A Jacksonville, FL, Lyft accident lawyer with GED Lawyers can help you recover compensation if you suffered injuries in a rideshare accident. Our Florida attorneys have decades of experience fighting for injury victims. We can help you hold those who are responsible for your collision and resulting losses accountable.
We can assist with your case if you sustained damages while driving or riding in a Lyft or during a crash involving your car and a rideshare vehicle. Our lawyers will investigate your accident, identify the responsible parties, and secure the awards you need to pay for your medical treatment and other expenses.
Lyft Drivers Must Carry Car Accident Insurance
Non-commercial drivers in Florida do not have to carry bodily injury liability insurance. Instead, the state’s insurance laws require that motorists carry personal injury protection (PIP) to pay for car accident injuries, regardless of who is at fault.
However, Florida does mandate liability insurance coverage for transportation network companies (TNC). According to Florida Statutes § 627.748, Lyft, Uber, and other rideshare drivers must have insurance in the following amounts:
- When the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request – $50,000 for bodily injury to one person, $100,000 for bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damages
- When the driver is en route to a ride request or engaged in a ride – $1,000,000 in liability coverage
Lyft also ensures Lyft Delivery drivers, though at lower amounts. If you suffer injuries in an accident with an off-duty rideshare driver (i.e., the app is not on at the time of the crash), their personal insurance policy applies.
GED Lawyers Can Handle Your Case
Filing an insurance claim (especially one against a large company like Lyft) may seem intimidating, but our Jacksonville Lyft accident lawyers can help with every step of your case. Our attorneys can:
- Investigate your accident and determine who is liable
- Calculate your damages using bills, receipts, and estimates
- Collect case evidence, including eyewitness statements, surveillance or dashcam footage, police reports, medical records, app data, expert testimony, and more
- Draft and file insurance claims under the applicable policy
- Handle phone calls, meetings, and emails involving the insurance companies and opposing counsel
- Negotiate for an appropriate settlement
- Provide you with regular case updates and open lines of communication with our attorneys and staff
Additionally, our lawyers can review the circumstances of your accident to determine if any third parties may bear financial responsibility. For example, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit or claim against a negligent third-party motorist, a defective vehicle or auto parts manufacturer, or the entity in charge of the roadway where your crash occurred. Note that while we can sue a third party, it is usually not possible to initiate a lawsuit against Lyft.
Our attorneys can answer any questions you have about your eligibility to file a lawsuit in Florida after they assess your legal options.
Recoverable Lyft Accident Damages
Several factors will affect your potential Lyft accident compensation, including who is liable for the crash and the limits of their insurance coverage. In general, car accident damages may include:
- Past and future medical expenses, including emergency transportation and services, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, medical equipment, and long-term care services
- Lost wages, including health and retirement benefits, bonuses, tips, and other earnings
- Lost earning capacity if your injuries force you to change jobs, reduce your workload, or quit working
- Vehicle repairs or replacement if your car sustained property damage during a collision involving Lyft
- Pain and suffering, including monetary awards for severe, permanent, and disabling physical injuries, mental anguish, emotional suffering, and reduced quality of life
- Wrongful death if your loved one suffered a fatal Lyft accident injury
Seek Compensation Before Time Runs Out
Florida Statutes § 95.11 allows four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to sue for the wrongful death of a loved one. The clock starts at the time of your accident or your loved one’s passing. If the statute of limitations runs out, the court will likely dismiss your case (though there are exceptions that can extend or shorten the deadline).
An expired statute can also hurt your chances of a successful insurance settlement. The insurance company may use it to reduce or deny your claim knowing you can no longer take legal action. Our Lyft accident lawyers can tell you more and help you get started on your case right away.
Our Attorneys Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Personal Injury Clients
GED lawyers has fought for the rights of the injured since 1995. We have a history of securing million-dollar-plus settlements and verdicts for auto accident clients, including a $1.4 million verdict for a car wreck victim
Let us shoulder your insurance or legal burden so that you can focus on healing from your injuries or supporting your loved one through their recovery. We strive to offer caring, compassionate, personalized services to every client, so our multicultural, multilingual staff can assist in Spanish, Arabic, Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.
We Take Cases on Contingency
Our attorneys charge nothing upfront or out of pocket. Instead, we work on contingency, meaning our legal fees come from a percentage of your case winnings. We only get paid when we obtain compensation for your Lyft accident. So, you may have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Contact GED Lawyers Today
Contact us today to learn more about working with our Jacksonville Lyft accident lawyers. A team member can help you start the road to financial recovery with a free consultation. Reach out and connect with a lawyer near you.