Pennsylvania Lyft Accidents
Recently, Lyft accident victims throughout Pennsylvania were surprised to learn that Lyft had waived Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage for on behalf of drivers and passengers. As a result, many Lyft accident injury victims, in Pennsylvania, have been left empty handed or unable to recover full compensation for their injuries.
When Lyft began offering rideshare services in Pennsylvania, it provided drivers and passengers $1,000,000 in Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage. This coverage applied after accepting a ride and until drop-off. Lyft drivers and passengers, justifiably, relied on this protection in the event they were seriously injured by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.
If you were seriously injured in a Lyft accident but unable to recover just compensation as a result of Lyft’s waiver of UM/UIM insurance, don’t wait. Call us today!
What is Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Protection?
For readers who are unfamiliar with these insurance terms, Uninsured Motorist Coverage is insurance that provides benefits when someone is injured by negligent motorist who does not carry insurance. It is estimated that approximately six percent of Pennsylvania drivers do not carry insurance.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage provides insurance benefits when someone is injured by a negligent driver who does not carry sufficient liability insurance. In Pennsylvania, the minimum amount of liability insurance needed to legally operate a vehicle is $15,000 per person / $30,000 per accident. Pennsylvania’s minimum insurance requirements were set in the 1970’s and are some of the lowest in the nation. Pennsylvania’s minimum auto policy limits are usually insufficient to cover injuries and damages resulting after a serious accident.
Pennsylvania auto insurance policies afford drivers Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist protection in the same amount as the driver’s liability coverage — unless these coverages are specifically waived by the insured. On or about March 25, 2020, a representative on behalf of Lyft, signed waivers and rejected both Uninsured Motorist Protection and Underinsured Motorist Protection on behalf of drivers who are logged on to the digital transportation network after accepting a ride, while either traveling to the pick-up location or traveling from the pick-up location to the drop-off location.
Free Consultation for Lyft Accident Injury Victims
The Wieand Law Firm is investigating Lyft accident injury claims where drivers or passengers suffered serious injuries but were unable to recover compensation due to Lyft’s waiver of Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Protection. For a free consultation with an experienced Lyft accident attorney, call us today at 215-666-7777 or fill out the online contact form. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries even if your previous attorney dropped your case for lack of coverage, or settled your case with the negligent driver’s insurance company.
If you or your firm is handling a case where Lyft’s waiver of UM/UIM coverage has resulted in a client being deprived of compensation, please contact us about referral or co-counsel opportunities. The Wieand Law Firm pays attorney referral fees where permitted by law.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice, and should not be taken in substitute of legal advice from an attorney. This article provides information about Lyft Inc.’s Pennsylvania insurance coverages and is applicable to motor vehicle accidents occurring in Pennsylvania. Different states may have different laws governing insurance requirements and Lyft may provide different insurance coverages in other states. Lyft’s insurance coverage provisions and applicable laws may change over time. This article may not be updated and/or constitute the most up-to date information.