Rideshare accidents can make for complicated cases, especially when it comes to determining liability. If you suffered injuries in a rideshare accident in Jacksonville, you can leave it to our lawyers to handle the legal process.
Our Jacksonville car accident lawyers can investigate your accident and identify a negligent party. Then, we can work to hold them accountable for a variety of losses, such as medical bills and lost income. At The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we fight for every penny you deserve.
Who Can File A Claim Or Lawsuit After A Rideshare Accident
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we can help claimants who were injured as:
- A passenger in a rideshare vehicle
- The driver of a rideshare vehicle
- A motorist who was struck by a rideshare vehicle
Our Jacksonville ridesharing car accident lawyer can review the details of your situation and determine what course of legal action benefits your case.
Our Jacksonville Ridesharing Car Accident Attorney Will Help You Build Your Case
When you hire a Jacksonville car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you can trust them to navigate the legal process for you. While you attend doctor’s appointments and spend your time resting, our team can:
- Handle negotiations with the insurance company
- File a lawsuit against the liable party
- Prove negligence played a role in your accident
- Collect evidence to support your case
- Help you determine which insurance company to file a claim with
- Explain any laws that apply to your case
Your lawyer will remain accessible to you throughout your case. You will receive their phone number so you can reach out to them at any time. We will keep you updated on the status of your case and help you seek the justice you deserve.
Damages We May Be Able To Help You Pursue After A Jacksonville Rideshare Crash
A lawyer can pursue economic and non-economic damages. Florida practices comparative negligence, which means you can recover damages from the other driver even if you are partially responsible for the accident. However, if you are partly responsible, your damages will be reduced by the percentage you are responsible for.
Economic losses are costs you paid because of injuries you sustained in your accident, while non-economic damages compensate for future losses and a diminished quality of life. Florida does not cap the amount of money you can receive in a personal injury claim involving a car accident.
Some of the economic damages you could recover include:
- The cost of your medical care
- Damage to your vehicle
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
Recoverable non-economic damages could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one in a rideshare collision, our team in Jacksonville can explain what a wrongful death case may entail.
How Insurance Works In A Jacksonville Rideshare Accident Case
Collisions involving rideshare vehicles can become complicated since assigning liability comes with a host of different moving parts. The driving status of the rideshare driver, what insurance coverage they have, and your role in the accident will dictate how your case proceeds.
Two of the most popular rideshare companies in the country right now are Uber and Lyft. Both of these companies offer insurance to their drivers in the event of a collision. Consider the following coverage they provide:
- If the accident happened while the driver was not logged in to the rideshare app, they are considered off the clock. You would not be able to file a claim with the rideshare company but rather with the driver’s personal auto insurer.
- When the driver is logged in to the app during the time of the crash and they have a passenger in their car, rideshare coverage applies when if third-party liability does not.
- Rideshare coverage would also apply if the driver was logged in and was on the way to pick up a passenger or was waiting for a ride request.
Rideshare Coverage Offered Under Uber After A Crash In Jacksonville
Your Jacksonville ridesharing lawyer can review the details of the driver’s insurance policy to determine how Uber’s insurance coverage pertains to your case.
If you were injured by an Uber driver who was available but had not yet accepted a rideshare request, and your insurance coverage does not apply, third-party liability insurance covers:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
If the Uber driver was en route to pick up a passenger or was currently fulfilling a request, coverage is as follows:
- $1,000,000 third-party liability insurance
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury insurance, which varies per state
- Contingent/comprehensive and collision, up to the cash value of the vehicle with a $1,000 deductible
A member of our legal team can explain in further detail what this means when you hire us to take your case.
Coverage Offered Under Lyft If You Were Involved In A Jacksonville Rideshare Accident
Like Uber, Lyft also provides insurance coverage to those involved in a car accident.
If the driver has the app on and no ride has been accepted, coverage is as follows:
- $50,000 maximum limit per person
- $100,000 maximum limit per accident
- $25,000 maximum limit for property damage
If the driver was en route to pick up a passenger or was actively driving someone, coverage is:
- $1,000,000 per accident in primary liability insurance
- Contingent/comprehensive and collision, up to the cash value of the vehicle (or repairs) with a $2,500 deductible
Again, our law firm can share with you in further detail what this means when you give us a call.
We Will Help You Prove Fault In Your Jacksonville Ridesharing Accident Case
Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which allows you to collect Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits regardless of who is responsible for the accident. PIP benefits cover economic losses, which include medical bills.
If the rideshare driver was negligent or had a history of accidents, it may be determined that they are at fault for the accident. A Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can prove liability for the accident by using evidence such as:
- Video footage of the accident
- Witness testimony
- Accident reports
- Insurance company investigation results
Injuries You Could Sustain After A Ridesharing Car Accident In Jacksonville
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), Duval County saw 10,575 injury accidents in 2022. If you were involved in such an accident, you may be able to recover compensation for the injuries you suffered.
Collisions and accidents with rideshare drivers can result in injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken and fractured bones
- Lacerations and burns
- Organ damage
- Herniated and bulged discs
Call The Law Offices Of Anidjar & Levine Today For Help After A Ridesharing Accident
If you were hurt while utilizing ridesharing services, you have legal options. A Jacksonville ridesharing car accident lawyer can determine which insurance policy can apply to your situation. We can help you hold the liable party accountable.
To get started with a free case review, call us today. We’re prepared to take your call 24/7.
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