Uber & Lyft Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers in Palm Beach and Broward Counties Helping Pedestrian Accident Victims Recover Compensation
ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have changed the way we get around cities like Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton. Without a doubt, the ability to use your smartphone to order a ride has made life more convenient for millions of people and helped even more earn income while driving others from place to place.
Unfortunately, Uber and Lyft drivers can get into accidents just like anyone else, and when they hit pedestrians, the outcome can be devastating. In many instances, however, pedestrians who are injured by Lyft and Uber drivers are able to recover compensation for their accident-related injuries, including their medical expenses, lost income, lost quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident caused by a driver who works for Uber or Lyft, you should call Demand the Limits today to schedule a free case evaluation with a lawyer.
Uber & Lyft Drivers Can Severely Injure Innocent Pedestrians
When pedestrians are struck by cars and trucks driven by Uber and Lyft drivers, they can sustain extremely severe injuries. In fact, many pedestrian accident victims are left with long-term medical issues that substantially affect their day-to-day quality of life. Many victims are forced to incur ongoing medical expenses such as those associated with mobility aids, rehabilitative care, or long-term residential care. In the most serious cases, pedestrian accident victims are unable to work again or live independently. Some of the injuries that pedestrian accident victims can suffer when they are hit by Uber or Lyft drivers include:
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Severe soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic amputations
Uber & Lyft are Often Responsible for the Negligence of their Drivers
After a pedestrian accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, victims are often anxious to know who they can hold liable for their losses. Florida law regarding accident liability can be very complex, especially because of our personal injury protection (PIP) laws that create a no-fault insurance system for relatively minor accidents.
In general, if a Lyft or Uber driver has the app active and is waiting for a ride, on his or her way to pick up a passenger, or in the process of providing a ride, Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy will cover any injuries caused by the negligence of the other driver above Florida’ PIP limits. If an Uber or Lyft driver was not doing any of the things listed above and was acting as a private driver, it’s likely that his or her personal insurance policy would cover any compensable losses victims incur. To determine against whom, you may be able to file a claim, you should speak to Broward and Palm Beach County Uber and Lyft accident lawyer as soon as you can.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer Serving Wellington, West Palm Beach, & Boca Raton
If you have been injured by a Uber or Lyft driver in the Palm Beach or Broward County areas, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney right away. At Demand the Limits, we are committed to helping injured victims obtain the largest settlement or award available under the law. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 561-600-3555 or contact us online today.