An accident involving Uber or Lyft is more complicated than other types of car accidents. You could be entitled to compensation from the rideshare company’s liability insurance.
A Cape Coral Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can navigate these complex laws and negotiate with the insurance company while you focus on feeling better.
Uber and Lyft should be held accountable if you were injured as a passenger, motorist, bicyclist, motorcycle rider, or pedestrian through no fault of your own. Let our lawyers work on your behalf to recover damages for medical bills, lost pay, and other losses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Cape Coral, call (800) 747-3733
How Your Damages Could Be Covered by Uber and Lyft Insurance
Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state in which all drivers must carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance per Florida Statute § 627.7407. Your medical bills and lost income up to $10,000 are covered by your personal insurance.
Our Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers can file a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries exceeded your PIP coverage and were caused by another party’s reckless or negligent act, such as:
- Improper background check
- Poor driving history
- Reckless driving
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving while drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel
We can build an insurance claim and, if necessary, take your case to court.
How We Could File a Claim Against Uber and Lyft’s Insurance Policy
Uber and Lyft are required to carry liability insurance that may be accessed for your damages depending on when you were injured during the rideshare transaction. Both companies have similar policies.
For Uber and Lyft insurance coverage, if the driver was offline during the accident, the driver’s personal insurance would apply. However, when the driver is online and waiting for a ride request or is en route, we can access the companies’ third-party liability coverage for compensation for the accident.
Our Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers understand how to file an insurance claim with rideshare company insurance carriers. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can manage your entire insurance claim for you as we pursue compensation for your damages.
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What Damages You Could Be Awarded for a Rideshare Accident Case
There are primarily two types of damages that you and your lawyer can pursue from the liable party: special damages and general damages.
Special damages are specific economic losses. For example, you lost four weeks’ pay because your injuries prevented you from working. Your pay stubs show how much you should be compensated for lost income.
General damages are less specific and are also known as emotional or non-economic damages. For example, you have extensive scarring from your injuries. You may seek compensation for your present and future pain and suffering created by this disfigurement.
How Much Your Damages Might Be Worth for a Rideshare Accident Case
A Cape Coral Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm will evaluate your injuries and damages and could seek compensation for:
- Medical care and treatment
- Lost pay
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Other accident-related expenses
Factors That Influence How Much Your Case Is Worth
It is impossible to assign a specific value for your damages because so much depends on:
- The extent and severity of your injuries
- The length and difficulty of your recovery
- The impact your injuries may have on your ability to work or perform daily activities
A rideshare accident attorney with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can work for you on a contingency fee basis—we do not get paid until you do.
We Protect Your Legal Rights
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have a legal obligation to gather information about their drivers. They also must present their services truthfully and fairly.
Our lawyers recommend that you:
- Avoid giving any statement to the insurance adjuster without first consulting us because you could inadvertently jeopardize your claim with a misstatement or innocent remark.
- Decline to share your medical records until you can ask an attorney about the implications of sharing this vital and confidential information.
- Keep all receipts and bills related to the accident as proof of economic damages.
- Refrain from posting anything about the accident on social media or making disparaging remarks on Uber or Lyft social media accounts.
A Cape Coral Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm will protect your rights and seek compensation for injuries caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness, criminal act, or omission.
We Can File Your Case Within the Statute of Limitations
You have a limited time to file a lawsuit against the negligent Uber or Lyft driver or the companies themselves. Under Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years following the accident to file a personal injury case for compensation.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you file your lawsuit within this deadline.
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Call Us Today for Help with Your Case
If an Uber or Lyft accident caused by another person’s negligence has brought you (or a loved one) physical, emotional, and financial suffering, it is time to call the office of a Cape Coral Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer.
You could recover compensation for your economic and emotional damages. Get a free consultation on your case today by calling the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.