Orlando Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney
If you recently took an Uber or Lyft ride and the driver caused a crash, you have every right to file a personal injury claim with the rideshare company. Additionally, if you were a pedestrian, cyclist, or an occupant of a different vehicle other than the Uber or Lyft car, you still have this right. The personal injury claim system is complicated, and takes many months of negotiation tactics in order to be successful. The Orlando Uber/Lyft accident attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group know how the system works, and can get you the damage reward you deserve.
Distraction is the Number One Cause of Uber and Lyft Driver Crashes
Distracted driving is a growing epidemic, and rideshare drivers are at the forefront. Many rideshare drivers—most, in fact—spend a large amount of time looking at and handling their phones. Whether they are using their phones to navigate, use the rideshare app, or respond to texts, it all falls under the banner of distracted, dangerous driving. Other forms of negligent rideshare driving include speeding, tailgating, drowsy driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, and operating a vehicle that is not in safe, road-worthy condition.
How Muchs Does Uber/Lyft Cover?
When it comes to insuring their drivers, Uber and Lyft have the same liability policies. They work as such:
- The rideshare app is off: only the driver’s personal insurance policy applies
- The app is on but the driver does not have a ride request and does not have a passenger: $50,000/person for bodily injury, $100,000/accident for bodily injury, $25,000/accident for property damage
- The rideshare app is online and driver has a rider in their car, or is in route to pick up a rider: $1,000,000 bodily injury/property damage
If Another Driver is at Fault
If another driver is partially at fault, or fully at fault, you can file a claim with that party as an injured passenger in an Uber or Lyft crash. Furthermore, Uber’s and Lyft’s insurance carriers may also cover your damages (if you were a rider in the rideshare vehicle at the time of the crash) if another driver is at fault for causing the collision and they were uninsured or underinsured.
Call an Orlando Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney Today
Uber and Lyft carry large insurance policies to protect their drivers in the event of the rideshare driver’s negligent actions leading to a crash. However, the limits of these policies vary based on the circumstances of the collision. Furthermore, Uber and Lyft (and their insurance carriers) will undoubtedly argue that you or another party are partially to blame in some capacity, or that your claimed damages are not as high as they truly are. As such, it is always in a plaintiff’s benefit to work with a skilled personal injury attorney to ensure that their compensation is as high as possible. Do not wait to contact the Orlando Uber/Lyft accident attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.