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Holding Ridesharing Companies Responsible For Accidents Resulting In Injuries
Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become popular. If you need a ride, download a smartphone application, enter your credit card information and request a driver. Getting a ride through Uber or Lyft is easy, but ridesharing drivers don’t have any additional training or qualifications other than the fact that they own the vehicle and are independent contractors.
Complications, too, surface if your driver gets into an accident and you are injured. When this happens, ridesharing companies are less than eager to resolve the matter and often unwilling to take responsibility. The Law Offices of Brian Breiter in Miami will take on Uber, Lyft and similar companies if negligence can be attributed to these drivers and the companies that employ them. As skilled negotiators, we will pursue compensation. But if that is not successful, our experienced litigators aren’t afraid to go to trial.
Obtain As Much Information As You Can About Drivers And Companies Employing Them
The compensation process for an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle can turn into a complicated maze because of multiple insurance companies involved. Because the industry is relatively new, it has experienced a shifting and evolving approach toward rideshare insurance.
If you rely on ridesharing services consistently or occasionally, it is crucial to document as many details as you can about the company and driver. This may include:
- Name of the driver
- Name of the vehicle owner, because sometimes the driver may not own it
- Names of all passengers
- Vehicle information such as make, model and year
- Vehicle insurance information
And if you’re involved in an accident, obtain witness information, take photos of the scene and contact authorities. If you’re injured, you can seek damages for medical costs, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and other damages. In this regard, it is always advisable to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Getting The Details, Getting Results; Call Us Now
Sustaining an injury in a rideshare accident can lead to many complications. Questions arise as to who was negligent. Was it the driver? Was it the owner of the vehicle? Or, was it the company? The Law Offices of Brian Breiter in Miami will dig down deep and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We fight for our clients, negotiate with insurance companies and hold negligent parties responsible. Well-respected by his peers, Mr. Breiter has been included to the Super Lawyers list for seven straight years beginning in 2013. We also have a branch office in Fort Lauderdale, and we offer free initial consultations. Contact us via email or call us at 305-709-5585. Se habla español.