Ridesharing has become increasingly popular in West Palm Beach, with companies including Uber and Lyft servicing the area. Unfortunately, drivers who operate rideshares are not always as safe as they should be and accidents can happen.
If you are the victim of a ridesharing accident in or around West Palm Beach or in Palm Beach County, you should contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner as soon as possible. Our firm has decades of experience representing residents in South Florida and advocating for injured clients throughout the Miami-Metropolitan area. We understand how devastating it can be to suffer harm in an accident and we will work with you to make the process of obtaining compensation as quick and simple as possible.
To find out more about how our legal team can help after a ridesharing accident in West Palm Beach, give us a call today. Our legal team will be happy to provide a free assessment of your case and to answer questions you likely have including:
- Who is responsible for a ride-sharing accident in West Palm Beach?
- How can you obtain compensation after ridesharing accidents?
- How can a West Palm Beach rideshare accident attorney help you?
Who Is Responsible For A Ridesharing Accident In West Palm Beach?
When an accident in a rideshare happens in West Palm Beach, the passenger in the car could be hurt. A driver who is working for a ridesharing company could also cause injury and damage to other motorists on the road if that driver strikes another vehicle.
Ridesharing companies have historically worked hard to avoid liability if their drivers get into accidents. Drivers are classified as independent contractors, not employees, which can make it harder to hold big companies accountable when individual drivers cause accidents. Ridesharing companies also tried to make drivers file accident claims through personal auto insurance policies, although personal insurers denied coverage for commercial use so Uber and Lyft now provide substantial insurance coverage in case of collisions.
Because these ridesharing companies still use teams of lawyers and experts to try to protect their interests, it is important for accident victims to have an experienced attorney to help them navigate the process of making a claim. You should be able to make your claim through the insurance offered by the company whose driver was transporting you. However, you need your own advocate to guide you through the process.
How Can You Obtain Compensation After Ridesharing Accidents?
The best way to obtain compensation after ridesharing accidents in West Palm Beach is to contact an attorney who has handled these complex claims and who can work with you to determine who to hold accountable. Passengers are never to blame for ridesharing accidents, so you should have a claim based on the negligence of the driver who was transporting you or, in some cases, based on the negligence of other motorists on the road who hit your car.
Many claims are settled outside of court, and Steinger, Greene & Feiner can work with you to negotiate a favorable settlement that provides you with full compensation. We can also represent you in legal proceedings in County Civil Court for Palm Beach County for smaller claims, Circuit Civil Court for larger claims, or any other state or federal court where your case is to be heard.
How Can A West Palm Beach Rideshare Accident Attorney Help You?
Steinger, Greene & Feiner is trusted by West Palm Beach residents because we have handled thousands of injury claims and recovered over a billion dollars in damages for injured victims. When you are hurt in a ridesharing accident, contact a West Palm Beach rideshare accident attorney at our firm immediately to get the help and support you need to navigate the legal system and obtain the compensation you deserve.