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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, 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.

Uber appAt Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers have over 240 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 they need.

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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 insurance.

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.

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.

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. Contact us for a  free consultation.

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