We are all using ride sharing these days, whether it be Uber, Lyft, or the next big thing. These services are generally good, but inevitably sometimes the drivers of Ubers or Lyfts are going to get into car accidents. And sometimes the accident will be the fault of the Uber or Lyft driver. If your Uber driver had an accident in Port St. Lucie, what should you do?
My Uber had an accident in Port St. Lucie! What Should I do?
Who Will Pay for My Medical Bills and Other Damages?
When a personal injury or death results from a car accident where an Uber, Lyft or other ride sharing was involved liability and insurance aspects can be more complicated. According to Uber’s website, while an Uber driver is online with Uber before accepting a request, the Uber driver is covered for $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident for bodily injury and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Uber says that while a an Uber driver is driving to pick up a rider after accepting a request and during an Uber trip, the driver is covered for third party liability coverage for at least $1,000,000 per accident. Lyft carries similar insurance for their drivers.
If the Uber or Lyft was paying attention to his Uber / Lyft map rather than the road, ie. distracted driving (texting while driving or emailing while driving) is involved it is important to hire an experienced accident attorney who knows how to obtain the evidence to prove that someone was actually using their cell phone while driving. Anyone involved in one of these Uber or Lyft accidents should contact an experienced accident attorney to protect your rights.
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Injury attorney Todd C. Passman, P.A. handles auto accidents, ridesharing accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI crashes, distracted driving, and bicycle accident cases serving Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart, and Okeechobee, Florida, and surrounding areas.
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