Uber has over 90 million active users and almost 4 million drivers. Lyft has 2 million drivers and 23 million users. Needless to say, rideshare is here to stay. A decade into the rideshare economy regulations and laws around rideshare services are still evolving. At Rubenstein Law, we've been handling these cases for years and have the skills and experience to handle the nuances of accidents and injuries involving rideshare. If you were injured through no fault of your own, call us, we can protect your rights as an Uber or Lyft driver or passenger.
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We Help Victims of Ride Share Accidents
Let’s start with, what does ‘ride-share’ mean? A car service where a person uses a smartphone app (Uber/Lyft) to arrange a ride - usually in a privately owned vehicle is considered a ride-share.
Even though the ride-share industry is a 21st-century phenomenon, our personal injury attorneys already have experience with these type of cases and are fighting for and protecting clients injured in accidents involving Uber and Lyft. We can help answer your questions, including what to do if:
You are a pedestrian, passenger, cyclist or in another vehicle and are injured in an accident due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver?
You are a passenger in a Lyft or Uber car and are injured as by an uninsured or underinsured motorist?
You are an Uber or Lyft driver and are seriously hurt in an accident with an uninsured driver.
Things You Should Know About The Ride Share Economy
Uber/Lyft do not consider drivers to be their employees, drivers are contract employees. This impacts how drivers are paid, their benefits as well as insurance coverage requirements.
Vehicles are owned and primarily insured by the individual driver and not by Uber or Lyft.
Uber/Lyft cars are used for both personal and business use.
If the Lyft/Uber driver is logged into the app, has accepted a ride and/or has a passenger in the car will affect the coverage available for your claim
A PiP claim can be made, but as is often the case, it will likely be a claim on your policy if you own a car in FL or live with a FL car owner and maxes out at $10,000 of coverage.
PiP coverage is not required for limo and taxis in FL and while ride-share is a separate category, claims are often denied by the insurance of drivers working as Uber and Lyft.
Ride-share driver insurance policies do exist, but the auto insurers only began offering them to FL drivers in late 2016.
Insurance Coverage That Might Be Available:
Uber/Lyft do provide liability insurance up to $1 million dollars – as a secondary insurance to the driver’s coverage
Uber/Lyft do provide uninsured/underinsured Insurance up to $1 million dollars
Uber/Lyft driver’s personal liability insurance may be available
When you are involved in a car accident with Uber or Lyft, you’ll have many questions about your options and rights, including:
Who is going to pay for my injuries?
What if I can’t work and pay my bills?
How do I fight a huge corporation like Uber?
Our team of accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law has the experience and skills you want on your side to answer these questions and we will fight to get you the money you deserve.
Call Rubenstein Law Today
Too often, we see big insurance companies and powerful corporations take advantage of victims. Since the regulations and laws around ride share services are still evolving the aftermath of an Uber or Lyft accident is often complex. Put your energy into healing and let us handle the complicated details. Please call Rubenstein Law today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL to put our skilled team to work for you and your family. The call and the advice are free. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you or we can offer virtual appointments and as always we never get paid unless you get paid.
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