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Hit by Rideshare Driver

There is no question that there is a convenience in using an app to get a ride in today’s fast-moving world. No one wants to be stuck waiting for a pricey taxicab or for public transit. The benefits are obvious, but to some, a ridesharing company like Uber and Lyft can be a nightmare to deal with after they have been hit by one of their drivers.

The rapid growth of rideshare companies places more and more drivers on the road. Often times waiting for a car can take just a few minutes because of the massive number of potential drivers on the road. This stiff competition among drivers may cause drivers to become negligent on the road. If this negligence leads to an accident, it’s important for the rideshare driver and ride share Company to take responsibility for their driver’s actions.

Dealing with a multi-million-dollar company by yourself can be excruciating, especially when a person is dealing with a severe injury and all of its ramifications to their mental health and livelihood.

Hit by Rideshare Driver Lawyer 

There is no reason why you should allow anyone but a tested and experienced trial lawyer to fight for you during an accident with a rideshare driver. Companies like Uber and Lyft can be intimidating legally but not for a law firm that knows what it’s doing. Abrams Justice has experienced rideshare accident lawyers who have taken on multi-million-dollar companies with great success for their clients.

Don’t risk one cent when it comes to your well-being and livelihood. If you live in Miami-Dade County including North Miami, Miami Lakes, Homestead, Pinecrest and any other surrounding area, contact Abrams Justice at (305) 709-0880 today.

Hit by Rideshare Driver Information Center

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Hit by Rideshare Driver

Accidents can happen at any moment while driving in the United States. It doesn’t matter if a person is abiding by the rules of the road, taking precautions at every moment, and adhering to their duty to drive safely at all times.

Reckless drivers are everywhere especially in Miami, and they don’t care about the well being over other motorists. This can be true for rideshare drivers who may choose to split their attention between the road and their complex apps – which is in and of itself problematic. Furthermore, due to low pay, Rideshare drivers often work long hours, and may try to speed through trips to get as many clients as possible. Although not all rideshare drivers fail to exercise due care behind the wheel, all it takes is one reckless rideshare driver to impact someone’s life forever. The simple reality is that for most people driving or riding in a car is the most dangerous thing they do every day.

The following are common accidents that may be caused by reckless rideshare drivers:

Rear-End Collison

This traffic accident can happen when a rideshare driver hits the vehicle in front of it because the driver was not paying attention to the road due to a distraction like a cell phone, or passenger. This crash can also happen if the driver was tailgating the person in front of them and because of reduced traction due to dangerous road conditions caused by weather.

Side-Impact Collision

Commonly referred to as a T-bone collision, these accidents happen when a rideshare driver hits the side of one or more vehicles. Side-impact collisions commonly happen at an intersection or in parking lots and can cause severe damage to a vehicle, and passengers inside of those vehicles. Depending on where passengers are in the vehicle the collision can be so severe it can lead death.

Hit and Run

Whether a rideshare driver hits a person from the front, rear or side, a hit and run can happen if the driver decides to leave the scene of an accident. On top of their negligence for the accident, drivers can find themselves in a lot more trouble with potential criminal charges.

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Proving Negligence

The state of Florida has 15 million drivers and over 250,000 accidents per year. Florida law requires a person to stop at the scene of an accident when they are involved in a collision no matter what. They are also required to call law enforcement if the damages and injuries are over $500. The person in an accident must take steps in preserving evidence, including gathering witness statements and contact information, to help prove who was at fault in an accident.

Most accidents in Florida happen because one or both of the drivers in a crash were negligent in their responsibilities. Florida has a negligence law that uses a comparative fault system (also known as comparative negligence) to determine the amount of liability or damages for each party to a lawsuit.

Comparative negligence means a person’s recovery for damages will be limited by whatever percentage they are determined to be negligent for an accident. For example, a person who is found to be 50 percent responsible for an accident can only recover 50 percent of the damages they suffered as a result of the collision.

Moreover, if the accident was due to the negligence of the rideshare driver an experienced lawyer can help to ensure that the rideshare employee and the rideshare company are held accountable for any resulting injuries and pain and suffering.

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Miami-Dade County Resources for Rideshare accidents

Florida highway safety and motor vehicles– This link provides resources for commuters in Florida regarding their rights as drivers, safety tips for travel through the state and emergency contact information for the different resources at the disposal of Florida drivers. Think link also provides a live traffic, crash and road condition report.

Auto Accident Handbook– This link provides resources for anyone who needs to better understand how the laws work in Florida regarding auto accidents. The link goes through car accident first steps, liability, insurance claims and determining who is at fault in the state of Florida.

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ABRAMS JUSTICE | Miami-Dade County Hit by Rideshare Driver lawyer

Contact the trial attorneys at Abrams Justice who have years of experience taking on insurance companies. Not only will they ensure to put in maximum effort to achieve the best possible outcome, but they will place your needs as a client first in every decision they make on your behalf.

If you live in Miami-Dade County including, Aventura, Miami, Doral, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and other surrounding areas, contact Abrams Justice at (305) 709-0880 or fill out an online form for your free consultation. Don’t waste one minute of your time, because it can make a significant difference in your case against rideshare drivers.

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