The increase in ride sharing service providers like Lyft and Uber has many advantages for those who are in need of a simple and easy means to arrange a ride, whether it be to work, a night out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and nationwide, these services are amazingly desirable and are accessible through companies such as Lyft and Uber. They furnish the efficiency of scheduling a ride via a cell phone app. It is generally faster and simpler to schedule a ride with these services compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are several operators on call, even more so on the weekends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in collisions involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not hold comparable coverage that a conventional taxi business is legally bound to maintain. This deficiency of insurance policy coverage could mean that you as a passenger might be accepting considerable risks while using these services if harmed in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s security without exception and have a obligation to its riders. The car drivers from Uber and Lyft need to heed safety guidelines and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the car is operating appropriately and making sure the operator’s skills meet the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, repeatedly we have seen and experienced Uber and Lyft vehicle operators getting into negligent vehicle crashes. The victims of the culpable Uber or Lyft driver endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is why our lawyers with experience in Uber and Lyft will assist you, give you those options available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons responsible for their irresponsible behavior. Our law firm’s mission is to handle your case and vigorously protect your interests.
One of the main points of controversy in the dispute remained insurance. The legislators and public speculated who might be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile injured another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or biker.
-A individual who was harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle due to the mistake of a driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare companies addressed the challenge by guaranteeing that they had insurance coverage with $1,000,000 limits. Uber and Lyft assured that if one of their “partners” injured another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft operator was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if an individual was injured as an Uber or Lyft client because of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries due to an accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance accessible to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Qualified and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Attorney is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation with regard to Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance carriers are still updating and developing. Even so, that doesn’t preclude the fact that an injured passenger gives up their access to treatment solutions and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To maintain your interests if injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is crucial. Do not enable big insurance providers take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare car accident.
Fernandina Beach, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, means that an unfortunate victim of an automobile accident may hold the responsible party accountable for the percentage they were to blame for the vehicle accident. In the case of Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent driver or the company may be deemed at fault for the accident, determined by the special circumstances.
As the victim of any kind of car crash, you are allowed to bring a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury attorney will assist you to identify the entire sum of compensation you are eligible to collect.
What takes place if you are a rider in a ride-share
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain personal injury as a ridesharing rider, who must pay for your compensable injuries, medical expenses, and lost income?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to retain their own individual driver’s insurance protection. Lyft and Uber also offer up to $1,000,000 in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured vehicle operators.
The not so great news is that getting in touch with a rideshare business like, Lyft or Uber to bring a legal claim can be challenging. It is harder yet to have them recognize any responsibility and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t let a rideshare business like Lyft or Uber prevent your claim; an attorney is able to fight on your behalf.
What happens if the Uber or Lyft rideshare operator is at fault?
Your rideshare vehicle owner is an independent service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, rideshare businesses attempt to avoid any responsibility. Filing suit against the app business may not yield a good result.
Injured individuals must try to recover from the vehicle owner as an individual. In most vehicle accidents, the insurance of the individual who is at fault handles the losses. But, in ridesharing litigation cases, factors are not as simple.
How can we help recover damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will be needing a knowledgeable attorney that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial restoration. If injured in a rideshare accident, detailed, precise organization for trial is important to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing provider. If you have experienced a significant injury or a friend or family member was killed as a result of this type of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to review your case.