Houston Lyft Accident Lawyer – Injured at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Once called Houston Intercontinental Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves the greater Houston metropolitan area and is approximately 23 miles north of the downtown area, between Interstate 69 and Interstate 45. George Bush Intercontinental is a public airport owned by the City of Houston and operated by the Houston Airport System.
In 2019, over 45 million passengers passed through its doors, making it the 47th busiest airport globally and the 14th busiest in the nation. Many of these airport guests were transported to and/ or from the airport via Lyft. Unfortunately, in some cases, many of these airport guests were also involved in car accidents involving Lyft drivers.
Lyft Driver Time Periods
Lyft ride-share drivers operate under three modes or periods. Different insurance coverage will apply depending on what period a driver was in at the time of an accident. A driver is considered to be in period one when their Lyft app is on, and they are waiting for a passenger. If an accident were to occur during period one, the Lyft driver would be covered under their insurance policy, not Lyft’s.
In period two, the driver has accepted a ride and is heading to pick up the passenger. Lyft’s insurance covers the driver, but Lyft can claim the driver was in period one and decline to pay if the ride is cancelled before the accident. However, when the driver is online with a ride request but no passenger, typically Lyft’s insurance coverage does apply.
In period three, a passenger is in the vehicle operated by a Lyft driver, and they are heading to a destination. During period three, Lyft’s insurance covers the driver, the passenger and anyone else injured as a result of the Lyft driver’s negligence. Additionally, Lyft’s coverage includes UIM coverage (Uninsured/ underinsured motorist bodily injury). This means that if someone else is at fault for the accident, but they do not have insurance or do not have enough insurance coverage to compensate for the injuries they caused, Lyft’s insurance will compensate for the damages suffered.
Lyft Accidents at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
If you or someone you love has been involved in a Lyft accident at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do. While you take time to heal, reach out to a knowledgeable attorney at The de la Garza Law Group for assistance.
The most common injuries from car accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
You may be entitled to compensation from Lyft and in some cases, the airport. The city of Houston operates the airport and might be liable for the accident if an employee or contractor’s negligence was the cause of the accident.
At The de la Garza Law Group, we know that no two cases are the same. Every client is special. Every case is personal. We realize that in order to help our clients obtain the justice they deserve, we must get to know our clients and how the accident has impacted their lives. For this reason, we spend significant time familiarizing ourselves with the details of each client’s case and always maintain awareness of the client’s goals for the representation.
If you were recently injured in a car accident involving Lyft, contact The de la Garza Law Group today. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. To learn more, call 713-784-1010, or call toll-free at 844-784-1010.
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