PHILADELPHIA – A driver for popular ride-sharing app Lyft has sued the entity and its insurance companies for allegedly not approving his claims for first-party benefits after he was injured on the job.
Adam Kramer of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 3 versus Lyft, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., York Risk Services Group, Inc. of Parsippany, N.J. and Steadfast Insurance Company of Schaumburg, Ill.
On or about Nov. 17, 2015, Kramer, in the course of his employment as a Lyft driver, owned and operated a 2009 Toyota Yaris vehicle near the intersection of Township Line Road and Cadwalader Avenue in Elkins Park. Suddenly, he claims he was seriously injured by another vehicle driven by Julie Dvoskin.
Through York and Steadfast, Lyft provides insurance coverage for its drivers, including medical benefits. Subsequent to suffering his injuries, Kramer forwarded correspondence about the accident to the defendant insurance companies and requested he be paid the medical benefits offered under the policy. However, Kramer says those same companies failed to honor his covered injury claims, and in the process, violated the policy’s contractual and statutory obligations.
For multiple counts surrounding no fault/medical benefits, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, inclusive of interest, costs and attorney’s fees.
The plaintiff is represented by Anthony J. Giosa of Giosa & Hetznecker, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171004297
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