Getting hit by an Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare vehicle raises a lot of questions. Is the driver responsible or the rideshare company? Do you file a claim or a lawsuit? Our Margate rideshare accident lawyers can answer these questions and others when you hire us to manage your case.
The Ged Lawyers team is familiar with the tricky tactics that rideshare companies use to avoid liability, so we can determine the role they’ll play in your case. Our Margate car accident lawyers can navigate the insurance labyrinth to access benefits and explore the possibility of a lawsuit if you suffered serious injuries. With us, all your rideshare questions can be answered.
What Ged Lawyers Can Do to Manage Your Case Against a Rideshare Service in Margate
Your rideshare accident is probably an entirely new experience for you, even if you’ve been in an auto accident before. For us, this isn’t new at all. Our attorneys have experience representing rideshare cases and can help you:
- Figure out who to hold responsible
- Understand policy terms and legal language
- File an insurance claim
- Collect relevant evidence
- Find experts to analyze your case
- Talk to adjusters and rideshare companies
- Determine your grounds for a lawsuit
- File any court documents
- Meet deadlines
- Avoid common rideshare case mistakes
However, while this is ground we’ve covered before, we don’t treat you like just another rideshare case. We know there are always unique angles to each accident, so we adjust to you. Our lawyers can adapt to your communication style and work toward the outcome you want.
You can get more information from our client testimonials. We’re proud to have helped Margate residents with their injury cases, and you can see how we handled each individual person’s unique needs.
Our Personal Injury Lawyer Helps You Calculate the Value of Your Losses
One of the biggest points of confusion for accident victims is what they deserve. Is what an insurer offers enough? How can you know?
Our attorneys can help clear up this confusion by evaluating the evidence and reviewing any settlement offers. We’ll look to ensure you have the following covered:
- Medical care both in the past and for future related treatment
- Rehabilitation like physical therapy, pain management, and chiropractic care
- Psychological counseling, therapy, and medication for mental health
- Lost income as well as projected losses and reduced ability to earn
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life
What does that add up to? We can find out. Our lawyers go over your bills, receipts, employment records, doctor’s visits, and even parking costs to break down what you are owed.
Even for the more personal losses like pain and suffering, we can review testimony from your doctors and therapists, talk to friends, family, employers, and coworkers, and compile records that show you what you experienced.
Our Margate Rideshare Injury Attorneys Can Decipher Florida’s Liability Laws
Florida requires that all motorists carry no-fault insurance, also called personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This means you can receive some damages without having to prove anyone was responsible for the accident. You could even hit a rideshare and still receive some benefits for medical expenses and lost income.
However, the trade-off with PIP is that you may not receive non-economic damages, and you are only covered up to your policy limits. For auto accident victims who suffered serious injuries that come with high price tags, like a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, PIP isn’t enough.
We can help you file your PIP claim as well as determine if you deserve more. That might mean filing with the rideshare’s insurance or the driver’s insurance. A third party could also share some responsibility. We can even pursue a lawsuit if an insurance claim isn’t enough or can’t be settled.
Who to Pursue for Financial Compensation, the Driver or the Rideshare Company?
The question feels like the beginning of a riddle, and it can feel that way for accident victims. Uber and Lyft both outline when they provide insurance coverage in the event of an accident. It’s all based on how the driver was using the app:
- App off – No coverage through the rideshare company
- App on and waiting for a ride – $50,000/person and $100,000/accident for bodily injury, $25,000/accident for property damage
- App on and with a ride request or passenger – $1 million in third-party liability
We can work to obtain the driver’s app data to see their status at the time of the accident. If they weren’t working, or if the rideshare’s insurance coverage isn’t enough to compensate you for all your losses, especially if you suffered severe injuries, we can start the process of a lawsuit against the driver.
Big companies are often well-protected from liability. This doesn’t mean they can’t be held accountable for their role in an auto accident. Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers always consider the possibility of holding the company accountable. If that’s not possible, we get to work on your other options.
Other Potentially Liable Parties in Rideshare Crashes
In addition to the rideshare driver, we can see if your case involved:
- Another driver who was also negligent
- A defective product that contributed
- A construction zone that leaves the company liable
- A road defect neglected by the City of Margate
Our Margate personal injury lawyers can handle multi-vehicle collisions involving rideshares, untangling the ways each party contributed to the crash. Our product liability lawyers can hold a manufacturer liable for defective auto parts, tires, or safety equipment. Construction companies can share responsibility for failing to take precautions in a work zone. Even the city itself, or the county or state government, is liable if the road was poorly maintained.
Dealing with multiple parties might sound like a lot more work, but our firm can handle it for you. We can either file with the other party’s insurer or pursue a lawsuit against them. Either way, we cover all your bases.
Our Margate Personal Injury Attorneys Help You File on Time
Insurance claims and lawsuits have different deadlines. Even different types of lawsuits have different deadlines. Although the general rule per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(a) is that you have two years to file for personal injury or wrongful death, a lot can upend that statute of limitations. We are mindful of this and make sure you’re aware of the correct lawsuit filing deadline.
Bring Us Your Rideshare Accident Questions During Your Free Case Review
Call Ged Lawyers anytime 24/7 to get a free consultation. Our staff is multilingual and can assist you with any aspect of your pursuit of financial recovery. Reach out today to start clearing the path to damages with the help of our Margate rideshare accident attorneys. When you call, we will explain your next steps in the legal process.