Tampa Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Been in an Uber or Lyft Accident? A Tampa Rideshare Accident Attorney Can Help

Although rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are a relatively new innovation, they have steadily increased their presence in Tampa over the last few years. A recent nationwide Pew Research study showed that 36% of adults said they use a ridesharing app, up from 15% in 2015. While rideshare drivers must meet specific safety measures before getting hired, there is still the chance they can act recklessly or negligently and cause an accident.

Whether you were injured as a passenger, driver of another vehicle, or a pedestrian, getting into a rideshare accident can dramatically change your life. You may suffer significant pain and have many urgent questions like who is at fault for the accident? Who is responsible for my injuries? How do I file a claim?

 

Victims of rideshare accidents can experience complicated legal and insurance battles. The Tampa rideshare accident attorneys at Farah & Farah understand the strain you’re experiencing and are ready to help you get justice.

 

Call us today at (813) 358-0490 to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.

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Who is Liable in a Tampa Uber or Lyft Accident?

Many clients wonder who is liable in an Uber or Lyft accident. Determining liability in a rideshare accident can get complicated because of the unique business practices the companies have established. 

 

That said, the at-fault party may be:

 

The Rideshare Driver: Rideshare drivers are considered third-party contractors, not employees. In most cases, if the driver caused the accident by acting negligently, they will likely be held accountable for any injuries you suffer. Florida law states rideshare drivers must carry liability insurance coverage. Your compensation depends on your injuries, car damage, and the accident circumstances.

 

The Rideshare Company: The rideshare company could be at-fault if they were negligent when hiring the driver in the accident. For example, it’s possible that the company failed to conduct a thorough background check on the driver or vet their vehicle.

 

It is essential to contact a rideshare attorney to help you sort through the accident details. The Tampa rideshare attorneys at Farah & Farah have the experience and resources to investigate the accident and fight for maximum compensation.

Liability Coverage Depends on The Circumstances

Rideshare companies have liability insurance coverage systems to help compensate people wrongly injured in an accident. The liability coverage depends on the circumstances of the accident. Some circumstances that may affect liability include:

 

The driver is not logged into the app. In this circumstance, the rideshare company does not provide liability coverage for the driver.

 

The driver is logged into the app but has not matched with a passenger. In this circumstance, the rideshare company will provide up to $25,000 property damage liability, $50,000 per person injured in the accident, and $100,000 total injury per accident.

 

The driver is matched with a passenger but has not yet picked them up. Liability coverage increases to $1 million when the driver is logged into the app and in route to pick up a passenger.

 

The driver is logged into the app and has a passenger in their car. In this circumstance, the rideshare company provides up to $1 million in liability coverage for injured parties. Limited coverage is also provided for uninsured motorists and damage to the driver’s car. 

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Contact Our Tampa Rideshare Accident Lawyers Today

If you suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, you may receive compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and other damages. Trust the Tampa rideshare attorneys at Farah & Farah to use every resource to investigate and fight for the maximum verdict. Our legal experts will help you take on the insurance companies and corporate lawyers, and argue your case in court if a sufficient settlement is not offered.

 

We believe everyone deserves quality legal support. We offer our services on a contingency-fee-basis, so you don’t pay any out-of-pocket expenses for us to take your case. We only get paid if we secure a verdict or recovery for you.

 

Contact us anytime at 813-358-0490 to schedule a free, no-obligation case review. You deserve the very best legal representation. Contact us today for a free case review!