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Is Lyft Ride Share Passenger Entitled to $1 Million Dollar Insurance Policy after Fatal Accident?

Earlier this year Hampton Roads drivers were surprised to see little pink mustaches popping up around town on the front grills of cars. The drivers of the cars belong to a transportation network called Lyft. They were granted temporary agreement to operate in Virginia, back in August.

The company prides itself on safety. The company offers a huge insurance liability incentive to encourage safety to its drivers and passengers to participate in the program; $1 million in liability insurance as well as $1 million in uninsured /under –insured coverage.

Shane Holland, utilized the service on October 31, 2014, in Sacramento California. The car he was in swerved to avoid a stalled vehicle; the driver overcorrected and hit two trees. The driver and another passenger sustained injuries, Shane Holland did not survive the accident. Lyft has been operating for over 2 ½ years and has not had one fatal accident. The policy designed by Lyft was specifically designed to provide coverage in fatal and tragic accidents such as this one.

California has implemented several legislations to protect passengers and drivers that participate in transportation networks. Virginia has not yet implemented any additional rules outside of the temporary agreement at least until February; that’s when the General Assembly is back in session.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury, it’s important to get an attorneyexperienced in these types of cases involved immediately. Call (855) 880-8163 for your initialfree consultation. Kalfus & Nachman PC, can help you determine whether you need a lawyerfor an accident or any personal injury