Rideshare Attorneys for Florida and Georgia

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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 rideshare attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and provide you with the support you deserve.

Give us a call today at (877) 245-6707 for a free consultation and we will explain your rights and go over your options with you.

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Rideshare Accident Statistics

Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are becoming a much more common part of life. Many people do not realize how more rideshare options can affect other drivers. Here are some relevant statistics about ridesharing accidents:

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.

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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:

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.

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 and Georgia 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

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:

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.

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Our 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:

Our Rideshare Attorneys in Florida & Georgia Are Here To Help

When you trust your case to the legal team at Farah & Farah, you’ll never have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses for us to get to work. We operate with a contingency fee arrangement, meaning we only get paid if we secure a verdict or recovery on your behalf.  You can have peace of mind knowing you’re covered regardless of your financial situation.

Don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of or left to fight alone. We know you’re going through a difficult time and we want to help. Our experienced rideshare attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your recovery after your ridesharing accident. Contact us today and we will get the process started.

Eddie Farah and Chuck Farah meeting with attorney Rick Staggard