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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

UBER & LYFT ALERT

Uber and Lyft have dramatically altered their Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage insurance in Florida. They no longer provide 1 million in coverage for injuries you sustained in an accident while driving for or riding in a Lyft or Uber, if you or your driver are not at fault for the accident and the at fault party does not have insurance or inadequate insurance coverage. In fact, they no longer provide any UM insurance coverage to their rider’s or driver’s if the at fault party’s insurance is inadequate or nonexistent. Fenstersheib Law Group Call your Rideshare Accident Experts 24 hours /… 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

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

Passenger In A Florida Uber Or Lyft Accident? What You Need To Know?

It’s always a risk, but never one that we think will actually happen: your Uber or Lyft driver has just gotten in an accident, and you don’t even know whether you’ve been injured. Fortunately, Florida law requires Uber and Lyft drivers to be covered by no less than $1 million in liability coverage when there is a passenger in the vehicle. However, the coverage of $1 million only applies if the Uber or Lyft drivers are at fault by causing the accident and cited for the accident. This coverage is designed to provide compensation for bodily injury (including death) as… Read More

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

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