The increase in ride sharing options like Lyft and Uber has some good points for individuals who are in need of a trouble-free way to arrange a trip, whether to the office, a night out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and all over the country, these services are amazingly popular and are accessible through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They offer the efficiency of scheduling a ride via a cell phone app. It is usually faster and simpler to arrange a trip with these services as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are numerous drivers on call, particularly on the weekends and in the busy Miami metro area, causing an increase in accidents involving Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation service providers do not possess the same insurance that a traditional taxi company is required to maintain. This lack of insurance coverage could mean that an individual as a rider may be taking substantial risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Rideshare businesses like Uber and Lyft are vested with the passenger’s well-being without exception and have a duty to its riders. The car drivers from Lyft and Uber need to heed safety protocols and ensure conditions are safe, meaning scheduled servicing, ensuring the automobile is functioning properly and making sure the operator’s skills are up to the specifications of the law. Unfortunately, time and time again we have seen and experienced Lyft and Uber vehicle operators causing negligent auto crashes. The victims of the irresponsible Lyft or Uber operator endure the consequences, and this shouldn’t happen. That is the reason why our law firm with experience in Uber and Lyft will help you, give you all the solutions available to you, and hold the liable person/persons liable for their irresponsible actions. Our law firm’s objective is to represent you and vigorously fight for your rights.
One of the biggest points of contention in the dispute was insurance. The lawmakers and public speculated who should be accountable when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile harmed another driver, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or bicyclist.
-A individual who became hurt in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile because of the mistake of a driver who turned out to be either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured driver.
These ride-sharing companies addressed the challenge by guaranteeing that they had insurance coverage with 1 million in insurance caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their rideshare drivers injured another driver, pedestrian or vehicle driver while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was covered for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual suffered a loss as an Lyft or Uber client 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 injuries due to an accident with someone who was uninsured or underinsured will have 1 million dollars in insurance accessible to compensate for injuries and losses.
Working With a Trained and Practiced Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer is Essential to Winning Your Case
The legislation relating to Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance companies are always changing and developing. Even so, that doesn’t rule out the reality that an injured rider forfeits their right to treatment and fair reimbursement for their injuries. To preserve your interests if hurt during a rideshare, contacting an attorney is critical. Do not enable big insurance providers to exploit you. There are options, and you have protection under the law when you are the victim of a ride-share accident.
Gifford, Florida Personal Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, assures that a victim of an car accident may hold the accountable party liable for the amount they were to blame for the crash. When it comes to Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent driver or the company may be considered at fault for the accident, depending on the different circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any kind of auto accident, you are permitted to file a claim for damages which may include the following:
Pain and suffering
A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will assist you to calculate the full sum of compensation you are eligible to receive.
What happens if you are a rider in a rideshare
car involved in a car accident?
If you sustain injuries as a ridesharing passenger, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical fees, and lost earnings?
The good news is that ride-share drivers are required to hold their own individual driver’s insurance protection. Lyft and Uber also offer up to $1,000,000 in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The not so great news is that contacting a ridesharing business such as, Lyft or Uber to start a claim might be complicated. It is even harder to have them recognize any responsibility and reimburse you for injuries.
Don’t let a ridesharing organization like Uber or Lyft escape your claim; a lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf.
What occurs if the Uber or Lyft ride-share operator is to blame?
Your rideshare vehicle owner is an independent contractor, not an Uber or Lyft employee. This means that, ridesharing businesses try to avoid any obligation. Filing suit against the app business might not produce a favorable outcome.
Injured passengers must try to recover from the driver as an individual. In most accidents, the insurance policy of the person who is culpable covers the losses. But, in ridesharing litigation cases, things are not as simple.
In what way can we assist you to recover damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will want a experienced law firm that will represent you and fight for your full financial recovery. If injured in a ride sharing automobile accident, detailed, meticulous preparation for trial is important to prevailing against Uber, Lyft, or any other ride sharing provider. If you have endured a serious accidental injury or a loved one died as a result of this kind of accident, you should get in touch with our firm to talk over your claim.