Uber and Lyft both offer incredibly convenient methods of travelling around Hallandale, so their popularity is not surprising. Just a few short years ago, very few of us could have envisaged a world where a cab could be hailed from a cell phone, wherever and whenever you need one. The service also offers work to car owners in search of some extra income, most of whom will be free to do so if they drive a qualifying vehicle, pass a background check.
For all the convenience of Uber and Lyft, and the number of their cars you may see in operation in busy Hallandale areas like Gulfstream Park, the model is not perfect. One of the main issues, from several perspectives, is the classification of the drivers as independent contractors. Aside from the connotation of that on the drivers’ employment rights, it can also make any accident-related claims considerably more complicated.
If you are involved in Hallandale accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or are a passenger in one of these vehicles when it the accident occurs, an attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA could help you to navigate the complexities of the Florida legal system.
The good news is that, no matter how your Hallandale Uber or Lyft accident occurred, the passenger is never at fault. If you are an Uber or Lyft driver who was involved in an accident, whether with or without passengers on board, our Hallandale attorneys could also help you.
You have probably heard the rumors flying about Uber and Lyft being incredibly unsafe options, with no way of knowing you are safe with your driver, each contractor undergoes a detailed check at least one per year.
Since early May last year, Uber and Lyft drivers in Florida have governed by CS/HB 221, often referred to as the Uber/Lyft Law.
Under this law, those driving for Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies must undergo background checks, and may not hold the position where they are found to have been convicted of any of the following during the previous five years:
These background checks must be repeated on an annual basis.
In brief, yes, they do. CS/HB 221 includes minimum insurance requirements for Uber and Lyft drivers, who must now hold insurance covering:
Uber and Lyft also carry their own auto insurance, which you may be entitled to claim on following an accident, however, this is unlikely to be a simple affair. Consequently, you should consult a specialized Hallandale Uber and Lyft attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Bear in mind that the statute of limitations means you must file your claim within a strictly limited time period, or forfeit your right to do so.
Following an Uber or Lyft accident in Hallandale, you may be hesitant about adding the cost of hiring an experienced accident attorney to the medical expenses and lost earnings you are already facing. You should be aware that we do not request a penny upfront, meaning you do not pay us until your Hallandale attorney has recovered damages on your behalf.
When you file a claim against Uber or Lyft, their teams of corporate lawyers will act on their behalf, rendering it impossible for you to represent yourself successfully.
To minimize the stress, and maximize the compensation you recover, call Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA today on 305.931.6666 to schedule your free initial consultation.