for the next passenger in between rides

Your attorney will help you determine whether you should name the Lyft driver, Lyft, or both in your claim.

Understanding Your Lyft Compensation

Michigan is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that anyone involved in a car accident—even as a passenger in a Lyft vehicle—must first rely on his or her own insurance for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.

However, you might be eligible for benefits under your Detroit Lyft driver’s policy if you do not have your own no-fault insurance. An experienced Lyft accident lawyer will fight to get you the most compensation available for your damages, which may include the following:

  • Medical costs, both current and expected
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life
  • Stress and psychological trauma
  • Household services
  • Lost earnings and potential wages

Contact a Detroit Lyft Accident Attorney

An accident with a ride-hailing car can be a scary, confusing experience, but a trained Detroit Lyft accident lawyer can help. To contact David Christensen Law, call 248-206-2500 or head to the bottom of this page to fill out our online contact form.