Uber And Lyft Accidents Are Not Uncommon
There is no shortage of ridesharing cars out on the road in Florida today and no shortage in patrons. Grabbing your phone and pulling an app up for a ride is perhaps one of the most convenient ways to get around when you need to get from one location to another. Another convenience is not having to carry cash and knowing that the ride will be paid for without having to exchange funds with your driver. Despite that the access to ridesharing is a convenience, what happens if you are in an accident during the course of your trip?
Injured During Your Uber or Lyft Ride?
It is easy to assume that if you are involved in an accident while in an Uber or Lyft car that either of those large corporations would bare some form of responsibility in your car accident however, this is not an accurate assumption. While we may, as individuals, refer to our Uber or Lyft as an Uber or Lyft Car, the fact is that the car is independent of Uber or Lyft.
For all intents and purposes, the drivers that work with Uber and Lyft are considered contractors and therefore, right or wrong, they are said to bare the responsibility of insuring and maintaining their vehicles. If your Uber or Lyft driver is responsibile for the accident, the fault lays with them. The insurance, while now governed by law for Uber and Lyft, is not a guarantee that your particular driver will have the proper coverage.
What Do I Do After The Accident?
As with any other accident, you will treat the driver as an independent person and not a company. You will ensure that you document everything, same as if you were in a car with a friend. The very first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you get immediate medical care. In addition, you will want to document everything as well as obtain a copy of your report. Because there are a variety of elements involved in pursuing compensation for your injuries, it is best to speak with an experienced Personal Injury attorney as early on as possible. A personal injury attorney can help go over the details of your case and better guide you through the Personal Injury Claims process.
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