Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Let Us Help You File a Rideshare Accident Claim
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular throughout Florida and the nation. Today, smart phone 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 50 years of 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. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you navigate the system to recover the compensation you need.
Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Contact our Fort Lauderdale lawyers at (888) 499-6206 for a free consultation.
Unique Issues in Uber and Lyft Accidents
Handling a rideshare accident means understanding the complexities that surround the employment structure of these apps. Because Uber, Lyft, and other competitors classify drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, they ca dispunte and deny liability when their drivers are involved in accidents.
For example, coverage can vary depending on the facts involved in a wreck and whether the rideshare driver was:
- Transporting a passenger
- En route to pick up a fare
- Not using the app
Uber and Lyft offer different tiers of insurance coverage depending on a driver’s activity. 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, those they injure may have to sift through insurance issues to determine coverage. For example, rideshare services have lower policy limits when a driver is simply active and looking for a fare but not on the way to pick up a passenger. 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 insurance.
Trust Your Case to a Proven Legal Team
While liability and coverage issues can complicate Uber and Lyft accident cases, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you clearly understand your rights and legal options. 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.
If you would like to learn about your rights following an accident involving a rideshare driver, 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.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling our team at (888) 499-6206. When you choose Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., you can have confidence knowing that seasoned, caring, and highly capable legal minds are on your side.