RTRLAW’s Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys Can Help
Have you been injured in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicle in Florida or Texas? If so, you are entitled to compensation for your rideshare injuries and RTRLAW wants to help you get the compensation you deserve.
RTRLAW has been helping motor vehicle accident victims and those injured through no fault of their own in Florida since 1988 and in Texas since 2022. For more than 34 years, RTRLAW’s experienced personal injury attorneys have represented tens of thousands of people and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. RTRLAW can help Uber/Lyft accident or assault victims throughout Florida and Texas.
Popular but Potentially Deadly
Since Uber began offering rideshare services in 2009, it has grown exponentially and is now operating in 72 countries and 10,500 cities around the world.
Ridesharing in general has become more and more popular over the past decade due to the convenience and relatively low price of requesting a ride online. All told, these rideshare services have made about 11 billion trips since 2010. Unfortunately, with the boom in Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services, there has been a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road, especially in large cities. This increase in vehicles has led to an increase in accidents and related traffic deaths.
According to a study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2018, Uber and other rideshare services have caused a 3% increase in overall car accident fatalities, or just under 1,000 deaths per day due to the number of rideshare vehicles on the road.
In a June 2022 safety report, Uber self-reported that while “99.9% of Uber trips ended without any safety-related issues,” fatal car crashes involving its drivers had increased to 101 people in 2019 and 2020, including 19 drivers, up from 97 in 2017 and 2018.
In addition, Uber reported there were 3,824 sexual assaults in 2019 and 2020 in its vehicles, down from 5,981 reported in 2017 and 2018, including 20 people killed in those assaults. Uber also recorded 141 reports of rape on its platform in 2019 and 2020.
How to Sue Uber/Lyft for an Accident
Rideshare drivers are independent contractors (instead of employees) and own and insure their own personal cars. Florida and Texas law requires Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers to carry liability insurance policies. In addition, Uber and Lyft also provide liability insurance to its drivers, including uninsured/underinsured coverage (UM).
This means, if you are involved in an accident in an Uber or Lyft as a passenger, and the other vehicle involved is uninsured or underinsured, you would still be able to get compensation from Uber or Lyft’s UM insurance.
Accidents and assaults involving a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft can be complicated, so it’s important to have a skilled and experienced Uber accident attorney and Uber accident law firm, like the personal injury lawyers at RTRLAW, in your corner.
Call Our Uber Injury Lawyers Today!
If you or someone in your family has been injured or assaulted in an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare vehicle, contact RTRLAW today for a no-obligation case review. RTRLAW’s rideshare injury attorneys will review your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation.
You can meet with a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer at one of our seven convenient offices in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Miami, or Jacksonville, or at our centrally located office in Dallas, Texas, by appointment.
If you can’t come to us, RTRLAW can come to you – even if you are in the hospital or confined to your home due to your injuries. RTRLAW works on contingency, which means you pay NOTHING unless we win your case and recover money for you.
For more information about getting compensated for your Uber or Lyft accident, please call us toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR or chat with us now for assistance.