Tryp is a rideshare service modeled after Uber and Lyft in that it allows independent drivers the opportunity to earn money on their own time. The difference, though, is that the company touts that all of its drivers will earn 100% of fees, commissions, cancellation fees, and costs. The drivers can choose one of three payment plans to the company, ranging in cost from $39.99 per month to $149.99 per month, that allows them to complete a predetermined number of rides. For instance, drivers who elect to pay the cheapest subscription fee can only complete 50 rides, which may not be enough of an offset for the monthly cost. Tryp is a new company and is apt to do everything in its power to avoid paying hefty lawsuits or fines, but if you are hurt while riding in a Tryp vehicle, you should pursue appropriate compensation. Our Tryp accident attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group can help you win the restitution you deserve.
What is Tryp?
Tryp is a rideshare service that is meant to rival Uber and Lyft. It offers monthly subscription fees to the service that drivers must purchase to utilize it, which is the only one of its kind to do so. It also offers other perks that are different from Uber and Lyft, such as the ability to set and track earnings goals, set up rides with specific drivers, use a one-time password to enter the vehicle, and a rider reward program that deposits change into riders’ accounts when users they shared the account with take rides.
What are the requirements to be a Tryp driver?
In order to drive for Tryp, you must pass certain eligibility requirements. You must have the following:
What are the risks with using Tryp?
- A functioning smart phone that allows you to use the app, use a GPS system, and more
- At least 21 years of age
- A valid driver’s license
- Proof of insurance that covers collision and liability at a minimum
- A background check that ensures that you have no felonies or a problematic driving record
- A functioning vehicle for your city that is not too old, has enough seats to fit 4 passengers and yourself, and has 4 or more doors
There are numerous risks associated with Tryp, but on an injury level, they are no different than the risks that are present with other transportation services. You do not know the quality of the driver who is picking you up and you do not know how they will react in the face of an accident. It is very hard to even trust a stranger who may be giving you a ride, which is why Tryp provides these safety guidelines for its riders:
- Be prepared for the ride
- Ensure it’s the correct vehicle by using the one-time password
- Wear your seatbelt
- Allow the driver to chauffeur you to your location
- Tell friends and family where you’ll be going
- Keep your information private
- Trust your instincts
- Utilize the golden rule of acting and behaving how you wish others to act towards you
- Provide feedback to Tryp
Despite these warnings, there can still be issues. Accidents can still happen and incidents may unfold. Some of the causes of these accidents include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to stop at stop signs
- Running red lights
- Failure to yield
- Failure to use turn signals
- Reckless driving in poor weather conditions
Rideshare services are also commonly used for assault, and Tryp is no different. A Tryp driver may physically assault you, sexually assault you, harm you in some other way, follow you to your apartment, and more. It is crucial that you take all measures to defend yourself.
If you have been injured in any way while on a Tryp ride, you should reach out to our firm for assistance.
What kind of injuries can happen on a Tryp ride?
Car accidents can result in numerous kinds of injuries, especially if the driver were speeding or if he were in a head-on collision with another vehicle. You could be injured in the following ways:
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial damages
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Severed limbs and digits
These damages may be permanent or long-lasting, and you could require months of physical therapy and treatment before you begin to feel better.
What is Tryp’s insurance policy?
Tryp’s insurance policy is extremely similar to all other Rideshare services’ policies. The following information is taken from their terms of service:
- Period 1 involves a driver waiting to pick up a passenger. Tryp will cover the driver for $50,000 for death and personal injuries per person, $100,000 for death and personal injury per incident, and $30,000 for property damage.
- Period 2 involves a driver who has accepted a ride with a passenger and is en route to picking up the passenger. The insurance policy will be for $1,000,000.
- Period 3 involves both the driver and rider being present in the vehicle and ends when the passenger is dropped off. The insurance policy will cover both parties for $1,000,000 for death, collision, and personal injury.
- Prearranged rides have an insurance policy defaulted to $1,000,000 for collision, death, or personal injury.
- Bear in mind that Tryp does not replace the driver’s auto insurance; it is supplemental. When a driver is not using the app, his personal insurance covers any incidents.
This insurance coverage is the default after years of fighting with other rideshare companies. While the companies used to state that drivers are independent contractors and the businesses are therefore not liable for their actions, times have changed. Because these companies hire the drivers and conduct the background checks, they are responsible for allowing them to go on the road with the intention of picking up other passengers.
What should I do if I’m in a Tryp accident?
If you have been involved n an accident with a Tryp vehicle, it is important that you gather your evidence at the scene of the incident and beyond. This evidence will be used as the basis for your lawsuit. You should complete these steps:
- First, go to the doctor to get medical coverage if you were physically injured. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the more likely it is that the insurance agent will doubt your claim. You may also worsen your injuries if you do not get treatment right away.
- Take photos of the injuries you suffered and the damages that occurred to the vehicle and other items. You should also take photos of the scene of the incident and any other involved cars.
- If there were other passengers in the car with you, you can ask them for their testimonies. Eyewitnesses may have also seen the incident occur, and their statements can be added to the evidence pile.
- You should have screenshots of the trip on your phone app, and you can print out a pay statement from your bank or PayPal showing that you were charged for the trip.
- Contact the police and request a copy of the police report once it has been completed.
- File a complaint or notice with Tryp to alert them to the incident.
- Take down any relevant contact information, insurance details, license plate numbers, phone numbers, and more from the involved parties.
After you have gotten all of your evidence, you should contact an attorney to help you sue Tryp for injuries in an accident. You may not have any experience handling such claims, and if you have never had to file a lawsuit before, you may be completely lost on where to begin or how to negotiate a fair deal. We will see to it that you are given the maximum compensation and that you are fairly treated.
What can I win in a lawsuit against Tryp?
If you were injured in a Tryp accident and you sue for compensation, you can receive a fair amount of restitution. The damages may cover different expenses, such as:
- Medical bills from the past and future
- Lost income from the time you could not return to work
- Property damage for broken belongings
- Pain and suffering damages for emotional traumas
We will see to it that you are given every penny you deserve. You should not be expected to cover these debts if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place.
How We Help You
The Downtown LA Law Group is nationally acclaimed for its success with rideshare accidents, and we believe Tryp is no different from any other company that may want to take advantage of its customer base and employees. We promise to aggressively fight for your fair compensation and we are willing to go to court if we must.
For a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact our law offices today. We will walk you through the legal process and tell you what we believe your case is worth. We will gladly answer all of your questions and help you understand how to move forward. If you want us to represent you and handle your claim, we will give you our zero fee guarantee. This means that you won’t have to pay a dime of your own money from start to finish. We will get paid only if we win, and the money will come from the settlement we win from Tryp. If we lose, we take no payments at all, and your finances stay untouched.
To sue Tryp for injuries from a car accident, contact the Downtown LA Law Group today.