Are you one of the thousands of people in Miami using Uber and Lyft as a faster, safer, and easier means of getting around town? If so, you’ve probably noticed that so many of these drivers not only have a terrible sense of direction, but they are constantly looking at their phone to navigate to your final destination. As an avid Uber / Lyft consumer, I find it so unsettling that neither Uber or Lyft has implemented a strict policy that absolutely requires all drivers to use a mount on the dashboard to place their phone in area that can be easily viewed without taking their eyes off the road. What may be even more striking is that the Florida legislature has not enacted a law ticketing drivers of an Uber, Lyft, or any vehicle for use of a cell phone without a handsfree devise.
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It is very simple: Distracted drivers cause accidents. So many of these accident lead to serious bodily injuries, and in many cases, fatalities. If you’ve been in an accident in Miami due to the careless or reckless driving of an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or if the accident was caused by another driver on the road while you were the passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, the Aigen Injury Law, P.A. can help you win your case. Our law firm has handled numerous cases involving Uber and Lyft vehicles due to the many distracted and negligent drivers on the road.
It is important to remember that when you decide to use Uber, Lyft, or another type of Transportation Network Companies as your method of transportation, that you will be covered with one million dollar ($1,000,000) insurance policy limits. Therefore, if are the passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, and your driver causes a serious accident leading to injuries, you will have $1,000,000 in bodily injury coverage available to cover your injuries in this accident. On the other hand, if you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, and another driver on the road causes your accident, you will have $1,000,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage available to protect you in the event there are injuries sustained. In other words, as long as you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle while engaged in a ride that you purchased on your phone app, you are covered for any accident or injury that may ensue.
If you live in Miami or the South Florida area, or simply just vacationing here, and you are injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, the Aigen Injury Law has experience representing injured victims involved in these accident. Our law firm can help you through the complex process of investigating your accident, determining the at-fault driver, and fighting to ensure that we maximize your financial recovery for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Please do not hesitate to submit an online Free Case Review. At the Aigen Injury Law, P.A., an experienced lawyer is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week working relentlessly on behalf of injured victims. We offer a free consultation for your Uber or Lyft accident and there is no fee unless we recover for you.