It might be said that ride-sharing services like Uber are the new taxis – indeed, they certainly offer greater convenience and cost effectiveness than most traditional taxi services offer. Although most Uber rides proceed without incident, a certain number of accidents are unavoidable. When you are injured in such an accident, you need to seek full compensation for your injuries, contact our experienced lawyers today.
There are a number of ways that an accident can unfold that might involve an Uber driver or passenger, including (but not limited to):
- A passenger is injured during an Uber ride
- A driver is injured during an Uber ride
- A third party motorist is injured during an Uber ride
- A driver is injured on his way to pick up a passenger
- A third party motorist is injured by a driver on his way to pick up a passenger
- A driver is injured while merely logged on to the Uber app
- A third party motorist is injured by a driver who is merely logged on to the Uber app
All Uber drivers must carry a personal auto insurance policy, and drivers are also covered by Uber Insurance, a supplemental insurance policy that is considerably more generous than most auto liability insurance policies. However, Uber insurance does not apply to all accidents involving Uber drivers. (see FAQs section below).
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Insurance companies are profit-making entities, and every dollar paid out on a claim is a dollar less in the insurance company’s pocket. Furthermore, insurance adjusters are professional negotiators with lots of tricks designed to prevent you from receiving the full value of your claim. You will need a professional advocate to deal with these people – and that is what I do.
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Florida Rideshare FAQs
When can an Uber driver file a claim against Uber for an accident?
It depends on the circumstances, and it can get complicated. To be covered, you must have been logged onto the Uber app at the time of the accident. You might also have to rely on your own (or the other motorist’s) insurance first, and turn to Uber insurance only if this amount is insufficient.
What are my options if my loved one died in an accident caused by an Uber driver?
The personal representative of the deceased victim’s estate can file a wrongful death claim, either by asserting it against the appropriate insurance company or, if negotiations fail, by filing a lawsuit. Estate representatives are typically named in a will or estate plan. Otherwise, a probate court will appoint a personal representative (typically a relative).
I was seriously injured in a collision with an Uber driver. Can I recover for my injuries if the accident was partly my fault?
Florida operates on a “pure comparative negligence” system, whereby your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
- If you were 40 percent at fault, for example, you can recover 60 percent of your damages.
- Even if you were 70 percent at fault, you can still recover 30 percent of your damages.
What kind of damages might I be eligible for?
You can potentially receive damages for:
- Medical expenses (including anticipated future medical expenses);
- Time missed from work;
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident; and
- Pain and suffering, disfigurement or other intangible losses.
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Have You Been Injured in a Sunrise Uber Accident? The Time to Act Is Now.
The glue of circumstances can harden quickly under your feet. To maximize your chances of winning full compensation for your injuries, you need to act quickly and decisively, while the evidence is still fresh and there is still plenty of time left to prepare a winning strategy.
If you have been injured in an Uber accident in Florida, call David M. Benenfeld at 954-807-1334, or complete our online contact form so that we can schedule a free initial case consultation.