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Ridesharing services have exploded in popularity in Florida and across the US, as users seek affordable, convenient transportation they can arrange through a mobile app. Uber sits at the top of the pack among ride hailing companies, with more than 111 million users worldwide and almost 7 billion trips every year. However, even as a ridesharing passenger, you encounter the same safety risks as any road user. The negligent acts of a ridesharing driver or other motorist could lead to serious accidents.

If you suffered injuries in an Uber collision, it is critical to retain experienced legal help right away. While there are some similarities to other auto crashes, these claims are more complex due to Florida laws on transportation network companies (TNCs). Instead of putting your rights at risk, trust our team at Payer Law to protect your interests. Please contact us to set up a free consultation with anĀ Uber accident attorney, and check out some background information about these cases.

Liability in Uber Crash Cases

Rideshare collisions work according to many of the same principles as other motor vehicle accidents, particularly with negligence being the basis for liability. To recover compensation, you must show that the crash occurred because a motorist failed to exercise proper caution while driving. In an Uber accident, liability is an issue in certain contexts:

  • You could be injured while riding as a passenger in a TNC vehicle;
  • You might be hurt as the occupant of another car that was struck by an Uber driver; or
  • You may suffer injuries as a pedestrian or bicycle rider who was hit by a ridesharing driver.

There are some special considerations when it comes to insurance for Uber accidents. Drivers who work through ride-hailing companies are covered up to $1 million if they are involved in a crash; however, this coverage is only triggered when the TNC driver is logged into the app.

Legal Options as the Victim of a Ridesharing Collision

Uber crashes also share a common element with other vehicle crashes in terms of your first step in the legal process: Filing an insurance claim. Because of the Florida law mandating $1 million in insurance, you will be working with the company that covers Uber. It may be possible to settle your claim, but litigation is the next step if the insurer refuses to pay a reasonable amount for your losses.

Our Orlando Uber accident lawyers at Payer Law will be at your side throughout the process, ensuring you receive fair compensation for:

  • Medical bills for treatment;
  • Lost income;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Scarring and disfigurement;
  • Diminished quality of life; and
  • Many other losses.

Discuss Your Options with an Orlando Uber Accident Attorney

While this overview of ridesharing crash claims may be useful, it should also convince you that experienced representation is critical. Payer Law is prepared for challenges, so please contact our Orlando, FL office right away. You can call 407-307-2979 or go online to schedule a no-cost case review with an Orlando Uber accident lawyer.

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