Parkland Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are growing incredibly fast. Uber alone has a gross impact on the Sunshine state amounting to $1.1 billion annually, according to the Orlando Business Journal. The unforeseen impact of rideshare companies has been the thousands of cars added to the roads, which is increasing traffic congestion, according to Government Technologies, and leading to more dangerous driving conditions. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft collision as a driver, passenger, or other road user such as a cyclist or pedestrian, you deserve to be compensated for your extensive damages. Here at Lyons & Snyder P.A, our Parkland Uber & Lyft accident lawyers will aggressively pursue your best interests and maximize your compensation.
We Represent Drivers, Passengers, and Non-Occupants
Virtually every motor vehicle collision is caused by driver error. We represent clients of all types, whether you are a Lyft driver, Uber passenger, pedestrian, skateboarder, or passenger in another vehicle. The following parties have the ability to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party who caused the crash, or with a rideshare’s uninsured or underinsured motorist policy:
- Uber and Lyft passengers;
- Uber and Lyft drivers;
- Drivers and occupants of other vehicles;
- Hit and run victims; and
- Other road users such as people on scooters, wheelchair users, and joggers.
Who is at Fault?
The insurance policy at play depends on who caused the crash, if the rideshare app was on, and more. Generally, you (the victim) will fall under one of the following categories:
Uber or Lyft Passenger
- If the rideshare driver caused the crash, Uber or Lyft’s $1 million bodily injury policy will cover you.
- If another driver caused the crash, their insurance policy will be used first. If it is not large enough to cover your damages, Uber or Lyft’s UM policy will kick in next.
Uber or Lyft Driver (Other Driver is at Fault)
- If the app was on and you were available or waiting for a ride request, the other at-fault driver’s insurance policy is pursued first. If that is not enough, Uber’s UM policy may apply.
- If the app is not on, only the other driver’s policy will apply.
- If the app is on and you had a passenger in the car or were en route to pick up a passenger, the other driver’s insurance is used first, and if it is not enough, Uber or Lyft’s UM policy will apply.
Non Occupant (Pedestrian, Cyclist, or Occupant of Another Vehicle)
- If the app was on and the Uber/Lyft driver was waiting for a ride request or available for a ride, the maximum policy is
- $50,000 bodily injury per person;
- $100,000 per accident; and
- $25,000 in property damage per accident.
- If the Uber/Lyft driver was en route to pick a passenger up or had a passenger in the car, Uber or Lyft’s $1 million bodily injury policy will apply.
- If the app was off, only the driver’s personal auto insurance applies.
Call a Parkland Uber or Lyft Accident Lawyer
Navigating the legal system after being involved in a collision is always tricky. Figuring out what insurance company is liable when a major company like Uber or Lyft is involved only increases the level of complexity, which is why you need to work with an attorney who has experience in these types of collisions. Call Lyons & Snyder today at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation.