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West Palm Beach Uber/Lyft Car Accident Lawyer

After getting involved in an Uber accident, or even a Lyft accident, it can be hard to know what to do next. With both apps recently entering our lives, the laws have had to move quickly to keep up with the times.

Before anything else (except medical attention, of course!), we recommend getting in touch with a West Palm Beach Uber car accident lawyer.

Uber and Lyft in West Palm Beach

When Uber first entered West Palm Beach and the wider Florida community, locals were exceptionally happy. However, the battle soon commenced between Uber and individual counties. Though Broward County led the charge and Uber pulled out, the commissioners were inundated with support for the app. Soon enough, a deal was made, and Uber was available once again.

After the battle with Broward County, similar deals were agreed with Miami, West Palm Beach, and other areas. Now, it forms an important part of society for the many communities inside the state.

Though Uber was dominant at first, they soon encountered internal issues, and this has led to an increased market share for Lyft. In fact, they now hold 35% across the US and have just become the ‘ride-sharing partner’ of Brightline in Florida.

Unfortunately, there was always going to be one by-product of the rise of these apps; road accidents.

Potential Accidents with Uber and Lyft

At The Injury Firm, we’ve seen a number of different Uber accidents and Lyft accidents. For example, you may experience;

  • Distracted drivers
  • T-bone accidents
  • Collisions with cyclists
  • Collisions with other vehicles
  • Incidents with pedestrians

In fact, any accident you can experience in your own vehicle or a taxi is also possible in an Uber or Lyft. Sadly, there has also been cases of sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault, and other harmful events. In any case, the best solution is to contact a professional West Palm Beach Lyft car accident lawyer.

The Law Surrounding Uber and Lyft

It’s easy to think that Uber and Lyft are treated in the same way as taxis, but it quickly became apparent that this wouldn’t be possible. Due to insurance and confusing employment laws, there are some delicate laws governing ride-sharing services. Ultimately, the facts are considered in every case before deciding on a judgment, there aren’t necessarily blanket rules that cover every single case.

Generally speaking, liability insurance coverage for drivers can start at $25,000 and go all the way up to $1 million. This being said, different coverage limits will be activated depending on the facts of the case.

Either way, we will work hard on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve. Once we, as your West Palm Beach Uber car accident lawyer, understand what happened, we will start our own investigation. Since time is so important, and you should be focusing on recovery at all times, we place all defendants on notice and our representation is made clear to all those who need to be aware.

In the coming days and weeks, your personal injury lawyer will take control of attorneys, insurance companies, and other processes pertaining to your case and this allows you to get the medical attention required while reducing stress (for you and your family!).

Depending on the extent of the accident, we have experience in defending Uber drivers, passengers, and others involved in an Uber/Lyft accident. Often, the insurance coverage causes more confusion than resolution, so it requires a professional with knowledge of this emerging niche to assist…and we’re ready to help.

West Palm Beach Lyft Car Accident Lawyer

Whether you’ve been involved in an Uber accident or your family member has suffered from a Lyft accident, feel free to get in touch today. To start, we’ll have a simple conversation and you can ask any questions you may have regarding the situation. As you become more informed, you can make the right decision and decide whether or not it’s worth pursuing a case/claim.

Although this is likely to be your first collision, we have experience with thousands so know exactly how it works and how a strong case is formed. Has your life changed since an Uber accident? Perhaps a Lyft accident has forced you into taking time off work? Contact our determined and passionate team and we will gather evidence and make a claim on your behalf.

If the insurance company refuses to pay out despite your clear injuries, The Injury Firm has the resources to take the case to a judge. Contact us today to get the ball rolling!

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