Lyft is a household name in and around Allentown. This rideshare company is prevalent in this area, with many of our residents using Lyft to get from place to place on a regular basis. However, do you know who is responsible for compensating those injured in accidents involving Lyft vehicles? At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our Allentown Lyft accident attorneys are ready to help in these situations. We will investigate what happened and work to secure any compensation that a Lyft accident victim is entitled to.
Unfortunately, Pennsylvania does not keep track of which traffic crashes are Lyft driver-related. However, we do know that these incidents occur. Lyft drivers are no different than anybody else on the roadway. They use their own personal vehicles to transport passengers, and they usually have no particular additional driver training.
Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation show that there were 128,420 total accidents reported during the latest year. Out of these incidents, we know that there were more than 78,000 injuries and 1,190 fatalities. We can safely assume that Lyft drivers and passengers are involved in accidents throughout the Commonwealth, in Lehigh County, and in Allentown.
One of the most complicated aspects of any car accident is dealing with insurance carriers. This is especially the case in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle. Responsibility for injuries and damages will depend on the status of the Lyft driver at the time of the crash.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. These cases can become incredibly complicated, and the team at the Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include the following: