The build up in ride sharing services such as Lyft and Uber has several pros for people who want a trouble-free method to arrange a trip, whether to work, an afternoon out and about, or for any other reason. In Miami and all over the country, these options are amazingly popular and are provided through companies like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride via a mobile phone app. It is typically quicker and easier to book a trip with these services compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are numerous operators on call, particularly on week-ends and in the busy Miami metro area, causing an increase in incidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not hold comparable insurance policy coverage that a conventional taxi company is legally bound to maintain. This absence of insurance coverage can potentially mean that an individual as a passenger might be taking significant risks utilizing these services if harmed in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber are vested with the passenger’s security at all times and have a obligation to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft must heed safety rules and make certain conditions are safe, meaning routine maintenance, ensuring the car is operating appropriately and making sure the driver’s qualifications meet the requirements of the law. Even so, repeatedly we have seen and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators causing negligent auto traffic accidents. The victims of the negligent Uber or Lyft driver endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is precisely why our lawyers with expertise in Lyft and Uber will help you, show you all the options available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons responsible for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to handle your case and skillfully defend your interests.
One of the main points of debate in the conflict was insurance. The legislators and public wondered who should be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile injured another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or bicyclist.
-A individual who became harmed in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle as the result of the negligence of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber driver was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These rideshare companies answered the concern by assuring that they had insurance coverage with 1 million in insurance limits. Uber and Lyft promised that if one of their contracted drivers injured another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual was injured as an Uber or Lyft client as a consequence of the mistake of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. To paraphrase, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injury attributable to an automobile accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured would have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for injuries and losses.
Utilizing a Skilled and Experienced Lyft and Uber Car Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The legislation regarding Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance carriers are still changing and transitioning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t preclude the point that an injured passenger gives up their access to treatment and just compensation for their losses. To preserve your interests if injured during a rideshare, contacting a legal professional is crucial. Do not let big insurance providers to exploit you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a ride-share automobile accident.
Ensley, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, guarantees that an unfortunate victim of an car accident will hold the responsible party accountable for the percentage they were at fault for the crash. In the case of Uber and Lyft accidents, either the contracted operator or the company may be deemed responsible for the vehicle accident, based on the different circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of car accident, you are permitted to bring a legal claim for damages which includes the following:
Physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
A highly skilled personal injury legal representative will assist you to calculate the total amount of compensation you are eligible to collect.
What occurs if you are a rider in a rideshare
car involved in an accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ridesharing rider, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost earnings?
The upside is that ridesharing drivers are required to hold their own individual driver’s insurance protection. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1,000,000 in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The not so good news is that contacting a rideshare service like, Lyft or Uber to submit a claim can be difficult. It is harder yet to have them accept any accountability and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t allow a rideshare company such as Lyft or Uber avoid your claim; a lawyer is able to negotiate on your behalf.
What happens if the Uber or Lyft ride-share operator is to blame?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an freelance contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. This means that, rideshare organizations attempt to avoid any obligation. Filing suit against the app business may not yield a positive result.
Injured riders must attempt to recoup from the vehicle owner individually. In most accidents, the insurance policy of the individual who is culpable handles the damages. However, in ride-share lawsuits, factors are not as common.
In what way can we assist you to recover damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will want a knowledgeable law firm that will represent you and fight for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a rideshare accident, thorough, careful organization for litigation is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing provider. If you have endured a serious accidental injury or a friend or family member was killed as a result of this type of accident, please get in touch with our firm to discuss your legal matter.