Brickell Uber Accident Lawyer
New technology brings new conveniences, but it can also bring new complications. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident involving an Uber vehicle, the Brickell Uber car accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A can assist you. Our law firm has experience representing clients in this new and developing area of law and will ensure that your case is resolved as favorably as possible.
Brickell, Florida is a booming neighborhood directly south of Miami’s historic Central Business District. It was founded on a history of banking and finance and has a proud history of rapid population growth. Of course, like any rapidly-growing city, car accidents increase as the population increases. As Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing apps have spread across the country, Brickell, too, has seen an increase in the number of serious injury and death claims for car accidents involving ride shareing vehicles.
As Uber, Lyft, and other Miami ride-sharing apps become more popular, there has been an inevitable increase in the number of drivers and passengers who are injured in ride-sharing vehicles. Unfortunately, the law often takes time to catch up to new technologies. There are no laws or statutes that specifically address auto accident liability with a ride-sharing vehicle. Therefore, it's critical to have an experienced Brickell Uber car accident attorney represent your legal interests. Whether you're an injured driver or passenger, or were just driving an Uber, or riding in an Uber, your legal compensation may be affected by the fact that a rideshare service was involved.What Happens After a Car Accident?
After any auto, car, or motor vehicle collision, the claim is reported to all drivers’ insurance companies for all vehicle owners, operators, and injured passengers. Each company will complete an investigation. Typically, this may include inspecting property damage to vehicles involved, taking statements from their insureds, drivers, witnesses, and reviewing any police reports. Each insurance company will determine (a) if their insured is legally responsible (“liable”) for the accident, and if so, (b) what proportion of responsibility its driver bears.
The next step is to assess the nature and extent of all injuries for whom they may be legally responsible and to evaluate the full extent of damages and potential financial compensation each person may be entitled. An insurance company claims adjuster may review documentation from each driver, passenger or pedestrian who has filed a claim for legal damages against the insurance company’s negligent driver. Damages to compensate Brickell Uber car accident victims may include:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological harms
Pain and suffering is often the largest component of any personal injury award. It is also the most subjective and depending on the injury it can be difficult to quantify. As you might imagine, the goal of any insurance company is to pay as little as possible. This is why it is so important to have an experienced Uber car accident lawyer in Brickell area to evaluate your legal claim so that your interests are protected.
When an Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare vehicle is involved in an accident, there may be more one more party who might be liable for damages. The rideshare company driver, or the company itself may be negligent for a series of actions which might have caused or contributed the accident. Common uber accident cases in Brickell that are lawyers have experience in include:
- Failing to properly screen drivers or their driving records prior to employment;
- Failing to adequately train drivers on safety measures;
- Failing to adequately supervise its drivers during employment;
- Failing to ensure that it's vehicles are in safe operating condition;
Injury vicitims shoudl know that Uber Technologies (which is one of the legal entities that Uber operates under) has attempted to classify Uber drivers as independent contractors rather than employees in order to obtain make it more difficult to pursue compensation directly from the company itself. For this reason, it's important for anyone seriously injury in an Uber accident to retain an experienced Uber lawyer in Brickell as soon as possible.
The Brickell Uber accident attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. have the skill needed to ensure that injured victims rights are protected. Call our office today at 877-475-2905 to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys. Or, you can email our personal injury law offices through our online contact form.