People come to Fort Lauderdale all year around thanks to our great weather and beautiful places to see. We know that means there are plenty of vehicles on the roadway, something we do not always like to drive in.
Maybe you like to use ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft. Plenty of people do, whether they need to get to the next town over or home after a night out.
But what happens if your ridesharing driver gets into an accident?
If you need a Fort Lauderdale Uber or Lyft accident attorney, the Dante Law Firm will be by your side. We understand these cases and will work to get the compensation you deserve.
Florida is a busy place, with locals and tourists alike crowding the roads. There were nearly 400,000 vehicle accidents in Florida in the latest reporting year. Out of those:
There are over 1,000 crashes a day in the state.
While we do not have a number on how many of these accidents involve ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, we know that, combined, the have over 1 million drivers in the US.
Now, ridesharing services are moving into the food delivery business, guaranteeing more and more miles on the road for their drivers.
But are they regulated?
No, not like traditional transportation services. Uber and Lyft drivers us their personal vehicles and do not have to have any passenger carrying training.
A ridesharing accident will happen just like any other accident, but ridesharing drivers should be extra cautious because they are carrying passengers.
They should not be driving distracted by their phones and should not be driving impaired by drugs or alcohol. If they are operating while distracted or impaired and they cause an accident, they should be held accountable for all injuries and damages.
And so should Uber and Lyft.
A reckless Uber or Lyft driver is a danger to not only their passengers, but to other vehicle occupants around them, pedestrians, and cyclists. An accident can cause major injuries that could cause major medical bills.
If you are hurt by a ridesharing driver and have to miss work, will your family be able to make it without your income?
The aftermath of any accident can be confusing. When it involves a ridesharing driver, the process becomes more complicated.
Who is responsible for insurance, the driver or the company?
Was it a mistake or was the driver reckless?
When it comes to your well-being, you cannot rely on insurance companies to give you enough compensation to pay all of your expenses. A serious injury may take a while to heal from, leaving you and your family in a tough situation financially. When you need an Uber or Lyft accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale, rely on the Dante Law Firm. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.