The increasing popularity of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft led to the passing of § 627.748 of the Florida Statutes in 2017 that increased mandatory minimum auto insurance limits for rideshare drivers.
The increased coverage ensures that injured motorists and passengers can collect compensation for economic and non-economic losses. The bill requires rideshare drivers to obtain $1,000,000 in bodily injury coverage when transporting passengers. Drivers are required to maintain at least $100,000 in bodily injury coverage and $25,000 in property damage when they are driving without passengers.
Collisions and accidents with rideshare drivers can result in injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Lacerations and burns
- Organ damage
- Herniated and bulged discs
Following an accident, you may want to consult with a Jacksonville Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer, as you may be able to recover damages for:
- Vehicle repair and replacement costs
- Hospitalization costs
- Prescription drug costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of affection
- Lost income and future lost earnings
It is important to document your losses so a lawyer can prove your unreimbursed expenses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Jacksonville, call (800) 747-3733
We Will Help You Prove Fault in Your Ridesharing Accident
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 Uber and Lyft rideshare accident 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
If you were hurt in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
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Damages We May Be Able to Help You Pursue
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 partially responsible, your damages will be reduced by the percentage you are responsible.
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.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
When you are hurt in an accident, injuries may prevent you from working, going to school, or supporting your dependents. A Jacksonville Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help you recover damages from the responsible party.