Rideshare Accident Attorneys in Weston, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
All collisions involving cars, trucks, or motorcycles that involve injuries are complex incidents. Determining how and why the accident happened is difficult and diagnosing and treating injuries is also very involved. The costs involved with hospitalization and physical rehabilitation are astronomical so protecting the rights of victims to receive adequate compensation is essential.
What Makes Rideshare Accidents Different?
When a driver for one of the rideshare companies gets into an accident it’s different than an accident involving two individual drivers and passenger vehicles and it is also different than when a private individual has an accident with a commercial vehicle like a tractor trailer. Uber and Lyft drivers typically use their own personal vehicles to provide transportation to riders who use these online apps. Uber and Lyft drivers do not need to have a commercial driver’s license or purchase commercial auto insurance. However, the ridesharing company does provide commercial insurance coverage while the driver is on the clock. So, who is financially liable for any injuries resulting from the accident will depend on your particular circumstances.
Injuries involving a rideshare vehicle are covered by the company insurance policy. However, even when a ridesharing driver is at fault and on duty at the time of an accident, the ridesharing company may still fight a claim and try to deny liability. This is why it’s important to have an experienced rideshare accident lawyer who will fight for adequate compensation including the possibility of long-term care and future complications.
Injuries are often more than physical. Victims of serious trauma commonly suffer from emotional and psychological issues, and these must be considered.
Since 1992 the Personal Injury Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people recover physically and financially from injuries incurred in all kinds of accidents. Since Uber started in 2009 and Lyft in 2012, we have developed a special expertise dealing with all the rideshare companies. Our success rate is outstanding, and our clients have shared their thoughts about our service and results on Google.
How to Reach Us
We are a relatively small law firm and so we are able to give personal service and we’re available 7 days a week by calling 954-356-0006