For 5.5 million residents, as well as many tourists who visit each year, navigating around Miami can be complicated. Miami is home to national and multi-national corporations and has more than 300 high-rises in its downtown area, making the Miami skyline one of the world’s tallest. Because getting around this major metropolitan area is a challenge, depending upon ridesharing has become common.
Lyft and Uber are among the ridesharing services providing transportation options to Miami residents and visitors. Unfortunately, drivers for these ridesharing services get in accidents regularly on Miami’s roads. When ridesharers are involved in collisions, taking legal action can be more complicated than in standard auto accident cases.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help. A Miami rideshare accident attorney at our firm can work with you to navigate the Florida legal system and make your case to recover full and fair compensation.
After your accident, whether you were a passenger in a rideshare or a pedestrian or other motorist hit by a ridesharing driver, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can fight for your right to obtain monetary damages. Give us a call to get personalized advice about your case and to get answers to questions you may have, including:
Why Are Miami Rideshare Accident Cases Complicated?
Ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber have gone to great lengths to protect themselves from liability over the years. Because drivers were classified as independent contractors, Lyft and Uber have tried to disclaim responsibility when their drivers cause accidents and hurt passengers or other motorists. Ridesharing drivers were even previously told to make claims with their own auto insurers, despite the fact these policies don’t cover commercial use.
Today, ridesharing companies do provide insurance policies offering substantial coverage in case of accidents. This does not, however, mean it is easy to obtain compensation. It is important to have an attorney who understands how accident claims involving ridesharing vehicles work to ensure you are pursuing a claim against the appropriate defendant and to assist you in devising the right legal strategy to maximize the chances of obtaining full compensation for losses.
What Should I Do to Recover Compensation After a Rideshare Accident in Miami?
Victims of motor vehicle accidents involving ridesharing companies in Miami can file lawsuits in Miami-Dade courts or, in some circumstances, can file lawsuits in federal courts. The Miami-Dade County Civil Court presides over cases where less than $15,000 is at stake, and the Circuit Court presides over civil claims involving more than $15,000.
A Miami rideshare accident attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will assist you in determining where your case should be heard and in making compelling arguments in court on your behalf to help you obtain full compensation. We can also work to negotiate an out-of-court settlement so you can be fairly compensated for losses without having to go to court at all.
How can a Miami Rideshare Accident Attorney Help Me?
Being the victim of a rideshare accident in Miami is stressful. Whether you were a passenger or you were a pedestrian or driver hit by a rideshare operator, you must face a complex legal situation in addition to coping with your injuries. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help. Give us a call today to learn how a Miami rideshare accident attorney can help you.