Jacksonville Rideshare Accident Attorney
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 ride sharing accident 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.
How Can Farah & Farah Help?
Being in any type of car accident can be confusing and disheartening. When you add the liability rules of ridesharing companies like Uber or Lyft, it may become even more complex. Our 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
Who is Responsible for My Injuries in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Florida?
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 Uber insists 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, for example, provides a one million dollar insurance policy for liability to any third-party because of an accident; a policy that coincides with Florida law. That policy applies when an Uber driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick up a passenger. So, if you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, you should be able to collect compensation depending on how serious your injury is.
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 at your side.
The Jacksonville car accident 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 After 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.
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 Jacksonville personal injury lawyer to help determine who was at fault and whether or not you have a valid case.
How Much Does a Rideshare Accident Lawyer Charge?
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.
Contact Farah & Farah Now For Immediate Relief
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 legal team is 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.