The increase in ride-share service providers such as Uber and Lyft has a few strengths for individuals who want a hassle-free means to schedule a ride, whether to the office, a day out and about, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these services are amazingly popular and are available through companies such as Uber and Lyft. They offer the convenience of booking a ride via a smart phone app. It is usually quicker and easier to schedule a ride with these services as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.There are many drivers on call, particularly on the weekends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro area, creating a surge in accidents connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not have the same insurance that a traditional taxi service is legally bound to maintain. This absence of insurance policy coverage may mean that you as a passenger may be accepting substantial risks utilizing these services if injured in an auto accident.
Ride-share service providers including Lyft and Uber are entrusted with the passenger’s well-being without exception and have a responsibility to its riders. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber need to follow safety regulations and ensure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the car is functioning correctly and making sure the operator's abilities are up to the specifications of the law. Even so, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Lyft and Uber drivers causing negligent vehicle collisions. The victims of the negligent Uber or Lyft operator endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is why our lawyers with background in Uber and Lyft will help you, show you all the options accessible to you, and hold the liable party accountable for their irresponsible actions. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you and vigorously protect your interests.Amongst the principal points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The lawmakers and public considered who might be accountable when:-An Uber or Lyft vehicle injured another driver, motorcyclist, rider, pedestrian, or bicyclist.-A rider who became hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle as the result of the mistake of a motorist who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.-A Uber or Lyft driver was maimed or injured by an uninsured vehicle owner.These ride-sharing companies answered the question by assuring that they had insurance coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their drivers hurt another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was covered for 1 million dollars.They also assured that if an individual was hurt as an Uber or Lyft user as a result of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Uber and Lyft would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In other words, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury caused by a car accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured would have $1,000,000 in insurance accessible to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
The legislation concerning Lyft and Uber vehicle operators and their insurance companies are still changing and developing. However, that doesn't preclude the reality that an injured rider gives up their right to proper care and fair reimbursement for their losses. To maintain your interests if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not enable big insurance providers to exploit you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a ride-share incident.
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, assures that a victim of an automobile accident may hold the accountable individual accountable for the proportion they were at fault for the collision. When it comes to Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent driver or the company could be deemed at fault for the accident, depending on the different circumstances.As the unfortunate victim of any type of auto accident, you are entitled to bring a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:Medical feesRehab feesProperty damagesLost wagesFuture wagesPain and sufferingAn experienced personal injury lawyer will help you to determine the entire sum of compensation you are entitled to receive.
If you suffer personal injury as a ride-share passenger, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical expenses, and lost salary?The upside is that rideshare motorists are mandated to hold their own individual driver's insurance policy. Lyft and Uber also furnish up to $1 million dollars in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.The not so great news is that getting in contact with a ridesharing service such as, Uber or Lyft to start a legal claim is often challenging. It is harder yet to have them accept any liability and reimburse you for injuries.Don’t allow a ride-share company such as Lyft or Uber escape your claim; an attorney will be able to negotiate on your behalf.
Your ride-share driver is an freelance service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. This means that, ride-share organizations seek to prevent any liability. Suing the app service may not deliver a beneficial outcome.Injured passengers must try to recoup from the operator individually. In most vehicle accidents, the insurance policy of the individual who is at fault covers the damages. But, in ridesharing litigation cases, issues are not as straightforward.
You will need a knowledgeable attorney that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial restoration. If injured in a ride share car accident, comprehensive, careful organization for trial is important to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare provider. If you have endured a serious accidental injury or a significant other died as a result of this kind of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to review your legal matter.