The rise in rideshare services like Lyft and Uber has several pros for people who are in need of a hassle-free way to schedule a trip, whether to the office, a day out on the town, or for virtually any reason. In Miami and across the country, these service providers are extremely popular and are accessible through businesses like Uber and Lyft. They furnish the efficiency of booking a ride via a smart phone app. It is more often than not quicker and easier to schedule a trip with these services as opposed to a conventional taxi cab service.
There are multiple operators on call, particularly on weekends and in the busy Miami metro area, creating a surge in accidents connected with Lyft and Uber vehicles. These transportation services do not possess the same insurance that a conventional taxi service is legally bound to have in place. This absence of insurance coverage may mean that you as a passenger could be accepting considerable risks while using these services if harmed in an auto accident.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Ride Share businesses such as Uber and Lyft are entrusted with the passenger’s well-being without exception and have a obligation to its riders. The auto drivers from Uber and Lyft must observe safety procedures and assure conditions are safe, meaning day to day servicing, ensuring the car is operating correctly and making sure the operator’s skills are up to the standards of the law. Regardless, time and time again we have seen and dealt with Lyft and Uber vehicle operators getting into negligent vehicle crashes. The victims of the culpable Lyft or Uber driver bear the consequences, and this should not be. That is why our lawyers with experience in Uber and Lyft will help you, provide you all the options available to you, and hold the responsible party accountable for their irresponsible behavior. Our law firm’s goal is to represent you and skillfully defend your interests.
One of the biggest points of controversy in the conflict was insurance. The lawmakers and public considered who should be responsible when:
-An Uber or Lyft automobile harmed another driver, motorcyclist, rider, walker, or biker.
-A individual who became injured in a Lyft or Uber rideshare automobile as the result of the mistake of a vehicle driver who was either uninsured or underinsured.
-A Uber or Lyft vehicle operator was maimed or injured by an uninsured vehicle owner.
These rideshare companies addressed the question by guaranteeing that they had insurance policy coverage with $1,000,000 caps. Lyft and Uber promised that in case one of their partners injured another driver, pedestrian or motorist while they were providing a ride-share service, then the Lyft or Uber operator was insured for 1 million dollars.
They also promised that if an individual was hurt as an Uber or Lyft user as a result of the mistake of an uninsured driver, then Uber and Lyft would make available 1 million dollars in uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In essence, a Uber or Lyft rider with personal injuries as a result of a car accident with an individual who was uninsured or underinsured will have 1 million dollars in insurance available to reimburse for personal injuries and damages.
Working With a Qualified and Knowledgeable Lyft and Uber Automobile Accident Lawyer is Key to Winning Your Case
The legislation regarding Uber and Lyft vehicle operators and their insurance agencies are always changing and transitioning. However, that doesn’t rule out the point that an injured rider forfeits their access to treatment options and just compensation for their losses. To maintain your interests if hurt during a rideshare, contacting a lawyer is crucial. Do not let big insurance companies take advantage of you. There are choices, and you have rights when you are the unfortunate victim of a rideshare automobile accident.
Wright, Florida Accidental Injury Claims in Auto Accidents Involving Lyft and Uber
A comparative negligence state, like Florida, guarantees that a victim of an auto accident may hold the responsible person liable for the amount they were to blame for the collision. In the case of Uber and Lyft auto accidents, either the individual driver or the business may be deemed at fault for the car accident, based on the special circumstances.
As the unfortunate victim of any type of vehicle accident, you are permitted to file a legal claim for losses which encompasses the following:
Physical therapy costs
Pain and suffering
A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will help you to establish the entire amount of damages you are entitled to receive.
What takes place if you are a passenger in a ride-share
car involved in a car accident?
If you sustain injuries as a rideshare rider, who must compensate you for your personal injuries, medical costs, and lost income?
The good news is that ride-share drivers are mandated to hold their own personal driver’s insurance protection. Uber and Lyft also offer up to $1 million dollars in coverage for underinsured, or uninsured car owners.
The downside is that communicating with a ride-share business like, Lyft or Uber to submit a legal claim is often challenging. It is even harder to get them acknowledge any responsibility and compensate you for injuries.
Don’t permit a ride-share business such as Uber or Lyft escape your claim; a lawyer will have the ability to advocate for your benefit.
What happens if the Lyft or Uber ride-share Driver is at fault?
Your rideshare vehicle driver is an freelance service provider, not an Lyft or Uber employee. For this reason, ride-share service providers seek to avoid any obligation. Filing suit against the app company might not render a positive outcome.
Injured individuals must try to recover from the vehicle owner individually. In the majority of accidents, the insurance plan of the party who is to blame covers the damages. But, in rideshare lawsuits, issues are not as straightforward.
How can we assist you to recover damages from Lyft or Uber?
You will require a skilled lawyer that will handle your case and advocate for your complete financial recuperation. If injured in a ride share automobile accident, comprehensive, precise preparation for litigation is necessary to winning your case against Uber, Lyft, or any other ride sharing provider. If you have endured a serious accidental injury or a loved one died because of this kind of automobile accident, you should get in touch with our firm to go over your claim.