There are thousands of vehicles on South Florida roads driven by individuals working for various rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, and they are providing millions of rides to users (passengers). Like any other category of motorist, rideshare drivers are involved in all types of traffic collisions.
However, when someone serving as a rideshare driver is involved in a collision, the rules governing recovery for property damage, medical expenses, personal injuries, and other recoverable damages often differ from when other types of motorists are involved. At first glance, rideshare services may appear to be treated like taxis, so it’s reasonable to assume that the traditional rules governing liability and recovery for taxis apply.
But that’s not the case. For reasons involving complex employment and insurance law issues, ridesharing is generally not treated as a taxi service. Instead, accidents and collisions in which a rideshare driver is involved are subject to a different set of intricate rules that can vary greatly depending on the specific facts of each individual case.
In general, a rideshare driver’s liability insurance coverage amount ranges from $25,000 up to $1,000,000. Specific facts and events trigger different coverage limits. Unfortunately, navigating the maze of laws, rules, and regulations to determine the proper party to sue and the applicable coverage limits is an extremely daunting task.
The good news is that you don’t have to try and figure it out for yourself. We’re experts in rideshare traffic accident law. Whether you were hit by an Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare vehicle or were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle involved in a collision, we can help you.
Contact us today to put our experience and expertise to work for you. Let us deal with the insurance and rideshare companies while you focus on recovering and putting the pieces of your life back together. We’ll fight to ensure you receive everything to which you are entitled under the law and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.