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Plantation Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers

Dedicated to Understanding the Evolving Laws Governing Uber & Lyft Accidents in Plantation and South Florida

Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services are popular among both locals and the millions of tourists who flock to our South Florida communities each year. While these ride-sharing services are extremely convenient and simple to use, they do add complications into the mix when an Uber or Lyft driver is involved in a car accident. In most cases, using Uber or Lyft ride-sharing services will be a safe bet—most of us have experienced drivers who are professional, vehicles that are clean and we get safely to our destination even if we are unfamiliar with the area or have been drinking alcohol. Despite this, accidents can and do occur when Uber or Lyft drivers are involved, and they can, of course, cause injuries.

Uber and Lyft drivers are required to adhere to certain legally mandated standards, and the companies themselves are now subject to specific insurance requirements in Plantation and throughout Florida. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our lawyers have experience both in successfully helping clients recover compensation in car accident cases, and understand the new laws that apply in recovering compensation for Uber & Lyft ride-sharing injuries in Florida. We’re here to help you navigate the additional complexities and issues that may be involved in accidents involving Uber or Lyft—whether you were a passenger, driver or even a pedestrian.

Common Uber & Lyft Ride-Sharing Accident Injuries in Plantation, FL

As mentioned, the vehicles used in ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are private motor vehicles, and the injuries that we commonly see in accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers are similar to those that would occur in any other motor vehicle accident. This is not to diminish their potential severity, as Uber and Lyft ride-sharing accident injuries can include:

Injuries sustained in Uber or Lyft ride-sharing accidents can be serious and life-altering. They can also leave you facing surprisingly expensive medical bills and even force you to miss work while you recover. Because of this, our lawyers are committed to making sure that the responsible party is also held financially accountable. Although Florida is a no-fault insurance state, your $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage might not even scratch the surface in compensating for your true expenses. Further, if you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft ride-sharing vehicle, you might not even have your own car insurance policy. This is where our lawyers can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity for severe injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

Why Choose Lawlor, White & Murphey to Protect Your Rights in Cases Involving Uber & Lyft Ride-Sharing Injuries?

The experienced accident attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey will investigate and fight to make sure you get compensation for your Plantation Uber or Lyft ride-sharing accident injuries. Under the insurance requirements that apply to Uber and Lyft drivers, you may be able to access one of three insurance policies, depending upon the driver’s status at the time of the accident as follows:

  • If the driver is carrying an Uber or Lyft passenger at the time of the accident, $1 million insurance coverage is required.
  • If the driver has the Uber or Lyft app turned on but is not yet carrying a passenger, $50,000 in coverage per injured party and $100,000 in coverage per accident is required, in addition to $25,000 in property damage coverage.
  • If the driver does not have the Uber or Lyft app turned on and is not carrying a passenger, his or her own personal insurance coverage will apply.

Contact Our Team Today to Set up a Free Initial Consultation

Our lawyers can help you navigate the insurance claims process after an Uber or Lyft accident, and will also investigate thoroughly to obtain all available evidence that can help establish both the cause of the accident and the potential financial repercussions to you, the injured party. Call today, or fill out this brief online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation if you have sustained injuries in an Uber or Lyft ride-sharing accident in Plantation or South Florida. Learn more about our Personal Injury lawyers in Plantation, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Uber & Lyft Ride-Sharing Injuries in Plantation, FL

FAQ: When do the enhanced insurance requirements under Florida law apply in cases involving Uber and Lyft ride-sharing accidents?

The enhanced insurance rules apply in any accident where an Uber or Lyft driver was involved, including when you are passenger in an Uber or Lyft and the driver causes an accident, you are a pedestrian or on a bicycle and struck by an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or you are the driver of an Uber or Lyft vehicle and another driver causes an accident. Essentially, the new rules apply anytime an Uber or Lyft driver is involved in an accident in any way.

FAQ: What do I need to know if I have just been injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft ride-sharing service driver?

It’s important to remember that you are not simply dealing with another driver on the roadways, you may also be dealing with a large corporation and their insurance policies. The ride-sharing driver must report any accident to Uber or Lyft immediately, which means that you may be quickly contacted by a representative that may wish to settle your case as soon as possible. Remember that these representatives are not looking out for your best interests, and have a profit motive to minimize financial liability as well as any negative publicity that could result from an accident. Refrain from signing any documents or making any statements until you have an experienced lawyer present to help protect your interests and make sure you don’t inadvertently agree to something that could damage your rights at a later date.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!

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John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

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I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.

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I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

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This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.

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Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.

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$1.7million

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$2.0million

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$3.0million

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$1.2million

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