Uber and Lyft are the most common rideshare applications today. Rideshare accidents can be complicated and confusing. While ridesharing is a convenient option, it becomes much more complicated after an auto accident causes personal injuries. Multiple factors can make rideshare accidents a nightmare, especially insurance claims against the driver, the at-fault driver, or even against the rideshare company. However, these rideshare companies usually place hurdles to filing claims and employ some of the most aggressive insurance adjusters trained to confuse you, minimize your injuries, and weaken your claim. Don’t let this happen to you.
At Schlacter Law, we do not let insurance companies take advantage of our clients. We pride ourselves on handling some of the most complicated insurance claims, such as claims involving rideshare accidents. We offer a FREE consultation and strategy session, and, if we accept your case, we will conduct a full investigation to aggressively pursue your case, which may include hiring industry-leading professionals and experts to prove your damages and establish liability. We only get paid when you get paid. Call our award-winning team by dialing (305) 999-1111 or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what our Uber/Lyft/rideshare accident lawyer at Schlacter Law can do for you.
Who May Be Responsible for Your Uber/Lyft/Rideshare Accident?
A ridesharing accident claim is exceptionally complicated for several reasons, mostly because of the different insurance companies that are involved, including the rideshare company’s insurance, the at-fault driver’s insurer, and possibly your own insurance. Each of these insurance companies will try to claim the others’ policies to cover your claim.
For example, the rideshare company may claim that the driver is an independent contractor and not an employee, which means that the rideshare company cannot be responsible for the driver’s actions. The driver’s insurance company may disclaim coverage because many private insurance policies do not cover auto accidents occurring during business use.
If you have been injured and have medical bills or lost wages, you will want to know how you can get your claim paid to satisfy your damages. This is why it is imperative to retain an auto accident lawyer who knows how to navigate this complex matrix of rules, policies, and exclusions.
Get Schlacter Law To Help You With Your Uber/Lyft/Rideshare Accident Case
While you could file an insurance claim yourself, this is usually a complicated process. An Uber, Lyft, or rideshare accident is significantly more complicated and confusing than a typical auto accident. Any little mistake or error that you make could bar your recovery or significantly lower the compensation to which you may be entitled. Extensive research on the driver and a thorough investigation is almost always necessary in rideshare accidents. Further, a complete understanding of all insurances and policies is vitally important. Rideshare companies are always changing insurance companies, policies and procedures, and coverage limits. You absolutely need a law firm who is specifically knowledgeable in rideshare accidents. Schlacter Law has extensive experience handling these complicated insurance legal issues.
Rideshare Accidents Have Difference Causes of Action
Most rideshare accidents don’t only encompass negligence. Many lawyers also file causes of action for negligent hiring, negligent retention of a bad driver, negligent training, and, in some egregious cases, punitive damages. An example of a punitive damage case is one involving a drunk driver or a driver under the influence.
It is FREE to ask our auto accident lawyer for help, and we only get paid when you get paid. This is because we use a contingency fee arrangement, which means we get a percentage of your settlement or recovery. Some firms charge up to 40%, but we typically charge 33.33% if the case resolves before a lawsuit is filed. If you were injured in a rideshare accident or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, call our Uber/Lyft/rideshare accident lawyer at Schlacter Law for a FREE consultation to learn what your case may be worth and how we can start protecting your rights to compensation today.
How We Handle Cases
- Your attorney will aggressively investigate your case. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your case. Which includes but is not limited to photographs, police reports, security camera footage, witness statements, medical bills and medical records.
- You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your case.
- Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
- Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
- If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
- At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Four years from the date of the accident under Florida law. While four years sounds like a long time, rideshare cases are very unique types of cases and it may take longer to investigate. This means that victims of any Uber, Lyft, or rideshare accident should immediately consult with a rideshare accident lawyer.
Victims harmed by a negligent driver may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, property damage, and other damages caused by the Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare driver. In some instances, a victim may be entitled to punitive damages against a driver or other liable parties given that the victim was a passenger in the vehicle which was meant to safely taxi them. Punitive damages are meant to punish egregious conduct and to deter other people from engaging in the same conduct.