Helping Victims of Rideshare Accidents in North Miami

The ease and convenience of ridesharing services have revolutionized the personal transportation industry, bringing efficiency and convenience to the daily lives of millions of people. However, as much convenience as ridesharing offers, there are still risks involved, including severe injuries from ridesharing accidents.
After an Uber or Lyft accident, consulting with a rideshare accident lawyer can help you understand what kind of settlement you may be eligible for. Don’t wait to discuss your case; The Law Office of Dean M. Gettis is here to help protect your rights and seek compensation to cover your medical expenses and losses. Contact our North Miami Rideshare Accident Lawyer today to learn more.

Common Types of Rideshare Accident Claims

Ridesharing from companies like Uber and Lyft is generally a safe alternative to public transportation. However, with their increasing popularity, ridesharing accident rates throughout Miami and South Florida continue to rise. 

Ridesharing accidents can happen like any other type of accident and they can all cause serious injuries or death. Some of the most common types of rideshare accident claims include: 

  • Rideshare driver at fault
  • Reckless driving
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Drunk driving
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Passenger injuries
  • Third-party driver-caused accidents
  • Fatal accidents

Regardless of the driver at-fault, our firm can handle your injury claims on your behalf to seek appropriate compensation for your losses. Attorney Dean M. Gettis works diligently to achieve positive outcomes in personal injury cases involving ridesharing car accidents. If you were injured in a rideshare accident, we will fight to hold the liable party responsible for their negligence.

Common Types of Rideshare Accident Injuries in North Miami

Like all other types of passenger vehicle accidents, you are at risk for many different types of injuries in a rideshare accident. Car accidents can cause serious, debilitating, life-altering injuries that require rehabilitative care. Common vehicle accidents include:

Rideshare Liability Coverage for Injuries and Losses

Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, and these companies are structured to have no legal obligations to drivers as employees or liabilities for drivers’ actions. Though major rideshare companies offer generous liability coverage, smaller companies require drivers to purchase personal insurance policies for liability insurance. This coverage may not offer sufficient protection for passengers in the event of injuries.

Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage up to $1 million as long as the driver’s app is active and there is a passenger in the vehicle. Additionally, these companies provide $1 million in coverage if accidents occur with uninsured at-fault drivers. However, these coverage limits are not guaranteed by other ridesharing companies, and they may not cover all of your losses. 


Types of Financial Compensation Recovery Available After a Rideshare Accident

It is essential to see a doctor for a medical evaluation after a vehicle accident, especially if you have or may have been injured. A doctor can examine you for injuries, including hard-to-spot injuries like neck strains or whiplash. Medical documentation is necessary for your claim or lawsuit to prove that your injuries are real and affect your life.

After sustaining injuries in a rideshare accident in Miami, you have the right to pursue compensation for the following expenses and losses: 

  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Medical expenses and ongoing treatment
  • Pain and suffering/ psychological and emotional trauma
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Impacts on your loss of normal functioning
  • Other losses pertinent to your case

Pursuing compensation involves a complex legal process that includes filing insurance claims against all appropriate parties or filing a personal injury claim. When we file your claim, the insurance company will do its best to fight liability and settle for the lowest amount possible. For this reason, having experienced legal representation can help protect your rights throughout the process.

Contact a North Miami Beach Rideshare Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident or an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle in the Miami area, contact The Law Office of Dean M. Gettis. We offer experienced representation after ridesharing accidents to help you navigate the claims process and seek compensation for your injuries. We serve the areas of North Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Hialeah, Miami Shores, Brickell, Coral Gables, and Miami Lakes, as well as the surrounding areas of Miami. 

Don’t hesitate to start the process of filing a claim for compensation after a rideshare accident. Reach out to our team today at 305-893-8931 to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more.