Palm Beach Uber Accident
The newest trend in transportation around Palm Beach is using ride-sharing services such as Uber. While Uber use in South Florida has been booming, so have accidents involving Uber drivers. In addition, the Florida government has not made much progress in determining how to regulate the ride-sharing industry, allowing many loopholes to exist for Uber to avoid liability for the injuries of accident victims.
If you have been injured by an Uber driver, it is critical to seek legal representation from a law firm that understands how complex Uber accident cases can be. Please consult with an experienced Palm Beach Uber accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. for help today.Negligence Can Cause Uber Accidents
Uber drivers can be negligent in many ways while on the road just like any other driver. Some examples of common negligent acts of Uber drivers include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Violating any Florida traffic laws
- Improper maintenance of the vehicle
Any of the above acts can easily lead an Uber driver to collide with other vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or even to be involved in a single-car accident. All of these can cause serious injuries to both passengers in the Uber and any other victims involved.Liability for Your Losses in an Uber Crash
The serious injuries suffered in an Uber accident can result in costly medical bills, lost income from missing work to recover, pain and suffering, as well as other losses. It can be difficult to seek compensation in these cases like you would in a non-Uber accident case. The following are some complexities that may arise in your case:
The driver’s insurance policy denies coverage because the vehicle was being used for business purposes and to make a profit.
You do not have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance of your own or your policy limits will not nearly cover your losses.
Uber does not have insurance coverage for the driver as the company initially promised.
Uber tries to avoid liability for the actions of the driver by claiming the driver is an independent contractor or the driver had no passengers in the car.
Our Uber accident attorneys that serve Palm Beach understand the nature of all of these complexities and will explore every option for you to receive the compensation you deserve - either from an insurance company or from a personal injury lawsuit. We strive for the maximum results in every case, including recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities, and any other past or ongoing costs associated with your injuries.Contact a Palm Beach Uber Accident Attorney for Assistance Today
While it is always a good idea to consult with a law firm after any type of motor vehicle accident, it is especially important to do so if you were injured in an Uber accident. At the law office of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A., our Uber accident lawyers serving Palm Beach will represent your rights as an accident victim, so please call our office for a free consultation to discuss your case.