The surge in ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft has many good points for people who require a simple and easy means to arrange a trip, whether to work, an evening out on the town, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and nationwide, these options are remarkably desirable and are available through companies like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride through a mobile phone app. It is more often than not faster and simpler to schedule a trip with these companies compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are numerous operators on call, particularly on the weekends and in the popular Miami metro area, creating a surge in accidents connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not carry the same insurance coverage that a traditional taxi business is legally bound to maintain. This absence of insurance protection may mean that an individual as a rider might be taking significant risks while using these services if injured in an auto accident.
Uber and Lyft Car Accident Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share companies including Lyft and Uber are vested with the rider’s well-being at all times and have a obligation to its passengers. The car drivers from Uber and Lyft need to follow safety procedures and ensure conditions are safe, meaning routine maintenance, making sure the automobile is functioning appropriately and ensuring the driver’s qualifications meet the standards of the law. Regardless, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Lyft and Uber vehicle operators causing negligent automobile accidents. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber operator bear the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is why our attorneys with expertise in Uber and Lyft will assist you, provide you all the options accessible to you, and hold the responsible person/persons accountable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s mission is to represent you in your accident case and vigorously fight for your interests.
One of the primary points of debate in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and public speculated who should be liable when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle injured another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or bicyclist.
-A rider who was injured in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle as the result of the mistake of a motorist who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These ride-sharing providers responded to the challenge by assuring that they had insurance coverage with 1 million in insurance limits. Lyft and Uber guaranteed that if one of their rideshare drivers injured another motorist, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if a rider was injured as an Uber or Lyft user because of the negligence of an uninsured driver, then Lyft and Uber would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In short, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injury caused by a crash with anyone who was uninsured or underinsured would have $1,000,000 in insurance available to compensate for injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Qualified and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Lawyer is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation with regard to Uber and Lyft drivers and their insurance carriers are always updating and transitioning. Even so, that doesn’t rule out the simple fact that an injured passenger forfeits their access to treatment options and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To protect your concerns if injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not allow big insurance providers to exploit you. There are choices, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare car accident.
Tamarac, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, assures that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident may hold the responsible person accountable for the amount they were to blame for the crash. In the case of Lyft and Uber accidents, either the individual operator or the company could be judged accountable for the vehicle accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any kind of car accident, you are allowed to bring a claim for damages which includes the following:
Pain and suffering
A qualified personal injury legal representative will assist you to determine the full sum of damages you are eligible to receive.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ride-share
car involved in a car accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a ridesharing passenger, who will compensate you for your personal injuries, medical costs, and lost salary?
The upside is that ridesharing motorists are mandated to hold their own personal driver’s insurance policy. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The not so great news is that contacting a rideshare service like, Lyft or Uber to start a claim might be challenging. It is harder yet to have them recognize any accountability and pay for injuries.
Don’t permit a ride-share company like Uber or Lyft escape your claim; a legal professional will be able to advocate on your behalf.
What happens if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ridesharing vehicle owner is an freelance service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. As a result, ride-share service providers try to sidestep any liability. Suing the app service might not yield a good outcome.
Injured individuals must attempt to recover from the operator individually. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is to blame covers the damages. However, in rideshare litigation cases, issues are not as common.
How can we help collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will want a skilled law firm that will represent you and fight for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a rideshare accident, thorough, precise organization for trial is crucial to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride-share service. If you have sustained a significant personal injury or a significant other died because of this type of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to talk over your legal matter.