The rise in ride-share options such as Lyft and Uber has a few strengths for individuals who want a trouble-free solution to arrange a trip, whether it be to the office, a night out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these service providers are amazingly desirable and are provided through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They furnish the efficiency of scheduling a ride via a smart phone app. It is usually quicker and easier to book a trip with these services compared to a traditional taxi cab service.
There are several operators on call, even more so on week-ends and in the busy Miami metro vicinity, causing an increase in accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. These transportation service providers do not hold the same insurance policy coverage that a typical taxi service is legally bound to maintain. This deficiency of insurance coverage may mean that an individual as a passenger may be accepting considerable risks utilizing these services if injured in an automobile accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft are vested with the rider’s safety without exception and have a obligation to its riders. The automobile drivers from Uber and Lyft need to follow safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning regular maintenance, ensuring the vehicle is functioning properly and ensuring the driver’s skills are up to the standards of the law. Regardless, repeatedly we have seen and experienced Lyft and Uber drivers getting into negligent automobile crashes. The victims of the negligent Uber or Lyft driver suffer the consequences, and this should not be. That is the reason why our legal professionals with experience in Lyft and Uber will help you, give you all the solutions available to you, and hold the culpable person/persons accountable for their careless actions. Our law firm’s objective is to represent you and skillfully defend your rights.
One of the principal points of controversy in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and general public considered who might be accountable when:
-An Lyft or Uber vehicle harmed another motorist, motorcyclist, passenger, walker, or bicyclist.
-A individual who was injured in a Uber or Lyft rideshare automobile due to the mistake of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Lyft or Uber vehicle operator was injured or maimed by an uninsured motorist.
These rideshare businesses answered the inquiry by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with one million dollars ($1,000,000) insurance policy caps. Uber and Lyft assured that in case one of their “partners” injured another individual, pedestrian or motorist while they were rendering a rideshare service, then the Uber or Lyft driver was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also assured that if an individual suffered a loss as an Uber or Lyft customer as a result of the negligence of an uninsured motorist, then Lyft and Uber would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In short, a Uber or Lyft rider with injuries caused by an automobile accident with somebody who was uninsured or underinsured will have one million dollars in insurance accessible to reimburse for personal injuries and losses.
Working Together With a Skilled and Knowledgeable Uber and Lyft Automobile Accident Attorney is Essential to Winning Your Case
The laws concerning Lyft and Uber drivers and their insurance providers are still changing and developing. Still, that doesn’t rule out the certainty that an injured rider forfeits their access to treatment solutions and just reimbursement for their losses. To preserve your interests if injured during a ride-share, contacting a lawyer is imperative. Do not allow big insurance companies to exploit you. There are choices, and you have legal rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a ride-share automobile accident.
Ocala, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
A comparative negligence state, such as Florida, ensures that a victim of an automobile accident may hold the accountable party liable for the proportion they were to blame for the crash. When it comes to Lyft and Uber auto accidents, either the independent driver or the business could be judged at fault for the car accident, determined by the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of car accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for losses which includes the following:
Pain and suffering
A seasoned personal injury legal representative will assist you to calculate the total amount of compensation you are eligible to collect.
What takes place if you are a rider in a rideshare
vehicle involved in an automobile accident?
If you sustain personal injuries as a rideshare rider, who must compensate you for your compensable injuries, medical expenses, and lost income?
The upside is that rideshare motorists are compelled to maintain their own personal driver’s insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft also furnish up to $1,000,000 in insurance coverage for underinsured, or uninsured vehicle operators.
The not so good news is that getting in touch with a rideshare company like, Uber or Lyft to bring a legal claim is usually difficult. It is even harder to get them acknowledge any liability and pay for injuries.
Don’t let a ride-share company like Lyft or Uber avoid your claim; an attorney is able to negotiate on your behalf.
What occurs 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. Consequently, ridesharing service providers seek to avoid any responsibility. Suing the app service might not yield a beneficial result.
Injured passengers must try to recoup from the driver as an individual. In most collisions, the insurance of the party who is to blame handles the losses. However, in rideshare cases, things are not as straightforward.
In what way can we assist you to recoup damages from Uber or Lyft?
You will need a skilled lawyer that will represent you and advocate for your full financial recuperation. If injured in a ride share automobile accident, detailed, meticulous preparation for trial is vital to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or another ride-share service. If you have experienced a significant personal injury or a loved one was killed as a result of this kind of car accident, please make contact with our firm to go over your legal matter.