The surge in ride sharing options like Lyft and Uber has some strengths for those who want a quick means to arrange a trip, whether to work, an evening out and about, or for any other purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these service providers are incredibly popular and are available through companies like Lyft and Uber. They offer the efficiency of arranging a ride via a mobile phone app. It is generally faster and simpler to book a trip with these companies as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are many drivers on call, especially on the weekends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in collisions involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not carry comparable insurance policy coverage that a typical taxi company is required to have in place. This lack of insurance protection may mean that you as a passenger may be taking substantial risks while using these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share companies including Uber and Lyft are entrusted with the passenger’s security without exception and have a duty to its passengers. The car drivers from Lyft and Uber need to observe safety regulations and ensure conditions are safe, meaning regular maintenance, ensuring the vehicle is functioning properly and ensuring the driver’s skills meet the standards of the law. However, repeatedly we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators causing negligent vehicle traffic accidents. The victims of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber driver bear the consequences, and this should not be. That is precisely why our attorneys with background in Uber and Lyft will help you, give you those possibilities available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons liable for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you in your accident case and vigorously fight for your interests.
One of the main points of controversy in the conflict was insurance. The legislators and public wondered who should be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile injured another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or biker.
-A passenger who became harmed in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile due to the mistake of a motorist who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft vehicle operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These ride-sharing businesses addressed the challenge by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with 1 million in insurance caps. Lyft and Uber assured that if one of their drivers injured another individual, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if a passenger was hurt as an Uber or Lyft user as a result of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury as a result of an accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured would have 1 million dollars in insurance accessible to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
Utilizing a Skilled and Experienced Lyft and Uber Automobile Accident Attorney is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws relating to Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance agencies are still updating and developing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t rule out the reality that an injured rider gives up their right to proper care and just compensation for their losses. To protect your concerns if seriously injured during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is critical. Do not enable big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a ride-share car accident.
DeBary, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, assures that a victim of an car accident may hold the responsible party liable for the amount they were culpable for the vehicle accident. In the case of Uber and Lyft accidents, either the individual operator or the business might be judged at fault for the accident, based on the different circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any sort of auto accident, you are entitled to file a claim for losses which may include the following:
Physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
A highly skilled personal injury legal representative will help you to determine the total amount of damages you are entitled to collect.
What will happen if you are a rider in a rideshare
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you suffer injuries as a ridesharing rider, who will compensate you for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost earnings?
The good news is that rideshare drivers are compelled to hold their own personal driver’s insurance coverage. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The downside is that communicating with a ridesharing company such as, Uber or Lyft to submit a legal claim might be complicated. It is harder yet to have them acknowledge any liability and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t permit a rideshare business like Uber or Lyft avoid your claim; a legal professional will be able to advocate for you.
What occurs if the Lyft or Uber ride-share Driver is at fault?
Your ridesharing driver is an private contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. As a result, ride-share companies attempt to avoid any liability. Suing the app service might not yield a favorable result.
Injured riders must try to recoup from the driver as an individual. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance of the person who is culpable covers the damages. But, in rideshare cases, issues are not as straightforward.
In what way can we help recoup damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will want a qualified attorney that will represent you and advocate for your full financial restoration. If injured in a ride sharing car accident, thorough, meticulous preparation for litigation is vital to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or another ride sharing service. If you have suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one was killed as a result of this type of accident, please get in contact with our firm to talk over your legal matter.