The increasing popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft has predictably led to an increase in accidents involving these drivers. If you are injured in this type of accident, you may be eligible to file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver or the rideshare company, depending on the situation.
If You Need a Lawyer After a Rideshare Accident
National companies like Uber and Lyft have teams of defense lawyers at their disposal, ready to fight back against insurance claims after accidents. Since Uber and Lyft classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, they likely are to fight any claims of liability following an accident involving a rideshare driver.
This situation can make recovering compensation for your injuries much more complicated than in a regular car accident.
Without legal representation, you could end up with an inadequate amount of compensation for your injuries, or even worse, no compensation at all. We know the ins and outs of rideshare company liability for accidents and what we need to prove to get you paid. Together, we can gather the evidence that we need to get the best possible result in your case, based on your individual situation.
What are the Advantages of Choosing our Law Firm?
You will find that we are responsive to your questions and attentive to your concerns about your case. You will have our personal cell phone numbers so that you can reach us at any time. When you become our client, we also will provide you with:
- Frequent updates about the status of your case
- Answers to your questions as they arise
- Help getting your car fixed
- Scheduled appointments to get the medical care that you need
We want you to focus your energy on getting better after an Uber and Lyft rideshare accident, not the details of your legal case. A Coral Springs lawyer from our law firm will go the extra mile to provide you with everything you need to build a strong legal claim for compensation after a rideshare accident.
The Cost of Hiring a Lawyer From the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
We know that you may have financial concerns after a rideshare accident. You likely have unexpected medical bills and may be missing work due to your injuries. Our legal representation will not add to your financial worries.
We provide a free case consultation to all prospective clients, with no obligations. If you decide to hire us as your law firm, you will pay no retainers or other fees upfront. You only pay us when you get paid for your injuries.
What You Can get if You are Injured in a Rideshare Car Accident
Florida is a no-fault insurance state. This means that you must look to your own insurance coverage, through a personal injury protection (PIP) policy. However, if you suffer severe injuries in a rideshare accident, you likely can file a lawsuit against the at fault-parties to get compensation for your injuries, including:
- Medical expenses for the treatment of your injuries
- Income lost due to being off work from your injuries or from receiving medical treatment for those injuries
- Damages to your vehicle and other items of personal property
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Amounts of damages awards can vary significantly according to the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses. Very severe and permanent injuries can result in higher damages awards than those accidents from which you expect a full recovery from minor injuries.
Who Might Be Responsible for Your Injuries in a Rideshare Accident
Figuring out who is at fault for your rideshare accident can be complex and depends solely on the details surrounding your accident. In some cases, the rideshare company may be liable for your injuries. In other cases, you may only be able to hold the at-fault driver personally responsible for your injuries and other accident-related losses.
For example, according to Uber, if an Uber driver is offline or the driver app is off, only the personal insurance policy of the driver is available for coverage. If the Uber driver is available or waiting for a ride request, then Uber provides some insurance coverage, but only if the personal insurance policy of the driver does not apply.
However, if the Uber driver is going to pick up a passenger or already driving the passenger, Uber maintains a $1,000,000 third-party liability insurance policy. Therefore, determining who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries after a rideshare accident is not always straightforward. Either the driver, the rideshare company, or unrelated third parties could be liable for your injuries.
Time Limits on How Long You Have to File Your Case
You generally have four years from the date of your accident to file your case in court under Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a). If you miss this deadline, you likely lose any ability to hold the at-fault parties accountable for causing your injuries. Although there are a few exceptions to this general rule, you must be aware of this deadline and act quickly after suffering injuries in a rideshare accident.
Call us Today to Learn About Your Next Steps to get Compensated for Your Injuries
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is prepared to represent your interests following an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in which you have suffered injuries. We will provide you with a lawyer serving Coral Springs to address your concerns, answer your questions, and advise you of your legal rights.
Call our offices and learn more about the services that we can offer you. Get your free, no-obligation consultation today and explore your options for compensation after a rideshare accident.
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