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Injured In An Uber or Lyft Accident

Everything you need to know about Uber & Lyft car accidents, rideshare insurance policies, accident liability, and why you should seek medical care from a chiropractor who will treat underlying symptoms with natural, noninvasive treatments instead of prescriped medications that only mask the pain and worsen long-term injuries.

Been involved in a Rideshare Accident? Make an appointment today!

Reasons why you should visit County Line after being involved in an Uber or Lyft accident.

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have completely revolutionized the transportation industry. Their convenience and popularity cannot be overlooked. In some cities, they can be even cheaper and more convenient than traditional taxis. But, what happens when you are injured in a car accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle? Read further for information regarding rideshare accidents and why you should see a South Florida chiropractor to address your injuries afterward.

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Retain your medical benefits

Once you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, you only have 14 days to declare injuries to retain your medical benefits. If you don’t have life threatening injuries, stop by County Line first!

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We’ll pick you you up

We offer transportation to your nearest County Line location to all auto accident patients so you can sit back and relax. Just give us a call and we’ll schedule a pick up.

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Full-service diagnostics

CAT scans can’t diagnose soft tissue damage that’s common during an auto accident. We have the latest technology to pinpoint any potential underlying damage before it gets worse.

Common accident injuries we’ll check for:

  • Whiplash

     

  • Herniated disks

     

  • Nerve Damage

     

  • Back Pain

     

  • NECK Pain

     

  • shoulder Pain

     

How we can help.

Sudden force can throw your spine out of balance and cause trauma to the tissue and nerves around it. If you notice any pain, stiffness, or mobility loss after an auto accident, you may have inflammation, misalignment, or other damage that is preventing your body from healing properly. Our goal is to pinpoint the location and severity of your injury, then work to speed up the healing process and ensure a complete recovery.

Quickly diagnose the injury

Quickly diagnose the injury

We have 5 convenient, fully staffed locations across South Florida so you can get in to see one of our doctors quickly- often same-day. Once we have correctly identified your injuries, we may perform a variety of adjustments to allow the internal systems of your body to realign in ways that maximize circulation.

Professional trauma training

Our Chiropractic team is experienced in recognizing the most common injuries that are a result of car accidents. We treat patients who are suffering from neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other types of serious injuries that were caused by car accidents.

Customized treatment plans

If you visit us after a car accident in an Uber or Lyft, you can expect our chiropractors to perform a thorough physical exam and ask you a variety of questions. These questions will be used to understand the circumstances of the accident, the type of pain you are facing, and your personal habits. Once an exam has been completed and the questions have been answered, we’ll design a custom treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique injury and goals.

Florida Rideshare Accidents

A car accident can happen anywhere and at any time. The average person in the United States is involved in a car accident every 18 years. Read the following to make sure that you know your rights if and when you are injured in a Florida car accident.

What To Do If You Are Injured In A Rideshare Accident

When you call an Uber, the last thing you want to worry about is getting in an accident. Unfortunately, accidents often happen for reasons we can’t control. Whether you are a frequent or an occasional passenger with rideshare services, it is important to know what steps you should take if you are injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Get Medical Treatment – Call 911 if necessary. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a professional chiropractor after being involved in an auto accident. Even if you feel ok, many injuries can take a few days to show symptoms. An experienced car accident chiropractor can help you heal as quickly as possible without medications and invasive surgeries.
  2. Call The Police – No matter who was at fault for the accident, always get a police report made and remember to request a copy.
  3. Take Photos – Document the damage to the vehicles involved by taking as many photos as possible.
  4. Collect Information – Obtain the insurance information from the drivers of the vehicles involved, as well as, the names and contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident.
  5. Inform the Rideshare Company – Go back to the rideshare app and report the accident to the rideshare company, so that they can record the incident.
  6. Report a serious accident involving a driver or vehicle while riding in an Uber
  7. Report an accident, safety incident, or citation while riding in a Lyft

