Ridesharing is a wonderful thing.
Ridesharing is ruining everything.
Those are two strongly held opinions on ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, but there is no denying that they are changing the way people get around in this country. These services are particularly popular in and around the North Miami area, with plenty of tourists and people wanting to head out for a night on the town.
But what happens if you are involved in a ridesharing accident?
If you need an Uber/Lyft accident attorney in North Miami, you need to contact the Dante Law Firm today. We will immediately get to work to ensure you are being compensated for any damages and injuries you’ve sustained.
In 2016, the latest reporting year for Florida, there were nearly 400,000 vehicle crashes.
We all know there is a risk of an accident every time we hit the road, but we never really let that control us. In fact, we do everything we can to mitigate those risks. We drive safely and obey the traffic laws. Sometimes, our way of ensuring safety is calling an Uber or Lyft ride after we’ve had a night out. They can make excellent designated drivers.
No matter what you use Uber or Lyft for, we know you expect the driver to be professional and safe behind the wheel.
But they are just regular people using their own personal vehicles to ferry people around. How safe are they really?
There are more than 400,000 Uber drivers and more that 350,000 Lyft drivers in the US. Now, both ridesharing services are expanding into new fields, like food delivery and medical transports for people who need rides to their doctor visits.
With all these paid drivers on the road, are we sure they are all trained?
What if a ridesharing driver is operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
What if they are busy watching a video on their phone and not watching the road?
The recklessness of an Uber or Lyft driver can put people on jeopardy. Not only could they put their passengers at risk, but they could also hurt other drivers on the roadway as well as pedestrians and bicyclists.
We know that Uber and Lyft both insure their drivers, but they may not offer enough to cover your expenses if you get hurt in a ridesharing accident.
What will you do?
If you’ve been in a ridesharing accident, you need to get legal assistance now. Insurance companies will work to ensure they pay as low a settlement as possible, but that’s not fair to you. If you are injured, the Dante Law Firm will work to ensure that you receive enough compensation to cover all of your medical expenses. If you have to miss work, we want to make sure you have money to cover lost income as well. Let us handle the hard parts so you can focus on healing. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.