By now you know that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they are expanding rapidly. Now they are offering food delivery services and moving into the autonomous driving realm.
What does that mean for us? What do we do if we are in an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle?
In any accident, things can get confusing quickly. When you need an Uber/Lyft accident lawyer, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side. We will handle your case from beginning to end, working to get the compensation you need.
We know how convenient calling a rideshare vehicle can be. Whether you need a ride to the store, the next city over, or home after a night out, you can just press a button on your phone.
Uber and Lyft have even been credited for lowering the amount of DUI arrests in and around the Opa-Locka area.
But that doesn’t mean their drivers can get away with reckless behavior that causes harm.
Becoming an Uber or Lyft driver in Florida is not difficult. With an appropriate model year vehicle that is registered and insured, just about anyone with a license can become a ridesharing driver.
They also use their own personal vehicles, which are not inspected like traditional public transportation vehicles.
These are regular drivers with regular vehicles, and they are prone to the same mistakes that every driver makes. Except they should be more responsible because they are choosing to make a living transporting passengers.
If an Uber or Lyft driver is operating their vehicle while distracted by their phones or another device, they are putting lives in jeopardy.
If they are driving drunk, whether they have a passenger or not, they are creating a deadly situation.
When an Uber or Lyft driver is reckless, they are a danger to their passengers, other drivers around them, and any pedestrian near the roadway.
If you are injured in a ridesharing accident, you could end up with major hospital bills. If you have to miss work, or worse, end up with a disability, your entire life could be upended.
Will insurance cover all of your medical expenses?
Will it cover long-term care and lost income?
When a reckless or careless ridesharing driver has caused you harm, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. Insurance companies will quickly seek a settlement that is going to be much lower than you deserve. At the Dante Law Firm, we won’t settle until you have enough money for the following:
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. There is no need for you and your family to suffer financially when someone else caused your accident. Let us handle the insurance companies and the ridesharing companies so you can focus on getting better.