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Lyft Driver Assault Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Georgia


June 08, 2021

Lyft is Uber’s most significant competitor in the ridesharing business. Ridesharing is essentially a privatized taxi service in which drivers offer their personal cars and service as a driver to others. On its face, Lyft, with its pink insignia, seems like a nice, clean, and comfortable way to get around without the hassle of telephoning or hailing a taxi. Taxi cabs can seem cold and uninviting. Conversely, Lyft appears to offer rides by friendly drivers in clean, comfortable cars for a reasonable price, all scheduled and transacted through a smartphone application.

Rideshare users do not realize the peril to which they expose themselves when taking Lyft. Unless a Lyft driver purchases an umbrella insurance policy or business protection for their car, the car may be uninsured while on duty for Lyft. Therefore, the operator’s insurance company may have no obligation to indemnify nor defend the driver against claims that arise while the driver is using a personal car for business. Lyft now provides blanket insurance coverage for injuries resulting from accidents that occur while the driver is on duty. Lyft can try to deny coverage and look to the individual driver to pay damages.

Lyft may not  perform a thorough background history checks of its drivers. If a driver commits a criminal act against a passenger, then Lyft could be liable to its customers for damages. Lyft and other rideshare companies have a duty to remove divers who have criminal histories including previous charges of violence, intoxication or substance abuse, theft, and sexual assault. A person injured in an attack by a Lyft driver may be able to file a legal claim against Lyft for negligent supervision of its driver as well as negligent retention of a driver. 

Victims of accidents or crimes that occurred while using Lyft could recover various economic and non-economic damages. Damage awards could include compensation for medical losses, lost wages, emotional distress, and mental anguish, among other possible damage awards.

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If you or a loved one have been harmed in an attack by a Lyft driver, contact Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years, and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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