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Safety First in Florida: Advice From Uber & Lyft Attorneys | It Could Save Your Life

Just over three years ago, a 30-year-old Uber driver slammed into the back of a semi-truck on U.S. Route 17 in Orlando, FL. Two months later, the same Uber driver was arrested for DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. His decision to get high on meth and marijuana that night came with a heavy cost: Pascual suffered a severe head injury and died at the scene. We see tragic stories like this on the news every day. But when they’re told to us on a 2D screen, a dimension away from tangible reality, most of us feel safe and insusceptible to… Read More

Who Do You Sue When Injured In A Rideshare Accident?

How to get the compensation you deserve by working with an experienced rideshare compensation lawyer. Being involved in an Uber or Lyft accident can leave you wondering: How do I move forward from this situation with the proper support? Such big companies can make resolving these issues confusing and stressful, especially when dealing with an injury. Knowing who to talk to and which entity to hold accountable varies from situation to situation. This makes suing for a rideshare accident difficult even though it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we’ll explain who you should seek compensation from after an… Read More

Injured Passenger in a Florida Uber or Lyft Accident?—What You Need to Know About Compensation

Stepping into an Uber or Lyft, you’re probably focused on where you’re going, and what you’ll do once you get there. Few of us consider the possibility that we won’t make it to our destination at all…but instead find ourselves as the passenger in an Uber or Lyft accident. Unfortunately, rideshare accidents aren’t uncommon, especially considering the pressure drivers face to not only pick up and drop off their passengers in a timely manner, but maximize their profits each shift. This is why it’s paramount that customers of Uber and Lyft know how to pursue compensation should they suffer injuries… Read More

Preparing Yourself For An Uber Or Lyft Accident In Florida

A Four-Step Guide When stepping into an Uber or Lyft, your focus is probably on where you’re going and what you’re going to do once you get there. It’s unlikely that you’re thinking, what will I do if the driver gets in an accident, and I get injured? Unfortunately, Uber and Lyft accidents happen all too often, leaving the injured passenger to wonder where to turn, what to do, and how to pay for their medical bills. The old adage rings true: knowledge really is power, especially when it comes to Uber and Lyft accidents. Whether you utilize the rideshare… Read More

Passenger In An Uber Accident? Here’s What To Do.

Auto accidents happen in the blink of an eye, but the consequences can last a lifetime—especially if you don’t take the appropriate steps soon after. It’s true that in order to work as a driver for Uber, a person has to undergo a background check and evaluation of their driving record. Ideally, only the safest drivers will end up working for Uber (or any other ridesharing service, for that matter), but the truth is that even the safest drivers can find themselves in an accident. If you are a passenger in an Uber accident, the first and most important step… Read More

Are You Covered By Uber?

As the popularity and demand for rideshare services grow, it is sensible to become informed on the type of protection that these services offer. Rideshare drivers, such as Uber drivers, are expected to carry certain insurance coverage while they are offline and online. However, it is important to note that every state has different insurance coverage requirements and minimums. In Florida, rideshare drivers are required by law to have insurance coverage when the rideshare app is on, which is normally provided by the rideshare company’s partner insurance carrier. When a driver is offline or not accepting any rideshare passengers, their… Read More

Town Adopts Rideshare Voucher Program To Reduce Drunk Driving

The town of Jupiter, FL has adopted a unique program to reduce drunk driving arrests and to help prevent drunk driving accidents on major holidays. By setting aside enough money to cover Uber rides of up to $15 over New Year’s Eve, the town was able to cut drunk driving arrests to zero during the same period. The town used the same voucher program over the Fourth of July weekend a few months before. Ilan Kaufer, a Jupiter Councilmember, was inspired to adopt the program when a college friend was badly hurt in an alcohol-related accident. Kaufer wanted to prevent… Read More

Pedestrian Killed By Self-Driving Uber

On March 18, 2018, the first fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber was captured on video. The death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona will undoubtedly generate questions and criticisms directed toward the application of this emerging technology and the state regulations that have encouraged its implementation. Elaine Herzberg was walking her bike across a relatively darkened and empty street around 10 p.m. when she was struck by the autonomous Uber. The police have released two videos of the incident, one of which shows the collision itself. The video inside the Uber is 14 seconds long and shows the operator,… Read More

Lyft Has First Fatal Accident Since Coming Into The Rideshare Market

On the evening of November 3rd, 2014 in West Sacramento, 24-year old male Shane Holland and his boyfriend Brady Lawrence, 24, ordered a ride from the popular car-service company Lyft. During the home from a costume party, their Lyft driver, Shanti Adhikari, who was 31 at the time, swerved in the rainy weather conditions to avoid crashing into a stalled car that was stopped in front of him on the freeway. As a result of the swerving, Adhikari hit a tree on the road’s shoulder. Holland died immediately at the scene, even though he was wearing a seatbelt. The accident… Read More

Two Male Victims In Uber Accident Sue The Rideshare Company For Damages

In September 2013, UberX driver Bassim Elbatniji crashed into another vehicle while transporting two Uber customers, Jason Herrera and Nickolas Kolintzas. Both young men were badly hurt and sustained multiple injuries. Herrera said that the accident was so intense and such a blur, that “I basically woke up inside the ambulance. And I actually thought I went through a windshield. Herrera was instructed by Uber personnel to contact the driver to obtain their personal insurance information. When Elbatniji’s insurance company denied Herrera’s claim, stating that they would not cover an accident occurring during drive time for commercial purposes, as is… Read More


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