The surge in ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber has several pros for travelers who need a trouble-free way to arrange a ride, whether it be to work, an evening out and about, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and all over the country, these services are extremely popular and are accessible through companies like Lyft and Uber. They offer the advantage of arranging a ride by way of a cell phone app. It is usually faster and easier to arrange a ride with these service providers as opposed to a typical taxi cab service.
There are numerous drivers on call, particularly on weekends and in the popular Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in accidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not maintain the same insurance coverage that a conventional taxi service is required to have in place. This absence of an insurance policy may mean that an individual as a rider may be accepting substantial risks utilizing these services if harmed in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share businesses including Uber and Lyft are entrusted with the passenger’s security without exception and have a responsibility to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Lyft and Uber must heed safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the vehicle is functioning properly and making sure the operator’s skills are up to the standards of the law. Unfortunately, repeatedly we have seen and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent auto accidents. The affected individuals of the negligent Uber or Lyft driver endure the repercussions, and this should not be. That is why our lawyers with background in Uber and Lyft will help you, show you those solutions available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons responsible for their careless behavior. Our law firm’s mission is to handle your case and vigorously defend your interests.
One of the main points of debate in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public considered who would be accountable when:
-An Lyft or Uber automobile harmed another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
-A passenger who became hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle due to the negligence of a vehicle driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft vehicle operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured driver.
These ride-sharing companies responded to the challenge by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Uber and Lyft assured that if one of their “partners” injured another individual, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a ride sharing service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if a rider was injured as an Uber or Lyft client because of the negligence of an uninsured motorist, then Uber and Lyft would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury attributable to an accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for injuries and losses.
Working With a Trained and Experienced Lyft and Uber Car Accident Lawyer is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws with regard to Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance companies are still updating and developing. However, that doesn’t rule out the point that an injured rider gives up their access to proper care and fair compensation for their injuries. To protect your interests if seriously injured during a ride-share, contacting a legal professional is imperative. Do not allow big insurance providers take advantage of you. There are options, and you have rights when you are the victim of a rideshare accident.
Stuart, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, means that a victim of an auto accident will hold the accountable individual liable for the percentage they were at fault for the crash. In the case of Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the independent driver or the business could be deemed responsible for the accident, depending on the different circumstances.
As the victim of any sort of vehicle accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages which includes the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury lawyer will assist you to establish the entire amount of compensation you are entitled to collect.
What occurs if you are a rider in a rideshare
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a ride-share rider, who will pay for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost earnings?
The good news is that ride-share drivers are mandated to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance coverage. Lyft and Uber also furnish up to $1,000,000 in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The downside is that communicating with a ridesharing business like, Uber or Lyft to start a legal claim is usually challenging. It is harder yet to get them accept any liability and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t allow a ride-share business such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; an attorney will have the ability to advocate for your benefit.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft ride-share Driver is at fault?
Your ridesharing vehicle driver is an private service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. Consequently, ride-share service providers attempt to avoid any responsibility. Filing suit against the app company might not yield a beneficial outcome.
Injured riders must try to recoup from the vehicle owner individually. In most car accidents, the insurance of the person who is culpable covers the damages. However, in ridesharing lawsuits, factors are not as easy.
How can we help recoup damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will be needing a qualified lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing crash, detailed, meticulous preparation for litigation is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another rideshare company. If you have experienced a serious injury or a loved one was killed because of this kind of automobile accident, please get in touch with our firm to discuss your case.