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Lyft and Uber Rideshare Car Accident Lawyers in Hollywood, FL

Rideshare Lyft & Uber Accident Attorneys serving all of Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County.

Ridesharing apps have become increasingly popular, and with over 14 million Uber trips being completed each day, there are bound to be accidents that happen.

Have you recently ridden in an Uber or Lyft in the South Florida/Hollywood area? Did you receive any injuries from the Uber accident during your trip?

 Many people are unaware that they can receive compensation after an accident in an Uber or Lyft. First and foremost, if you are in an accident while riding in or driving in an Uber or Lyft, immediately contact the police to report it. Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. can assist from there in providing you with guidance and support as we assess your claim.

Uber accident, picture of uber driver with ride share app on iPhone What You Should do After an Uber or Lyft Rideshare Car Accident

Being involved in any car accident can be very overwhelming, but being a passenger in an Uber or a Lyft can complicate it even more. Keep these tips in mind:

  1. Seek medical attention immediately
  2. Call the police
  3. Document the accident by taking down notes and pictures
  4. Contact an attorney skilled in Florida rideshare accidents for assistance

Who drives for Uber and Lyft?

Rideshare drivers are considered freelancers, as they are not directly employed by Uber or Lyft.

The drivers complete a background check before being allowed to pick up riders, however, critics say these background checks are not thorough enough.

Did you know that rideshare drivers are not drug tested?

For the rideshare apps to gain trust with the consumers fully, they need to implement new strategies. To begin, rideshare drivers should be required to have commercial insurance and a squeaky-clean driving record.

Who is responsible for a lyft or uber accident?

Did your rideshare driver cause the crash, or did another driver in a different vehicle? Was the Uber or Lyft driver off-duty, or were you in the middle of your trip? The answer to this question will determine who is at fault.

Uber does provide supplemental insurance to their drivers when the app is turned on.  Below are a couple of different insurance scenarios based on the status of the trip:

  • If the Uber app is off, the driver’s personal insurance comes into play.
  • When the Uber app is turned ON, both the driver’s personal insurance and a low level of Uber liability insurance is active.
  • When a trip is accepted by a user, a higher level of coverage is available and remains in-effect until the driver exits the vehicle.

Given the additional complexity regarding a rideshare accident, it’s imperative you reach out to an attorney who can help guide you through the steps.

The Scher & Scher Experience

Having the right legal representation can make all the difference. As experienced personal injury lawyers, Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. have gained extensive experience in dealing with rideshare accident cases all over Florida.

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