New rules to replace existing laws for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are working their way through the Florida legislature. The new regulations may ultimately leave the specific rules up to local governments, which means there could be significant differences in their ability to operate from one place to another, much like the prior issues the companies had between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The new legislation requires that these companies maintain a minimum amount of auto insurance for drivers while operating their vehicles under the ride-share services. Specifically, the companies would be required to carry $1 million of coverage for passengers in the event that such passengers are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident.

Car accidents involving Fort Lauderdale Ubers and taxis are not uncommon. Fortunately, if you are in an accident with an Uber vehicle or taxi, or if you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle or taxi that gets in an accident, there are certain insurance coverages that may be available to help cover your injuries and medical treatment you may need as a result. Uber vehicles serving Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood and other areas of Broward County normally already carry a $1 million policy to cover passengers injured in Uber accidents.

If you are injured in a car accident with a taxi or Uber vehicle (either as a driver or passenger), it is critical that you contact a skilled Fort Lauderdale attorney, especially one with experience in dealing with Uber, Lyft and the many taxi companies throughout Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Attorneys with experience in this area will seek out crucial information to determine if an Uber or taxi driver is liable for your injuries, and will work to find all available insurance coverages that may compensate you for your injuries and cover certain medical treatment.

For more discussion on this topic, or any other, please contact the skilled attorneys of the Schulman Law Group at (954) 349-3300, or at