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Ride Share Lawyers in Clermont

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Helping Victims Navigate Complex Auto Accidents

Rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft are excellent ways to get around if you can’t (or don’t want to) drive. Unfortunately, because there are so many rideshare vehicles on the road, rideshare accidents are becoming increasingly common. Injured clients and passengers could face expenses like medical bills, property damage repairs, lost wages, and more.

Rideshare accidents are more complex than other car accidents, as multiple parties and insurance companies are involved. Determining who to file a claim with and how to hold the guilty party liable can be difficult, especially when healing from serious injuries. Fortunately, by working with a personal injury attorney on our team, you can recover compensation while focusing on your physical health.

At The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins, P.A., our team has extensive experience helping clients seek compensation after a rideshare accident. We are confident that after reviewing your case and the severity of your injuries, we can recover damages on your behalf to pay for your expenses. To receive a free consultation and learn more about our services, contact an experienced lawyer on our team by calling 407-573-7483 today.

What Should You Do After a Rideshare Accident?

If you or your loved one get into a rideshare accident, it can be challenging to know what to do next. Taking the proper steps immediately can help you collect evidence in your case to prove negligence later.

If you get into a car accident, take the following steps:

Seek Medical Attention

If you are injured, call emergency services or go to the hospital right away. If anyone else involved in the accident is hurt or unconscious, call emergency services to get them medical treatment. Keep a record of any medical bills you pay out of pocket, as you can claim them later.

Gather Information From the Other Motorists

Gather personal information from all other parties involved, including their names, phone numbers, and license plate numbers. Also, gather the other driver’s personal insurance policy and their rideshare insurance company policy, if applicable.

Contact the Police

Florida law requires drivers to contact law enforcement officers for any accident involving bodily injury or property damage of over $500. If you need to, contact emergency services and ask for police officers to come to the scene. A police report can be used as evidence in your personal injury lawsuit.

Take Photos of the Accident

Photos and videos help bolster your case. Take photos of the accident and any injuries you have suffered. Screenshot your ride status in the Uber or Lyft app and gather witness testimony to call upon later.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers

The sooner you begin building a personal injury case, the sooner you can recover compensation to pay for your expenses. Reach out to our team today to start gathering evidence for your personal injury claim.

Who is Liable for a Rideshare Accident?

In order to receive compensation for your expenses after an accident, you must prove liability. Unfortunately, proving liability in a rideshare accident can be difficult, as there are multiple parties involved, even if only one driver is at fault. According to Florida law, Uber and Lyft drivers fall under regulatory processes when determining liability after car accidents.
Liability can depend on the following factors:

  • Whether you had passengers in your car
  •  Whether you were logged into the rideshare app and waiting for a ride request
  •  Whether you were the at-fault party

The status of the ride and whether or not you were active on the app can impact which insurance company you make a claim through. If you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, the driver’s status can affect how you file your claim.

After an Uber or Lyft accident, the best way to recover compensation is by contacting an experienced lawyer on our team.

What Are the Insurance Requirements for Rideshare Services?

Uber and Lyft drivers must have personal auto insurance of their own. However, rideshare companies provide insurance coverage for accidents that happen while drivers are working.
Each company provides up to $1 million in protection for their drivers as long as one of the following factors is true:
The driver was actively logged into the app and waiting for ride requests

  • The driver was on their way to pick up a passenger
  •  The driver was transporting a passenger
  • Florida law states that the minimum insurance coverage for rideshare drivers is as follows:
  •  $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person
  •  $25,000 for property damage
  •  $100,000 for bodily injury per accident
  •  Personal injury protection (PIP insurance) and underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage

For drivers carrying passengers in their vehicles, rideshare companies must provide $1 million liability coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and death.

Determining which insurance company to file a claim through can be confusing after a rideshare accident. For more information, contact our team today.

Can a Rideshare Accident Attorney Help Me?

Ridesharing accidents have the potential to cause serious bodily injuries with long-lasting symptoms. Unfortunately, receiving compensation after a rideshare accident can be difficult, as there are many parties and insurance companies involved. The best way to get the payout you deserve is to contact an experienced team of personal injury lawyers.

Our team at The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins, P.A., has extensive knowledge about auto insurance claims and rideshare accidents. We are confident that with our assistance, you can recover the compensation you deserve for your expenses. To learn more about our services and to receive a free initial consultation, contact our law firm by calling 407-573-7483