Uber Accident | Lyft Accident Attorneys Broward County, Palm Beach & South Florida
Lyons, Snyder & Collin specializes in providing legal representation to people injured in UBER/LYFT accidents if the accident was caused by the UBER/LYFT driver, or even caused by another driver.
Our ride-sharing accident attorneys have successfully represented:
- Passengers of UBER/LYFT where the UBER/LYFT driver was at-fault
- Passengers of UBER/LYFT where the UBER/LYFT driver was not at-fault
- Passengers of UBER/LYFT where the at-fault driver was a “hit and run”
- Drivers of UBER/LYFT
- Pedestrians hit by UBER/LYFT drivers
UBER/LYFT cases are unique and require an experienced attorney to handle them as the available limits are consistently changing and depend on whether the UBER/LYFT App was online or offline. Out of State policies can be different than Florida policies. Also, UBER Black has different limits as they are considered commercial vehicles. Call us now to immediately speak to an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with ride-sharing claims as evidence (including the black box/EDR) can be lost unless preserved quickly.
Since Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder routinely handle UBER/LYFT cases, we know how to build your case from day one so you get the maximum compensation for your past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages and past and future pain and suffering. Even if you are an UBER/LYFT driver, we can help!
Our personal injury attorneys will take the time to explain the reasons why ride-sharing cases resolve for certain amounts and provide guidance as to what you can do to increase the value of your case. You can trust that we will listen to your concerns and give you honest feedback on how to get back to the activities/passions you love. You are not just another number at Lyons, Snyder & Collin. We will treat your case like it is our only case.
It’s in your best interest to speak with us BEFORE speaking with the insurance company. The insurance company is not on your side. You could severely jeopardize the value of your claim.
Call us now for a free consultation. We can help!
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Frequently Asked Questions with Lyft and Uber Accident Claims in Broward County
Am I protected in an Uber or Lyft Case?
YES! … but it is important to first know some basic insurance terms.
Bodily Injury Coverage (or “BI”) pays for injuries a driver causes to OTHER people, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage (“UM”) or Underinsured Motorist Coverage (“UIM”) pays for YOUR injuries if YOU are involved in a crash with an at-fault driver who doesn’t carry any BI Coverage or not enough BI Coverage.
The State of Florida is the ONLY State that does NOT require its drivers to carry liability insurance (BI) if they purchase car insurance. Crazy, right!? This makes it very important for anyone driving in Florida to purchase UM coverage. UM Coverage will provide protection if someone without adequate liability coverage crashes into you.
The State of Florida requires UBER to meet certain minimum mandatory insurance requirements to operate on their roadways. UBER is constantly lobbying legislature to decrease these minimum mandatory insurance limits which is bad for consumers. Recently, the State of Florida allowed UBER to reduce the limits of their minimum mandatory uninsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) from $1,000,000.00 to $250,000.00 combined single limit. Combined single limit (“CSL”) is the maximum dollar amount that covers any combination of injuries or property damage in an incident. It would not surprise us if UBER/LYFT one day soon reduced their UM/UIM coverage to $0.00.
Here is the current breakdown of available insurance coverage. These limits apply assuming you are a passenger in the vehicle with the UBER (LYFT) app engaged.
You are involved in a crash where the UBER driver is at-fault:
While you are a passenger in an UBER and the UBER driver is at fault, UBER provides up to
$1,000,000.00 in BI coverage (CSL).
You are involved in a crash where the UBER driver is NOT at-fault (i.e. someone else is at fault)
While you are a passenger in an UBER and if the UBER driver is NOT at fault, UBER provides up to $250,000.00 (CSL) in UM coverage, if the at-fault driver has no BI insurance (or insufficient BI insurance).
UBER/LYFT also provides up to a $250,000.00 (CSL) in UM coverage if you’re involved in a hit-and-run.
It would not surprise us, however, if UBER/LYFT one day soon reduced their UM/UIM coverage to $0.00.
If you are driving for UBER/LYFT your recovery is now capped at $250,000.00.
Please note that UBER XL and UBER Black are governed under different insurance requirements. They are considered “commercial vehicles” and are not required to have mandatory minimum UM benefits.
In the event that UBER’s insurance benefits are inadequate for your particular claim, your personal UM coverage would potentially apply as secondary coverage.
The bottom line is that UBER and LYFT provide coverage in the event you are involved in a crash. Over time, however, these benefits may erode away through lobbying efforts by UBER and LYFT. You should consider purchasing UM coverage to protect yourself and your family from the large number of uninsured drivers throughout Florida.
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Marc P. Lyons
Mr. Lyons is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including car accidents, trucking accidents, Ride Share & more.
Philip M. Snyder
Philip Snyder is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including all types of car accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and more.