Representing Your Rights
Just 10 years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who had even heard of ridesharing apps, let alone used one. But today, there are an average of 14 million Uber trips every day and more than 100 million active users.
But having so many cars on the road also makes accidents and injuries more likely.
You deserve to be safe on the road. You may even have chosen an Uber or Lyft because it was the safest option available to you. If you were injured in a ridesharing accident, it’s important that your rights are represented.
In Florida, when two vehicles collide, each of the drivers must turn to their own insurance for coverage. However, rideshare accidents are different.
For one, your Uber or Lyft driver isn’t an employee, but an independent contractor. Part of your rideshare accident case will involve disputing this fact with the company. There are also differences in the ways that insurance coverage is handled in an Uber accident.
Because so many policies are involved (the drivers’, yours, and the rideshare company’s), it takes an experienced attorney to navigate the many factors at play and understand whether—and how—they apply to you.
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Uber and Lyft may provide up to $1 million in coverage for injuries to drivers and their passengers, but only if the accident occurred while the passenger was in the car or the driver was en route to pick them up.
However, it doesn’t take an expert to realize that car accidents can happen at any time.
Rideshare drivers who get into accidents outside of this small window may not be covered by the app’s insurance, further complicating an already troublesome situation.
Navigating these issues can feel a lot like driving downtown in rush hour traffic. This is why it’s crucial that you have someone who can notify you of potential roadblocks and guide you to a successful resolution of your case.
With Uber and Lyft carrying so much insurance coverage, it’s natural to assume that they would be held responsible for your accident injuries.
However, a recent law in Florida has eliminated liability for ridesharing companies, meaning you can no longer bring a lawsuit against them. In the event a lawsuit becomes necessary, your only option would be to sue the driver.
Because this law was changed so recently, it is imperative that you work with an experienced Uber accident attorney in Orlando who is familiar with the many nuances of these types of cases.
Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is already difficult, but the addition of a ridesharing app can make the process much more complicated.
Fortunately, the legal professionals at Beers & Gordon can help.
With a combined 65 years of experience working for both insurance companies and injured victims, we are familiar with the many issues involved in an Uber accident case. We not only know what you can expect, we know what questions to ask to get the best outcome for you.
When you book a ride with a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft, you expect to arrive at your destination safely. Yet even a relatively minor accident can leave you with lifelong symptoms that affect your quality of life in drastic ways.
If you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident in Orlando whether as a passenger or involved in a crash with a rideshare driver, contact Beers & Gordon as soon as possible.
One of our Uber accident attorneys will discuss the details of your accident, advise you of your next steps, and—most importantly—act as your legal advocate throughout your case.
Rest assured that Uber, Lyft, and their insurance companies have a team of attorneys working for them, all in an attempt to pay you as little money as possible. But with Beers & Gordon, there’s no need to let that intimidate you.
Other law firms may shy away from litigating your case, but we are no strangers to the courtroom and will not hesitate to take your case before a judge if necessary.
Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.
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