The convenience Uber offers to Florida residents has allowed its popularity to grow quickly throughout the state. Taking an Uber can also be a responsible choice if, for example, you’re too intoxicated to drive yourself home after a night out.
Florida Uber Accidents
Sadly, accidents involving Ubers happen more often than you think. If you were harmed in a Florida Uber accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Florida Uber accident lawyer at Elstein Legal to discuss pursuing it.
Florida Uber Accident Cases
Under Florida law, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies are designated as Transportation Network Companies. This separates them from services and companies designed as common carriers, such as buses and trains.
The distinction can sometimes make collecting compensation from Uber after an accident more difficult than it would be if an accident involved a common carrier. Uber’s legal responsibility to ensure passengers reach their destinations safely isn’t nearly as strict as it is for other transportation services.
This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to secure the compensation you deserve after a Florida Uber accident. It simply highlights the importance of coordinating with a Florida personal injury law firm sooner rather than later. Depending on the circumstances, there are a range of ways a Florida personal injury attorney would help you pursue compensation.
Florida’s no-fault laws require motorists to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. That means you and your lawyer will typically begin pursuing compensation directly from your own insurance company. A Florida Uber accident attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to justify seeking the maximum amount of compensation possible.
However, an insurance company can only compensate you up to your policy limits. If that’s not sufficient after your Florida Uber accident, you and your lawyer may still be able to seek compensation from other parties. For instance, if your accident resulted from an Uber driver’s negligence, but they weren’t actually operating as an Uber driver at the time, you might file a claim against their insurance company. If the accident occurred while the Uber driver was technically working for the company, you could file a claim for compensation from Uber’s $1 million policy.
The experts at a quality Uber accident law firm in Florida will thoroughly consider all your options when deciding how to proceed after an accident. They’ll also handle correspondence with any insurance companies involved, account for all your losses when calculating the amount of compensation you deserve, and collect the necessary evidence to prove another party’s negligence caused the accident if you choose to pursue compensation beyond what your own insurer will offer.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
Your Uber accident attorney needs to have practical experience they can leverage when representing you. Luckily, Brian L. Elstein previously spent years defending personal injury claims at another major Florida firm. He thoroughly understands how to deploy the most effective strategies in these cases, and he’ll gladly explain how he’s successfully done so for other clients like you in the past. For more information, schedule a free consultation today.