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Uber & Lyft Vs. Taxis: How Safe Are The Rising Giants Of Public Transportation? Florida Rideshare Accident Attorneys Explain

Must-Know Safety And Auto Accident Information For Ride-Hailing Floridians The yellow cab has, for many, become a nostalgic artifact, a general timestamp on pop culture movies and shows. We no longer scan urban horizons for yellow in a sea of cars and raise our arms; we lower them into our pockets and bags, grab our smartphones, and tap away. Whether this is good or bad is a matter of opinion, and as Uber and Lyft accident lawyers, we’re actually not here to assert ours. But we do want to explore what’s not a matter of opinion: possible implications of the… Read More

Uber Or Lyft Leave You Injured? Don’t Compromise On Compensation

Suing After An Uber Or Lyft Accident: A Guide For Florida Rideshare Passengers, By Trusted Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers Can Injured Passengers Sue For An Uber Or Lyft Accident? It’s a good question – and one of the most asked by Floridians who need an Uber and Lyft accident attorney. The answer is yes, but it relates to a more critical, two-part question: when is it necessary to sue, and how do you know whom to sue? The first thing to understand is that Florida is a ‘no-fault’ state, meaning all Florida drivers must carry $10,000 in personal injury… Read More

Is Your Florida Rideshare Insured?

The What, When, And How Of Uber And Lyft Insurance Coverage The rideshare industry – and the insurance that covers it – is new in the grand scheme of things. This means you must be aware of the latest updates and changes; doing so will aid you in the event of an accident, whether you’re a driver or a passenger. What many people don’t realize is that Uber and Lyft are liable for accidents only during specific times, which are dependent upon the status of the driver’s app. In addition, the amount of coverage provided by Uber and Lyft varies… Read More

Did Your Rideshare Trip End In Disaster? Five Critical Things To Know

A Passenger’s Guide To Uber And Lyft Crashes In Florida Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft enable people to get somewhere quickly, easily, and efficiently. Unfortunately, a rideshare experience can end up being more of a setback than anything else – particularly when there’s an accident between point A and point B. Your day comes to a screeching halt, and suddenly you face months of accident aftermath, which might include physical recovery from your injuries, seemingly endless calls between insurance companies, and, most importantly, time away from the activities you enjoy. During difficult times like these, rideshare accident lawyers in… Read More

Ridesharing And Drunk Driving: What’s The Connection?

It’s Saturday night in South Florida, and you’ve been out with your friends, catching up and checking out the newest bars. As the night is wrapping up and you head toward your car, you pause to consider whether you’re really “okay” to drive. You play it safe, pulling out your phone and opening a rideshare app for a quick, convenient, safe ride home. Millions of people have done this since the rise of Uber and Lyft, meaning fewer drunk drivers are on the road – not just in popular cities like Fort Lauderdale and Hallandale Beach, Florida, but across the… Read More

Breaking Down Coverage: A Quick Q&A

1. What Kind Of “Personal Auto Insurance” Are Rideshare Drivers Required To Carry In Florida, And When Does It Apply? Very few rideshare drivers carry anything beyond a run-of-the-mill personal policy, just like most people on the road. Many drivers who use their vehicles to make money need to purchase a commercial rather than a personal policy. However, this comes at a hefty price, and since it isn’t a requirement for Uber or Lyft drivers in Florida, not many are willing to pay it. Here’s the critical piece of information: personal policies (without special endorsements for rideshare drivers) do not… Read More

Uber And Lyft Insurance Coverage In Florida: How And When Does It Work?

Everything changes with the click of a button – at least when it comes to rideshare insurance coverage. As soon as a rideshare driver opens the Uber or Lyft app and makes themselves available to pick up passengers, Uber or Lyft insurance kicks in to provide additional coverage, beyond the limits of the rideshare driver’s personal auto insurance policy. But how much coverage does it provide? Who does it apply to? And does it increase once a passenger’s actually been picked up? These are the questions that all rideshare passengers and drivers should know how to answer, so let’s start… Read More

Top 3 Reasons To Hire An Uber & Lyft Attorney After An Accident

Have you been injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft? Are you considering hiring legal counsel, but aren’t sure if it’s really necessary? If so, you’re not alone. As the number of Uber and Lyft drivers on the road increases, so too does the number of accidents – some of which result in serious, life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, only a fraction of injured plaintiffs obtain all of the compensation they’re entitled to, and in most cases, it’s because they chose to forgo representation by an experienced rideshare attorney. Let’s explore three main reasons you, as an injured passenger, should… Read More

Calling An Uber Or Lyft? What You Need To Know First?

As a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you trust your driver to get you from point A to point B safely and quickly for a fair price. But in reality, any Uber or Lyft ride could end in an auto accident, which could lead to time-consuming and costly injuries. This is why it is critical for anyone who uses Uber or Lyft—even if only on occasion—to know their rights, and what steps to take in the event of an accident. To that end, let’s review some important information: Your Rights As An Uber Or Lyft Passenger As a passenger… Read More

Top Five Reasons To Hire An Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

The aftermath of any auto accident can be complicated, but even more so when that auto accident involves Uber or Lyft, and you as the passenger. Most people hop into an Uber or Lyft without hesitation, enjoying the convenience offered by these rideshare companies and anticipating a quick arrival to their destination; few are prepared to experience an accident before making it there. Whether you’ve already been in an accident as an Uber or Lyft passenger in Florida, or you simply use these companies often, this article will help you understand what to expect after an accident, and why hiring… Read More


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