Protect Your Right to Compensation for Injuries
People who use one of the popular rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are usually traveling for business, on vacation, or out for a night on the town so they aren’t thinking about getting in an accident.
The laws that cover insurance for all drivers, including rideshare services are always evolving state-by-state. Uber and Lyft provide insurance to their drivers and riders when the drivers are logged into the app, but some drivers who may give rides “off the clock” may not be covered. It’s always prudent to make sure you book your ride through the app and that your driver is legitimate.
Uber’s U.S. Safety Report includes information about
- Motor Vehicle Fatalities
- Fatal Physical Assaults
- Sexual Assaults
The report does not have information about accidents involving injuries and this data is difficult to track down but through news reports we know they do happen.
A horrible accident that occurred on July 24, 2021 caused 5 fatalities and was reported by the New York Times. One victim was an Uber driver, and 3 passengers were also killed as well as another driver. One passenger was injured, and at this time it’s too early to know who or what caused the crash.
Any person, involved and injured in any accident should, after attending to all injuries, immediately contact an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Accidents must be thoroughly investigated as soon as possible so it can be determined the cause and extent of injuries and damages. Victims should be examined by physicians to make sure there are no hidden injuries which may manifest later and cause pain and problems.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has extensive experience dealing with rideshare accidents and we understand how to recover compensation from those at fault so our clients can recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
We’re available at 954-356-0006 for a free consultation to answer your questions confidentially.
Fort Lauderdale Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys Lazarus and Lazarus – 954-356-0006