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Fort Lauderdale Lyft Accident Lawyers

Attorneys for Clients Injured in Crashes With Lyft Vehicles in South Florida

Here in South Florida and across the nation, ride-sharing businesses like Lyft have completely redefined how people travel. These services have become legitimate competitors to traditional taxis. However, while using Lyft may be cheaper, faster, and easier than hailing a cab, it does come with certain risks. When Lyft drivers are involved in car accidents, multiple people may be injured, including rideshare passengers, people in other vehicles, or pedestrians. These injury victims may be uncertain of their options for pursuing financial compensation that will address their damages.

At The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., our team of skilled attorneys understand that when you use an app like Lyft, you should be able to expect that your safety will be protected. When accidents involving rideshare vehicles occur, we can help you understand your rights. Obtaining the compensation you deserve in these situations can sometimes feel overwhelming due to issues related to insurance policies and liability. To ensure that you will receive financial compensation that fully addresses the damages you have suffered, our knowledgeable lawyers will work closely with you to file insurance claims or pursue lawsuits against any and all liable parties.

Broward County Attorneys for Injured Lyft Riders

While Lyft and other rideshare companies conduct screenings of drivers who apply to provide transportation for passengers, they may not perform extensive background checks, and they may miss important information that could indicate whether a driver will be able to perform their duties safely. Rideshare drivers are generally not required to obtain any additional training, and they are responsible for maintaining their own vehicles. This means that Lyft drivers may be negligent in protecting the safety of passengers or others.

If you are involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of a Lyft driver, you may be eligible for coverage under the company's insurance policies. Ridesharing services are required by law to carry liability insurance that covers situations when drivers are using the app, even if they were not transporting passengers at the time of an accident. However, different policy limits will apply in different situations. When passengers are in a rideshare vehicle or when a driver has accepted a ride request and is on their way to pick someone up, Lyft provides $1 million of coverage. However, lower limits may apply in other situations, such as when a driver has dropped a passenger off and is waiting for another ride request. If a driver was not using the Lyft app at the time of an accident, victims may need to file a claim with the driver's personal auto insurance company.

Obtaining an insurance payout following an accident with a rideshare driver can be difficult and stressful, especially if the company claims that you were responsible in any way. In many cases, Lyft will attempt to avoid liability for an accident by claiming that it is not responsible for an accident caused by a driver who worked for the company as an independent contractor. In an effort to reduce their financial responsibility, the insurance company may dispute the severity of your injuries. You may need to submit claims with multiple companies, including your own insurance policy, and insurer of the at-fault driver, and the insurance policy maintained by Lyft. Filing these claims can be a lengthy process, but with legal assistance from our experienced attorneys, you can make sure you take the correct steps to ensure that your injuries will be addressed correctly.

Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Lyft Accident Attorneys

Rideshare services will often attempt to avoid responsibility when an accident occurs, since they will often be looking to maintain a reputation of providing safe and efficient transportation. If you or someone close to you was injured in an accident with a Lyft driver, you will need to make sure you are represented by an attorney who is not afraid to stand up to a large, powerful corporation. Our lawyers will work to make sure a company that put you at risk is held responsible for the harm you have suffered. Call 800-555-4011 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help with your case. At The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we provide legal help with rideshare accidents and other personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, and throughout South Florida.

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