The rise in rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft has countless advantages for travelers who need a trouble-free solution to arrange a trip, whether to work, a night out on the town, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and nationwide, these services are extremely popular and are provided through businesses such as Lyft and Uber. They offer the efficiency of booking a ride through a cell phone app. It is generally quicker and easier to arrange a trip with these companies as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are several drivers on call, even more so on week-ends and in the busy Miami metro region, creating a surge in incidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not hold the same insurance coverage that a conventional taxi business is legally bound to maintain. This deficiency of insurance protection can potentially mean that you as a rider might be taking considerable risks while using these services if harmed in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare service providers including Lyft and Uber are vested with the passenger’s security without exception and have a duty to its passengers. The car drivers from Lyft and Uber need to heed safety guidelines and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, making sure the automobile is functioning appropriately and making sure the operator’s skills meet the requirements of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Lyft and Uber drivers getting into negligent car crashes. The victims of the negligent Uber or Lyft operator suffer the consequences, and this should not be. That is the reason why our law firm with experience in Uber and Lyft will help you, offer you those possibilities available to you, and hold the culpable party responsible for their careless behavior. Our law firm’s pursuit is to handle your case and skillfully defend your interests.
One of the primary points of debate in the conflict remained insurance. The legislators and general public considered who would be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft vehicle harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or biker.
-A rider who was injured in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle because of the negligence of a driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft driver was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These ride-sharing businesses addressed the question by guaranteeing that they had insurance coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Uber and Lyft guaranteed that if one of their rideshare drivers injured another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also offered that if a rider was injured as an Uber or Lyft client because of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In other words, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injury caused by an accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have $1,000,000 in insurance available to reimburse for personal injuries and damages.
Utilizing a Skilled and Practiced Uber and Lyft Auto Accident Lawyer is Key to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber motorists and their insurance carriers are still updating and developing. Even so, that doesn’t rule out the certainty that an injured passenger gives up their access to treatment options and just compensation for their losses. To maintain your interests if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a legal professional is critical. Do not enable big insurance providers to exploit you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a rideshare automobile accident.
Starke, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, means that a victim of an car accident will hold the responsible party liable for the proportion they were at fault for the crash. When it comes to Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the independent operator or the business might be considered responsible for the vehicle accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the victim of any type of vehicle accident, you are allowed to bring a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Pain and suffering
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you to calculate the entire amount of damages you are eligible to receive.
What will happen if you are a passenger in a ridesharing
vehicle involved in an accident?
If you sustain personal injuries as a rideshare rider, who will compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical expenses, and lost income?
The upside is that ride-share drivers are mandated to hold their own personal driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also offer up to $1,000,000 in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The downside is that communicating with a ride-share company such as, Lyft or Uber to submit a legal claim is usually complicated. It is even harder to get them acknowledge any liability and pay for damages.
Don’t allow a ride-share business such as Lyft or Uber avoid your claim; a lawyer will have the ability to negotiate as your representative.
What takes place if the Lyft or Uber rideshare operator is to blame?
Your rideshare driver is an freelance service provider, not an Uber or Lyft employee. For this reason, rideshare companies attempt to sidestep any financial obligation. Suing the app business might not render a positive outcome.
Injured individuals must attempt to recoup from the driver individually. In most collisions, the insurance plan of the person who is culpable covers the damages. However, in ridesharing litigation cases, things are not as easy.
In what way can we help recoup damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will want a experienced attorney that will handle your case and fight for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a rideshare crash, comprehensive, meticulous preparation for trial is crucial to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even another ride sharing provider. If you have endured a serious injury or a friend or family member was killed as a result of this kind of car accident, you should get in contact with our firm to review your case.