Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers: Rear-End Collisions
Personal Injury Attorneys in Broward and Palm Beach Counties Helping Victims Recover Compensation
Thousands of people in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and the rest of South Florida rely on ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to get from place to place on a daily basis. To be sure, ridesharing apps have revolutionized transportation for millions changed the way we get around. Unfortunately, ridesharing drivers regularly get into serious, injury-causing rear-end accidents, often leaving victims with significant economic and non-economic losses that are no fault of their own.
At Demand the Limits, we understand how seriously Uber and Lyft accidents can be and have the experience required to make sure that our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled under Florida law. To schedule a free case evaluation with an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer in South Florida, call our office today.
Rear-End Accident Victims are Typically Entitled to Compensation
You may have heard that the rear driver in a rear-end accident is always at fault and that victims are always able to recover compensation for their accident-related losses. While this is not true, it is true that, under Florida law, there is a rebuttable presumption that the rear driver is at fault for a rear-end accident. What this means is that after a rear-end collision, the law presumes that the driver of the car in the rear was at fault, effectively switching the burden of proof from the victim to the defendant.
As a practical matter, however, the overwhelming majority of car accident cases will not go to court. Rear-end accidents are almost always the rear driver’s fault, as drivers are supposed to pay attention and keep enough distance between themselves and other vehicles so that they can stop if necessary. Some of the more common causes of rear-end accident include:
- Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
- Distracted driving, including texting and driving
- Impaired driving
- Failing to maintain an appropriate distance between vehicles
Rear-End Accidents Can Leave Victims with Severe Injuries
Rear-end collisions can leave victims with extremely serious injuries. This is true for both occupants in the car that was struck from behind and the vehicle that hit the other car. Some examples of serious injuries that people often sustain in rear-end collisions include:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in a rear-end accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, either as a ridesharing passenger or a motorist in a different vehicle, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can. At Demand the Limits, we offer completely free, no-obligation consultations and will never charge you for our services unless we win your case. To schedule your free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at 561-600-3555 or contact us online.