When a passenger is hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, they may not know what to do. The ride sharing companies may try to undermine the passengers claim to pay out as little as possible. When a person has been injured in an Uber or Lyft, he or she should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In this video, Miami attorney Curt Miner explains what a person should do after a car accident, and what legal options may be available.
You have to remember that drivers of Uber and Lyft are just ordinary people. They’re ordinary drivers. They don’t have any particular training in being safe drivers. They don’t have chauffeur’s licenses. They’re just the same people you might see on the street when you’re out driving. Uber at least puts in place a million-dollar umbrella policy that covers each of their drivers. In effect it’s the same. You’d sue the individual driver and you would sue Uber, and Uber is going to be vicariously responsible for the driver’s conduct. If you have your own umbrella policy, then your own insurance can come into play as well. For more information, call Colson Hicks Eidson, 305-476-7400 or visit our website, Colson.com.