Rideshare apps, like Uber or Lyft, are convenient to travel around Miami. However, using a rideshare app is just as risky as driving yourself. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that in 2020 alone, the total cost of all car accidents was $242 billion.
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you might be able to pursue compensation. A lawsuit or insurance settlement may offset your financial and emotional losses. Our lawyers serving Miami Gardens can represent you for a rideshare accident.
What Does a Rideshare Accident Lawyer Cost?
We understand that cost is a significant factor when choosing a lawyer. Rideshare accident lawyers typically offer one of three payment plans:
- Lump sum: A lump sum is a single upfront payment
- Hourly: With this plan, you pay for the hours your lawyers bill to your case
- Contingency: This plan factors payment as a percentage of your final settlement
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we prioritize accessibility. We know how expensive rideshare accidents can be. We won’t turn you away if you’re experiencing financial turmoil. Our team works on contingency, which means that:
- We offer free case evaluations
- We charge nothing upfront
- We don’t get paid until you win your case
Accessible Rideshare Accident Support at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Our team will provide you with peace of mind. We’re on your team! We’ll manage every aspect of your case by providing these services:
- Communicating with all parties involved in the case
- Negotiating with insurers
- Filing a lawsuit, if needed
- Managing your case deadlines
- Submitting required documentation on your behalf
- Pursuing fair compensation aggressively
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we’ll investigate your case thoroughly so you don’t have to bear the burden alone. Evidence in a rideshare accident typically includes:
- Police reports
- Images or footage of the accident or crash site
- Eyewitness interviews
- Expert testimonials
These are just a few categories of evidence we can investigate, find, and use on behalf of your rideshare accident case. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, but our lawyers will ensure we find as much evidence as possible to make your case the strongest it can be.
Accessible Legal Aid
We provide our clients with the phone number of the lawyer assigned to their case. So when you hire us, you won’t be left with any burning questions. You can reach our team via text, phone call, or email.
Our accessibility-minded legal support has created many satisfied clients. We are proud of the level of satisfaction our clients have after working with us. We invite you to see what working with our law firm has looked like for our previous clients.
How Do Rideshare Insurance Claims Work?
- If the app was off: The driver’s personal liability insurance will apply.
- If the app was on: The driver’s rideshare policy will cover up to $100,000 in bodily injury and up to $25,000 in property damages.
- If the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger or was actively ferrying a passenger: The driver’s rideshare policy will cover up to $1 million in damages.
Be Cautious During Insurance Negotiations
Insurers are typically more interested in saving money than adequately compensating accident victims for their damages. They may try to use available case evidence to reduce the value of your claim.
A Miami Gardens rideshare accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can advise you during the insurance negotiation process. We’ll communicate with any involved insurers and protect you from bad-faith insurance practices.
We strongly encourage you to contact a lawyer before speaking with the liable party’s insurer. If you say the wrong thing to an insurer, you may receive less compensation. Similarly, insurance settlements are legally binding. If you agree to a low-value settlement, you won’t be able to pursue further compensation.
How Much are Rideshare Accidents Worth?
The factors of a rideshare accident vary from case to case. The context of the rideshare accident determines the value of the case, which may include the following factors:
- Who caused the accident
- Whether the case involves an insurance settlement or a lawsuit
- The nature of the insurance negotiation process
It’s difficult to estimate the value of a rideshare accident without a thorough case review. However, our team can work with you during this process. We’ll estimate the value of your case so that you can come to the negotiation table well prepared.
What are Damages and How Do They Apply to Rideshare Accidents?
Damages are the types of losses you can pursue in a rideshare accident. The two types of damages you can pursue are economic and non-economic damages. Ultimately, these damages will be combined to determine the overall value of your case.
Economic damages, which account for the financial toll of your accident, include:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages, both present and future
- Funeral expenses if your accident involved the loss of a loved one
Non-economic damages reimburse you for the emotional stresses associated with your accident, which can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- A loss of consortium, which is the loss of a close personal relationship
Our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to pursue these damages. While you rest, we’ll handle the difficult aspects of your case.
What is the Deadline for Rideshare Accident Lawsuits?
Most car accidents are settled via insurance claims. However, if insurers refuse to settle or if they continually offer low recovery amounts, you may need to file a lawsuit.
Rideshare accidents are subject to Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations. The deadline is four years from the date of your accident. If you miss the statute of limitations, you won’t be able to file a lawsuit.
Our team will ensure that you meet your deadline. We want you to have every tool available in your legal toolbox. Gathering evidence and assigning liability can be a time-consuming process. The sooner you contact one of our lawyers, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Hire a Miami Gardens Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today
We’re here for the residents of Miami Gardens. If you were in a rideshare accident, you deserve fair compensation. When you hire us, you won’t need to worry about the details of your case.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will provide you with regular updates throughout the process. Whenever you have legal questions, our lawyers serving Miami Gardens will provide prompt answers to all your legal questions. Call our offices for a free case evaluation.
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