The rise in ride sharing service providers such as Uber and Lyft has a few good points for those who are in need of a hassle-free way to arrange a trip, whether it be to work, an afternoon out and about, or for any other reason. In Miami and nationwide, these service providers are remarkably popular and are provided through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They provide the advantage of arranging a ride by way of a mobile phone app. It is more often than not quicker and easier to arrange a ride with these services compared to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, especially on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro region, leading to an uptick in accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not have the same insurance that a typical taxi company is legally bound to maintain. This absence of an insurance policy can potentially mean that an individual as a rider may be accepting considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare service providers like Lyft and Uber are entrusted with the passenger’s well-being without exception and have a obligation to its riders. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber need to observe safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning routine maintenance, ensuring the automobile is functioning appropriately and making sure the operator’s abilities meet the standards of the law. Even so, repeatedly we have seen and experienced Uber and Lyft drivers getting into negligent car collisions. The victims of the irresponsible Uber or Lyft driver bear the consequences, and this should not be. That is precisely why our attorneys with background in Lyft and Uber will help you, show you those options available to you, and hold the liable person/persons responsible for their careless actions. Our law firm’s pursuit is to represent you and vigorously defend your rights.
One of the biggest points of controversy in the conflict remained insurance. The lawmakers and general public speculated who would be accountable when:
-An Lyft or Uber automobile harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, rider, pedestrian, or biker.
-A individual who was harmed in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile because of the negligence of a driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These ride-sharing providers answered the inquiry by making sure that they had insurance coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their partners hurt another individual, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if a passenger was injured as an Lyft or Uber client as a result of the fault of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would provide, $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury due to an automobile accident with anyone who was uninsured or underinsured would have $1,000,000 in insurance available to reimburse for injuries and losses.
Using the Services of a Qualified and Practiced Lyft and Uber Car Accident Law Firm is Key to Winning Your Case
The laws with regard to Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance agencies are always changing and transitioning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t rule out the fact that an injured rider forfeits their access to treatment options and just reimbursement for their losses. To protect your interests if hurt during a ride-share, contacting an attorney is crucial. Do not allow big insurance companies to exploit you. There are choices, and you have rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a ride-share automobile accident.
Floral City, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, guarantees that a victim of an auto accident may hold the accountable person liable for the amount they were to blame for the crash. In the case of Uber and Lyft accidents, either the contracted operator or the business may be judged responsible for the vehicle accident, depending on the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any car accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages which includes the following:
Pain and suffering
A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will help you to establish the entire amount of damages you are eligible to collect.
What occurs if you are a passenger in a rideshare
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain personal injury as a ridesharing rider, who will compensate you for your personal injuries, medical costs, and lost wages?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are required to hold their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Lyft and Uber also furnish up to $1 million dollars in insurance policy coverage for underinsured, or uninsured vehicle operators.
The downside is that communicating with a rideshare company such as, Uber or Lyft to submit a legal claim can be challenging. It is harder yet to have them recognize any liability and pay for damages.
Don’t allow a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft avoid your claim; a legal professional will have the ability to fight for your benefit.
What takes place if the Lyft or Uber rideshare Driver is culpable?
Your ridesharing vehicle driver is an freelance contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. Consequently, rideshare service providers attempt to prevent any financial obligation. Suing the app business may not yield a positive result.
Injured riders must attempt to recover from the vehicle owner as an individual. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance plan of the individual who is at fault covers the damages. However, in ridesharing litigation cases, factors are not as straightforward.
How can we help collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You need to have a knowledgeable lawyer that will handle your case and fight for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing crash, thorough, meticulous preparation for trial is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service. If you have experienced a serious personal injury or a loved one was killed because of this type of accident, please get in touch with our firm to go over your case.