South Florida’s roads are some of the most treacherous in the United States and multiple car crashes occur on a daily basis. Many of these auto accidents involve rideshare applications such as Uber or Lyft, their drivers, and the passengers being transported. Not only can auto collisions cause physical harm and mental anguish resulting in medical bills, but the stress of dealing with all the parties included in a rideshare accident also adds a new layer of pressure to an already traumatic situation. Under these circumstances, it’s imperative to know what to do if you or a loved one is injured due to someone else’s negligence in a car accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your damages if your Uber or Lyft driver gets into an auto accident while you are a passenger on its way to your destination.
Thompson Legal, P.A. handles personal injury cases involving Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay any attorney fee up front for legal representation. If we do not obtain a recovery for you, there is no legal fee to be paid.
Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents can cause a variety of problems, from bodily discomfort to medical bills, regardless of the severity of the impact. You need to be certain that those responsible will be held accountable for any problems you face. Some bodily injury pain and other repurcions may not be seen or felt immediately, so it’s important to make sure you get adequate medical care and personal injury legal representation to avoid any delays when pursuing your claim.
Florida law requires rideshare companies to carry insurance covering their drivers for up to $50,000 in injury liability, $100,000 for total liability, and $25,000 for property damage before they are even paired with a passenger. Once matched, there is up to $1,000,000 in coverage per accident. This makes certain that anyone under- or uninsured is covered and the financial needs of those not at fault after the incident are able to be met.
Passengers, as well as drivers of rideshare apps involved in car accidents, need strong and competent representation when seeking a personal injury claim. An attorney experienced with this process can facilitate the investigation of liability, acquire the correct documentation to pursue a lawsuit, negotiate a settlement, all while dealing with insurance companies. Chasing an adjuster without a lawyer is a critical error that can affect you on multiple levels. Insurance and rideshare businesses are crafty, looking only for their best interests, not yours. Instead, they will attempt to minimize your claim and pay as little as possible for your injuries and losses.
This is why it is critical to have an experienced personal injury attorney who can pursue your claim, negotiate a settlement, file a lawsuit and go to trial if necessary. The insurance companies know that Thompson Legal, P.A. is a firm that loves to litigate, and always seeks full value for their client’s claims.
Finding the right attorney to take an Uber or Lyft personal injury case involving a rideshare accident is critical to the process. Confirm that your lawyer litigates cases in court and ask how they settle claims prior to trial. All big insurance companies are aware of which advocates file lawsuits and which merely seek settlements. Those firms that don’t regularly file personal injury lawsuits receive lower offers for their clients, because the insurance companies know they don’t have to pay their claims full value.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or damage while using a rideshare app, call the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Legal, P.A to help.