The increase in rideshare service providers like Uber and Lyft has several good points for travelers who want a hassle-free solution to schedule a ride, whether it be to work, an evening out and about, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and all over the country, these options are extremely desirable and are accessible through companies such as Uber and Lyft. They furnish the convenience of arranging a ride through a smart phone app. It is commonly faster and easier to schedule a ride with these companies compared to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are multiple drivers on call, especially on weekends and in the busy Miami metro vicinity, leading to an uptick in incidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not hold comparable insurance coverage that a conventional taxi company is required to maintain. This deficiency of insurance coverage can potentially mean that you as a passenger might be taking considerable risks while using these services if harmed in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share service providers including Lyft and Uber are entrusted with the rider’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its riders. The car drivers from Uber and Lyft need to follow safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the vehicle is operating appropriately and ensuring the driver’s qualifications are up to the specifications of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Uber and Lyft drivers causing negligent automobile traffic accidents. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber driver suffer the consequences, and this should not be. That is the reason why our legal professionals with experience in Lyft and Uber will assist you, provide you all the options available to you, and hold the responsible person/persons responsible for their irresponsible behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you and vigorously protect your interests.
Amongst the principal points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The legislators and public considered who might be responsible when:
-An Uber or Lyft vehicle injured another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A individual who was hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle due to the mistake of a motorist who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare providers addressed the challenge by assuring that they had insurance policy coverage with $1,000,000 limits. Lyft and Uber promised that if one of their “partners” injured another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Uber or Lyft operator was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if a rider was injured as an Lyft or Uber user as a consequence of the negligence of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury attributable to a car accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance available to reimburse for injuries and losses.
Working With a Qualified and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation regarding Lyft and Uber vehicle operators and their insurance agencies are still updating and developing. Even so, that doesn’t preclude the certainty that an injured rider gives up their access to treatment options and just compensation for their losses. To maintain your interests if seriously injured during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is important. Do not let big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare incident.
Casselberry, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, guarantees that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident may hold the accountable party liable for the percentage they were to blame for the crash. When it comes to Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the independent operator or the business could be deemed at fault for the vehicle accident, depending on the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any sort of auto accident, you are permitted to bring a claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A qualified personal injury legal representative will help you to determine the entire amount of damages you are entitled to collect.
What will happen if you are a rider in a ridesharing
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you sustain injury as a ridesharing rider, who will pay for your personal injuries, medical bills, and lost wages?
The good news is that rideshare motorists are mandated to hold their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The bad news is that getting in touch with a ridesharing company like, Uber or Lyft to start a claim can be challenging. It is even harder to get them acknowledge any accountability and compensate you for damages.
Don’t let a ridesharing company such as Lyft or Uber hinder your claim; a legal professional will be able to negotiate for you.
What occurs if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is to blame?
Your ride-share driver is an private contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. As a result, ridesharing organizations try to prevent any obligation. Filing suit against the app service might not produce a good result.
Injured individuals must try to recover from the operator individually. In most vehicle accidents, the insurance policy of the party who is to blame handles the losses. But, in ride-share lawsuits, issues are not as common.
In what way can we help collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will require a experienced lawyer that will represent you and advocate for your full financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing accident, detailed, precise preparation for litigation is vital to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing provider. If you have suffered a serious accidental injury or a significant other died because of this type of accident, you should get in touch with our firm to go over your legal matter.