What To Do If You Are Injured In A Rideshare Accident

When you call an Uber, the last thing you want to worry about is getting in an accident. Unfortunately, accidents often happen for reasons we can’t control. Whether you are a frequent or an occasional passenger with rideshare services, it is important to know what steps you should take if you are injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Get Medical Treatment – Call 911 if necessary. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a professional chiropractor after being involved in an auto accident. Even if you feel ok, many injuries can take a few days to show symptoms. An experienced car accident chiropractor can help you heal as quickly as possible without medications and invasive surgeries.
  2. Call The Police – No matter who was at fault for the accident, always get a police report made and remember to request a copy.
  3. Take Photos – Document the damage to the vehicles involved by taking as many photos as possible.
  4. Collect Information – Obtain the insurance information from the drivers of the vehicles involved, as well as, the names and contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident.
  5. Inform the Rideshare Company – Go back to the rideshare app and report the accident to the rideshare company, so that they can record the incident.
  6. Report a serious accident involving a driver or vehicle while riding in an Uber
  7. Report an accident, safety incident, or citation while riding in a Lyft

Uber & Lyft Insurance Policies in South Florida

Unknown to many, there are legally mandated insurance policies in place that provide benefits to Uber and Lyft drivers and their passengers when they are involved in an accident that occurs when the rideshare service is being provided. These insurance policies also provide coverage to third parties who may have been involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver.

The insurance policies that Uber and Lyft have put in place provide different levels of insurance coverage, depending on how the driver was engaged with their rideshare app at the time of the accident. These coverages are as follows:

  1. When the rideshare driver is not online and engaged on the rideshare app. In these cases, there no coverage provided by the rideshare company. The only insurance that will be available to you is the driver’s own personal auto insurance policy and/or your own insurance coverage.
  2. When the driver is online and engaged in the app, but does not have a passenger. Here the rideshare company covers the driver with $25,000 in property damage coverage and $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person, up to a maximum of $100,000 per accident. But, this will only kick in if and when the driver’s insurance is insufficient to cover your claim.
  3. When the rideshare driver is transporting a passenger or en route to pick up a passenger for transport. If the accident occurs while the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger accepted through the rideshare app or when he or she is carrying that passenger, there is $1 million of liability insurance in place and another $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

What is the Rideshare Accident Policy for Drivers without Passengers in the Car?

What is the Rideshare Accident Policy for Drivers without Passengers in the Car?

Rideshare drivers are required to carry their own personal liability insurance. In addition, as long as the rideshare driver was online and engaged in the rideshare app, meaning that they were either 1) online waiting for a request, 2) en route to pick up a passenger, or 3) transporting a passenger booked from the app, he or she will be covered under the rideshare company’s liability insurance policy. If not, then you will have to rely on the rideshare driver’s personal auto insurance policy.

This is important to know because, often, a driver who is responsible for causing an accident has the very minimum amount of liability insurance required by law. This means that no matter how serious your injuries and losses are, there will be little or no money to be recovered in a lawsuit. However, when an accident involves an Uber or Lyft driver, for example, an injured person can potentially recover up to a million dollars or more.

Florida Car Accident FAQs

After being involved in a car accident, you may be injured, confused, and wondering what you should do next. Here are answers to a few questions you might have:

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  1. Seek immediate medical attention, if necessary. If not, come in to County Line Chiropractic center as soon as possible after the accident, even if you have no visible injuries. If within a certain distance, we’ll send you an Uber or Lyft ride to ensure you arrive safely.
  2. Call the police so that a police report can be made.
  3. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other motorist(s) involved and collect the contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  4. If possible, take photos of the vehicles, people involved, and your injuries.
  5. Contact the relevant insurance company to file an accident report and get their claims process started.

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If you are injured in a rideshare accident, the most important thing you can do is to get yourself the proper medical care. Even if you feel fine right after the accident, it is a good idea to get yourself checked out. You may have injuries that you are just unaware of.

Both Uber and Lyft vehicles are covered by a $1 million insurance policy, but each company handles the claims process differently. What’s more, there are a variety of factors that will determine how much coverage is available to you. So, be sure to note the date and the time of the incident and file a formal report with the rideshare company or its insurance provider. Here’s everything you need to know about getting injured in an Uber or Lyft Rideshare accident.

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The statute of limitations to bring a Florida car accident claim is generally 4 years from the date of the accident for injury claims and 2 years for any wrongful death claims arising from the accident. There are also various nuances related to accidents involving minors and/or municipal vehicles.

In any case, if you fail to file a car accident claim before the applicable statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from ever recovering compensation for your injuries and losses. So, don’t delay.

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Ways a Chiropractor Can Help Heal Your Rideshare Accident Injuries Medication-free And Non-invasively

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