Technology has impacted every facet of our lives including the way we move from one place to another. Before technology made ridesharing an option on our mobile devices, you would need a phone directory to call a taxi service, or stand out on the street to hail one. Technology has made it easy and convenient for people needing car ride services to connect with people offering them. Rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft provide needed services to millions of Florida residents and visitors. When you are involved in an accident with a rideshare car, you may face some unexpected challenges getting the compensation you are entitled to. A Pensacola rideshare accident lawyer at Zarzaur Law can help you get compensation for the damages you suffer as a result of the accident.
- Zarzaur Law is a personal injury law firm serving clients in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County.
- We are led by Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist recognized by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
- We prepare each case as if it is going to trial and have been able to achieve record verdicts in both Escambia County and Santa Rosa County.
If you have suffered damages due to a rideshare accident, call Zarzaur Law to get more information about your legal rights and how we can help you. We offer free consultations and Spanish-speaking services. Call us today at (855) 447-3563 or visit our website to schedule your free case review.
Ridesharing Laws in Florida
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are regulated by law under Chapter 627 section 748 of the 2017 Florida Statutes, also known as the Uber/Lyft Law. The objective of the Uber/Lyft Law is to provide for uniform rules for the operation of rideshare services across the state of Florida and the protection of riders. The law covers the responsibilities of rideshare companies and rideshare drivers, including insurance coverage and driver requirements.
Insurance Requirement for Uber/Lyft Drivers
Rideshare drivers are required to have insurance coverage of at least $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person, $100,000 for death and bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. The insurance requirement can be maintained by the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, or a combination of both.
When the rideshare driver is engaged in a ride, they must also have insurance coverage of at least $1 million for death, bodily injury, and property damage. Rideshare drivers must have proof of insurance coverage with them at all times. Where the driver fails to maintain their insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance must provide the required coverage.
Rideshare Company Responsibilities
Rideshare companies have a duty to ensure the safety of their customers and other road users. The Uber/Lyft law requires rideshare companies to conduct a background check on drivers who wish to access and provide services through their network. Persons who have been convicted within the past five years of a felony or a misdemeanor for DUI or reckless driving should not be accepted as rideshare drivers. Persons who have been convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked license or for sexual battery also cannot be accepted as rideshare drivers.
Contact a Pensacola Rideshare Lawyer Today
If you or a family member have suffered damages as a result of an accident involving a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, you should contact an experienced Pensacola rideshare accident lawyer immediately. Zarzaur Law can help you recover compensation for your damages including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
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