Lyft and Uber have changed the hired ride industry in Florida. With rides that are typically cheaper, more convenient to hail, and more enjoyable, these rideshare companies have completely displaced traditional taxicabs. While riders generally get to their destinations without issue, sometimes accidents happen. Whether your Lyft/Uber driver was at fault for the accident, there is likely someone liable for your injuries; after all, you were just an innocent passenger. Why should you have to pay for an accident you didn’t cause?
At the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, we don’t think you should. Lyft and Uber have insurance policies in place to cover the medical bills, property damage, and other harms that passengers (and often drivers) suffer in vehicle collisions. However, an insurance claim might not give you the compensation you truly deserve. Talk to our attorneys about your accident and find out if you could recover more with a personal injury claim – or at least with our insurance settlement negotiation assistance in Fort Lauderdale.
No one steps into a Lyft or Uber expecting to become involved in a car accident. Yet every year, dozens of people in Florida suffer injuries and even die in accidents involving a rideshare vehicle. Rideshare drivers aren’t perfect. They can make mistakes just like other drivers, including poor vehicle maintenance, speeding, or drunk driving. Having to use their phones while driving to accept rides puts these drivers at an even greater risk of distracted driving than most on the road. Common causes of Lyft and Uber accidents include:
A conversation with one of our knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys can help you learn your rights and opportunities following a Lyft or Uber accident in Fort Lauderdale. You could be eligible for recovery from more than one party. We can help you file a claim with a rideshare insurance company or with the Fort Lauderdale civil courts. Call (954) 568-3636 or contact us online for a free consultation today.