It seems like Uber and Lyft have been around forever now, but in reality, they are the new players in the transportation industry. Where we used to only rely on taxis and buses, now anyone can open up an app on the phone and summon a vehicle to take them from place to place. No longer does it seem strange that we call people in their private cars to take us somewhere. Unfortunately, if a rideshare driver gets into an accident, things can become complicated.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates are here to help. We will look at your case, handle the insurance companies and other parties, and work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a North Miami Beach Uber and Lyft accident attorney, call us now.
Florida is a busy place and we have plenty of ridesharing vehicles in and around the North Miami Beach area. It is rare to go anywhere without seeing a vehicle with an Uber or Lyft sticker in the window. However, becoming a ridesharing driver is not terribly difficult. In fact, most drivers have other jobs and are looking for a way to earn some extra money.
In short, ridesharing drivers get into crashes, too.
Don’t they have insurance?
Yes, both companies require their drivers to carry insurance coverage and the companies also have what appear to be ample coverage that applies when a driver has passengers and is waiting for a fare. However, if you have ever dealt with insurance companies, then you can only imagine how difficult it could be to get a settlement.
During the latest reporting year in Florida, there were over 400,000 vehicle crashes reported. Out of those, there were over 3,000 fatalities and more than 254,000 injuries. Crashes are going to happen, but you need to ensure you are protected financially in the aftermath. Consider the following injuries:
Medical care and other hidden accident costs from these injuries can add up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The first phone call you need to make if you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence of a rideshare driver is to an attorney who understands these cases.
We know that ridesharing has made things easier for many people and we especially applaud those who use these services when they have had too much alcohol to drive responsibly. However, Uber and Lyft drivers are prone to the same driving mistakes as the rest of us. If a crash happens, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is here to help. We will work to secure compensation for the following: