Boynton Beach Uber Accidents
Boynton Beach may not be as well known as its neighbors West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, but this up-and-coming City is sparkling with activities, restaurants, and beautiful South Florida beaches. Boynton has its own mall, Boynton Beach Mall, with standard national stores, and a downtown area with smaller boutiques and shopping options. OceanFront Park in Boynton is a great location for snorkling or scuba diving, or for just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Boynton Harbor Marina is a great stop for water sports, and there are also two fantastic nature centers in Boynton Beach, Green Cay Nature Center and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Dining options are plentiful in Boynton Beach, and there are even two local breweries tucked away in this surprising city.Uber in Boynton Beach
While Boynton does have a downtown area, the attractions are more spread out than in some of the other South Florida cities, making transportation extremely important. One major advantage of touring Boynton Beach is that ride-share company Uber operates everywhere in the City, thanks to approval by Palm Beach County in April 2015. Uber was officially welcomed to the county after debate by the Palm Beach County Commission for almost a year related to background investigations and other rules. In Boynton, you can travel from beach to Green Cay Nature Center for around $12 with Uber, and a trip to West Palm Beach Airport is $20 (Fort Lauderdale Airport runs about $40).
As Uber becomes more mainstream, it is appealing to all age groups, not only Millennials. Families like having a car essentially on-call through an app, without having to worry about dealing with cash or tips. Parking hassles, concerns about drinking and driving, and worries about directions also disappear when using Uber in Boynton Beach.More Uber, More Accidents
On the downside, there are a growing number of Uber accidents in Boynton Beach simply because of the increase in the number of Uber drivers on the road. Congestion, distractions, weather conditions, and fatigue all contribute to traffic accidents, and Uber drivers are not immune to these situations. Passengers in Uber cars, pedestrians, and property owners all face potential damage from Uber drivers.
Accidents are never straightforward, and the involvement of Uber drivers can be particularly difficult, often requiring legal assistance. While Uber requires drivers to carry insurance, there have been reports of lapsed insurance or insufficient insurance. Additionally, Uber carries its own insurance even for drivers who are independent contractors when a driver has a passenger, but that can become confusing at times. If a driver does not have a passenger in a vehicle, he may not have full coverage, and personal insurance may not cover commercial activities. It is also very difficult to reach Uber to report a claim, and like many companies, Uber may attempt to defer responsibility to the individual rather than pay out from its own insurance. This can leave victims in a precarious situation, facing mounting bills and growing frustration.
At Frankl & Kominsky, we understand the complications of Uber collisions in Boynton Beach and will diligently work to give you the best possible outcome after an accident. Our team of highly qualified auto accident lawyers will review your specific case and explore the legal options available to you. If we take your case, we will take on Uber and tenaciously work for the best possible outcome for you. Call us at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in South Florida communities such as Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.