The rise in ride-share services like Lyft and Uber has many advantages for travelers who need a trouble-free solution to schedule a trip, whether to the office, a night out on the town, or for any other purpose. In Miami and across the country, these options are remarkably popular and are available through businesses such as Lyft and Uber. They offer the convenience of arranging a ride by way of a cell phone app. It is typically quicker and easier to arrange a trip with these service providers as opposed to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are many operators on call, even more so on the weekends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in collisions involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not maintain comparable insurance coverage that a typical taxi business is legally bound to have in place. This lack of an insurance policy may mean that an individual as a rider may be accepting considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share companies like Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s safety at all times and have a responsibility to its passengers. The automobile drivers from Lyft and Uber must heed safety rules and assure conditions are safe, meaning ongoing maintenance, making sure the car is operating properly and ensuring the driver’s abilities are up to the specifications of the law. Regardless, time and time again we have observed and dealt with Lyft and Uber drivers causing negligent vehicle crashes. The victims of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber driver endure the consequences, and this should not be. That is why our lawyers with expertise in Uber and Lyft will help you, show you all the solutions available to you, and hold the liable party liable for their negligent actions. Our law firm’s objective is to represent you in your accident case and skillfully defend your legal rights.
Amongst the primary points of controversy in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public wondered who should be accountable when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle injured another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or biker.
-A passenger who became hurt in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile because of the mistake of a driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These ride-sharing providers responded to the challenge by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Lyft and Uber guaranteed that in case one of their contracted drivers injured another motorist, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual was injured as an Uber or Lyft client because of the fault of an uninsured driver, then Lyft and Uber would make available $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Lyft or Uber rider with injuries due to a car accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured will have 1 million dollars in insurance available to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
Working With a Qualified and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Law Firm is Critical to Winning Your Case
The legislation regarding Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance carriers are still updating and developing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t rule out the fact that an injured passenger forfeits their right to treatment options and just compensation for their losses. To protect your interests if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not let big insurance companies to exploit you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare car accident.
Neptune Beach, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Automobile Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, ensures that a victim of an car accident may hold the accountable individual liable for the proportion they were to blame for the crash. In the case of Lyft and Uber accidents, either the contracted operator or the business may be judged responsible for the automobile accident, depending on the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any vehicle accident, you are allowed to file a legal claim for damages which encompasses the following:
Pain and suffering
A highly skilled personal injury attorney will assist you to identify the total sum of damages you are eligible to collect.
What will happen if you are a rider in a ridesharing
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you sustain personal injuries as a ride-share passenger, who will compensate you for your personal injuries, medical fees, and lost salary?
The good news is that ride-share motorists are required to retain their own personal driver’s insurance protection. Lyft and Uber also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The not so great news is that getting in contact with a ridesharing service like, Lyft or Uber to start a legal claim can be challenging. It is even harder to have them accept any liability and pay for injuries.
Don’t let a ridesharing business such as Uber or Lyft prevent your claim; a lawyer is able to advocate on your behalf.
What happens if the Uber or Lyft ride-share Driver is to blame?
Your ride-share vehicle driver is an private service provider, not an Lyft or Uber employee. This means that, ridesharing organizations try to avoid any obligation. Filing suit against the app business might not produce a favorable outcome.
Injured riders must try to recoup from the vehicle owner as an individual. In most collisions, the insurance plan of the individual who is culpable handles the damages. But, in ride-share cases, issues are not as easy.
How can we help collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You need to have a knowledgeable attorney that will represent you and advocate for your complete financial recovery. If injured in a rideshare car accident, comprehensive, careful preparation for trial is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing provider. If you have experienced a serious accidental injury or a friend or family member died as a result of this kind of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to review your legal matter.