Holding Uber Or Lyft Responsible For Your Injuries
Whether you were the hired ride passenger or a rideshare car ran into you, services such as Uber and Lyft are legally responsible for your injuries and property damage. But recovering such compensation is never easy or automatic. The company may try to blame you for the accident or dispute your losses.
You can turn to The Law Offices of Gonzalez & Associates to advocate for you if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident. We will investigate promptly and aggressively pursue your compensation. We welcome cases throughout Florida.
Yes, we handle Uber accidents and Lyft accidents. Learn your rights with a free consultation at 866-626-4257.
Who Pays The Damages In A Rideshare Accident?
Your own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover your medical bills if Uber or Lyft does not. But PIP benefits are capped at $10,000. If you have a serious injury and your total losses exceed $10,000, you can bring a personal injury claim against Uber or Lyft for the excess damages.
Florida requires Lyft and Uber vehicles to be adequately insured for property damage, bodily injury or death. Each rideshare service has its own policy, but in a nutshell:
- If the driver is transporting a passenger or en route to a pickup, the rideshare company is fully liable for injuries to its passengers, its driver, pedestrians or anyone else injured in a crash.
- If the driver is logged in but waiting for a fare request, the rideshare company has limited liability for accidents. It may be necessary to pursue other sources of insurance.
- If the driver is logged out (off duty), the driver’s own auto insurance policy would apply in an accident.
Uber And Lyft Claims Get Complicated. We Can Help.
There are many variables, and the rideshare insurer may deny, reduce or delay your compensation. Our knowledgeable and helpful attorneys will sort it all out and stand up to Uber or Lyft to demand your full and rightful compensation. We know how to investigate if there is any question of who was at fault.