The rise in ride sharing service providers like Uber and Lyft has many pros for individuals who need a simple solution to arrange a trip, whether to work, an evening out on the town, or for any other purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these services are incredibly desirable and are available through companies like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride via a smart phone app. It is typically quicker and easier to arrange a ride with these providers as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, especially on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro area, creating a surge in collisions connected with Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not have the same insurance coverage that a typical taxi company is required to maintain. This lack of insurance policy coverage may mean that an individual as a rider may be taking substantial risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share companies like Uber and Lyft are vested with the rider’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to observe safety protocols and make certain conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, ensuring the vehicle is operating correctly and ensuring the driver’s abilities are up to the standards of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators causing negligent vehicle crashes. The affected individuals of the irresponsible Uber or Lyft driver endure the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is the reason why our legal professionals with background in Lyft and Uber will help you, give you those possibilities available to you, and hold the responsible person/persons accountable for their irresponsible behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you and vigorously defend your rights.
One of the principal points of contention in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public wondered who should be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A passenger who became hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile because of the negligence of a motorist who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare businesses answered the question by assuring that they had insurance coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Lyft and Uber guaranteed that in case one of their “partners” hurt another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if a passenger was hurt as an Uber or Lyft user because of the negligence 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 as a result of an automobile accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Trained and Knowledgeable Lyft and Uber Automobile Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The laws relating to Uber and Lyft drivers and their insurance agencies are still updating and developing. However, that doesn’t preclude the simple fact that an injured passenger gives up their access to proper care and fair compensation for their injuries. To maintain your concerns if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not allow big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have rights when you are the victim of a rideshare accident.
Westchester, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, means that a victim of an auto accident will hold the responsible individual accountable for the amount they were at fault for the collision. In the case of Uber and Lyft car accidents, either the independent operator or the company could be judged at fault for the car accident, determined by the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of vehicle accident, you are permitted to bring a claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
An experienced personal injury legal representative will assist you to identify the total sum of damages you are eligible to receive.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ridesharing
car involved in an accident?
If you suffer personal injury as a rideshare rider, who will pay for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages?
The upside is that ride-share motorists are required to retain their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Lyft and Uber also furnish up to $1,000,000 in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The bad news is that contacting a ride-share service like, Uber or Lyft to file a legal claim might be overwhelming. It is harder yet to get them recognize any accountability and pay for injuries.
Don’t allow a ride-share organization such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; an attorney is able to negotiate on your behalf.
What takes place if the Uber or Lyft rideshare operator is culpable?
Your ridesharing driver is an freelance contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. For this reason, ride-share companies seek to prevent any obligation. Filing suit against the app company may not deliver a positive outcome.
Injured individuals must attempt to recoup from the driver as an individual. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance of the person who is to blame handles the damages. But, in rideshare cases, issues are not as straightforward.
In what way can we assist you to recover damages from Uber or Lyft?
You need to have a experienced attorney that will represent you and fight for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a ride sharing automobile accident, detailed, meticulous organization for trial is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or any other ride-share company. If you have endured a significant injury or a loved one died as a result of this type of accident, you should get in contact with our firm to talk over your case.