A Florida rideshare accident attorney can help individuals who have been injured or harmed as a result of an accident involving a rideshare driver or their vehicle. As rideshare companies continue to push for an increased amount of technology to power their vehicles and assist drivers, lawsuits allege that such technology may actually hinder roadway safety. People who have been injured in accidents involving a rideshare automobile could be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a Florida rideshare accident lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Florida today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Florida rideshare accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is a Rideshare?
Rideshare companies, also known as transportation networking services, are a popular form of transportation, particularly in large metropolitan areas in the United States and other parts of the world. Rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber have gained popularity largely for their ease of use and quick, almost instant transportation arrangements. Rideshare drivers and passengers utilize smartphone technology, social media networks and GPS navigation systems to request, accept and pay for shared rides.
Rideshare Lawsuit Claims
As many rideshare companies begin to pilot self-driving cars in select cities in the United States, some may question the potential impact driverless cars may have on roadway safety. A Florida rideshare accident attorney notes that state lawmakers have started to show an increased amount of support for the early adoption of driverless technology. A Florida driverless car accident lawyer notes that engineers and safety advocates have voiced their concerns that the initial use of driverless vehicles could result in more accidents due to technology-related problems not yet resolved.
Support for and an increased amount of research into driverless technology also comes on the heals of two rideshare accident lawsuits that were filed in California. One rideshare lawsuit filed against Uber alleged that, as a result of the negligence of the company in their development, implementation and subsequent use of the app while drivers operated their vehicles, the plaintiffs suffered great loss and harm.
Who is Responsible Should an Accident Occur?
Rideshare companies now provide supplemental insurance for their drivers in addition to the insurance drivers already have. Although state courts have yet to decide whether rideshare companies such as Uber are responsible for injuries caused by their drivers, some state laws, as interpreted by the court in other cases, could determine that an Uber driver is actually an employee for negligent purposes, according to an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2016.
How a Florida Rideshare Accident Attorney Can Help
Rideshare companies and their drivers have a duty to provide a safe environment for its passengers, drivers, other commuters, and pedestrians. If there are risks of harm associated with rideshare company drivers, the company must also provide adequate warnings and safeguards. If a driver fails to fulfill this duty, they, as well as the company, could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured as a result of a car accident involving a rideshare car through no fault of their own may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died in car accidents may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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