The rise in ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft has many strengths for people who need a trouble-free means to arrange a trip, whether to work, an evening out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and across the country, these services are extremely popular and are available through companies like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride via a mobile phone app. It is typically quicker and simpler to book a ride with these services compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, particularly on the weekends and in the popular Miami metro area, causing an increase in accidents connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not maintain comparable insurance that a conventional taxi company is required to have in place. This lack of insurance coverage may mean that you as a rider could be accepting significant risks utilizing these services if injured in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber are vested with the rider’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its riders. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft are required to heed safety regulations and assure conditions are safe, meaning ongoing maintenance, making sure the car is functioning properly and making sure the operator’s skills meet the specifications of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators causing negligent auto crashes. The victims of the irresponsible Uber or Lyft operator endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is why our legal professionals with expertise in Uber and Lyft will assist you, offer you all the solutions available to you, and hold the responsible person/persons responsible for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s mission is to represent you in your accident case and skillfully protect your rights.
One of the principal points of debate in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public speculated who might be liable when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or bicyclist.
-A rider who was harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle as the result of the fault of a driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare companies addressed the concern by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their drivers injured another motorist, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual was hurt as an Uber or Lyft user because of the negligence of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In short, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injuries attributable to an automobile accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance accessible to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Using the Services of a Skilled and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Attorney is Critical to Winning Your Case
The legislation relating to Lyft and Uber vehicle operators and their insurance agencies are still updating and transitioning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t preclude the reality that an injured rider forfeits their right to treatment options and just reimbursement for their losses. To preserve your interests if hurt during a rideshare, contacting legal counsel is critical. Do not allow big insurance providers take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have protection under the law when you are the victim of a rideshare incident.
Surfside, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, ensures that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident may hold the responsible party liable for the percentage they were culpable for the crash. In the case of Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the individual driver or the company might be considered accountable for the accident, based on the different circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any auto accident, you are permitted to bring a claim for damages which includes the following:
Physical therapy fees
Pain and suffering
A qualified personal injury lawyer will help you to establish the full amount of damages you are eligible to collect.
What takes place if you are a passenger in a ride-share
car involved in an automobile accident?
If you suffer injury as a ride-share passenger, who will pay for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost earnings?
The good news is that rideshare motorists are required to maintain their own personal driver’s insurance coverage. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1,000,000 in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The bad news is that getting in touch with a ridesharing business like, Lyft or Uber to bring a claim might be overwhelming. It is harder yet to have them accept any responsibility and pay for damages.
Don’t allow a ridesharing business such as Uber or Lyft avoid your claim; a lawyer will be able to advocate for your benefit.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft rideshare Driver is culpable?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an private contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, ride-share service providers seek to sidestep any responsibility. Filing suit against the app company may not render a positive result.
Injured riders must attempt to recoup from the vehicle owner as an individual. In most car accidents, the insurance plan of the individual who is to blame handles the damages. However, in ride-share litigation cases, things are not as straightforward.
How can we assist you to collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will require a experienced attorney that will represent you and fight for your full financial recovery. If injured in a rideshare automobile accident, thorough, meticulous organization for trial is important to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing company. If you have experienced a serious personal injury or a friend or family member died because of this type of car accident, you should make contact with our firm to talk over your case.