Miami Gardens Uber Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in an Uber car accident, contact a Miami Gardens Uber accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. today. Uber accidents are similar to and different from typical car crashes. If you were driving for Uber at the time, the at-fault driver was working for Uber, or you were an Uber passenger, then you face unique insurance claim challenges. Insurance coverage varies depending on the circumstances, and you may need to navigate claims against two different insurance policies.
Because of the difficulties and complexities you may run into after a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, you should have an Uber accident attorney in Miami Gardens on your side. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. have been helping accident and injury victims for over 48 years. We want to put our experience, knowledge, and skills to work for you. We want to fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss.
To talk with one of our experienced attorneys, call 305-371-6000 or toll free (877) 475-2905 to schedule your free consultationMiami Gardens, Florida Uber Accidents
Miami Gardens is a small city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of a 2018 estimate, the city has a population of more than 113,000 people living within 19 square miles. The city has existed for decades and became home to many African American and West Indian American families in the late 1960s.
Miami Gardens was finally incorporated in 2003 and since, the city has taken steps to improve its high crime rate and image. It is the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County, and its official boundaries include 151st Street, Countyline Road, North Miami Avenue, North East 2nd Avenue, North West 47th Avenue, and North West 57th Avenue. The city is easily accessible from I-95, the Palmetto Expressway, and the Florida Turnpike.
Miami Gardens also is home to the Miami Dolphins who play at the Hard Rock Stadium located within the city. The Hard Rock Stadium also hosts the Orange Bowl college football game.
Traffic in Miami Gardens can get congested. The area is surrounded and crisscrossed by many highways, interstates, and major roads. Ubers are a common sight throughout the area. Unfortunately, these drivers and their passengers face the same risk of a crash as other motorists. If you were involved in an accident with an Uber or other rideshare vehicle, contact our Miami Gardens Uber accident lawyers for help as soon as possible.Who is Liable for an Uber Accident that Caused Injuries?
If you were injured in a crash, the party liable for your injuries is the party who caused the collision due to their careless, reckless, or intentional misconduct. If you were struck by a driver in a vehicle with an Uber logo, then that driver is at fault whether or not they were on duty.
If you were a passenger in an Uber vehicle, then the Uber or the other driver is at fault. You will pursue an insurance claim against the negligent driver.
It is important to not jump to the conclusion that you will file an insurance claim or lawsuit against Uber. People who drive for Uber are independent contractors. This means they are responsible for their own actions. Even if an Uber driver causes the crash while working, you will pursue a claim against the driver, not against the rideshare company.
Rarely is Uber or another rideshare company liable for a crash and resulting injuries. However, there are exceptions. If you were involved in a catastrophic or unique Uber crash, do not hesitate to call us. One of our Miami Gardens Uber accident attorneys will thoroughly review your circumstances and advise you of how to pursue compensation.Insurance Coverage After an Uber Accident
If an Uber driver caused the accident and your injuries, you should talk with an Uber accident lawyer in Miami Gardens. The insurance coverage will depend on where the driver was in the process.
If the Uber driver was not signed into the rideshare app at the time of the crash, then you must pursue compensation from their personal insurance policy only.
If the Uber driver was signed in but had not accepted a ride request, then there is bodily injury coverage of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. There also is $25,000 for property per accident.
If the Uber driver had accepted a ride request, then the liability insurance coverage is much more substantial. There is a $1 million policy to cover your injuries.Contact a Miami Gardens Uber Accident Injury Law Firm Today
If you were injured in an Uber accident, do not hesitate to call us at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. We have been representing Uber accident victims since the rideshare platform launched in Florida. We understand the intricacies and common issues that arise in Uber accident claims, including common insurance coverage disputes.
We will guide you through pursuing compensation through the Uber driver’s personal auto insurance policies as well the insurance coverage provided through Uber. Our goal will be to win you the most compensation possible for your injuries.
To talk with us about pursuing compensation after an Uber crash, call us at (305) 371-6000.