Have you been involved in a ridesharing accident? Read our 5 rideshare accident tips that may help your case, then contact our attorneys now.
1) Common Mistakes To Avoid
We had a caller in our Lutz office who had been involved in a serious accident involving a driver of an Uber vehicle. The client was concerned they did not obtain all the necessary information. Basically, if you’re involved in an accident regarding a ridesharing vehicle, either Uber or Lyft service, get the information for the insurance for both the driver of the vehicle and the service, whether it is Uber or Lyft or another company. Sometimes that insurance is the same. Take photographs and talk to witnesses in the accident.
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2) 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.
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3) 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.
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.
5) Recovering Lost Wages
We had a client who was involved in a terrible accident in Tampa involving an Uber vehicle. This particular lady was a passenger in the Uber vehicle, and she sustained lost wages. There are two elements to lost wages in these types of cases. One of them is the past lost wages. Sometimes, that’s simple mathematics. You basically take the amount of days you missed, multiply it by your hourly rate, and you get your past, lost wages. What’s more complex is the evaluation of the loss of future wage-earning capacity. Sometimes our firm has to hire an expert to evaluate those claims. What does that entail? Depending on your injuries, if you are not able to perform the essential functions of your job, you may have a claim for loss of future wage-earning capacity.
Take notes and contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling ridesharing cases against Uber and Lyft.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a ridesharing accident and have questions? After reading our 5 rideshare accident tips that may help your case, contact experienced Florida Ridesharing Accident lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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