The increase in ride sharing options such as Uber and Lyft has several pros for those who are in need of a simple solution to schedule a ride, whether to the office, an evening out and about, or for any other purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these service providers are remarkably popular and are accessible through businesses such as Lyft and Uber. They offer the convenience of arranging a ride via a cell phone app. It is commonly faster and easier to arrange a ride with these service providers as opposed to a typical taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, even more so on weekends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in collisions involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not possess the same insurance coverage that a conventional taxi business is legally bound to maintain. This lack of insurance coverage may mean that you as a rider may be taking significant risks while using these services if injured in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share companies including Lyft and Uber are entrusted with the rider’s security at all times and have a duty to its riders. The car drivers from Uber and Lyft must observe safety regulations and make certain conditions are safe, meaning regular maintenance, ensuring the car is functioning correctly and making sure the operator’s skills meet the standards of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft drivers getting into negligent auto accidents. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber operator bear the repercussions, and this shouldn’t happen. That is precisely why our attorneys with experience in Uber and Lyft will assist you, offer you those options available to you, and hold the liable person/persons liable for their careless behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to handle your case and vigorously protect your interests.
One of the biggest points of debate in the conflict was insurance. The legislators and public speculated who should be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber automobile injured another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or biker.
-A passenger who was injured in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile as the result of the fault of a vehicle driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These ride-sharing companies addressed the inquiry by assuring that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Lyft and Uber guaranteed that in case one of their partners injured another individual, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if an individual suffered a loss as an Uber or Lyft user as a consequence of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Simply put, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries attributable to a car accident with anyone who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance accessible to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
Working Together With a Qualified and Practiced Uber and Lyft Auto Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The legislation concerning Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance agencies are always updating and transitioning. However, that doesn’t preclude the certainty that an injured rider gives up their right to treatment options and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To maintain your interests if hurt during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is important. Do not allow big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have protection under the law when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare incident.
Longboat Key, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, assures that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident may hold the accountable person accountable for the amount they were at fault for the vehicle accident. In the case of Lyft and Uber car accidents, either the independent driver or the company could be deemed responsible for the accident, determined by the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of car crash, you are entitled to file a legal claim for damages which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A qualified personal injury attorney will help you to determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to collect.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ridesharing
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain injury as a rideshare passenger, who must pay for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost earnings?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to retain their own individual driver’s insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The downside is that getting in touch with a ride-share company such as, Lyft or Uber to bring a claim is often complicated. It is even harder to get them recognize any accountability and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t let a ride-share business such as Lyft or Uber avoid your claim; a legal professional is able to negotiate for you.
What takes place if the Uber or Lyft rideshare Driver is culpable?
Your rideshare vehicle driver is an independent service provider, not an Lyft or Uber employee. For this reason, rideshare service providers try to prevent any obligation. Filing suit against the app service might not yield a beneficial outcome.
Injured passengers must attempt to recoup from the vehicle owner as an individual. In most accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is to blame handles the damages. But, in rideshare litigation cases, things are not as simple.
How can we assist you to recoup damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will need a experienced law firm that will represent you and advocate for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a ride sharing automobile accident, thorough, careful organization for trial is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare provider. If you have experienced a significant personal injury or a loved one died as a result of this kind of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to discuss your claim.