Fort Myers Rideshare Accident Attorney
Because of the multiple parties involved in rideshare accidents, navigating the claims process can be difficult. If you have been injured, are facing costly medical treatment and aren’t sure what to do next, the team at Farah & Farah can help.
Uber and Lyft both stipulate that their drivers are private contractors, but they still must provide basic insurance coverage. Drivers looking to protect themselves may take out additional policies. This leads to the involvement of many insurance companies for a single claim and none of them want to pay out the damages you are owed. Let our Fort Myers rideshare accident attorneys recover them for you.
If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger or were struck by a driver operating a ridesharing vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. The Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah are here to get the answers you need and help you get back to normal. Call us today at (239) 202-2100 for a free and confidential consultation.
What to Expect from Our Fort Myers Rideshare Accident Lawyer
- A relationship with the legal team working on your case.
- We will arrange for your injuries to be treated and documented by a medical doctor.
- Our in-house investigator will thoroughly investigate the accident – go back to the scene, take pictures, talk to witnesses and track down video footage.
- We will handle all the complex paperwork, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?
It depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Both Uber and Lyft have similar policies that stipulate:
- If the driver is not logged in and working for either Uber or Lyft at the time of the accident Uber/Lyft assumes no liability.
- If they are logged into the app but have yet to accept a passenger, Uber or Lyft will provide liability coverage for any accident that is the fault of the driver for up to $50,000 per person injured to a max of $100,000, and up to $25,000 for property damage.
- If the driver is logged in and has accepted a trip, then they provide one million in liability coverage.
What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
Much like in any normal car accident, you need to check to see if everybody is safe and call the paramedics and the police as necessary. Following that you will:
- Report the accident to the appropriate authority, either police or highway patrol
- Exchange information with other parties
- Report the accident to Uber or Lyft
- Seek medical treatment as necessary
- Contact a personal injury lawyer
How Much Does a Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Fort Myers Charge?
The rideshare accident lawyers at Farah & Farah think that everyone is entitled to fair representation, as such we work on a contingency fee basis. We invest in the cost of your case and fees unless we win. Our fees will come directly out of any settlement or verdict.
The Attorneys at Farah & Farah Can Help
We have been representing the victims of car accidents to successful outcomes since 1979 and you don’t have to navigate this complicated process alone. Call us right away at (239) 202-2100 and let us make sure that you don’t get the runaround so you can concentrate on getting better and resuming your life.