The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine could help you go after compensation for your losses if you got hurt in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in Port Charlotte because of someone else’s carelessness. A Port Charlotte Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help. We can evaluate your case at no charge to you and with no obligation.
If we take your case, you will not have to pay upfront legal fees. We handle motor vehicle accident injury claims on a contingency fee basis. We will get paid out of the settlement proceeds or the award at the conclusion of your case.
Whether the rideshare driver or someone else was negligent, we will work hard to hold the liable party responsible for causing your injuries.
You can reach the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today when you call 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Port Charlotte, call (800) 747-3733
Who Can Be Responsible for a Port Charlotte Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident
There can be multiple potential defendants in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident. Some of the potential at-fault parties in your case may include:
- The driver of the Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle
- The Uber or Lyft rideshare corporation
- A driver of a different vehicle
The drivers can be responsible for money damages if their negligence caused the collision. Sometimes only one driver made a mistake, but often, more than one driver causes or contributes to a crash. If you were a passenger in a rideshare car and got hurt when that vehicle collided with another car, you might be able to pursue compensation from both drivers.
The rideshare corporation could also be liable if it failed in its duties. For example, Lyft and Uber have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to ensure that their drivers do not pose an unreasonable risk to the public. Some of the specific duties these companies have include:
Performing Background Checks on People Who Apply to Be Drivers
If the rideshare company does not check the driving and criminal records of prospective drivers, the rideshare firm is negligent. If the company hires someone with impaired driving convictions, and that person drives drunk and injures people, Uber or Lyft sure can be financially responsible to the injured people.
Ongoing Monitoring of Drivers
The company should regularly pull the criminal and driving records of its drivers to make sure that they have not committed an offense that would make them a danger while transporting people. A driver might have a clean driving and criminal record at the time of signing on with the rideshare company, but could engage in violent or illegal conduct while in the company’s employment.
Creating and Enforcing Rules to Keep People Safe
By way of example, the company should not ignore complaints from customers about abusive or dangerous conduct by the drivers. Also, the rideshare company should take action when drivers get moving violations and criminal convictions.
If the rideshare company fails to meet its legal duty toward passengers and the general public, and someone gets hurt as a result, the corporation can be liable for the harm.
We understand that these legal theories can be confusing. You should not have to go to law school to protect your rights when someone else’s negligence causes you to get hurt. A Port Charlotte Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help. You can call The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a no-cost case evaluation.
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How Much You Can Get to Settle Your Claim
Every accident claim is unique. That is why we cannot throw a number out there to represent the monetary value of your accident claim. We need to talk to you and investigate your case before we can calculate a fair settlement amount.
Here are some examples of compensatory damages we have won for our previous accident injury clients:
- Non-economic damages: Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of file, disability, loss of limb
- Economic damages: Lost wages, reduced earning potential, property damage, medical expenses, physical and psychological therapies
You might have additional losses to add to your compensation claim. The amount of money you can pursue will depend on the facts of your case.
What We Have to Prove to Hold the Defendant Liable for Your Losses
We cannot automatically sue the driver and Lyft or Uber for your injuries without satisfying the legal requirements to show liability. These involve proving that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care
- The other party violated this duty
- This violation resulted in the accident and your injuries
- You suffered financial losses due to the accident (and related injuries)
After we establish the defendant’s liability, we can pursue financial compensation for your injuries.
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How to Get Legal Help for Your Port Charlotte Rideshare Accident Injury Claim
You do not have to navigate through the insurance maze on your own. A Port Charlotte Uber and Lyft rideshare accident injury lawyer can help. You can call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started.
Be aware, however, that you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit. § 95.11 of the Florida Statutes generally restricts most lawsuits to occur within four years of the injury. You may be able to extend (or toll) your timeline, though. Discussing how this statute of limitations may affect your case can help you understand your options. We want to hear from you today.