Ridesharing is no longer a mystery to most people. A few years ago, if someone mentioned Uber or Lyft, you may have laughed at them.
Why would you get a ride with a stranger in their personal vehicle?
Now, many people rely on Uber and Lyft for rides everywhere. From short trips to the store to catching a ride home after a night out, ridesharing services have exploded in popularity over the last few years.
But, are they safe?
What happens if an Uber or Lyft driver cause an accident?
Florida is no stranger to accidents. In 2016, the latest reporting year, there were a total of 395,785 vehicle accidents in the state. That is an average of 1,081 a day.
Most of those resulted in some kind of property damage or injury.
3,176 people lost their lives.
We know that some accidents are unavoidable and are not anyone’s fault. Sometimes, though, a driver’s reckless behavior behind the wheel is the cause of a crash.
What if an Uber or Lyft driver are the ones who are reckless?
We know that technology has become a major part of our lives. It is also becoming one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents.
Distracted ridesharing drivers are a danger to others on the roadway as well as anyone nearby. While many people think it is okay to look at their phones to send a simple “LOL,” we know better.
It only takes a second to become a statistic.
If a ridesharing driver is operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are not safe. They should not be transporting passengers.
Uber and Lyft both cover their drivers for a multitude of things that can happen during a ride. They even cover accidents that happen while their drivers are waiting for fares.
Does this mean they will offer enough to cover ALL of your expenses?
It’s not likely.
Insurance companies don’t like shelling out money and will employ tactics to lower any eventual settlement – including blaming you for the accident.
That can be especially emotional if you’ve been injured and are trying to recover.
We know that any vehicle accident is scary, but we want to help you through it. At the Dante Law Firm, we have knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers who know how to get you the compensation you deserve. They will work to ensure your medical expenses are covered if you are injured, but they won’t stop there.
If a ridesharing driver’s recklessness caused your accident, we will work to recover lost income if you can’t work as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need an Aventura Uber/Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.