The increase in rideshare service providers like Uber and Lyft has some pros for individuals who need a simple method to schedule a trip, whether it be to the office, an evening out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and across the country, these services are amazingly desirable and are provided through businesses such as Lyft and Uber. They offer the advantage of booking a ride through a cell phone app. It is more often than not faster and easier to arrange a ride with these services as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are many drivers on call, particularly on week-ends and in the busy Miami metro area, causing an increase in accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not maintain comparable insurance coverage that a conventional taxi service is legally bound to maintain. This deficiency of insurance policy coverage could mean that you as a rider might be taking substantial risks while using these services if harmed in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare service providers like Uber and Lyft are entrusted with the rider’s security without exception and have a obligation to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft must observe safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning routine servicing, ensuring the automobile is functioning appropriately and making sure the operator’s qualifications are up to the specifications of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have seen and dealt with Lyft and Uber drivers getting into negligent automobile accidents. The victims of the negligent Uber or Lyft operator endure the repercussions, and this shouldn’t happen. That is the reason why our lawyers with expertise in Uber and Lyft will help you, give you those options available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons accountable for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you and vigorously protect your interests.
One of the principal points of controversy in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public speculated who should be responsible when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile harmed another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or biker.
-A rider who became harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile because of the negligence of a driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare businesses addressed the inquiry by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with 1 million in insurance caps. Uber and Lyft guaranteed that if one of their rideshare drivers hurt another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if a rider was injured as an Lyft or Uber customer as a result of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Uber and Lyft would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injuries caused by a crash with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured would have one million dollars in insurance accessible to reimburse for injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Trained and Practiced Lyft and Uber Car Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance agencies are still changing and transitioning. However, that doesn’t preclude the point that an injured passenger forfeits their right to treatment solutions and fair compensation for their losses. To protect your interests if seriously injured during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is crucial. Do not allow big insurance companies to exploit you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a ride-share car accident.
Brandon, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, guarantees that an unfortunate victim of an car accident may hold the accountable person accountable for the percentage they were at fault for the collision. When it comes to Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent operator or the business may be deemed accountable for the car accident, based on the different circumstances.
As the victim of any type of car crash, you are allowed to bring a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Physical therapy fees
Pain and suffering
A knowledgeable personal injury legal representative will help you to establish the total sum of compensation you are entitled to collect.
What will happen if you are a rider in a rideshare
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a ride-share rider, who must pay for your personal injuries, medical fees, and lost salary?
The upside is that rideshare drivers are required to retain their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The downside is that communicating with a ridesharing service like, Lyft or Uber to file a legal claim is usually difficult. It is even harder to get them recognize any liability and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t let a ridesharing company such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; an attorney is able to negotiate as your representative.
What takes place if the Lyft or Uber ride-share operator is at fault?
Your ridesharing vehicle owner is an freelance contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. Consequently, rideshare businesses seek to avoid any responsibility. Filing suit against the app business may not render a beneficial result.
Injured passengers must attempt to recoup from the operator as an individual. In most car accidents, the insurance plan of the individual who is to blame covers the damages. However, in ridesharing cases, factors are not as simple.
How can we help recover damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will want a knowledgeable lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a ride share crash, comprehensive, meticulous preparation for trial is essential to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or any other ride-share company. If you have endured a significant personal injury or a friend or family member died because of this type of car accident, you should get in contact with our firm to talk over your claim.