The rise in ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber has several strengths for travelers who need a simple and easy method to schedule a ride, whether to the office, an afternoon out and about, or for any other purpose. In Miami and nationwide, these options are remarkably popular and are available through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They provide the advantage of booking a ride by way of a smart phone app. It is commonly quicker and simpler to schedule a ride with these providers as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are many operators on call, particularly on weekends and in the popular Miami metro area, causing an increase in accidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not maintain the same insurance coverage that a typical taxi company is required to have in place. This lack of an insurance policy could mean that you as a rider may be taking significant risks utilizing these services if injured in an car accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share companies such as Lyft and Uber are vested with the rider’s security without exception and have a duty to its riders. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber are required to heed safety procedures and make certain conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the car is functioning properly and ensuring the driver’s skills meet the requirements of the law. Still, time and time again we have seen and dealt with Uber and Lyft vehicle operators causing negligent vehicle crashes. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber driver suffer the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is precisely why our lawyers with expertise in Lyft and Uber will assist you, show you all the solutions available to you, and hold the liable person/persons liable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s mission is to handle your case and skillfully protect your interests.
Amongst the principal points of debate in the dispute remained insurance. The legislators and public considered who should be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or bicyclist.
-A passenger who was hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile as the result of the mistake of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These ride-sharing companies addressed the challenge by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their contracted drivers hurt another individual, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride sharing service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if a passenger was injured as an Lyft or Uber user because of the negligence of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would make available $1,000,000 in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injury caused by an accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured would have 1 million dollars in insurance available to compensate for personal injuries and losses.
Using the Services of a Trained and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Law Firm is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance carriers are always updating and transitioning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t preclude the fact that an injured passenger gives up their access to treatment options and just compensation for their injuries. To maintain your interests if injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is crucial. 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 accident.
Sanford, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, ensures that a victim of an car accident will hold the responsible party liable for the amount they were at fault for the collision. When it comes to Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent driver or the business might be deemed accountable for the automobile accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the victim of any kind of car crash, you are entitled to bring a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury legal representative will help you to establish the full amount of compensation you are eligible to collect.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ridesharing
car involved in an accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ride-share passenger, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost wages?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft also supply you with up to $1 million dollars in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The bad news is that getting in touch with a ridesharing company like, Lyft or Uber to start a legal claim can be challenging. It is harder yet to get them acknowledge any liability and reimburse you for damages.
Don’t allow a rideshare organization like Uber or Lyft hinder your claim; a legal professional is able to advocate for you.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft ride-share operator is at fault?
Your ridesharing vehicle owner is an private service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, ridesharing companies try to avoid any liability. Suing the app company might not render a good result.
Injured individuals must attempt to recoup from the vehicle owner individually. In the majority of collisions, the insurance plan of the party who is at fault handles the losses. However, in ridesharing lawsuits, factors are not as straightforward.
How can we assist you to collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will require a experienced lawyer that will represent you and advocate for your complete financial restoration. If injured in a rideshare car accident, detailed, careful preparation for trial is essential to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or another ride-share company. If you have suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one was killed as a result of this kind of automobile accident, you should get in touch with our firm to talk over your claim.