The build up in ride sharing service providers like Lyft and Uber has countless good points for individuals who want a simple and easy solution to schedule a ride, whether to the office, an evening out on the town, or for any other purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these service providers are incredibly desirable and are available through businesses such as Uber and Lyft. They furnish the advantage of scheduling a ride by way of a cell phone app. It is more often than not quicker and simpler to arrange a ride with these providers as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are several operators on call, especially on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro area, causing an increase in accidents connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not maintain comparable coverage that a traditional taxi service is required to have in place. This lack of insurance coverage may mean that an individual as a rider could be taking significant risks utilizing these services if harmed in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses including Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s security at all times and have a obligation to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft need to observe safety guidelines and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day maintenance, making sure the vehicle is operating correctly and ensuring the driver’s skills meet the standards of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent automobile collisions. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber operator bear the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is precisely why our legal professionals with expertise in Lyft and Uber will assist you, offer you all the solutions accessible to you, and hold the responsible party responsible for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s objective is to represent you in your accident case and vigorously fight for your rights.
One of the biggest points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The legislators and public speculated who should be liable when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle injured another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or biker.
-A rider who was 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 operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured driver.
These ride-sharing businesses answered the challenge by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Lyft and Uber assured that in case one of their rideshare drivers hurt another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed 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. Simply put, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries due to an accident with anyone who was uninsured or underinsured would have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Skilled and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Law Firm is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber vehicle operators and their insurance companies are always updating and developing. However, that doesn’t rule out the point that an injured passenger gives up their right to treatment and fair reimbursement for their losses. To protect your interests if seriously injured during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is important. Do not let big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a rideshare automobile accident.
Hollywood, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, means that a victim of an automobile accident may hold the responsible individual liable for the percentage they were at fault for the vehicle accident. In the case of Uber and Lyft car accidents, either the individual driver or the business may be considered at fault for the accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any sort of vehicle accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
A highly skilled personal injury attorney will assist you to establish the full sum of compensation you are eligible to receive.
What will happen if you are a passenger in a ridesharing
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain personal injury as a rideshare rider, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical expenses, and lost earnings?
The good news is that rideshare motorists are mandated to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance protection. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1,000,000 in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The bad news is that contacting a ride-share company such as, Lyft or Uber to submit a legal claim is usually challenging. It is even harder to have them recognize any accountability and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t let a ride-share company such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; a lawyer is able to negotiate for you.
What happens if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ride-share driver is an independent contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, ride-share organizations seek to sidestep any obligation. Suing the app service may not yield a good result.
Injured riders must attempt to recover from the operator as an individual. In most accidents, the insurance of the person who is to blame handles the losses. However, in ride-share lawsuits, things are not as easy.
In what way can we assist you to collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will need a skilled lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial recovery. If injured in a ride share crash, detailed, meticulous organization for trial is crucial to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or another ride-share service. If you have endured a significant accidental injury or a loved one was killed as a result of this type of car accident, please make contact with our firm to talk over your case.