The increase in ride sharing options such as Uber and Lyft has some advantages for individuals who want a hassle-free method to schedule a trip, whether it be to the office, an afternoon out and about, or for virtually any purpose. In Miami and all over the country, these services are amazingly popular and are provided through companies like Uber and Lyft. They furnish the convenience of scheduling a ride by way of a mobile phone app. It is more often than not faster and easier to book a trip with these services as opposed to a typical taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, even more so on week-ends and in the heavily trafficked Miami metro region, causing an increase in collisions connected with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not have comparable insurance policy coverage that a typical taxi company is legally bound to maintain. This deficiency of insurance policy coverage can potentially mean that an individual as a rider might be taking substantial risks while using these services if harmed in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share businesses including Uber and Lyft are vested with the rider’s well-being without exception and have a responsibility to its riders. The car drivers from Uber and Lyft must observe safety rules and ensure conditions are safe, meaning scheduled maintenance, making sure the vehicle is functioning appropriately and ensuring the operator’s qualifications are up to the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, repeatedly we have seen and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent auto collisions. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber operator endure the repercussions, and this should not be. That is precisely why our attorneys with background in Lyft and Uber will help you, offer you those solutions accessible to you, and hold the liable party accountable for their careless actions. Our law firm’s objective is to represent you and skillfully protect your legal rights.
One of the main points of contention in the dispute remained insurance. The legislators and general public wondered who should be responsible when:
-An Uber or Lyft vehicle harmed another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or biker.
-A individual who was harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle because of the mistake of a motorist who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft driver was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These rideshare businesses answered the inquiry by assuring that they had insurance coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their “partners” injured another individual, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber driver was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also guaranteed that if a passenger suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber user because of the mistake of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In other words, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injuries as a result of a car accident with anyone who was uninsured or underinsured would have one million dollars in insurance available to compensate for personal injuries and damages.
Working With a Trained and Knowledgeable Lyft and Uber Car Accident Law Firm is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation with regard to Uber and Lyft drivers and their insurance agencies are always changing and developing. However, that doesn’t rule out the certainty that an injured rider gives up their right to treatment and just reimbursement for their injuries. To protect your interests if hurt during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is crucial. Do not allow big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have legal rights when you are the victim of a rideshare car accident.
Alachua, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, guarantees that a victim of an car accident may hold the responsible party accountable for the amount they were culpable for the vehicle accident. In the case of Lyft and Uber accidents, either the individual operator or the company might be considered at fault for the automobile accident, based on the special circumstances.
As the victim of any sort of vehicle accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages which encompasses the following:
Physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury lawyer will help you to establish the total amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
What happens if you are a rider in a rideshare
car involved in an accident?
If you suffer personal injuries as a ridesharing rider, who must pay for your personal injuries, medical expenses, and lost income?
The upside is that ridesharing drivers are mandated to hold their own personal driver’s insurance protection. Uber and Lyft also offer up to $1,000,000 in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured motorists.
The not so good news is that communicating with a ride-share business like, Uber or Lyft to file a claim might be difficult. It is even harder to get them accept any liability and compensate you for damages.
Don’t permit a ridesharing company like Uber or Lyft hinder your claim; an attorney will have the ability to fight for you.
What happens if the Lyft or Uber ride-share operator is culpable?
Your ridesharing driver is an private contractor, not an Lyft or Uber employee. Consequently, ridesharing service providers seek to prevent any liability. Filing suit against the app service may not render a favorable result.
Injured passengers must attempt to recoup from the operator individually. In the majority of accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is to blame handles the losses. But, in ridesharing cases, issues are not as common.
How can we help collect damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will require a qualified lawyer that will represent you and fight for your complete financial recuperation. If injured in a ride sharing car accident, detailed, meticulous preparation for litigation is crucial to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or even any other ride sharing company. If you have experienced a serious accidental injury or a friend or family member died because of this kind of accident, please make contact with our firm to review your claim.