There is no denying that ridesharing companies have changed the face of transportation. They will continue to do so, especially as they expand into food delivery and other services. However, we need to be aware that crashes involving Uber and Lyft vehicles do occur.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to step in and help if you are involved in a crash with a ridesharing vehicle. We understand that these crashes come with added complications, but we will work to ensure that you get all the compensation you deserve. If you need a Miami Uber and Lyft accident attorney, call us today.
There are millions of Uber and Lyft drivers in the U.S., with many of them right here in Miami. It is a smart place to be a ridesharing driver considering how many tourists we have in the area. In most cases, ridesharing has been beneficial, especially when it comes to people being responsible and not driving home drunk. However, there have been times when an Uber or Lyft driver has caused a crash.
Becoming an Uber or Lyft driver is not hard to do. Most people with a valid license can driver for either company if they have a vehicle that can pass an initial inspection. These are just regular people who do not have any extra driver training. Ridesharing services and drivers do not face the same regulations as traditional taxis services and public transportation do. These drivers are prone to the same carelessness and negligence as anyone else on the roadway:
Consider this – there were over 400,000 vehicle crashes reported in Florida during the latest reporting year. While we do not have solid statistics on how many Uber and Lyft vehicles were involved in crashes, we know that they happen.
Both companies have insurance that covers passengers in their vehicles. This coverage also extends to the period when a driver is waiting for a fare. In theory, ridesharing passengers, those in other vehicles, as well as pedestrians should all be covered in the event of a crash that is caused by a ridesharing driver.
However, we know that insurance companies can be notoriously difficult to deal with. You need to know where to turn in the event a ridesharing driver causes a crash because you should not have to worry about finances when working through injury recovery.
You should not have to worry about your finances if you get into a crash involving a rideshare vehicle. If another person’s negligence is to blame for your injuries, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure compensation for the following: