Fort Lauderdale Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Serving Victims of Uber and Lyft Accidents in Florida
Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have changed the transportation services industry in a major way. These convenient services give customers a convenient choice for getting from one place to another. They have become extremely popular for people of all ages and walks of life, from students to senior citizens. Rideshares offer a way for partygoers to attend events where alcohol is being served and thus have likely reduced drunk driving across the country.
With the rise of ridesharing, however, accidents involving rideshare customers, rideshare drivers, and other drivers and their passengers are rising. Because of the various scenarios at play in such accidents, it can be complicated for victims when determining liability. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you will need an experienced rideshare attorney to help you pursue your claim against the responsible party. At The McFarlane Law Firm, you can work with a proven personal injury lawyer who has recovered millions for clients since 2013. Our firm has the dedication, knowledge, and resources you need to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Who is Liable in Rideshare Accidents?
Rideshare accidents can occur in many ways with various scenarios playing out related to liability as well as the amount of insurance coverage that may be available:
- You are a passenger injured in a rideshare accident that is caused by the rideshare driver. This may entitle you to compensation from the driver’s personal insurance policy and/or (depending on the circumstances) from the rideshare company’s insurance coverage.
- You are a passenger injured in a rideshare accident that is caused by another motorist. This may entitle you to compensation from that driver’s insurance coverage.
- You are a motorist/passenger who has been injured in an accident caused by a rideshare driver. You may be entitled to compensation from the driver’s personal insurance coverage and/or the rideshare company’s insurance, depending on the circumstances.
- You are a rideshare driver who is injured in an accident caused by another driver. This may entitle you to compensation from the driver’s insurance coverage.
Where a rideshare driver is found to be the cause of the accident, liability and insurance coverage will depend on several factors. If the driver was in the process of picking up and delivering the passenger to his or her destination or was looking for a passenger through the rideshare app, the rideshare company may be held liable through its insurance coverage. Coverage will vary depending on whether the driver was simply logged into the app or was enroute to pick up the customer or in the process of transporting the customer. Otherwise, when the driver is not using the rideshare app, he or she may be held personally responsible through his or her own insurance coverage if found to be at fault.
Call Rideshare Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale at The McFarlane Law Firm
If you have suffered injuries in an accident as a rideshare customer, rideshare driver, or a driver or passenger in another vehicle, you should seek experienced and knowledgeable legal help. As you can see, liability for compensation in these accidents can be complicated. Our Fort Lauderdale rideshare accident attorney can help by collecting pertinent evidence needed to establish liability as well as your injuries and losses. We bring compassionate and committed legal representation to you from start to finish, both at the negotiation table or in court.