On the surface, the ridesharing services of companies like Uber and Lyft seem like fantastic alternatives to traditional taxis and public transportation. They’re quick, cheap, and available just about everywhere. In fact, it’s obvious by now that Uber and Lyft have completely transformed the passenger transport industry. Unfortunately, the convenience and low costs that these companies offer sometimes end in disaster. We’re talking about when an Uber or Lyft driver is involved in an accident and their passenger(s) have been injured through absolutely no fault of their own. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft related traffic accident in Florida, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of your legal rights. Our personal injury attorneys will help you file a successful rideshare accident claim. Contact us today to discuss your case for free.
Understanding your rights can be a little confusing. For the most part, this confusion stems from the nature of companies like Uber and Lyft themselves. Their exact legal status is fairly complex and beyond the scope of what we’re explaining here, but much of the confusion comes from their level of decentralization (1). Oddly enough, this decentralization is one of the things that have made these companies successful – mostly because it reduces overhead and can pass these savings to the consumer.
In other words, decentralization is great until something terrible happens and you get injured. This is because it’s not entirely clear who’s responsible for what and which entity, in the end, is financially liable for your injuries. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’re here to clear up. Read on to discover everything you need to know about making a personal injury claim that involves Uber or Lyft.
Here are the main things you need to know about injury claims involving ridesharing firms like Uber and Lyft:
It goes without saying that the first thing you must do is attend to your personal injuries. Seek whatever medical care you need immediately after your lyft or uber accident. Once you’ve done this, here are the next few things you should do after your injury:
Following these suggestions as precisely as possible gives you the best chance at reaching the most advantageous settlement. A Florida Uber and Lyft accident lawyer will also expedite the entire claims process and help you cut through the confusion inherent to these types of claims.
As with any personal injury claim, there are a number of things you have a right to be compensated for if you’re injured in an Uber accident or Lyft accident in Delray Beach. Here’s a quick list of the losses you may have a right to be compensated for in the aftermath of such an accident:
If you’ve been injured in a car accident while using the services of a ridesharing company like Uber or Lyft, this is probably a difficult time for you and your family. We hope that the information we’ve presented here will prove useful to you in one way or another. Of course, our first concern is your health and well-being, so please make these your top priority after you’ve been injured. Unfortunately, people can also experience a great deal of stress after they’re injured. This is where our Florida rideshare accident lawyers can help. A large part of injury-related stress is caused by financial concerns and the legal complexity of the claim process. We can help alleviate these financial concerns by reaching the best settlement possible and use our team’s legal expertise to take the burden of complexity off your shoulders.
If you’ve been injured in an uber or lyft accident in Delray Beach or South Florida, contact our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation.