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Erie, PA Lyft Accidents Lawyers

Results-Focused Attorneys Protect the Rights of Clients Injured in Lyft Accidents in Erie, Pennsylvania

Rideshare companies like Lyft provide a convenient way for people to get around. The rising popularity of these services means that there are more and more rideshare vehicles on the roads of Erie and northwest Pennsylvania. However, the increasing number of rideshare vehicles means an increased risk of accidents involving these vehicles. When a person is injured by a Lyft or rideshare vehicle or while a passenger in one of these vehicles, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we have helped injured victims of Lyft and rideshare accidents recover the compensation they need as they heal from their injuries. We leave no stone unturned to obtain full compensation for our clients, including pursuing compensation directly from the rideshare company, depending on the circumstances of your accident. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Lyft accident through no fault of your own, contact the Erie Lyft accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey today to schedule a free case evaluation to speak to our lawyers about the details of your case and to learn more about your rights and options.

Compensation Available to Injured Victims of Lyft Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a Lyft or rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. Damages that you might recover in a Lyft accident include:

  • Past and future medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgery, doctor’s office visits, prescription medication, physical therapy and rehab, medical equipment, or long-term care
  • Lost wages, for time missed from work due to your injuries
  • Lost earning capacity, if your injuries render you unable to return to your old job or the hours you used to work
  • Pain and suffering, which is the emotional and physical anguish and distress caused by your injuries
  • Lost quality of life
  • Property damage, such as damage to your vehicle if you were hit by a Lyft driver, or other personal property that may have been damaged or destroyed in the accident.

Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today to discuss your damages and learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to.

Dedicated Lyft Accident Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable and Keep Our Roadways Safe

When you or a loved one are involved in an accident with a Lyft rideshare vehicle, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages that you have suffered. At Purchase, George & Murphey, we vigorously defend your rights and interests against insurance companies and defense lawyers who try to minimize their liability to you for your injuries. We thoroughly investigate your accident to show how the accident occurred and who was at fault for the accident. 

We also pursue every avenue of compensation to get you a maximum financial recovery, including pursuing compensation from the at-fault Lyft driver and, depending on the circumstances of your accident, pursuing compensation directly from Lyft or whichever rideshare company the driver was operating for at the time of your accident.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Today to Learn More about Your Legal Rights and Options Following a Lyft Accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a Lyft or other rideshare vehicle, don’t wait another day to begin the process of obtaining the compensation you need for your recovery and to help get your life back to normal. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey today to schedule a no-cost consultation with our Erie Lyft accident attorneys to discuss the details of your case.

About Erie, PA

Erie is a city in Pennsylvania, the county seat of Erie County, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Named for the Erie Nation of Native Americans who inhabited the area up until the mid-17th century, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania and the largest city in northwest Pennsylvania. After being annexed to Pennsylvania following the Revolutionary War, Erie served as a strategic naval port during the War of 1812, being the home port for the flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry; this led to Erie being nicknamed the “Flagship City”. Initially a hub for the fishing, shipbuilding, and railroad industries, Erie later developed a significant manufacturing sector in the early 20th century, which declined somewhat during the latter half of the century. Although manufacturing remains an important part of Erie’s economy, the city has branched out into other industries, including healthcare, technology, and tourism, with millions of visitors to nearby Presque Isle State Park every summer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lyft Accidents in Erie, PA

FAQ: If I am injured in an accident caused by a Lyft vehicle, can I sue the rideshare company?

Potentially. In addition to the Lyft driver’s own insurance, Lyft offers an additional layer of insurance coverage for an accident caused by a Lyft vehicle, depending on the circumstances at the time of the accident. If the Lyft driver is not logged into the Lyft mobile application, Lyft offers no coverage and an injured party must look solely to the driver and his or her own insurance. If the Lyft driver is logged into the application but is not picking up or transporting a passenger, Lyft offers a basic level of coverage; if the driver is picking up or transporting a passenger at the time of the accident, Lyft offers up to $1 million in liability coverage.

FAQ: What happens if another driver caused an accident with my Lyft vehicle?

If another driver is responsible for causing an accident with your Lyft vehicle, then you are likely limited to looking to that driver and his or her insurance policy for compensation for your injuries. Lyft’s insurance policy is generally only available when the Lyft driver bears responsibility for an accident that injures someone and the driver’s own insurance is insufficient to compensate the injured person. However, if your Lyft driver is partially responsible for the accident, you might be able to access Lyft’s insurance coverage.

Personal Injury Case Results

$1,250,000

Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.

$700,000

Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

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Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.

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