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WHEN IS AN UBER / LYFT DRIVER AT FAULT FOR AN ACCIDENT?
A negligent Uber or Lyft driver on duty for the Uber or Lyft rideshare service companies may be held legally liable if Uber or Lyft passengers are hurt or suffer losses as a result of an Uber or Lyft accident. Accident victims need to know that an Uber or Lyft driver found to be free of fault for an accident in Miami, carries insurance with which to cover compensation for any personal injuries, damages or losses on behalf of the passenger or passengers. In a Miami car accident with another motor vehicle operator found at fault for an incident involving the Uber or Lyft ride share service, medical compensation through their insurance provider will need to be provided. Just like all registered motor-vehicles in Florida, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that Uber and Lyft carry insurance policies, usually Bodily Insurance (BI), that serve to compensate Uber or Lyft Miami accident victims for their legitimate claims. Furthermore, Uber and Lyft insurance policies can cover up to $1 million in compensation for bodily injury, damage, loss, or wrongful death. Thus, the Perazzo Law Firm Personal Injury and Car Accident attorneys that handle Uber or Lyft accidents in Miami, advise passengers or other victims to remember that injured parties are legally protected by Uber or Lyft insurance policies and are covered in the event of an accident in Miami that involves one of these ride-share companies. Uber and Lyft drivers in Miami-Dade are usually cautious and take their rides seriously. However, many Uber or Lyft drivers in Miami spend long hours behind the wheel and many times an Uber or Lyft driver may have to take an Uber or Lyft passenger into uncharted Miami-Dade neighborhoods. When these two factors combine for an Uber or Lyft driver in Miami, it’s just a matter of time before an accident involving Uber or Lyft occurs in Miami-Dade County. When an Uber accident occurs in Miami, the Perazzo Lew Firm knows that injured passengers and all those on the receiving end of the Uber or Lyft accident, should seek the skilled legal representation that the Perazzo Law Firm guarantees its Miami-Dade and Broward County clients in terms of fair compensation for their losses and ordeals following an Uber or Lyft accident in Miami.
If you, a friend, relative, or someone you know has been involved in an accident during Uber or Lyft ride share activity in Miami, Hialeah, Homestead, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, or any city or suburb we serve in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Orange County, or suffered personal injury due to being crashed into or run over by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be legally eligible to receive financial compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, car repairs, lost wages, or any other losses as a result of the Uber or Lyft accident incident.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN UBER / LFTY ACCIDENT IN MIAMI-DADE OR ORLANDO
The Perazzo Law Firm staff or personal injury lawyers recommends that our car accident clients take the following measures if they, a family member, or loved-one was involved in an Uber, Lyft, or Alto car accident in Miami or Orlando, either as an Uber or Lyft driver, Uber or Lyft passenger, pedestrian, or private or public property owner. First and foremost, the Perazzo Law Firm recommends that Uber or Lyft related accident victims in Miami or any other city, handle the situation in the same way they would any car accident in Miami; by staying calm and notifying the proper authorities such as the police and/or medical care units. When and if possible, we recommend that pictures of the Uber or Lyft accident scene, injuries, or damage to property be taken, either by the injured party or by any uninjured passenger or bystander. Gather the pertinent contact information of the Uber or Lyft driver, as well as the contact information of any witnesses. Another practical thing to do is to take photos of the Uber or Lyft ride receipt, which can be used to support your claim when one of our Miami personal injury attorneys present the case to the Uber or Lyft insurance company. (Also see: BEST ADVICE FOR UBER ACCIDENTS). Many times, accidents involving Uber or Lyft, may involve injury from airbags that deploy upon impact. Airbag injuries in vehicles with numerous airbags such as rear-side and frontal-side airbags can injure passengers or drivers if they deploy simultaneously. The force with which airbags deploy can cause facial injuries in the event of rear-end or head-on collisions. In Miami, Perazzo Law understand airbag injuries from Uber or Lyft ride share accidents and collisions. (See Car Accident Injuries). Facial injuries from a ride share accident can be considered permanent injuries. Fractures and broken bones as a result from an Uber or Lyft accident in Miami, may lead to medical attention and surgical intervention. Medical bills to cover injuries from an Uber or Lyft accident will surely exceed the minimum PIP coverage. That is why, after an accident involving Uber or Lyft, in Miami, Perazzo Law reminds its clients that ride share companies carry special insurance coverage policies to compensate accident victims for as much as $1 million. As ride share popularity grows, so do the number of accidents involving Uber and Lyft. In Miami, Perazzo Law works arduously to offer the best legal counsel and support for a fair settlement. An Uber or Lyft driver usually drives and provide safe transportation of its user or riders. However, an Uber or Lyft driver may sometimes be distracted by app notifications or GPS app guidance systems. Furthermore, fatigue can cause an Uber or Lyft driver to become distracted behind the wheel. These factors can combine with negligence by other motorists and lead to an accident or incident involving an Uber or Lyft driver.
Following an Uber or Lyft Accident, In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm Personal Injury staff considers it best for individuals to make sure they can prove that the Uber or Lyft driver was responsible for the accident or property damage. If so, it is best to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices immediately, so that one of our Miami Personal Injuries Attorneys can represent you to litigate against the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurance provider.
UBER - LYFT and COVID-19 Prevention
Uber and Lyft accidents or negligence during the coronavirus pandemic can lead to personal injury or losses to riders and passengers alike. Uber and Lyft are required, according to the CDC and the FDH to abide by measures aimed at safeguarding the well-being of passengers and equipped vehicles with preventive modifications. The Perazzo Law Firm's staff of personal injury attorneys specializing in COVID-19 prevention and safety measures for business operators, recommends Uber or Lyft users to make sure that Uber and Lyft services providers meets CDC and FDH guidelines for keeping their vehicles disinfected regularly, properly equipped with hand sanitizer and a divider which separates the rider from the driver. It's important to remind riders and drivers that the use of facial coverings are mandatory at all times, and failure to use a facial covering on behalf of the Uber or Lyft driver, may result in a personal injury insurance claim if the rider is infected with COVID-19 as a result of the UBER or Lyft driver.
See Coronavirus Lawsuits and Safety Lawyer in Miami.
As the popularity of ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft continues to grow, so does the risk of being involved in an accident or becoming a victim of crime. In this article, we'll offer some tips on how to stay safe while using ridesharing services. First and foremost, be sure to take a screenshot of your ride details before getting in the car. This will come in handy if you need to file a report later. Also, try not to fall asleep and avoid sharing personal details with the driver. If possible, make sure the driver is the same person in the app profile. And finally, keep in touch with someone you trust so they can check in on you during your ride.
If you or a loved-one has suffered personal injury, property loss or damage due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver in Miami, either as a passenger, driver of another vehicle, bicycle rider, or pedestrian, we strongly suggest you Contact us ONLINE or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation.
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