Have you been injured in a Uber or Lyft? Check out these 4 rideshare accident tips for guidance, then call our Florida lawyers to get started.
1. Liability in a Rideshare Accident
A good question we got from a client recently was, “Who is liable in a ridesharing accident in the state of Florida?” Ridesharing refers to riding in an Uber or Lyft. This client was in an accident in Tampa where he was struck by a vehicle driven by an Uber driver, someone that basically was driving on behalf of Uber. A lot of questions come out of these types of cases. If you have a question like this about your own ridesharing accident, contact us and we’ll sit down and discuss your case.
The lawyers for the insurance companies, for Uber and Lyft, are fighting these cases vigorously. They’re saying that these drivers are not employees and, therefore, they’re not responsible. There are various legal theories out there, including agency theories, that put Uber and Lyft on the hook. Give us a call for a free evaluation of your case.
2. After a Rideshare Accident
We had a client call into our Tampa office who had been a passenger in an Uber vehicle that was involved in an accident and was injured. They asked the question, “What should we do after an accident?” It’s really no different than any other accident. You need to get all the relevant information – the driver’s information, the driver’s insurance information, and also the insurance information with regard to the ridesharing entity, whether that’s Uber, Lyft, or another company.
Give us a call and we’ll evaluate your case to see if you have a claim against Uber, Lyft, or the driver.
3. Rideshare Accident Insurance Investigation
We had a client who was involved in a serious accident that involved an Uber driver. The question that he asked was whether he should have called back the insurance company for Uber that requested a recorded statement. I told him the answer to that was no. If you are injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, speak with an experienced lawyer about your rights before you speak to their insurance company.
Give us a call at Serrano Law for a free evaluation of your ridesharing accident case.
4. Rideshare Accident Case Value
We had a client once who was involved in an accident in a vehicle that was operated by a driver working for Lyft at the time of the accident. The client asked how much their case was worth. As with any auto accident claim, there are several types of damages involved, and it’s very difficult if not impossible to determine the exact value of your case at the initial consultation.
At Serrano Law, we offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim. We have handled many cases involving ridesharing accidents or people that were involved in accidents with an Uber or Lyft driver. Call us for a free evaluation of your case.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a ridesharing accident and have questions about these 4 rideshare accident tips? Contact experienced Florida Ridesharing Accident lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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