Slightly more than a third of American adults have used a ridesharing service. An Uber or Lyft ride is a way for many people to get to work when their car is being repaired, and it is also a safe means of transportation for those who enjoy Miami’s vibrant nightlife. While most rideshare drivers are safe, accidents do happen.
When they do, they can leave passengers injured, or worse. That is where we step in. If you need a Miami Uber or Lyft accident lawyer, our experienced team can help.
What To Do If You Are Injured In An Uber or A Lyft
After there has been an accident, the first thing that you should always do is to call 911. They will send an ambulance to make sure that anyone who has been seriously injured will be taken care of. On top of that, they will also send an officer to make sure that there is a report of the incident.
You should be taking your own notes on the scene of the accident. We understand that it is incredibly traumatic to go through a crash, it is a good idea to keep your own record of where the accident happened, the other driver’s information, the information of any witnesses, and information about the make and model of the vehicles involved. You will also want to record, as best you can, the details of the crash and how it happened.
This is important because there are three insurances plans that could come into play here: the driver’s insurance, the other driver’s insurance, or Lyft/Uber’s insurance.
After this, it is important to go to a healthcare facility. Even if you do not have any injuries right away, it is still important to go. This is because certain injuries, especially head and neck injuries, do not show up for a few days.
Common Rideshare Accident Injuries
There are many different injuries that can come from a rideshare accident. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
Who Is Held Responsible for An Uber or A Lyft Accident?
Usually, the driver is held liable for an accident. This makes intuitive sense, because the driver is operating the vehicle. Sometimes, the driver’s insurance policy is not adequate to compensate you for the injuries you suffered. In those instances, it is possible to sue Lyft or Uber. This is the reason that Uber and Lyft provide a $1 million liability policy.
If the other driver is at fault, then they would be held liable for the accident. In this scenario, it would be treated similarly to a regular car accident.
How Can An Uber Accident Attorney Help?
A good Uber lawyer knows what it takes to help with your case. When you have been injured in an accident, the only thing that you should have to worry about is getting better. It can be a traumatic experience, physically and emotionally.
We have what it takes to get you a fair settlement. Our team has won many cases for people in Florida, and your case could be next. Dealing with the legal system can be difficult, especially if you have large corporations against you. We are with you every step of the way, and are ready to fight for you today.