The increase in ride-share services like Lyft and Uber has many good points for those who are in need of a uncomplicated way to schedule a ride, whether it be to the office, an evening out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and nationwide, these services are amazingly popular and are accessible through companies such as Uber and Lyft. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride through a cell phone app. It is typically quicker and simpler to schedule a trip with these service providers as opposed to a typical taxi cab service.
There are multiple drivers on call, even more so on the weekends and in the popular Miami metro region, causing an increase in collisions involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not hold the same insurance that a conventional taxi company is required to have in place. This lack of insurance coverage can potentially mean that an individual as a rider might be taking considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an car accident.
Uber and Lyft Car Accident Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses such as Lyft and Uber are entrusted with the rider’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its passengers. The car drivers from Lyft and Uber must heed safety regulations and make certain conditions are safe, meaning scheduled servicing, making sure the automobile is operating correctly and making sure the driver’s abilities are up to the requirements of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft drivers causing negligent auto collisions. The affected individuals of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber driver endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is the reason why our lawyers with expertise in Lyft and Uber will help you, show you those possibilities accessible to you, and hold the liable person/persons responsible for their careless behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you in your accident case and vigorously protect your rights.
Amongst the primary points of controversy in the dispute remained insurance. The legislators and public wondered who might be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A rider who became hurt in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile as the result of the negligence of a motorist who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These rideshare companies responded to the inquiry by making sure that they had insurance coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Uber and Lyft promised that if one of their contracted drivers hurt another individual, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if an individual suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber user as a consequence of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury as a result of an accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured will have 1 million dollars in insurance accessible to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Working With a Qualified and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Lawyer is Critical to Winning Your Case
The legislation relating to Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance agencies are still changing and developing. Still, that doesn’t rule out the reality that an injured passenger forfeits their right to proper care and just compensation for their injuries. To protect your interests if injured during a rideshare, contacting legal counsel is critical. Do not allow big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare car accident.
Westchester, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, means that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident will hold the responsible individual liable for the percentage they were culpable for the vehicle accident. In the case of Uber and Lyft car accidents, either the contracted operator or the business might be deemed responsible for the car accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of car accident, you are allowed to file a claim for damages which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury legal representative will help you to calculate the total amount of compensation you are eligible to collect.
What takes place if you are a rider in a ride-share
vehicle involved in an automobile accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a rideshare passenger, who will compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical bills, and lost earnings?
The upside is that ride-share drivers are mandated to retain their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also furnish up to $1 million dollars in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The bad news is that getting in touch with a rideshare business such as, Lyft or Uber to start a legal claim might be challenging. It is harder yet to get them accept any accountability and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t let a ride-share business like Lyft or Uber hinder your claim; a lawyer will have the ability to advocate for you.
What takes place if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is to blame?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an private service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. As a result, rideshare companies attempt to sidestep any responsibility. Filing suit against the app business might not deliver a favorable outcome.
Injured riders must try to recoup from the operator individually. In most accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is culpable covers the damages. However, in ride-share litigation cases, factors are not as common.
In what way can we assist you to collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will be needing a qualified lawyer that will handle your case and fight for your complete financial recuperation. If injured in a rideshare accident, thorough, careful preparation for litigation is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or another ride sharing service. If you have experienced a serious injury or a significant other was killed because of this type of car accident, you should make contact with our firm to discuss your claim.