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Rideshare Accidents: Everything Floridians Need to Know

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have changed how people do things in Florida. For the most part, the applications get you to where you need to go quickly, and usually for a pretty decent price. Even better, rideshares have allowed many drivers and partygoers to breathe easy, knowing they will not run the risk of getting a DUI or in a bad accident after a night out on the town.
 
Except that’s not always true. Taking a rideshare doesn’t guarantee that you will be accident-free. Especially in Florida, where the number of auto accidents is on the rise. Uber and Lyft drivers are people too, and people make mistakes.…

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You’ve Been in an Accident With An Uber in Florida… Now What?

Uber provides a fantastic opportunity for both drivers and passengers around Florida. For drivers, it’s a great way to make your own hours and earn some easy money. For passengers, it’s relatively cheap, can be ordered with the click of a button, and a great alternative to finding a designated driver when you’re going out for the night or during the holidays.
 
Uber cars, however, can be involved in accidents just like any other vehicle. Uber drivers are not perfect, and even if they are incredibly careful, there’s still the possibility of getting hit by another driver.
 
So what happens when you get into an accident involving an Uber?…

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Uber Almost Legal in Florida, But Issues Abound

 
Ask Florida locals if they believe Uber’s launch has been good for our state, and the answer will vary vastly depending on the person. An Uber driver might tell you that Uber’s launch has been great—as an independently contracted driver, they can work whenever and wherever they please, and make extra money during busy times. But if you ask a local taxi driver, a senior citizen, or a victim of an Uber driver assault, they might not sound as thrilled with the arrival of the ride-sharing company.
 
But despite opposition from both local groups and the Public Transportation Commission, Uber is mere steps away from being able to legally operate in Florida, because the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has just confirmed that Uber’s insurance policy meets the requirements of the state’s insurance code.…

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Uber Comes to Ft Lauderdale, but Not without Controversy

 
Love or hate Uber, the ride-share service has been making significant in-roads in Florida. Most recently, UberX has begun operating in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
 
For those who are still unfamiliar with the brand, Uber has two basic services: Uber Black and UberX. Uber Black is the higher-end option and uses licensed chauffeurs who drive black sedans or SUVs. UberX is a lower-cost option where ordinary people (not licensed chauffeurs) use their own cars to transport passengers.
 
Uber, which began operating in Miami over the summer, expanded to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in August. Bill Guernier, the general manger for the Uber expansion in Florida, told the Sun Sentinelthat the launch has so far been successful and that the company has received hundreds of applications from Floridians interested in working as Uber drivers.…

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Thinking of Using a Ride-Sharing Service? Here’s What You Need to Know

 
Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber have been popping up all over the country, offering an alternative to the traditional yellow cab. The general ease of use makes it obvious why these programs have become so popular: anyone in need of a ride has to do little more than press a button on their smartphone to have a nearby driver pick them up. However, as the ride-sharing industry has rapidly expanded, critics have pointed to holes in the model that could potentially leave passengers or pedestrians who are injured by a rideshare driver paying for their own medical bills.
 
States and Taxi Services Accuse Ride-Shares of Being Underinsured
 

 
According to an NBC News report, 14 states and the District of Columbia have already issued warnings that services such as Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber may not provide adequate coverage to passengers if one of their drivers gets into an accident.…

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