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Lyft Drivers and Traffic Violations

We Represent the Rights of People Injured in Accidents Caused by Negligent Lyft Drivers 

Uber Car Accident Attorney Miami FLIf you’ve ever spent time in South Florida, you know just how much traffic the region can contain. Our miles upon miles of beautiful coastline bring millions of people to Florida every year, and Miami and Fort Lauderdale are consistently among the top vacation destinations in the United States. In addition, Miami is one of the busiest airports in the world, with traffic constantly going in and out.

One of the consequences of living in such a vibrant, bustling part of the world is that thousands of Lyft drivers operate in the area. These drivers often work for hours on end with little regulation, making them particularly at risk for issues like driver fatigue, road rage, and other problems that may make them more likely than others violate traffic laws—putting us all at risk.

Fortunately, the lawyers of Uber Car Accident Law are here to help. We know how to hold negligent Lyft drivers liable for the injuries they cause and work hard to get our clients the compensation to which they are entitled. Whether you were injured while riding in Lyft or in another vehicle, we are here to help. In addition, we are qualified to represent pedestrians, bicyclists, and non-motorists injured when Lyft drivers violate the law. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (305) 964-8806 or contact us online.

Traffic Laws Exist to Keep Us All Safe

Many of us consider traffic violations to be a relatively minor issue and the tickets that accompany them an annoyance that is an unavoidable part of modern life. It is important to keep in mind that, for the most part, traffic laws exist to ensure that vehicle traffic proceeds in a way that prevents accidents. When you see a red light, you can safely assume that traffic on the perpendicular route has the right of way and you should stop. Likewise, speed limits are determined by considering traffic volume, the character of a street, visibility, and many other factors and balancing them against the desire to have traffic move as quickly as possible.

When drivers break traffic laws, they can cause serious accidents. Examples of traffic violations that can cause accidents involving Lyft include:

  • Running red lights
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • Malfunctioning taillights
  • Failure to use headlights when required
  • Improper turns
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Reckless driving

Recovering Compensation for an Accident Caused by a Lyft Driver

When Lyft drivers violate traffic laws, there is a good chance that injured victims will be able to recover compensation. Under Florida Law, people who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others can typically recover for their losses, and violation of a traffic law is strong evidence of negligence.

For this reason, after an accident that was the result of a traffic violation, there is a good chance that the responsible party’s insurance company will contact you with a settlement offer. When a wreck involves a Lyft driver, either the driver’s personal insurance or Lyft’s insurance will get ahold of you, depending on the circumstances. Regardless of whose insurance contacts you, keep in mind that the insurance company’s ultimate goal is to dispose of your claim for as little as possible.

In addition, if you are like most car accident victims, you have little experience dealing with the accident claims process or determining how much your car accident will ultimately cost you. As a result, dealing with the insurance company yourself puts you at a distinct disadvantage and may result in you accepting a settlement offer far below the actual value of your case. In fact, in some cases, you may even say something to the insurance company representative that could significantly reduce your settlement or allow them to deny your claim altogether.

What a Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Do for You

Fortunately, there is help available. Our lawyers will meet with you and listen carefully about the way in which the accident occurred—at no cost to you. We will determine whether we believe that you have the right to recover compensation and let you know about all of your legal options. Next, if you choose us to represent you, we will take the time to determine how much your car accident will cost you. We do this by analyzing both your economic and non-economic losses and arriving at a figure that we believe adequately compensates for them. In a car accident case, these losses typically include:

  • Medical expenses (past, current, and future)
  • Lost income
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life
  • Property damage

Our lawyers will then attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement with the insurance company representing the liable party, which may be the driver or Lyft, depending on the circumstances. If we are unable to reach a settlement agreement, we may file a lawsuit on your behalf in the appropriate venue and represent you in court. Best of all, if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you will not owe us anything for the representation we have provided—ever.

Injured in a Lyft Accident? Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident that involved a traffic violation on the part of a Lyft driver, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Uber Car Accident Law, we focus our practice on helping people who have been hurt in ridesharing accidents and are one of the few firms that have a comprehensive understanding of this cutting-edge area of law. We work with clients throughout South Florida, including in the areas of Miami, Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beach. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (305) 964-8806 or send us an email through our online contact form.