The rise in ride-share service providers such as Uber and Lyft has many good points for those who want a quick method to arrange a trip, whether to work, an afternoon out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these service providers are amazingly popular and are provided through companies like Lyft and Uber. They offer the efficiency of booking a ride by way of a mobile phone app. It is more often than not quicker and simpler to schedule a trip with these companies compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are several drivers on call, especially on weekends and in the popular Miami metro region, causing an increase in incidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not have the same insurance coverage that a conventional taxi service is required to have in place. This deficiency of insurance policy coverage may mean that you as a passenger may be accepting considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses like Uber and Lyft are vested with the rider’s security at all times and have a responsibility to its riders. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft must heed safety protocols and assure conditions are safe, meaning scheduled maintenance, ensuring the car is operating appropriately and making sure the driver’s abilities meet the requirements of the law. Still, repeatedly we have seen and dealt with Lyft and Uber vehicle operators causing negligent auto accidents. The affected individuals of the negligent Uber or Lyft operator suffer the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is precisely why our legal professionals with experience in Lyft and Uber will help you, give you those options available to you, and hold the liable person/persons accountable for their irresponsible actions. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you in your accident case and vigorously fight for your interests.
One of the principal points of contention in the conflict was insurance. The legislators and public wondered who might be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft vehicle injured another motorist, motorcyclist, rider, pedestrian, or biker.
-A passenger who was injured in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile due to the fault of a motorist who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These rideshare providers responded to the concern by guaranteeing that they had insurance coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their “partners” injured another motorist, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a rideshare service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if a passenger suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber user as a result of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injuries as a result of a crash with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance available to compensate for injuries and losses.
Working With a Skilled and Knowledgeable Lyft and Uber Car Accident Lawyer is Key to Winning Your Case
The laws with regard to Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance companies are still updating and developing. Even so, that doesn’t rule out the reality that an injured passenger forfeits their right to proper care and just compensation for their losses. To preserve your concerns if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a legal professional is imperative. Do not allow big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a ride-share incident.
Tarpon Springs, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, guarantees that a victim of an car accident will hold the accountable individual liable for the proportion they were culpable for the accident. In the case of Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the contracted operator or the company might be deemed accountable for the vehicle accident, based on the different circumstances.
As the victim of any vehicle accident, you are allowed to bring a claim for losses which may include the following:
Physical therapy fees
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury legal representative will help you to determine the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ride-share
car involved in a car accident?
If you sustain personal injuries as a rideshare passenger, who must pay for your personal injuries, medical bills, and lost earnings?
The upside is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance protection. Uber and Lyft also furnish up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured vehicle operators.
The bad news is that getting in touch with a ride-share company such as, Lyft or Uber to file a legal claim is usually complicated. It is harder yet to have them accept any liability and pay for damages.
Don’t let a ridesharing business like Uber or Lyft hinder your claim; a legal professional will have the ability to advocate on your behalf.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ride-share driver is an independent contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. As a result, ride-share service providers try to sidestep any liability. Suing the app company may not deliver a favorable result.
Injured riders must try to recover from the operator as an individual. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is culpable handles the damages. But, in ride-share cases, things are not as simple.
In what way can we help collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You need to have a experienced lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing automobile accident, thorough, careful preparation for trial is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another rideshare company. If you have suffered a serious accidental injury or a significant other died because of this type of car accident, please make contact with our firm to review your legal matter.