Throughout Fort Lauderdale, many residents and visitors take advantage of ridesharing services. Unfortunately, some of those who use ridesharing services will be hurt in auto accidents. Motorists on the roads of Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale is the County Seat, could also face serious injuries or even fatalities in auto accidents caused by motorists driving for ride sharing companies.
If you are the victim of an accident with a ridesharing driver, you need to know your legal rights. These types of auto accident cases can be more complicated than typical car accident claims, so you need a Fort Lauderdale rideshare accident attorney with a history of successful claims. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help.
Since 1997, our legal team has been committed to representing the rights of victims. We have recovered over $1 billion for clients, and we can put our legal knowledge to work for you after a ridesharing accident in Fort Lauderdale. Give us a call today to find out the specifics of the help that we can provide and to get answers to questions you may have, including:
Who Is Responsible for a Ridesharing Accident?
Responsibility for a rideshare accident may lie with the driver of the rideshare vehicle, if that driver was negligent. If another driver caused the crash with the ridesharing car, the other driver could be held accountable for crash losses.
When the driver of a rideshare vehicle has caused harm, insurance coverage to compensate victims may be available through a substantial insurance policy offered by the rideshare company. While companies have a history of using different techniques to try to avoid becoming responsible for driver-caused collisions, Uber and Lyft do make insurance available now. Unfortunately, it can still be a challenge for victims to get insurers to pay the full amount necessary to provide fair compensation for losses.
How Can I Pursue a Claim for Compensation After a Ridesharing Accident?
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can negotiate on your behalf with insurers to help you fight for a fair out-of-court settlement that will compensate you for losses caused by a rideshare accident. Arriving at a settlement means you won’t have to go to trial to prove your right to compensation and to prove the extent of loss.
Sometimes, however, no settlement agreement is reached and you will need to sue in court. If your accident happened in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Courts preside over small claims, while Circuit Courts preside over cases where a victim alleges he sustained more substantial damages. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can assist you in determining the appropriate state or federal court in which to sue, and can help you to make compelling arguments to present to the court to maximize your chances of obtaining compensation.
What Can a Fort Lauderdale Rideshare Accident Attorney Do to Help?
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a rideshare accident in Fort Lauderdale, you should reach out for legal help right away due to the complexities of cases involve ridesharing vehicles. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has handled thousands of cases and recovered over $1 billion. We have the legal skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for you.
Give us a call today to talk with a Fort Lauderdale rideshare accident attorney at our firm to find out more about the help we can offer in fighting for full and fair compensation for you. Your first consultation is free.