Lyft is a ridesharing service competing with Uber that is popular in San Jose. Rideshare services offer access to convenient, comfortable, cost-effective transportation, and are a welcome alternative to taxis.
What are the causes of Lyft accidents?
Lyft drivers are required to complete a community safety education program. Other than that, they have no special training and can be involved in accidents like any other drivers.
- Driver distraction may be a contributing factor to some Lyft accidents. Drivers may be focused on checking their apps, watching for passengers, and locating pickup and delivery addresses.
- Time is money, and speeding may contribute to some Lyft crashes.
- Driver fatigue may be a factor when drivers are encouraged by the company or choose to drive for time periods of more than 10 hours.
Do you need a lawyer for a San Jose Lyft accident?
No matter what the Lyft driver was doing at the time of the crash and which coverage limits apply, you will be dealing with an insurance company to collect compensation for a Lyft accident.
Insurance companies have their own bottom line as a priority and do not have your best interest at heart. Your best chance of recovering the full compensation you deserve after a collision caused by a Lyft driver is to have an experienced San Jose car accident attorney overseeing your claim such as our team at The Swanson Law Group.