Lyft is one of the cheapest, and newest alternatives to regular taxi services that have taken the world by storm since its inception. It is described as a “transportation network company”, a relatively new term to describe apps like Uber or Lyft which have a lot of their business in the “sharing economy.” This is a relatively new phenomena in the 21st century, where people are able to monetize their own private cars or homes to be able to effectively make a source of income without having to be a fully functioning taxi service or hotel. This of course, brings a lot of problems, especially when it comes to car accidents in Fort Lauderdale, and when such things happen, you need a the best Fort Lauderdale Lyft accident lawyer you can find to help you when things inevitably go wrong thanks to the negligent driving of someone else.
When you order a Lyft in Fort Lauderdale, you expect a few things. Just like many places in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a town that requires quite a lot of driving. Cars are expensive and not something everyone is fortunate enough to have readily available when they need to get from place to place. This is why Lyft and its counterpart Uber, became a thing. The lack of an easily affordable taxi service that can bring someone from their work to their job on short notice was a very real problem that Lyft and Uber were more than happy to fill. However, unlike taxis, which have a long, storied history and several protections in place for both their drivers and passengers, our laws have not been so quick to place those same protections for Lyft.
Lyft’s drivers go through several background checks and they do their best to make sure their drivers not only able to competently drive but are also safe people to be driving with. They have a zero-tolerance drug policy, and their drivers must be at least 21 years or older and have to have a little more than a year of driving experience before they are allowed to drive others. Lyft also classifies its drivers as “independent contractors” and not employees. While this system is good, it is not perfect, and inevitably, someone can get hurt. Driving can be a difficult thing when you do it day in and day out every day. Many sensationalized stories of ill-intent and malicious Lyft or Uber drivers have constantly been slung around social media, but the reality is, many Lyft or Uber drivers suffer accidents the same way anyone else does- through negligence on their part, or through external factors neither they, nor you can control.
When something like this happens, having a Fort Lauderdale Lyft accident attorney present to help you understand not only your rights, but also what sort of compensation you can get for whatever injuries you suffered as direct result of said accident is important. With a company valued at millions, its drivers are still (as of yet) only human and are susceptible to the same shortfalls as any other driver. While these industries may be relatively new, Jonah Wolfson and his team of Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys are still able to provide you with the direction you need when it comes to making sure you are not only ok, but are properly covered for whatever damage that may happen to you as a direct result of this crash.
You deserve to have every fact considered and to get the proper, legal counsel that will direct you to the right legal path. The Fort Lauderdale Lyft personal injury lawyers at Wolfson & Leon has served clients since 1963. They are standing by providing 24 hours of free consultation, as well as bilingual attorneys that can help make sure your claim is properly looked at, no matter how new the industry that Lyft and Uber might be. Ride sharing does not mean sharing the burden of an accident, nor does it mean you should simply bear the brunt of your injuries as a direct result of the accident. Call now the Fort Lauderdale Lyft car accident lawyers at Wolfson & Leon at (954) 530-3918 for a free consultation. They have offices in Fort Myers, Miami, West Palm Beach and in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Don’t hesitate to get the answers, the justice and the compensation that you deserve. Call us today.