Miami Uber and Lyft Accidents Attorney
If you have been injured in the State of Florida in an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, contact this Miami Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer. You might be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact Mr. Quackenbush, and he will help you navigate the difficult claims process and ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation to which you are lawfully entitled. We live in a world where Uber and Lyft have turned into a major source of transportation for persons who don’t have their own vehicles. Similar to a taxicab, Uber and Lyft are types of “ridesharing” services. The main difference between a taxi and an Uber/Lyft is that cab drivers are typically employees of the taxicab company, whereas Uber or Lyft drivers are usually not employees of Uber or Lyft. Uber and Lyft in recent years have taken over much of the ridesharing marketplace - to the point that the taxicab industry has been hurt. Disputes between taxicab and Uber/Lyft companies have been widely litigated.
There are numerous different ways that you might be compensated if you’ve been injured in a wreck involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle. You might be able to get compensation from an insurance policy connected with the Uber or Lyft. Any person who drives for Uber or Lyft is obligated to carry their own car insurance as well. This insurance often covers injuries of passengers in case of an accident.
If an accident happens while the Uber or Lyft is empty (meaning not carrying any passengers), it’s important to determine if the vehicle’s ”driver mode” is on or off. This driver mode signifies the status of the Uber or Lyft. In a Lyft, the driver is looking to accept a ridesharing job if he or she is in “driver mode”. In an Uber, the driver is looking to accept a ridesharing job if the driver is “on the app”. In either case, if the driver/vehicle’s driver mode signifies that he or she is looking to accept a ridesharing job, then Uber or Lyft will offer insurance coverage. Alternatively, if the driver mode of the driver is “off” when the Uber or Lyft caused your accident and injuries, then you might have no other choice but to pursue the insurance policy of the driver who caused the wreck.
Uber is obligated to carry $50,000 of bodily injury (BI) coverage per person, $100,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident, and for property damage $25,000.
Additionally, you might be able to recover compensation from the bodily injury (BI) policy of the at-fault driver. A bodily Injury policy covers a driver if he or she causes permanent or serious injuries or death resulting from an automobile crash. It covers such things as lost wages, medical expenses, pain, and suffering of the injured person. Therefore, in the situation in which you are injured by an Uber or Lyft driver who is in driver mode, you will be able to recover up to $50,000 from the Uber or Lyft driver’s BI insurance policy as well as whatever insurance coverage the driver carried.
If other people were hurt in the same wreck, then all of the injured people (including you) will be able to recover up to $100,000 from the Uber or Lyft driver’s BI insurance policy. Moreover, if the Uber or Lyft driver causes damage to your motor vehicle in the accident, then the Uber or Lyft insurance policy will cover you up to $25,000 for your property damage.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle happening anywhere in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County and Broward County), contact Mr. Quackenbush today for a free, no-obligation consultation. When you call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288, he will review the details of your accident, clarify your legal rights, find out which parties might be liable, and help you settle on the best course of action. He works on a contingency basis - which means there will be no charge to you until you’ve made a recovery in your case.This Miami Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer Gives Advice to Clients Injured in Ridesharing Vehicles
Everything discussed above only applies if there were no passengers in the Uber or Lyft at the time of your crash. The situation will be different if there were passengers in the Uber or Lyft. In that case, Uber or Lyft is obligated to carry one-million dollars of insurance coverage, so this will be the maximum amount that the injured persons can recover. Uber and Lyft are also required to carry $1 million in uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM) coverage – from which you may be able to recover compensation. Finally, you might be able to recover compensation from your own uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM) coverage if the at-fault driver did not carry bodily injury coverage or did not carry enough bodily injury coverage.
If you are injured due to the negligence of another driver who either doesn’t have any insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to compensate you for your injuries, then your uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage should protect you. In that case, your uninsured or uninsured motorist coverage should step in and compensate you for your severe injuries. If the at-fault driver did not have any bodily injury coverage, then uninsured motorist coverage would apply to the situation. Underinsured motorist coverage, in the alternative, would apply in the situation where the at-fault driver has bodily injury coverage but it was too little to cover you for your injuries.
In terms of property damage, Uber and Lyft offer $50,000 in coverage in the situation that an Uber or Lyft is carrying passengers, but this is true only if the driver carries his or her own personal comprehensive and crash insurance (Lyft has a $2,500 deductible, while Uber has a $1,000 deductible).This Miami-Dade Uber and Lyft Crash/Wreck Law Firm is Compassionate Yet Aggressive
You might be able to pursue a case against various parties if you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident. For one, you might be able to pursue a case against the driver of the Uber or Lyft if you were the passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle and the Uber or Lyft driver caused the accident. Unfortunately, Uber or Lyft drivers can be easily distracted. This is true because Uber or Lyft drivers usually use a GPS navigation system to find customers and locations. This GPS navigation system can easily cause distracted driving and accidents.
Furthermore, there are not many rules and regulations regulating who can be an Uber or Lyft driver, and the companies usually do not do much to investigate their drivers. As such, when you get into an Uber or Lyft, you actually have no idea who is going to be driving you around or how good their driving skills are. Therefore you are always at risk of being in a wreck. You might be able to pursue a case against the bad Uber or Lyft driver if you are in a crash caused by a bad Uber or Lyft driver. If you hire Mr. Quackenbush, then he can help you in this whole process.
Moreover, if you were driving your own vehicle and hit by a driver of an Uber or Lyft vehicle, then you might be able to pursue a case against the driver of the Uber or Lyft. You might be able to pursue a case against the other driver if you were in an Uber or Lyft at the time of your collision and the accident was caused by the other driver involved. Finally, you might be able to pursue a case against the driver of the Uber or Lyft vehicle if you were a pedestrian hit by an Uber or Lyft.This South Florida Uber and Lyft Collision Attorney/Lawyer will Take your Call Today
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle caused by somebody else’s carelessness anywhere in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), hire Mr. Quackenbush. Call him for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling at 954-448-7288.
Mr. Quackenbush works on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t have to pay any lawyer’s fees until he wins compensation for you. He works efficiently to obtain a fair and just result in your case.