Our Lyft accident lawyers represent Lyft drivers who have been seriously injured in Pennsylvania auto accidents. A common misconception that we have heard from Lyft drivers is that Lyft provides its drivers with uninsured or underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage if they are involved in an accident while transporting a passenger.
Although this used to be the case for Pennsylvania drivers – it no longer holds true. Lyft has waived uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on behalf of its drivers, who are now exposed and unprotected in the event of a car accident causing catastrophic injury.
By way of history, when Lyft began operating in Pennsylvania, it provided its drivers with uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) protection in the amount of $1,000,000. This insurance coverage would provide the driver compensation if they were seriously injured by a motorist who did not have insurance, or didn’t have sufficient coverage to cover damages caused in a crash.
However, during the heart of the pandemic when the public’s attention was diverted, a representative of behalf of Lyft waived UM/UIM protection for its drivers. To our knowledge, Lyft did not provide its drivers notice of this coverage waiver, let alone any reasonable notice that would alert them to a coverage change. As a result, Lyft driver’s who are involved in a collision while transporting a Lyft passenger, are left unprotected and unable to collect fair compensation for potentially catastrophic injuries resulting from Lyft accidents.
Lyft drivers throughout Pennsylvania put their safety and lives at risk every day. We believe they deserve better. If you were injured in a Lyft accident and denied uninsured or underinsured motorist protection call us today. We represent Lyft drivers and passengers for claims against Lyft arising from its waiver of UM/UIM insurance protection in Pennsylvania.
Speak with a Lyft accident lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm today. The consultation is free and there is no obligation. We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not collect costs or a fee unless if we recover money for you. To speak with an attorney call us at 215-666-7777 or fill out the online contact form.
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’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.