Uber and Lyft Accidents Caused by Reckless Driving
After a Reckless Driver Causes an Uber or Lyft Crash, Call Our Broward and Palm Beach County Attorneys
Even though Uber and Lyft drivers choose to drive as their job, they can still make dangerous decisions on the road, as can other drivers. Many accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles occur because of reckless driving, which is a violation of the law in Florida. If a reckless driver causes injuries, that driver should be responsible for all of the injury-related losses of victims.
Even if a reckless driver gets arrested or charged with a criminal traffic offense, you still need to take action to protect your legal rights as an accident victim. You should contact our Uber and Lyft accident law firm to speak with an experienced attorney who can advise you of your options. Call Demand the Limits for the aggressive representation you can trust today.
Reckless Driving Behaviors in South Florida
Under Florida law, reckless driving is considered to driving “a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Reckless driving is more than simply making a careless mistake, as it involves driving behaviors that actively put others’ lives at risk. For this reason, it is a criminal offense instead of a traffic violation. Some examples of reckless driving include:
- Drag racing
- Weaving through traffic while driving at high speeds
- Running red lights or stop signs at high speeds
- Fleeing from police officers and inciting a high-speed chase
If you are riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, another driver may crash into the vehicle due to reckless driving. Additionally, a rideshare driver may become angry or unpredictable and may engage in such dangerous driving behaviors, resulting in a crash. No matter how an accident happens, reckless drivers should be liable for the injuries they cause.
Recovering for Your Losses
Because reckless driving can be especially dangerous, the crashes that result also tend to be particularly severe. As a crash victim, you can sustain serious and lasting injuries that require a long course of medical treatment or that may result in disabilities and impairments. You can incur many losses, including but not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
While a reckless driver may face serious criminal penalties, accident victims must file their own insurance claims or civil complaints to seek the compensation they deserve. You want a lawyer on your side who knows how to use a criminal reckless driving conviction in your favor to help you receive the payment you need to cover your losses.
Contact Our Uber and Lyft Injury Lawyers in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton
After a Lyft or Uber accident caused by reckless driving, Demand the Limits is the law firm that can help. We handle all types of rideshare accidents, and you can trust our attorneys will fight for your rights. Call 561-600-3555 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation.