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Frequently Asked Questions About Rideshare Accidents

At Dumas & Sanclemente, PLLC, our active, experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys handle a wide range of accident types. They understand that being involved in a rideshare accident can be a stressful and confusing experience, especially when you are unsure who is responsible for compensating you.

Answers About Uber And Lyft Accidents

As dedicated trial attorneys with extensive experience in personal injury law, our team is here to provide clarity and guidance as you progress through recovery. Below are some answers to common questions regarding rideshare accidents. Our lawyers will personalize answers to any questions that you ask them directly, detailing them to relate specifically to your case.

Are rideshare accidents treated the same in Florida as other motor vehicle accidents?

In general, rideshare accidents are generally treated similarly to other motor vehicle accidents in Florida. However, there are some unique aspects to consider, such as potential liability issues involving the rideshare company and its insurance coverage.

Note that the legal landscape can change, and any information provided here or elsewhere may not be the most up-to-date or accurate to current laws and regulations. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft typically provide additional insurance coverage that may come into play. Also, Florida law requires rideshare drivers to have insurance coverage that exceeds the state minimum for personal insurance.

It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who is experienced with rideshare accidents in Florida to get advice tailored to your specific situation. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side from the start can offer reassurance that you are following the most appropriate path to financial recovery.

What are some steps that I should take after being injured in a rideshare accident?

After being injured in a rideshare accident, you should take many of the same steps that you would for any car crash. It is also very important to get proof of the status of the driver’s activities at the time of the crash. To protect your rights to the fullest, if you are able to do so, open the Uber or Lyft app right away. Take a screenshot of the app to show that the ride was still in progress and the location of where the accident occurred.

Gathering proof of the Uber or Lyft ride status is vital since the driver may try to claim that the ride had already been completed. The screenshot will help to match the police report and also will serve as evidence should your case need to go to trial.

At the same time, you must prioritize your health and safety. If you were the driver of a vehicle that was in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, move your car out of traffic, if applicable, and call 911. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor

Additionally, gather as much information as you can at the scene, including the names and contact information of any witnesses as well as the rideshare driver’s information. When the police arrive, ask for a copy of their report, if you are able to do so.

Who is responsible if I am injured in a crash involving an Uber driver?

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be complex and may involve multiple parties, including the rideshare driver, the rideshare company and, potentially, other negligent parties.

The rideshare company’s responsibility may depend on whether data in the driver’s app can demonstrate that a ride was in progress at the time of the crash. Our attorneys can help investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who may be held responsible for your injuries and losses.

Can I sue a rideshare driver for damages if their insurance or rideshare company will not pay?

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident and the rideshare driver’s insurance or the rideshare company’s coverage is insufficient to fully compensate you for your damages, then you may have the option to pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

Our lawyers can assess your case and advise you on the correct sequence of claims and comprehensive course of action to seek the compensation you deserve.

How much compensation can I ask for if I was hit by a rideshare driver?

The amount of compensation that you may be entitled to receive after being hit by a rideshare driver will depend on various factors, including the extent of your injuries, the impact it has on your daily life and future prospects, and the available insurance coverage.

Both Uber and Lyft provide third-party liability coverage of up to $1 million for their drivers. Consult with a knowledgeable lawyer to verify your maximum eligibility for compensation. Our attorneys will work diligently to maximize your compensation and ensure that your rights are protected after you have been involved in a rideshare-related accident.

Get Answers To Your Questions Now

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys, Axel J. Dumas and Jonathan Sanclemente, are fluent in French and Spanish in addition to English, and they are committed to providing personalized attention to your case.

Let us help you through the legal processes needed to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call 844-400-2667 or complete our online form to get started.