MIAMI (PRWEB) May 11, 2018
The Miami personal injury lawyers at Stein Law urge Floridians to be aware of rideshare insurance policies when injured in a rideshare car accident.
Since 2010, ridesharing services have changed the landscape for private transportation. For years the only private transportation for people was either taxi services or very expensive limousine companies. While those two options are still available for the public, they are becoming increasingly unpopular given the rise of rideshare.
Uber and Lyft, the industry leaders in ridesharing, offer an alternative service that allows its consumers to participate in a fee-based arrangement to get from point A to point B.
Unfortunately, being that thousands of Uber and Lyft vehicles are on the road daily, the probability of auto accidents occurring involving a rideshare car is highly likely. When the car accident happens and the rideshare is in progress, Uber or Lyft’s liability insurance policy takes effect to cover passengers and the driver of the vehicle.
Regardless whether you were injured as a passenger or driver, you could be entitled to make a claim under the rideshare insurance policy. STEINLAW attorneys have represented both passengers and drivers of rideshare vehicles and have been successful in asserting claims under the $1M Liability Insurance Policy carried by Uber or Lyft.
Following an accident, it is always advisable to call 9-1-1 and ensure that the police and paramedics come to the scene. If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, soreness, or any other sensation that does not seem normal, then be sure to go to the hospital or see a doctor immediately.
Afterward, the insurance company will commonly call those involved in the accident and request a statement surrounding the facts of the crash.
The attorneys at STEINLAW warn that it is advisable not to speak to the insurance company or any third party about the accident until you have consulted with an attorney.
If you or someone you know was involved in a rideshare accident with Uber, Lyft or any other rideshare company, then contact our Rideshare Car Accident Lawyers today for a FREE consultation.