Uber and Lyft Accidents Caused by a Drunk Driver
When a Drunk Driver Causes Injuries in Broward County or Palm Beach County, Our Rideshare Accident Lawyers are Here to Help
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is both illegal and highly dangerous. To avoid drunk driving, many people choose to request a ride from Uber or Lyft to get them home. While these rideshare services claim to make the roads safer by reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road, always realize that you can still be injured in a drunk driving accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle.
The experienced drunk driving accident lawyers at Demand the Limits help car crash victims in South Florida recover for their losses. We know there is no excuse for drunk driving, and we are ready to help if you suffered injuries because someone chose to act dangerously and violate the law. Contact our office to discuss your rights today.
Drunk Drivers and Rideshare Collisions
No matter how safe you are, you cannot stop other people from making decisions that can cause you harm. Other drivers may be intoxicated and may crash into the rideshare vehicle in which you are riding. In addition, Uber or Lyft drivers may be driving while impaired, as well.
When drivers apply, they should not qualify for Lyft or Uber if they have DUI conviction on their record within the past seven years. However, just because a driver was not convicted of DUI does not mean they did not drive drunk - it means they never got arrested. Further, while Uber and Lyft both have zero tolerance policies for drunk driving while logged in to the app, these policies cannot stop a driver from getting behind the wheel after drinking.
When a drunk driver causes injuries to others - whether it is a rideshare driver or a third-party driver - that driver should be held fully accountable for their actions under the law.
Your Claim is Separate from a DUI Case
Florida law strictly prohibits impaired driving just like every other state in the U.S. When police report to an accident and suspect a driver is intoxicated, the driver will usually be arrested and will likely face serious criminal charges. No matter how severe the criminal penalties may be, however, a criminal case can do little to help if you suffered severe injuries and losses.
In order to seek compensation for your losses, you should seek help from our lawyers who can assist with an insurance claim or lawsuit against the drunk driver. We work to obtain full compensation for the following and more:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
We know these claims can be complicated, and we are ready to fight for the rights of drunk driving accident victims.
Let Our Legal Team Protect Your Rights after Injuries in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton
Demand the Limits is a legal team that knows how to handle complex Uber and Lyft accident cases. Call 561-600-3555 or contact us online today for your free case evaluation.