If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a West Palm Beach Uber accident, Ged Lawyers can help you pursue economic justice. You should not have to pay for the fallout of an accident you didn’t cause. Our legal team intends to hold the liable parties accountable, so that you do not bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistakes.
Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys assist passengers, pedestrians, and drivers with seeking rideshare collision compensation. We can handle every detail of your insurance claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing from your crash injuries. Contact a West Palm Beach rideshare accident lawyer to connect with a lawyer near you.
Who Pays for My Medical Bills and Other Uber Accident Damages?
Because Florida is a no-fault insurance state, many auto accident cases begin with a personal injury protection (PIP) claim, regardless of who caused the crash. However, if you have severe injuries or your medical expenses exceed your coverage, you can pursue compensation via a third-party claim.
Responsibility for your financial losses will ultimately depend on who caused your crash. Consider the following:
When the Uber Driver Is Liable
Most motorists in Florida do not have to carry bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance, but this is not true for rideshare drivers. According to Florida Statutes § 627.748, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft must provide drivers with coverage in the following amounts:
- $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident in BIL and $25,000 for property damages when a driver is logged into Uber’s app but not engaged in a prearranged ride
- $1 million for death, bodily injury, or property damage when a driver is engaged in a prearranged ride or en route to pick up passengers
When an Uber driver is not using a rideshare app, their personal insurance policy applies.
Our West Palm Beach Uber accident lawyers can assist you in filing the appropriate insurance claims. Additionally, we can take legal action against the involved insurance companies if they refuse to offer you a fair settlement. You usually cannot sue Uber directly because its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. Still, you have options for seeking fair compensation for your losses.
When Another Driver Is Liable
If you are an Uber driver or you sustained injuries in an Uber accident caused by another motorist (not your Uber driver), the at-fault party is liable for your damages.
Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III), around one-fifth of Florida drivers do not have auto insurance. If your wreck involved an uninsured driver, we can help you with an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claim if you carry this type of protection. If you are an Uber driver, the rideshare company provides you with UM/UIM when engaged in a ride.
Compensation We Can Recover After a West Palm Beach Uber Accident
Our personal injury lawyers have helped car accident claimants recover millions of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts. While every case is unique, in general, we can pursue compensation for the following after a West Palm Beach Uber collision:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Future lost income and lost earning potential
- Vehicle or personal property damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Household services
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Lost quality of life
Our West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers can also seek damages for funeral and burial costs, if you lost a loved one.
You Have a Limited Time to Seek Financial Awards
Legislation adopted in 2023 reduced Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury from four years to two years. Florida Statutes § 95.11 also gives a two-year window for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you do not initiate a personal injury lawsuit before time runs out, you could end up with little or no financial compensation, as the presiding court would dismiss your case. Our law firm can help you get started before time runs out. We’re standing by to start your free, no-obligation case review.
The Benefits of Working With Our Uber Accident Attorneys
Because of the various drivers and different insurance policies involved, rideshare accident cases can be complex. Our West Palm Beach attorneys can deal with any challenges that arise in your personal injury claim, so you can use your time and energy to heal.
We Can Prove Liability for Your Collision
Our accident attorneys can investigate your Uber crash and determine who (or what) caused your injuries. We can obtain police reports, medical records, eyewitness statements, and other evidence to bolster your claim.
We Can Relieve Your Legal Burden
Our legal team will handle case details and “red tape,” so you don’t have to. We can:
- Prepare and file paperwork
- Identify and calculate your damages
- Communicate with insurance agents and other involved parties
- Attend meetings or court appearances for you when possible
- Track and manage deadlines
- Provide you with frequent and timely updates
We Fight for Full and Fair Financial Awards
Our job is to get you the money you need and deserve. We will negotiate for the maximum compensation possible and reject unfair or lowball settlement offers. If insurers attempt to intimidate you or engage in bad-faith tactics, we will protect your rights. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit and represent you at trial.
Contact Ged Lawyers for Uber Accident Legal Assistance
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a rideshare car accident, our Uber accident attorneys serving West Palm Beach can help you secure the financial awards you need to get back on your feet. Call Ged Lawyers for a free initial consultation and learn more about how we take your case for nothing upfront or out of pocket.