In Florida, rideshare accidents and premises liability are two legal areas that are closely related to one another. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft operate in Florida and have their own insurance policies to cover their drivers and passengers. However, in the event of an accident, determining liability can be complex and may involve multiple parties.
Under Florida law, premises liability holds property owners responsible for injuries or damages that occur on their property due to negligence. In the case of rideshare accidents, liability may fall on the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, or another party who may have contributed to the accident.
If the rideshare driver is found to be at fault, their personal insurance policy may be responsible for covering damages. However, if the driver was on-duty and transporting passengers at the time of the accident, the rideshare company’s insurance policy may also come into play.
If the accident was caused by a dangerous condition on the property, such as a pothole or uneven pavement, the property owner may be held liable for the damages. This is known as premises liability.
In Florida, rideshare companies are required to carry liability insurance coverage for their drivers. The minimum amount of coverage required by law is $50,000 for bodily injury or death of one person, $100,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more people, and $25,000 for property damage. If the damages exceed these amounts, the driver or the rideshare company may be personally responsible for the remaining costs
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible following the accident to ensure that your injuries are properly documented and treated. Failure to seek medical attention promptly could impact your ability to recover damages for your injuries.
In Florida, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which means that you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit after the accident or injury occurred. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years. It is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident or suffered an injury on someone else’s property in Florida, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and seek compensation for your damages. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is an important first step in this process. They can help you understand your legal rights and options and work with you to develop a strategy to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
Serrano Law is a personal injury law firm that is experienced in handling rideshare accidents and premises liability cases in Florida. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident or have suffered an injury on someone else’s property in Florida, we can help. Here are some of the ways in which Serrano Law can assist you:
Investigate the accident: Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to determine who is at fault and what damages you may be entitled to.
Deal with insurance companies: We will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Pursue legal action: If necessary, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court to fight for your rights and seek justice.
Provide legal advice: Our attorneys will provide you with legal advice throughout the process to help you make informed decisions and protect your legal rights.
Obtain medical treatment: We can help you obtain the medical treatment you need to recover from your injuries and document your damages.
At Serrano Law, we understand that dealing with a personal injury can be overwhelming and stressful. We are committed to providing compassionate, personalized representation to help you navigate the legal system and recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.