The surge in ride sharing service providers such as Lyft and Uber has some pros for people who need a simple and easy way to arrange a ride, whether to the office, an evening out and about, or for any other reason. In Miami and all over the country, these options are extremely popular and are available through companies such as Lyft and Uber. They provide the efficiency of booking a ride through a smart phone app. It is generally faster and easier to schedule a ride with these service providers compared to a typical taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, particularly on the weekends and in the busy Miami metro area, leading to an uptick in accidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not have the same coverage that a traditional taxi business is required to have in place. This lack of insurance coverage may mean that you as a passenger may be taking considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share service providers including Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its passengers. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to follow safety protocols and make certain conditions are safe, meaning day to day maintenance, making sure the automobile is operating properly and making sure the operator’s qualifications are up to the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft drivers causing negligent car crashes. The affected individuals of the negligent Lyft or Uber operator suffer the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is why our law firm with background in Uber and Lyft will assist you, give you all the possibilities available to you, and hold the culpable party accountable for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s mission is to handle your case and skillfully defend your rights.
One of the principal points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The legislators and public wondered who would be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber automobile harmed another driver, motorcyclist, rider, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A individual who was injured in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile because of the mistake of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured driver.
These rideshare providers addressed the inquiry by assuring that they had insurance coverage with 1 million in insurance caps. Uber and Lyft guaranteed that in case one of their partners injured another individual, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if a passenger was injured as an Uber or Lyft customer because of the fault of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Simply put, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries as a result of an automobile accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance available to reimburse for personal injuries and damages.
Using the Services of a Trained and Practiced Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance agencies are always changing and developing. Even so, that doesn’t preclude the simple fact that an injured passenger forfeits their access to treatment solutions and just reimbursement for their injuries. To preserve your interests if hurt during a ride-share, contacting legal counsel is critical. Do not allow big insurance providers to exploit you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare accident.
Valparaiso, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, means that an unfortunate victim of an automobile accident may hold the responsible person liable for the proportion they were to blame for the accident. In the case of Uber and Lyft car accidents, either the individual operator or the company could be deemed at fault for the automobile accident, depending on the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any sort of auto 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 lawyer will assist you to determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive.
What takes place if you are a passenger in a ride-share
vehicle involved in an automobile accident?
If you sustain personal injuries as a ride-share rider, who must pay for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost income?
The good news is that rideshare motorists are compelled to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The not so great news is that getting in touch with a ridesharing business like, Lyft or Uber to submit a legal claim can be complicated. It is even harder to get them accept any accountability and compensate you for damages.
Don’t allow a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft escape your claim; a lawyer will be able to negotiate for you.
What occurs if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is culpable?
Your rideshare vehicle owner 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 may not yield a favorable outcome.
Injured passengers must attempt to recoup from the vehicle owner individually. In the majority of collisions, the insurance of the party who is culpable covers the losses. However, in ride-share cases, factors are not as easy.
In what way can we assist you to collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will be needing a experienced attorney that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a rideshare accident, comprehensive, meticulous preparation for litigation is essential to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even any other ride sharing company. If you have experienced a serious personal injury or a significant other was killed as a result of this type of accident, you should make contact with our firm to talk over your legal matter.