Florida Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers
You called an Uber or Lyft because you wanted to get home safely. You never expected to be injured in a crash and now you are faced with pressing questions. Who is responsible for my injuries? How do I make a claim? Who is going to pay for my medical bills?
An accident involving a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft can have a significant impact on your life. At Farah & Farah, we understand the stress you’re under and have the means to make a difference. Our experienced auto accident attorneys in FL are ready to fight for your rights and provide you with the support you deserve.
What to Expect from Our Florida Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Who Determines Rideshare Accident Liability?
As of today, the simplest answer to that question would be – the driver. The driver is the one who caused the accident, so they must be held accountable for your injuries. But, it will be either the driver’s own private insurance policy or the ridesharing company they drive for that will be providing the necessary coverage.
Ridesharing services are a relatively new phenomenon. They seem to exist outside the boundaries of typical business models established by taxi and delivery companies. But, they’re still responsible for the injuries their driver causes. Even if companies like Lyft and Uberinsist their drivers are third-party contractors unaffiliated with their brand, they’re still required to provide insurance coverage in the event of an accident.
This means Lyft or Uber can be held accountable for your injuries. Depending on the type of accident, you may be able to secure damages in the form of:
- Emergency medical care and treatment
- Long term hospital accommodations
- Doctor and specialist fees
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
Uber/Lyft Insurance Coverage
Uber and Lyft provide a one million dollar insurance policy for liability to any third-party because of an accident. That policy applies when an Uber driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick up a passenger. So, if an Uber passenger got hurt in a they may be eligible to collect compensation.
Ridesharing drivers often have multiple policies to fill in the gaps that their company policy fails to cover. The insurance company that ends up with the lion’s share of the responsibility will also do everything it can to avoid paying the full amount. This means you will need strong representation from a rideshare lawyer.
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If Uber/Lyft Driver Is At Fault
If an Uber or Lyft driver is at-fault for the accident, their liability coverage depends on if they had a passenger, or if they were en-route to picking up a passenger. Under Florida Law, you may qualify for PIP coverage If the rideshare driver is under or uninsured.
If Another Party Is At Fault
In the event of an accident where another party is at-fault, the rideshare driver’s personal insurance policy usually provides assistance. Passengers of the driver may have to settle for seeking compensation against the driver’s insurance, rather than the ridesharing service itself.
The Florida rideshare attorneys at Farah & Farah know how to handle aggressive insurance adjusters. We will fight them every step of the way till you get what you need.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured In A Rideshare Accident in FL?
If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, you’ll have the best chance of recovering the damages you deserve by taking some specific steps afterward. First, seek medical treatment for your injuries and explain in detail everywhere you are experiencing pain since the accident.
After seeking medical attention, follow these steps:
- Contact the police
- Write down the details of the accident.
- Get the contact information of any witnesses
- Use your cellphone to take photos
- Do not sign anything without speaking to a rideshare lawyer
Next, report the accident to your own insurance company. It’s not imperative that you give a recorded statement at this time, but you want to let them know what’s happened. And finally, get in touch with a rideshare lawyer to help determine who was at fault and whether or not you have a valid case.
Why You Should Choose Farah & Farah
Our Florida rideshare attorneys have experience dealing with rideshare accident cases. You can rest assured that you’re dealing with a trustworthy legal team who will fight for justice on your behalf. When you allow us to work for you, we will:
- Work through any confusing and misleading paperwork
- Locate a doctor to document your injuries and provide treatment
- Get your insurance company to reimburse you for any prescriptions
- Seek compensation from your case
- Reimburse any lost wages from the insurance company
- Perform a detailed investigation of the accident to determine fault
Rideshare accidents are some of the most complicated car accident cases you could face and having a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side can make the process much easier.
Let Farah & Farah Handle Your Rideshare Accident Claim
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer accident coverage in the event one of their drivers causes an accident. You could suffer injuries as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or while driving or riding in another vehicle if an Uber or Lyft driver hits you. In either case, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage may apply by offering bodily injury coverage and property damage coverage. However, there are limits to this coverage. Rideshare company insurance policies generally include many disclaimers and exclusionary clauses that may complicate your recovery.
Florida is also a no-fault state when it comes to car accident claims, meaning you generally need to file a claim against your own policy for coverage after an accident regardless of fault. Your Farah & Farah legal team can identify the liable parties in your accident and ensure insurance coverage applies appropriately.
How Much Does a Rideshare Accident Attorney Charge in Florida?
Farah & Farah wants to make legal representation as accessible as possible to those who need it most. If you retain our services, you will pay zero up-front fees for any of our legal services. We take every case on a contingency fee agreement, meaning we only collect legal fees if we win your case and our fees will only be a percentage of your jury award or settlement. You will never see a direct bill for our legal services and there is no financial risk to hiring our firm to handle your case.
Our Rideshare Attorneys in Florida Are Here To Help
It is important to act quickly after a rideshare accident to protect your right to recovery. You may need to navigate complicated insurance issues while also recovering from your injuries. The attorneys at Farah & Farah understand how difficult these situations are and strive to provide compassionate, comprehensive legal counsel to every client. If you or a loved one suffered any injury in a rideshare accident in Florida, contact Farah & Farah to schedule a free consultation. We can help you determine your best options for recovery and sort out any confusion concerning insurance coverage.