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Palm Beach County Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer

Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Compassionate Legal Advice to Clients Injured in Uber/Lyft Accidents in Palm Beach County, FL

Palm Beach County is a diverse region of Florida, and is comprised of both urban and rural areas, making transportation throughout the county for work and recreation critical for many residents. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have made it much easier for residents to get from point A to point B even if they do not own a vehicle themselves, and have soared in popularity along with the widespread availability of smartphones.

Uber and Lyft have also added complications that can arise when an Uber/Lyft driver is involved in a car accident where someone is injured or sustains property damage. Because significant controversy has arisen in determining who is responsible for these accidents, Florida has enacted a new law the outlines the insurance coverage requirements that all Uber/Lyft drivers must satisfy, as well as when those insurance policies can be accessed by injured passengers.

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At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our experienced Palm Beach County personal injury lawyers have kept pace with the changing laws in Palm Beach County so that we can effectively and efficiently assist our clients who have been injured in car accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers. We pride ourselves in providing honest and trustworthy advice to our Hispanic clients throughout the Palm Beach County community and, unlike other law firms, provide a fully bilingual environment so that our clients can communicate with their lawyer in the language with which they are most comfortable.

What to do After Sustaining Injuries in an Uber/Lyft Accident

Actions steps following an Uber or Lyft accident are similar to those that clients should follow after any other car accident. Importantly, clients should first take care of any physical injuries by seeking out medical treatment as soon as possible following the accident. Additionally, clients should:

The Uber or Lyft driver will likely contact the ride-sharing company at the scene of the accident, making it possible that they will attempt to contact you with an offer of settlement. It is important to avoid accepting this initial settlement, as it will likely fail to account for all of your potential expenses.

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Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Can Help Establish Liability After an Uber/Lyft Accident in Palm Beach County, FL

Under a new Florida law, determining whose insurance company can be held financially responsible for costs relating to injuries sustained in an Uber/Lyft accident depends upon the driver’s status at the time of the accident, as follows:

These additional insurance requirements can cause complications and confusion in the insurance claim process, and our attorneys are here to help ensure that you file proper insurance claims with all potentially responsible parties so that you get the compensation that you deserve.

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At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are dedicated to serving the Hispanic community of Palm Beach County, and have a proven track record of providing the highest possible quality legal representation to both English and Spanish speaking clients. If you have questions after sustaining injuries in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver in Palm Beach County or elsewhere in Florida, contact our Uber/Lyft accident lawyers by calling or filling out this online 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 Palm Beach County, FL

Palm Beach County, Florida, is the third most highly populated county in the state of Florida, and is located directly to the north of Broward County. Palm Beach County was split off from Dade County in 1909, and is still considered to be a part of the Miami metropolitan area. As of 2010, the population of Palm Beach County was approximately 1,320,134. As of 2004, Palm Beach County was the wealthiest county in Florida with an average per capita income of $44,518 per person. Real estate development is Palm Beach County’s largest industry, followed by agriculture.

Palm Beach County has a total area equal to 2,383 square miles, 413 square miles of which are covered by water. Partially because of the large area that Palm Beach County occupies, and because of the need of many of its citizens to commute for employment, Palm Beach County roadways are often criticized for being highly dangerous. I-95 and the Florida Turnpike are two of the primary roadways serving Palm Beach County

Frequently Asked Questions About Palm Beach County Uber/Lyft Accident

FAQ: What does Florida’s no-fault rule mean?

How are Uber/Lyft accidents different? Under Florida law, all drivers have to carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 in property damage coverage. The no-fault rule means that your own insurance coverage applies to compensate you for damages or injuries even if someone else caused the accident. Uber/Lyft accidents are different, because you may be able to file a claim to access the higher coverage limits required of Uber/Lyft drivers.

FAQ: How are Uber/Lyft accidents different than accidents where a taxi driver was involved?

Licensed taxi drivers are employees of the taxi company itself, and the taxi company maintains its insurance policy. This means that if you are injured in a taxi accident, you can pursue a claim for compensation against the taxi company. Uber and Lyft drivers, however, are independent contractors, so liability does not extend to Uber or Lyft in the same manner as in the case of a taxi driver.

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