The build up in ride-share options such as Lyft and Uber has some pros for individuals who need a simple way to schedule a ride, whether to the office, an afternoon out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and across the country, these options are remarkably desirable and are provided through businesses like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of arranging a ride through a mobile phone app. It is more often than not quicker and simpler to book a trip with these service providers compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, particularly on the weekends and in the popular Miami metro vicinity, leading to an uptick in accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not hold the same coverage that a traditional taxi business is required to maintain. This lack of insurance protection can potentially mean that an individual as a passenger might be accepting considerable risks while using these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share service providers such as Uber and Lyft are entrusted with the rider’s security without exception and have a obligation to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to follow safety rules and make certain conditions are safe, meaning scheduled maintenance, ensuring the vehicle is functioning correctly and making sure the operator’s abilities meet the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, repeatedly we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators getting into negligent vehicle crashes. The affected individuals of the negligent Lyft or Uber operator suffer the repercussions, and this shouldn’t happen. That is the reason why our legal professionals with experience in Lyft and Uber will help you, show you those possibilities available to you, and hold the liable party accountable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you and skillfully protect your legal rights.
Amongst the main points of contention in the conflict remained insurance. The legislators and general public wondered who should be responsible when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or biker.
-A individual who was harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle due to the fault 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 concern by assuring that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Lyft and Uber assured that if one of their drivers injured another individual, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a ride sharing service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if a passenger was hurt as an Lyft or Uber user because of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Uber and Lyft would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In other words, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury due to an accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance accessible to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Working With a Qualified and Knowledgeable Lyft and Uber Car Accident Lawyer is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Uber and Lyft motorists and their insurance agencies are still updating and transitioning. However, that doesn’t rule out the point that an injured rider gives up their access to proper care and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To preserve your interests if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting legal counsel is imperative. Do not enable big insurance providers take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a ride-share automobile accident.
Palm City, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, ensures that a victim of an auto accident may hold the accountable party liable for the proportion they were at fault for the accident. When it comes to Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the individual operator or the business might be considered accountable for the automobile accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the victim of any kind of car crash, you are permitted to file a claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury legal representative will assist you to calculate the entire amount of damages you are entitled to collect.
What happens if you are a passenger in a ride-share
vehicle involved in an automobile accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a rideshare passenger, who will compensate you for your personal injuries, medical bills, and lost earnings?
The good news is that rideshare drivers are compelled to retain their own personal driver’s insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The not so good news is that communicating with a ridesharing business such as, Lyft or Uber to submit a claim is often challenging. It is even harder to get them recognize any responsibility and reimburse you for damages.
Don’t allow a ridesharing business such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; an attorney will be able to negotiate on your behalf.
What takes place if the Uber or Lyft ride-share Driver is culpable?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an independent service provider, not an Lyft or Uber employee. This means that, ride-share organizations attempt to sidestep any financial obligation. Suing the app company may not yield a favorable outcome.
Injured individuals must try to recoup from the driver as an individual. In most collisions, the insurance of the individual who is culpable covers the damages. However, in rideshare cases, issues are not as easy.
How can we assist you to collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You need to have a skilled lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial restoration. If injured in a ride sharing car accident, thorough, careful preparation for litigation is important to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare provider. If you have suffered a significant personal injury or a significant other died as a result of this type of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to discuss your claim.