The surge in ride-share options like Lyft and Uber has many strengths for individuals who want a trouble-free solution to schedule a ride, whether it be to the office, a night out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these options are remarkably desirable and are accessible through companies like Lyft and Uber. They provide the convenience of booking a ride via a smart phone app. It is more often than not faster and simpler to arrange a trip with these service providers compared to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are several drivers on call, even more so on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro area, creating a surge in collisions involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not maintain comparable insurance coverage that a conventional taxi business is required to maintain. This deficiency of insurance protection can potentially mean that an individual as a passenger could be accepting significant risks while using these services if harmed in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses like Lyft and Uber are vested with the rider’s well-being without exception and have a duty to its riders. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to follow safety protocols and make certain conditions are safe, meaning routine maintenance, making sure the vehicle is functioning properly and ensuring the driver’s qualifications meet the requirements of the law. Even so, repeatedly we have observed and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators getting into negligent automobile collisions. The victims of the culpable Uber or Lyft operator endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is precisely why our lawyers with background in Lyft and Uber will help you, give you all the options available to you, and hold the responsible party responsible for their careless actions. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you in your accident case and skillfully fight for your interests.
One of the principal points of debate in the conflict remained insurance. The lawmakers and public considered who would be liable when:
-An Lyft or Uber automobile injured another motorist, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or bicyclist.
-A individual who became injured in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile due to the mistake of a driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These ride-sharing providers addressed the concern by assuring that they had insurance coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Uber and Lyft guaranteed that in case one of their drivers hurt another motorist, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft operator was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if an individual suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber customer because of the mistake of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Essentially, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries due to an accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for injuries and damages.
Using the Services of a Skilled and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Attorney is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws with regard to Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance providers are always updating and transitioning. However, that doesn’t rule out the simple fact that an injured passenger gives up their right to treatment options and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To protect your interests if hurt during a ride-share, contacting legal counsel is critical. Do not let big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare car accident.
Islamorada, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, assures that an unfortunate victim of an automobile accident may hold the responsible person accountable for the percentage they were at fault for the collision. In the case of Lyft and Uber accidents, either the contracted operator or the company could be deemed at fault for the accident, depending on the special circumstances.
As the victim of any car accident, you are allowed to bring a legal claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A highly skilled personal injury lawyer will help you to determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive.
What will happen if you are a rider in a rideshare
car involved in a car accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a rideshare rider, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost income?
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 $1,000,000 in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The downside is that getting in contact with a ridesharing business like, Uber or Lyft to bring a claim might be complicated. It is harder yet to have them acknowledge any liability and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t permit a rideshare organization such as Lyft or Uber prevent your claim; a lawyer will have the ability to fight for you.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft rideshare operator is at fault?
Your ridesharing vehicle owner is an freelance contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. Consequently, ridesharing companies try to sidestep any responsibility. Filing suit against the app business might not produce a beneficial outcome.
Injured passengers must try to recoup from the operator as an individual. In most accidents, the insurance of the party who is culpable covers the losses. However, in ride-share litigation cases, factors are not as simple.
How can we assist you to collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You need to have a qualified law firm that will represent you and advocate for your complete financial recuperation. If injured in a ride sharing car accident, comprehensive, careful organization for trial is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another rideshare provider. If you have experienced a serious accidental injury or a significant other died as a result of this kind of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to review your legal matter.