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The Tampa Uber accident lawyers and Lyft accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, can help you claim compensation if you’re hurt because of a rideshare accident. Even though rideshares are meant to provide safe transportation, Uber and Lyft accidents can injure customers and people in other vehicles. If you were the victim of an Uber accident or Lyft accident, you may deserve financial compensation.
Our experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers can represent you to bring your claim and fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at (813) 333-6666 to get started.
An Uber/Lyft accident claim is a claim for monetary compensation. You may have a legal right to compensation based on the Florida laws that protect accident victims. A claim is a process of stating your right to payment and demanding that the responsible party pay. The purpose of an Uber/Lyft accident claim is to help an accident victim receive a fair amount when they’re injured by someone else’s poor driving.In some cases, you can negotiate your case directly with the insurance company. With the help of your attorney, you can demand compensation directly from Uber and Lyft through their driver guarantee policies, or from the responsible party’s car insurance. If the insurance company or the rideshare company refuses to pay you for the value of your case, you may bring a legal claim for compensation. You have the right to representation from an experienced Uber/Lyft accident lawyer.
Here are some circumstances where you may have an Uber or Lyft accident claim:
The Uber/Lyft driver might be the party at fault. Speeding, cutting across lanes of traffic, driving off before you’re settled in the vehicle or failing to obey traffic signals are just a few ways that your Uber/Lyft driver may cause an accident. As a commercial driver, the driving standards for a rideshare driver are higher than they are for the general population. Common Uber/Lyft accident claims are based on the rideshare driver being the one that causes the crash.
However, you might also have an Uber or Lyft accident claim when it’s another driver who is at fault. Legal standards of car accident liability apply when a rideshare driver hits you. When a crash occurs, you may have a case against the rideshare company, your rideshare driver or a driver in another vehicle. The exact path to pursue fair compensation depends on the cause of the accident and who is at fault.
In an Uber/Lyft accident claim, you may recover any of the following damages:
The value of an Uber/Lyft accident claim depends on your individual circumstances. To determine what you can win for your Uber/Lyft accident case, our legal team investigates and evaluates your damages. Financial losses are part of your claim. Intangible losses, like pain and suffering, are essential as well. An experienced attorney for Uber/Lyft accidents can fully evaluate what you stand to recover for your case.
An Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can help you receive the most payment possible. They also handle the practical steps involved with the legal system. Here are some of the things your legal team assists you with during a rideshare accident claim:
Our Uber/Lyft accident lawyers provide complete legal services. As attorneys, we’re advocates, legal practitioners and guides. We take care of the legal aspects of the case, but we also make sure that you’re comfortable with the claims process every step of the way.
Rideshare services continue to grow in popularity. As more and more people use these services, the number of accidents involving them also continues to rise. When you’re hurt in a car accident involving rideshare vehicles, you need answers. Here are some Uber/Lyft accident FAQs.
If a Lyft driver gets in an accident, you should take the following steps:
Yes, Lyft covers you in an accident in Tampa and anywhere else in Florida. First, you claim damages from your own no-fault insurance policy. However, if you have only the $10,000 minimum insurance amount, your no-fault insurance will probably not be enough. Fortunately, Florida law requires Lyft drivers to carry $1 million in liability insurance. This insurance applies anytime that the driver is actively giving someone a ride. The other driver’s insurance may cover you, too.
Yes, you can sue Lyft for an accident in Tampa. Drivers are responsible for accidents they cause. Lyft meets this obligation by providing $1 million in accident liability for their drivers. They also offer uninsured and underinsured coverage to the extent allowed by law. In addition to liability for their drivers’ behavior on the road, Lyft is also liable for an accident if they hire an unqualified driver. Florida law prohibits Lyft from employing a driver with a DUI conviction within five years or a suspended license within three years. Negligent hiring and retention is a way that you can sue Lyft for an accident.
Any of these sources may pay your medical bills after a Lyft accident:
If Lyft won’t fairly pay your accident claim, you may bring a legal action. Lyft may be a party to the claim, as well as the driver, the other driver and any other party that may have contributed to the accident. If a responsible party, including Lyft, won’t fairly pay your accident claim, you have recourse through the legal system. The courts may decide your payment through a judge or jury trial, or you may negotiate a settlement through formal legal action.
Yes, Uber is responsible for accidents that their drivers cause. They also provide uninsured and underinsured coverage in the event that they are not at fault for the accident, but the responsible driver doesn’t have the funds to pay a claim. If you’re in an accident while a passenger in an Uber vehicle, you may receive compensation from the company. You may also receive compensation if you’re a driver or passenger in another vehicle and you’re hurt in an accident where the Uber driver is at fault.
If you get in an accident with Uber, here is what happens:
Yes, you can sue Uber for an accident in Tampa and anywhere else in Florida. Accident liability applies to Uber drivers just like it applies to other drivers on the road. When a driver causes an accident, Uber may be liable. Besides having traditional liability for accidents, Florida law also requires rideshare drivers to carry extra insurance for accidents. Uber drivers must have at least $1 million in coverage for death, bodily injury and property damage. This coverage applies during a ride. Plus, drivers must have a minimum of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for periods where they are logged into the app but not actively providing a ride. Driving violations and negligence is one reason for Uber accident liability. Another reason may be negligently allowing a driver to operate a vehicle with a history of poor driving. Allowing someone with a history of drunk driving, license suspension or a sexual offense history to drive may also result in legal liability.
If you’ve been the victim of an Uber/Lyft accident in Tampa, FL, there is a good chance that you can claim compensation. Every case is different, so contact us today to talk about your case. Time deadlines may apply. Call us at (813) 333-6666 today for a free case evaluation to see what you may stand to recover.
At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys in Tampa, we put our clients first. Throughout the case, we are compassionate, enthusiastic legal advocates who give you and your case the time and attention that you deserve. We believe our decades of experience and ability to listen to our clients are the keys to success. It’s the goal of our Tampa car accident attorneys to fight for each and every client to receive maximum compensation for their case.
Our Uber/Lyft accident attorneys are accepting new cases. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a rideshare driver, you have a limited amount of time to bring a claim for compensation. Let our Tampa Uber/Lyft accident lawyers examine your case and help you understand your rights.
We invite you to contact us for a no-obligation consultation of your case. Call us today at (813) 333-6666 to speak with one of our attorneys.
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