Have you ever thought what you – as a passenger – would do in case of an Uber or Lyft accident? Or worse, what would you do if you were injured in a ridesharing accident?
Getting into an Uber or Lyft and not being prepared for every possible outcome – including a car crash – is like taking an unnamed pill and not knowing what it might do to you.
Our Hollywood Lyft accident attorney at the Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, is going to outline some of the most important things about ridesharing accidents that people in Florida often misunderstand (or are not aware of altogether).
Ignorance is bliss, they say. Well, not when you are a passenger of Uber or Lyft. Did you know that car accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies have been on the rise in Florida and all across our nation lately?
You have probably witnessed Lyft and Uber drivers operate their phones trying to find their next client while driving. This is a dangerous activity to engage in, and is just as bad as texting and driving. Sure, it is understandable why Lyft and Uber drivers do it, they are trying to maximize the efficiency of their work and maximize profit as a result, but when this puts both him/her and you in danger, this becomes an unacceptable behavior.
Our best ridesharing accident attorneys in Hollywood explain that you have every right to ask your Lyft or Uber driver to stay focused on the road and not get distracted. Make sure that your driver is not taking his/her eyes off the road, or it can lead to catastrophic consequences.
You are. If you are a passenger in Lyft or Uber and the car you are in gets hit by another vehicle or your driver hits another vehicle, you are equally entitled to compensation. In the former scenario, available insurance coverage includes the at-fault driver’s insurance and liability limits, personal injury policy, and/or uninsured motorist coverage of up to $1 million. If you were a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle that caused a car accident, on the other hand, you can benefit from insurance coverage that have a liability limit of $1 million (both Uber and Lyft have it).
You do need an Hollywood Lyft accident lawyer even if you are a passenger of a ridesharing accident that is involved in a car accident in Florida. Seeking legal representation is just as important as seeking medical attention after a car crash. The last thing you would want is your Lyft driver, who caused the crash, to put the blame on you, saying that you distracted him/her or in any other way contributed to the accident.
Contact the Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, to get a free consultation about your particular case. Do not attempt to handle a Lyft or Uber accident on your own. Call our offices at 305-931-6666, 954-523-8292 or toll free 800-379-8326, or fill out this contact form.