There were 1,425 ride-share accidents in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties in 2022, resulting in 441 injuries and 2 fatalities. If you’ve been injured, you need to have your medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses paid but who exactly pays you? It’s not so simple.
Here’s a short FAQ about your rights, what to do- and what NOT to do if you’re in an accident.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
#1: Are rider-share drivers required to carry insurance?
Yes, rideshare drivers are required to carry $1 million in liability coverage which covers all of his/her passengers.
#2: Can an injured person sue the company and the driver?
Yes, you can sue both the company and the driver if the driver was negligent. For instance, if the driver was texting while driving and caused an accident, the company may also be held liable for the injuries caused.
#3: Is the company responsible if the driver was impaired?
Yes, the company may be held responsible if the driver was impaired under certain circumstances.