The build up in ride-share options like Lyft and Uber has many strengths for individuals who need a simple solution to schedule a ride, whether it be to work, a day out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these options are incredibly popular and are accessible through companies like Uber and Lyft. They provide the advantage of scheduling a ride through a smart phone app. It is commonly quicker and simpler to schedule a ride with these services compared to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are many operators on call, particularly on week-ends and in the popular Miami metro region, creating a surge in accidents connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not have comparable insurance coverage that a traditional taxi business is legally bound to maintain. This absence of insurance protection can potentially mean that you as a rider might be accepting substantial risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare service providers including 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 guidelines and assure conditions are safe, meaning ongoing maintenance, ensuring the automobile is operating correctly and ensuring the driver’s abilities are up to the specifications of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have observed and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent automobile crashes. The affected individuals of the negligent Uber or Lyft operator endure the repercussions, and this should not be. That is why our attorneys with experience in Uber and Lyft will assist you, show you all the solutions accessible to you, and hold the responsible person/persons liable for their irresponsible behavior. Our law firm’s objective is to handle your case and vigorously protect your rights.
One of the principal points of debate in the dispute was insurance. The lawmakers and general public wondered who would be liable when:
-An Uber or Lyft vehicle injured another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or biker.
-A passenger who was harmed in a Lyft or Uber rideshare vehicle as the result of the mistake of a vehicle driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft driver was maimed or injured by an uninsured motorist.
These rideshare businesses responded to the challenge by making sure that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Uber and Lyft promised that in case one of their “partners” injured another motorist, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a ride sharing service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if a passenger suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber user as a result of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Lyft or Uber rider with personal injuries attributable to a car accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured would have 1 million dollars in insurance available to reimburse for injuries and losses.
Working With a Skilled and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Attorney is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation regarding Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance providers are still changing and developing. Still, that doesn’t preclude the simple fact that an injured passenger gives up their right to proper care and just compensation for their injuries. To preserve your concerns if hurt during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is crucial. Do not let big insurance providers take advantage of you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a ride-share car accident.
Venice, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Car Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, assures that an unfortunate victim of an car accident will hold the accountable individual accountable for the percentage they were to blame for the vehicle accident. When it comes to Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the individual operator or the business may be considered accountable for the car accident, determined by the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of vehicle accident, you are allowed to bring a legal claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury attorney will help you to identify the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
What occurs if you are a rider in a ride-share
vehicle involved in a car accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ridesharing rider, who must compensate you for your personal injuries, medical fees, and lost wages?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to hold their own individual driver’s insurance coverage. Lyft and Uber also offer up to $1,000,000 in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The not so great news is that getting in contact with a rideshare service like, Uber or Lyft to file a legal claim is usually challenging. It is harder yet to have them recognize any accountability and compensate you for damages.
Don’t let a rideshare company such as Lyft or Uber avoid your claim; a lawyer is able to fight for your benefit.
What occurs if the Lyft or Uber ride-share operator is to blame?
Your rideshare vehicle driver is an independent contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. As a result, ridesharing companies seek to avoid any financial obligation. Filing suit against the app business may not yield a beneficial result.
Injured individuals must attempt to recover from the vehicle owner individually. In most collisions, the insurance plan of the person who is at fault covers the losses. But, in rideshare cases, issues are not as easy.
In what way can we assist you to collect damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will want a skilled lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your full financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing crash, comprehensive, careful organization for trial is necessary to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or even another rideshare company. If you have sustained a serious personal injury or a significant other died because of this kind of automobile accident, please get in contact with our firm to discuss your case.