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Uber & Lyft Accidents In Florida: Why They Happen And What Passengers Should Do?

A shortage of Uber and Lyft drivers is causing long wait times and high prices for customers in several states, with Florida being no exception. But what else could this driver shortage cause? Accidents, leaving injured passengers wondering where to turn. While it’s no secret that Uber and Lyft have been involved in numerous serious auto accidents and injuries across the nation, the problem is likely to worsen due to increased pressure on a smaller number of drivers. Let’s explore the top common causes of Uber and Lyft auto accidents: Driver Distraction due to reliance on GPS and Uber or… Read More

Top 5 Causes Of Rideshare Accidents

And How Passengers In Florida Should Handle Them  So you’ve been out with your friends, having fun and a few drinks too many. You decide to make the “right” decision and call on an Uber or Lyft driver to get you home safely. But within minutes of getting in your ride, you sense something is a bit off. You might smell the odor of alcohol or marijuana, or notice that your driver is swerving a bit into another lane. You come to a conclusion you definitely don’t want to face, and definitely didn’t expect: your “designated driver” for the night—the… Read More

Injured In A Florida Uber Or Lyft Accident?—Know How To Navigate The Aftermath

You probably never expected to get in an accident when you stepped into an Uber or Lyft and relied upon the driver to safely get you to your destination. Yet, like so many others in Florida, that’s exactly what happened. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the past several years, and unfortunately, so too have the number of Uber and Lyft-related accidents. As a passenger, getting injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle can be both shocking and confusing. This article is designed to provide a brief overview of what to do in the aftermath… 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

Individual and Class Action Lawsuits Against Uber and Lyft

What dictates whether a claim is brought by an individual plaintiff, or collectively by a group of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit? To pursue the latter, all plaintiffs must report similar facts pertaining to the basis of their claim, and therefore all plaintiffs will present the same legal theories to the court. Since the nature of most personal injury cases is such that the circumstances of one differ from another (e.g., the defendant, the cause of the incident, the damages, etc.), most of these cased are brought independently rather than as part of a class action lawsuit. Does this… Read More

Need-to-Know Q&A for Passengers in Uber and Lyft Accidents

Getting into an accident is stressful under any circumstance, but it can be even more overwhelming when it happens to a passenger in a rideshare vehicle who was just trying to take a quick, convenient trip from point A to point B. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a Lyft or Uber, you may be wondering who was at fault and how to prove it, and even more importantly, how you will be compensated for your injuries and losses. We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions and answers that all injured rideshare passengers will need. What… Read More

Rideshare Accident Complexities

Rideshare drivers are independent contractors, not employees of the rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft and Uber Eats. This means that they are required to carry their own private auto insurance on top of the policy that is provided by the rideshare company that they drive for. The insurance policy that is paid for by these rideshare companies only covers their contractors and passengers when the driver enters a particular status: Offline Status: When a rideshare driver is still in the rideshare vehicle but is not currently using the ridesharing app, their status is offline. If they are involved in an auto… Read More

Were You A Passenger In An Uber Or Lyft Accident In Florida?

Nine Critical Steps In Helping To Document Your Case. As a passenger who has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Florida, protecting your right to compensation for your damages is paramount. In most cases, the source of compensation will come from the at-fault or liable party, which may or may not be the Uber or Lyft driver you accepted a ride from; it could be one or several third-party drivers, the government entity charged with maintaining the road where the accident occurred, or even a construction company that failed to implement safety measures in their work zone.… Read More

Uber And Lyft Accidents In Florida: What You Need To Know

In a matter of years, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way people get around. With a mobile app and a few clicks, you can have an Uber or Lyft driver at your service within minutes. Getting from point A to point B has perhaps never required such little effort, but there’s another side to this booming ridesharing industry: uncertainty and confusion surrounding insurance coverage after an accident. The industry is so new and has grown so quickly that even the insurance adjusters and courts are navigating unfamiliar terrain. However, there is still a lot of information… 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

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