Doral Uber Accident Lawyer
The Doral, Uber accident lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz are committed to helping people injured in accidents while riding in ride-sharing vehicles recover for their injuries. We stay abreast of the changes in this fast-moving area of law and work hard to ensure that each client we represent obtain the compensation they deserve.
Doral, Florida is an incorporated suburb of Miami. At just one mile from Miami International Airport and only seven miles from downtown, it is a popular destination for tourists, the business industry, and professional and amateur golfers alike. The residents and visitors of Doral – like many other Americans – have engaged in widespread use of ride sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft, and similar services. The complicated legal issues raised by car accidents which occur in an Uber make it more difficult for Uber drivers and passengers to be compensated for injuries sustained in an Uber car accident … even when another driver is entirely at fault.Call a Doral Uber Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, you need the legal expertise of a car accident lawyer who is knowledgeable in the unique issues presented by car accidents involving a ride share service vehicle. The attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz have decades of experience in protecting car accident victims. They are also up to date on developments in the law which apply to accidents in rideshare vehicles.Why Uber Cases are More Complicated
There are many reasons why car accident victims find it more difficult to be fully and fairly compensated for their injuries when a rideshare vehicle is involved in the accident.
Like any new area of the law, it is difficult to know exactly how a court will rule on issues which it has not faced before. There are not yet clear statutes defining the extent of liability for rideshare companies. The fact that many rideshare companies classify their drivers as independent contractors may have an effect on liability, but even that is not certain. Two different judges could reach two different answers on two similar cases.
Liability waivers can also complicate issues of liability. Rideshare users agree to certain terms and conditions, but this does not excuse all gross negligence and criminal conduct of rideshare drivers. Furthermore, terms and conditions are not always enforceable in later legal actions. This, too, is an area with the potential for different outcomes in different cases.
When an Uber (or Lyft, or any other rideshare) vehicle is involved in an accident, there are more involved parties who might be liable for the damages caused. As you can imagine, any other insurance company would be quick to blame Uber itself for the accident, regardless of which driver was at fault. This creates some “wiggle room” for the insurance company to argue that it should not have to cover all of your losses. Uber is now legally required to provide supplemental insurance for its drivers, but it still requires claims to go through its drivers’ personal auto insurance policies first. This makes it more difficult for victims to gain compensation for their injuries.
The rideshare company itself can be held liable for actions which contributed to the accident, such as: failing to properly screen its drivers or their driving records prior to employment; inadequate training or supervision of drivers; or failing to ensure that drivers are using vehicles which are in safe operating condition.
The Doral Uber accident attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz represent the interests of clients injured in Ubers in Doral and across Miami, Florida. Our team has extensive experience in negotiating and litigating auto accident personal injury claims, and we have successfully navigated the challenging legal issues presented by accidents involving an Uber, Lyft, or other ride share service. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation. Call (305) 371-6000 to learn more about how we can protect your legal interests. You can also email our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions pertaining to your accident in an Uber, Lyft, or other ride share service vehicle. Se Habla Espanol.