Broward County Uber Accident Lawyer
Rideshare Accident Attorneys Represent Clients Injured in Uber Accidents in Broward County and Across South Florida
Ride-sharing services such as Uber add significant value for the residents of Broward County, who frequently commute to Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and other nearby communities for both work and recreation. Despite the value added by Uber, complications frequently arise when an Uber driver is involved in a car accident where one or more parties suffer an injury. If you have sustained injuries in an Uber accident, call our Spanish-speaking Broward County Uber accident lawyer today to see how we can put our skills to work for you.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are a Hispanic-owned law firm dedicated to providing authentic support for clients throughout the Hispanic community of Broward County. We know that the legal system can be difficult for anyone without legal training to navigate, and that determining how to obtain compensation for your injuries can become even more complex if English is not your first language or your immigration status is in question. When you retain attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright to help in your case, we dedicate ourselves to fighting on your behalf throughout every step of the legal process to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Who is Responsible for Injuries Sustained in an Uber Accident?
Florida law has recently changed to recognize some of the complications that can arise when injuries are sustained in a car accident involving an Uber driver. Both Uber have complex and sometimes confusing rules governing the worker classification status of their drivers, which previously led to difficulties in determining who could be held financially responsible for Uber accidents. Under Florida’s general insurance law, drivers are required to maintain $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) coverage. For Uber, the insurance requirements are different, and require drivers to carry:
- $1 million in insurance coverage for property damage, physical injury or death when the Uber driver is carrying an Uber passenger, or is on the way to pick up a passenger,
- $50,000 in physical injury or death coverage if the driver has his or her Uber app running, so is actively looking for a passenger.
In many cases where you sustain only minor injuries, your own PIP coverage will continue to apply under Florida’s no-fault rule. However, if your injuries are more significant, you are able to pursue a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver. Even if the Uber driver was not the driver at fault for the accident, if you were a passenger in an Uber and injured in an accident, the higher limits will apply to ensure you are properly compensated.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Build Innovative Strategies for Clients Injured in Broward County Uber Accidents
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our personal injury lawyers understand that the laws surrounding ride-sharing services are new and evolving, and take all measures necessary to keep pace with developments in the area. We are experienced in ensuring that all of our clients who have sustained injuries in Uber accidents through no fault of their own are compensated to the fullest extent possible.
Our Broward County rideshare accident attorneys will work tirelessly to investigate your case in order to determine all of your options for recovering compensation for your injuries and will leave no stone unturned in devising an innovative recovery strategy for your case.
Call Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have questions after sustaining injuries in an accident involving an Uber driver in Broward County or elsewhere in Florida, contact a Broward County Uber accident lawyer either over the phone or by filling out this online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation today. Our main office is conveniently located at 813 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460, and we also have an office in Pompano Beach, Florida.
About Broward County, FL
Broward County is located in the southeastern part of Florida and is bordered on its western side by the Conservation Area that extends to border Collier County. Much of the conservation area is part of the Everglades National Park and consists of wetlands, which is an area of land that is saturated with water. However, of the developable land in Broward County, the majority is built upon approximately 471 square miles, as the urban area is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades Wildlife Management Area to the west.
Broward County is a popular tourist destination because of its beaches and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to a number of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, and offers a suburban feel. Many young professionals live in Broward County and residents tend to be liberal. Broward County is considered to be a part of the metropolitan Miami area, and is considered highly populated, with about 1,935,878 residents as of the 2017 census. Ride-sharing services such as Uber have recently become popular in the area, as many residents commute for work and recreation.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Broward County Uber Accidents
If you are using your vehicle for personal use, rather than as an Uber driver, the general Florida insurance rules will apply and you will look to your own insurance policy for compensation if you have been injured.
All insurance companies have an incentive to pay out the smallest possible compensation award. While it may be tempting to accept a low offer, our experienced personal injury lawyers can negotiate with the insurance company to make sure all of your expenses are covered. Further, in Uber cases, it can be difficult to even know whose insurance company is responsible, and we can help make sure you pursue every avenue for recovering full compensation.
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