The surge in rideshare options such as Lyft and Uber has many advantages for people who are in need of a simple method to arrange a ride, whether to work, a day out on the town, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these options are amazingly desirable and are available through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They provide the advantage of scheduling a ride via a mobile phone app. It is generally quicker and easier to schedule a trip with these providers as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are numerous drivers on call, particularly on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro region, creating a surge in collisions involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not carry comparable insurance that a conventional taxi company is required to have in place. This lack of insurance policy coverage can potentially mean that an individual as a passenger could be taking considerable risks while using these services if harmed in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share service providers like Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s well-being without exception and have a duty to its riders. The automobile drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to observe safety guidelines and assure conditions are safe, meaning ongoing servicing, ensuring the automobile is operating appropriately and making sure the operator’s skills are up to the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Lyft and Uber drivers getting into negligent auto traffic accidents. The victims of the irresponsible Uber or Lyft driver bear the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is precisely why our law firm with background in Lyft and Uber will help you, show you all the solutions available to you, and hold the responsible person/persons accountable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you in your accident case and skillfully protect your legal rights.
One of the main points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The lawmakers and general public wondered who would be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A rider who was harmed in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle due to the negligence of a driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These rideshare providers responded to the concern by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Lyft and Uber promised that if one of their contracted drivers injured another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a rideshare service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if a passenger 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 short, a Uber or Lyft rider with injuries due to an automobile accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured would have one million dollars in insurance available to reimburse for personal injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Trained and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Lawyer is Essential to Winning Your Case
The legislation with regard to Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance agencies are always changing and developing. Still, that doesn’t rule out the certainty that an injured rider forfeits their right to proper care and fair reimbursement for their losses. To maintain your interests if injured during a rideshare, contacting an attorney is imperative. Do not let big insurance companies to exploit you. There are choices, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare incident.
Clearwater, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, guarantees that a victim of an auto accident may hold the responsible person accountable for the amount they were culpable for the crash. In the case of Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the individual operator or the business could be judged responsible for the car accident, depending on the different circumstances.
As the victim of any type of car accident, you are allowed to file a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Pain and suffering
An experienced personal injury attorney will help you to determine the full sum of compensation you are entitled to collect.
What happens if you are a passenger in a rideshare
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ride-share rider, who must compensate you for your personal injuries, medical costs, and lost wages?
The upside is that ridesharing motorists are required to hold their own personal driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also furnish up to $1,000,000 in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured vehicle operators.
The not so great news is that getting in contact with a rideshare business such as, Uber or Lyft to bring a legal claim is often complicated. It is harder yet to have them recognize any accountability and pay for injuries.
Don’t allow a ride-share business like Uber or Lyft avoid your claim; an attorney will be able to negotiate for you.
What occurs if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an private service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, rideshare service providers try to sidestep any liability. Suing the app business might not yield a good result.
Injured riders must try to recover from the operator individually. In the majority of car accidents, the insurance of the party who is to blame handles the damages. However, in rideshare litigation cases, factors are not as easy.
How can we help recoup damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will need a experienced lawyer that will handle your case and fight for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a ride share car accident, detailed, precise preparation for trial is crucial to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or another ride sharing company. If you have suffered a serious accidental injury or a friend or family member died because of this type of automobile accident, please make contact with our firm to review your legal matter.