Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer in Pasco
There many factors, including driver error or neglect and taxi maintenance issues that lead to Uber, Lyft, taxi cab, or limousine car service accidents. If the accident is the rideshare or taxi driver’s fault, the causes generally include:
- Running a red light
- Distracted driver
- Traffic violation
- Defective equipment
If you are suffering after an accident involving a taxicab or a vehicle used in the operation of a Rideshare (on-demand car service such as Uber or Lyft), whether you were a passenger in the hired car, injured in another vehicle or hurt while walking on the street, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
For-hire Transportation and Florida Law
It is required in the State of Florida that a person operating a for-hire transportation vehicle(s), including taxicabs and limousines, must register with the state and carry taxicab insurance. Florida’s taxicab law requires that a taxicab carry Bodily Injury Liability coverage of $125,000 per person, $250,000 per occurrence and $50,000 property damage liability coverage.
What To Do When You Are Injured During A Rideshare
Today, it is easy to arrange an affordable ride using a mobile application like Uber or Lyft. It is also easy to get seriously injured if you get into a car accident while taking that ride. When injured, you might not know who to sue for damages. In Florida, ridesharing companies connect tens of thousands of passengers with drivers every month. We are experienced attorneys in cases involving taxi cabs or Uber / Lyft rideshares in Pasco County.
Representation for Victims of Lyft and Uber Accidents
There is a fundamental problem when you get into an Uber or Lyft car of how capable your driver is, or if you are in safe hands. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft say they are technology companies, and because they only connect passengers and drivers, they are not liable for injuries and other damages caused in an accident. So, if you get into an accident while ridesharing and your personal insurance policy doesn’t cover your bills, what do you do?
Ty Hinnant Law is in the forefront of finding compensation and resolutions for individuals who have been injured in rideshare accidents. We can help in accidents involving Uber, Lyft, or taxis, if you were injured. Injuries could be from a broken rib and minor cuts to serious head trauma or brain injuries.
We will help you recover compensation from the responsible or negligible parties, and we will make sure your rights are protected if you were injured in a rideshare. Compensation could be tricky and more complicated than other type of vehicle accidents. Make sure to contact an experience attorney that is experienced in obtaining compensation for you in these kind of situations.