The increase in ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft has countless good points for individuals who want a simple and easy means to arrange a trip, whether to work, a night out on the town, or for any other reason. In Miami and all over the country, these service providers are remarkably desirable and are accessible through businesses like Lyft and Uber. They provide the efficiency of booking a ride through a smart phone app. It is usually quicker and simpler to book a ride with these services as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are multiple drivers on call, even more so on week-ends and in the busy Miami metro area, creating a surge in accidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not carry the same insurance that a typical taxi business is required to maintain. This deficiency of an insurance policy can potentially mean that you as a passenger could be taking substantial risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses like Lyft and Uber are vested with the passenger’s safety without exception and have a obligation to its passengers. The auto drivers from Uber and Lyft are required to heed safety protocols and ensure conditions are safe, meaning scheduled servicing, making sure the vehicle is functioning correctly and making sure the driver’s abilities are up to the standards of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have seen and experienced Lyft and Uber drivers getting into negligent auto collisions. The victims of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber driver bear the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is why our lawyers with experience in Lyft and Uber will help you, give you those possibilities available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons accountable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to handle your case and vigorously defend your rights.
One of the principal points of contention in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and public considered who should be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or biker.
-A rider who was hurt in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle due to the mistake of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These ride-sharing companies responded to the challenge by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Lyft and Uber promised that if one of their drivers injured another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride sharing service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if an individual suffered a loss as an Uber or Lyft user because of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injury as a result of an accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured would have $1,000,000 in insurance accessible to compensate for personal injuries and losses.
Working Together With a Skilled and Experienced Uber and Lyft Auto Accident Lawyer is Essential to Winning Your Case
The legislation concerning Lyft and Uber vehicle operators and their insurance companies are always changing and transitioning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t rule out the fact that an injured rider forfeits their right to proper care and just compensation for their losses. To maintain your concerns if injured during a ride-share, contacting an attorney is crucial. Do not let big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare incident.
West Palm Beach, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, ensures that an unfortunate victim of an automobile accident may hold the accountable person liable for the proportion they were to blame for the vehicle accident. When it comes to Lyft and Uber accidents, either the contracted operator or the business could be judged responsible for the automobile accident, determined by the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of auto accident, you are allowed to file a legal claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury lawyer will help you to calculate the total amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
What will happen if you are a rider in a rideshare
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain injury as a ride-share rider, who will pay for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages?
The good news is that rideshare drivers are mandated to maintain their own personal driver’s insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1,000,000 in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The not so good news is that communicating with a rideshare service such as, Lyft or Uber to submit a legal claim is usually difficult. It is harder yet to have them recognize any responsibility and pay for damages.
Don’t allow a ridesharing company such as Uber or Lyft escape your claim; a lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf.
What happens if the Uber or Lyft rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ridesharing driver is an freelance contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. This means that, ride-share service providers attempt to prevent any liability. Filing suit against the app company may not yield a good outcome.
Injured riders must try to recoup from the vehicle owner individually. In the majority of accidents, the insurance plan of the party who is to blame covers the damages. But, in rideshare cases, things are not as easy.
How can we help recoup damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will be needing a qualified lawyer that will represent you and fight for your full financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing automobile accident, detailed, precise preparation for trial is vital to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or any other ride sharing company. If you have endured a significant injury or a friend or family member died as a result of this kind of car accident, you should get in touch with our firm to talk over your legal matter.