Boca Raton Lyft Accidents
The bright lights of Boca Raton continue to draw visitors looking to shop at the Boca Town Center Mall, peruse Mizner Park, swim at the white sand beaches, visit nature centers and parks, or dine at one of the many fabulous Boca Raton restaurants. The abundance of places to visit and things to do is also leading more and more visitors to use the Lyft ride sharing service.What Exactly is Lyft?
Like its larger rival Uber, Lyft is an app-based system that requires only a Smartphone for passengers to call a driver to pick them up and deliver them anywhere in Boca Raton. Passengers use the Lyft app to request a ride and to select the level of service they are looking for. A Lyft request gets you the basic car, which seats up to four passengers. Lyft Plus, which is slightly more expensive than Lyft, will get you a car that seats six or more passengers. Lyft Premier, available only in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, calls on a luxury sedan that seats four passengers. Lyft also has Lyft Line, which is like a carpool on demand. It will match you with other passengers taking the same route, so you can split the fare. Additionally, Lyft now has a scheduled ride service, so you can book your car up to seven days in advance. Lyft limits the maximum distance for a ride to 100 miles, and the typical Lyft trip is about 6 miles.
Lyft drivers in Boca Raton report that the busiest days are Thursday through Monday, during "season" (November through April), and during special events. The Lyft driver forum notes that one of the biggest source of rides in Boca Raton is Florida Atlantic University, whose students rely on Lyft to ferry them around Boca Raton. Other high-volume locations are Mizner Park, the Boca Resort, and the Town Center Mall.Lyft Accidents
There are also more auto accidents involving Lyft drivers thanks to the increased number of rideshare vehicles on the roads of Boca Raton. Lyft drivers, like other drivers, are more likely to become involved in car accidents late at night, during bad weather, when road traffic increases, or when they are distracted. Trying to manage the Lyft app to monitor potential rides while driving, for example, can lead to a collision with another car, a pedestrian, or even into property. The victims in these accidents are often left confused about how to recover compensation from the accident. Lyft drivers may lack adequate insurance, or there may be special avenues to gain payment from the company itself.Legal Help for Lyft Accidents
The best way to approach a Lyft accident is by consulting with the experienced attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky. Our attorneys are highly qualified in dealing with auto accidents and know how to approach Lyft collisions. We work hard on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to under the law. If you have been involved in a Lyft accident, call us at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We will review the situation with your unique case and explore the best legal approach for you. Frankly & Kominsky serves clients in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.