Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney in Orlando
Injured in an Uber Accident? Call (407) 269-5877
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular over
the past few years. Convenient and easy, rideshare services provide riders
with an on-demand ride to destinations near and far. But what happens
when you become injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver? Who
will pay for the damages you have sustained – your insurance, the
driver’s personal insurance, or insurance provided by the rideshare
company? What if another driver caused the accident?
Car accident claims can be confusing, and since this is such a new area of the law,
it is important to speak with a car accident attorney about where you
may turn for compensation.
Talk to us about your car accident claim. Fill out a free consultation form
to get started.
Auto Insurance – Who Pays?
When driving for a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, drivers are required
to carry two types of insurance: their own personal insurance for off-duty
use AND additional liability coverage from the company that activates
whenever the app is turned on. Unfortunately, because Uber does not consider
its drivers to be employees, but rather independent contractors, they
may be quicker to deny injury claims. Liability becomes even more difficult
to determine when a driver is in between trips or is “off the clock”
after a full day of driving. In order to protect your claim and potentially
maximize its value, you should consider retaining an Orlando car accident
lawyer who can fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Causes of Uber Accidents
Uber accidents come with built-in distractions. One of the most dangerous elements of rideshare services is their reliance
on a mobile app to guide them to their customers and navigate them through
their routes. This is a built-in source of distraction that takes focus
away from the road, significantly increasing the driver’s risk of
getting into an accident.
Inexperienced drivers. Although rideshare services claim to have a highly selective process for
choosing drivers, the truth is that just about anybody with a driver’s
license, their own car, and auto insurance can drive for Uber or Lyft.
What this means is that you may be accepting a ride from someone who doesn’t
have experience driving passengers around for hours at a time. Your driver
could be anybody!
Reckless driving. Drivers who speed, ignore posted signs and signals, and who generally
fail to drive in a safe and conscientious manner are likely to cause an
accident. This risk is further heightened by the fact that drivers must
rely on GPS to guide them to unfamiliar areas. At night, this is even
Contact Us for a Free Personal Injury Consultation
If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault,
you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering,
and other losses. Because there are various legal complexities when it
comes to auto accident claims, especially when they involve rideshare
drivers, it is in your best interests to consult with an Orlando Uber
accident lawyer at Todd Miner Law for guidance throughout the entire claims
process. With decades of experience, we are familiar with not only determining
who can be held liable for an accident, but also with negotiating with
insurance companies for maximum compensation for our clients. Let us fight for you!
today to learn more about your legal rights after an Uber or Lyft accident.