If you got hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident in St. Petersburg, you could potentially receive compensation for your damages, including medical bills, income losses, and others.
While taking on rideshare companies can be tough and present some unique challenges, a St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can potentially help you pursue compensation. If you want to find out about your next steps and whether you could pursue damages, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free consultation.
Compensation You Could Recover In an Uber And Lyft Rideshare Accident
Compensation will depend on your injuries and the circumstances of your accident with Lyft or Uber. However, in general, you may be entitled to the following economic damages:
- Property damage costs
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
A serious and permanent injury can have a detrimental impact on your entire life and could leave you with lasting physical pain and emotional trauma.
Non-economic damages can go some way in compensating victims for their suffering and loss of life quality and can include awards for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of a limb
- Scarring and disfigurement
You are not alone. Your lawyer can be by your side all the way and advocate on your behalf.
How The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Will Manage Your Case
Proving fault and recovering your due in rideshare accidents can be tricky, however, a car accident lawyer from our firm can help to take the weight off your shoulders. You do not have to struggle with a complicated claim on your own.
Acting quickly after your accident can potentially help your case. If you contact us as soon as possible, we can help to gather time-sensitive evidence such as traffic camera recordings and witness statements.
It is also important to note that there is a time limit for filing personal injury lawsuits in the state of Florida. Florida Statutes § 95.11 generally gives you up to four years to file a lawsuit against a negligent party.
Your St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help:
- Protect your legal rights
- Gather the relevant evidence for negligence
- Calculate your economic and non-economic damages
- Collect and organize documents proving your damages
- Communicate with relevant insurance companies
- Negotiate for a fair out-of-court settlement
- Take your case to trial (if necessary) and represent you
We Can Prove And Explain Liability for Your Rideshare Accident
Getting your due from an Uber or Lyft driver or the company after an accident can prove tricky, even if the rideshare driver is at fault for your accident. Rideshare companies offer insurance protection only during the times when a driver is actively on a ride or logged into their platforms.
However, Uber and Lyft also require that drivers carry adequate personal car insurance. The problem arises when the driver does not have the appropriate insurance coverage for the commercial use of their motor vehicle. Personal car insurance typically does not include commercial use.
In the worst case, an accident victim could end up stuck between a rock and a hard place, unable to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer or the rideshare service’s insurance company. This can be tragic, especially if the victim suffers from catastrophic and life-changing injuries and needs adequate compensation to pick up the pieces after a tragic accident.
If this has happened to you or a loved one, you should consider how a St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can help you fight for justice and compensation.
We Can Prove That Another Party Caused Your Accident
In order to have a good case, your attorney will collect evidence to prove the following elements:
- The other party had a duty of care
- They breached that duty
- They caused you to get hurt
- You have financial losses
Negligent Rideshare Drivers Put Everyone On The Road at Risk of Harm
Rideshare drivers may spend long days and nights on the roads without adequate rest periods. In some cases, drivers hop into their car to start their rideshare job straight after working a full shift at their “day job.”
This can potentially lead to driving overly fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel. Rideshare services may not only put those in their cars at risk, but negligent or fatigued drivers can also cause accidents with:
- Other motor vehicle drivers
If you suffered serious injuries and monetary damages in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver in St. Petersburg, you may have legal recourse.
Yet, even if you are justified in seeking compensation, you could potentially face a lengthy legal battle to get justice. However, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can review your case and advise you on your legal options.
Call Our Team to Explore Your Financial Recovery Options
You should not worry about your healthcare costs and other damages after an accident that was another’s fault. We can fight for what you may deserve on a “no win, no fee” basis, so you only pay us when and if we win your case and you recover compensation.
Start the process of fighting for justice and compensation today. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation review of your case. Do not delay.
We Can Help.