3 Things No One Tells You About Uber Drivers

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If you do not own a car but you need to get around, ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft may be the solution. They have also been a great option for people who cannot, or do not know how to, drive a car. But they also face the same issues that come with traveling in a car; in other words, accidents aren’t uncommon for ride-share vehicles. At the end of the day, ride-share rides are just like any other car ride, meaning the same risks apply. If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, Jarrett Blakely, our Florida ride-share accident attorney, lists some of the things you should know.

What Is Ride-Sharing?

The concept is not very different from friends splitting their cab fare. In this case, however, strangers who are headed in the same direction share the cost of the ride. This way, hiring a ride becomes more affordable and easy. You can book a ride through an app on your smartphone or tablet. The cost of the ride is calculated based on the distance being traveled and the number of people sharing the ride.

Who Can Become an Uber Driver?

Uber drivers aren’t employees of the company; rather, they are independent contractors. Ride-sharing companies require drivers to have valid car insurance as well as supplemental insurance that’s only valid when the app is on.

What Happens If an Uber or Lyft Driver Hits You?

If you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft that gets in an accident, there is insurance to cover the cost of treating injuries you might have sustained. There are multiple insurance policies involved, but an Uber lawyer can help you navigate any issues that might arise, that way the Uber accident lawyer can fight to get you maximum compensation.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a ride-share accident? Call now to schedule a free consultation with Jarrett Blakeley, our Florida Uber accident injury attorney.

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