Uber / Lyft Accidents
Proven Car Accident Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular
throughout Florida and the nation. Today, smartphone users can access
an application and be connected instantly to a ride. While this new technology
and service has made big waves in the transportation industry, it has
also introduced unique legal issues when it comes to accidents and injuries.
At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers
have over 160 years of combined experience advocating on behalf of victims
injured in all types of
auto accidents, including those involving Uber and Lyft. Due to the unique structure
of these companies, victims harmed in accidents involving a rideshare
service may face unique challenges when pursuing compensation for their
damages. By working with our proven attorneys, victims can navigate these
hurdles and put themselves in position to recover the financial recovery
Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Contact us for a FREE consultation.
Unique Issues in Uber & Lyft Accidents
Unique legal issues in Uber and Lyft accident personal injury cases stem
largely from the way in which these companies classify their drivers.
Because they classify them as independent contractors, rather than employees,
they allow for the opportunity to dispute and deny liability when their
drivers are involved in accidents. For example coverage can vary depending
on the facts involved in a wreck and what the rideshare driver was doing
at the time:
- Transporting a passenger
- En route to pick up a fare
- Not using the app
Uber and Lyft have different insurance coverage for accidents involving
these situations. For example, passengers in an Uber or Lyft are covered
by the company’s $1 million insurance policy. This policy includes
uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, which means injured passengers
can still have the opportunity to recover compensation even if the other
driver involved did not have insurance. Motorists driving their own vehicle
who are injured by an Uber or Lyft driver transporting a fare are also
covered by the $1 million policy.
When Uber or Lyft drivers are not transporting fares, however, victims
they harm in other vehicles may have to sift through insurance issues
to determine coverage. For example, rideshare services often have lower
policy limits covering drivers when they are en route to pick up a fare.
They also generally do not cover drivers when they are not using the app
and are considered “off the clock.” In these situations, injured
victims may have to pursue compensation through the driver’s personal
Trust Your Case to a Proven Legal Team
While liability and coverage issues can complicate Uber and Lyft accident
cases, these issues can be effectively handled by experienced personal
injury attorneys like those at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. Over the
years, our award-winning lawyers have leveraged their insight in personal
injury law to recover millions of dollars on behalf of the injured and
the wronged. These include successful recoveries in even the most challenging
cases. When you place your trust in our team, you can have confidence
knowing that seasoned, caring, and highly capable legal minds are on your side.
If you would like to learn about your rights following an accident involving
a rideshare service, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm for a case
evaluation. Our lawyers proudly serve clients throughout Hollywood, Fort
Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
Contact us for a FREE consultation.