The build up in ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft has countless good points for travelers who want a simple and easy solution to arrange a ride, whether it be to work, a night out and about, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these service providers are remarkably desirable and are provided through businesses such as Uber and Lyft. They provide the convenience of scheduling a ride through a cell phone app. It is typically faster and simpler to schedule a trip with these services compared to a typical taxi cab service.
There are numerous drivers on call, even more so on the weekends and in the busy Miami metro vicinity, creating a surge in accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation services do not hold comparable insurance coverage that a traditional taxi service is legally bound to maintain. This lack of insurance policy coverage could mean that an individual as a rider may be accepting significant risks utilizing these services if injured in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share businesses such as Lyft and Uber are vested with the rider’s security without exception and have a responsibility to its riders. The auto drivers from Lyft and Uber need to heed safety regulations and ensure conditions are safe, meaning ongoing maintenance, making sure the automobile is operating properly and making sure the driver’s qualifications are up to the requirements of the law. Unfortunately, repeatedly we have observed and dealt with Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent car traffic accidents. The victims of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber operator endure the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is the reason why our legal professionals with experience in Uber and Lyft will help you, give you those options available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons accountable for their negligent behavior. Our law firm’s pursuit is to handle your case and skillfully defend your interests.
Amongst the main points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The lawmakers and public speculated who should be responsible when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile injured another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, pedestrian, or biker.
-A passenger who became harmed in a Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle due to the fault of a motorist who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These rideshare companies responded to the question by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Uber and Lyft promised that if one of their “partners” hurt another motorist, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a ride-share service, then the Uber or Lyft operator was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual suffered a loss as an Uber or Lyft customer as a consequence of the fault of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would provide, 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Simply put, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injury due to an automobile accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance accessible to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
Working Together With a Trained and Experienced Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Law Firm is Essential to Winning Your Case
The legislation concerning Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance carriers are still changing and transitioning. However, that doesn’t rule out the reality that an injured passenger forfeits their right to treatment and just reimbursement for their losses. To preserve your concerns if seriously injured during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not allow big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have protection under the law when you are the victim of a rideshare accident.
Brent, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, similar to Florida, guarantees that an unfortunate victim of an auto accident may hold the accountable person accountable for the amount they were culpable for the crash. In the case of Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent operator or the company might be judged at fault for the accident, based on the unique circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of car accident, you are allowed to file a claim for losses which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A qualified personal injury lawyer will help you to determine the entire amount of damages you are entitled to collect.
What happens if you are a passenger in a rideshare
vehicle involved in an automobile accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ridesharing rider, who will compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical bills, and lost earnings?
The good news is that ridesharing drivers are required to maintain their own individual driver’s insurance policy. Uber and Lyft also furnish up to $1 million dollars in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured drivers.
The not so good news is that getting in contact with a ride-share company like, Uber or Lyft to start a legal claim can be complicated. It is even harder to have them recognize any responsibility and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t allow a ride-share organization such as Lyft or Uber escape your claim; an attorney will be able to negotiate on your behalf.
What happens if the Uber or Lyft ride-share operator is at fault?
Your rideshare vehicle driver is an private service provider, not an Lyft or Uber employee. For this reason, ridesharing businesses seek to avoid any obligation. Filing suit against the app business may not render a good result.
Injured riders must attempt to recoup from the operator individually. In the majority of vehicle accidents, the insurance policy of the individual who is culpable covers the damages. But, in ridesharing lawsuits, things are not as simple.
In what way can we help recover damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will be needing a qualified lawyer that will represent you and advocate for your complete financial restoration. If injured in a rideshare crash, detailed, precise preparation for trial is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or another ride sharing company. If you have endured a significant personal injury or a loved one was killed because of this kind of accident, you should get in contact with our firm to go over your case.