Uber / Lyft
The Perazzo Law Firm provides expert legal representation to Miami and Florida residents that have suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver. Just like all registered motor-vehicles in Florida, Uber and Lyft carry insurance policies that serve to compensate accidents victims for their legitimate claims. Furthermore, Uber and Lyft insurance policies can cover up to $1 million in compensation for injury, damage or losses. Thus, we consider it vital for Uber or Lyft passengers or other victims to remember that they are legally protected and covered in the event of an accident that involves one of these ride-share companies. Uber and Lyft drivers are usually cautious and take their rides seriously. However, many drivers spend long hours behind the wheel and many times have to take riders into uncharted neighborhoods. When these two factors combine, it’s just a matter of time before an accident occurs. When this happens, injured parties and all those on the receiving end of the accident should seek skilled legal representation to guarantee fair compensation for their losses and ordeals.
If you or someone you know has been involved an accident during an Uber or Lyft ride, or was hurt due to being crashed into or run over by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be legally eligible to receive compensation to cover medical expenses, car repairs, or any other losses as a result of the incident.
The Perazzo Law Firm recommends that our clients take the following measures if they, a family member, or loved-one was involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, either as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or private or public property owner. First and foremost, we recommend that victims handle the situation in the same way they would any other car accident, 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 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 attorneys presents the case to the insurance company.Take Immediate Action
The Perazzo Law Firm considers it best for individuals that have been involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft vehicle, 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 office immediately, so that one of our Personal Injuries Attorneys can represent you to litigate against the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurance provider.
If you or a loved-one has suffered personal injury, property loss or damage due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver, 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 your FREE initial consultation.