Uber and Lyft Car Accidents2018-08-31T16:57:51-04:00

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Uber and Lyft Car Accidents

Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are rapidly growing in popularity and are incredibly convenient for quick and easy commutes in cities. However, when an Uber or Lyft car accident occurs, there can be concerns and confusion over liability. It’s important to note that just because it isn’t a taxi service, doesn’t mean you are on your own if you are involved in an accident; you still have legal rights. An Uber or Lyft Personal Injury Lawyer can handle your case with their unparalleled experience and knowledge during this stressful time in your life, to bring you optimal compensation.

Ridesharing accidents can create a confusing situation regarding who’s at fault and who’s responsible for your damages. An Uber and Lyft Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney can help navigate the liability confusion and recover the damages and compensation you rightfully deserve.

St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas are recognized by their peers, courts and the Florida community as premier lawyers in Personal Injury Law. They are partners at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. which has been providing exceptional legal assistance to the Tampa Bay area for 60 years. Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is ranked by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 Law firm. If you need an Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer, then use our free consultation service to get started on fixing the damage that you’ve suffered.

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Uber and Lyft Car Accident Laws in Florida

If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an Uber and Lyft Car Accident, then the rideshare insurance policy is there to provide coverage for passengers. There are two scenarios which typically play out: the Uber or Lyft driver is not the at fault driver or the Uber or Lyft driver is the at fault driver. The good news for the passenger is that in either scenario, there is insurance coverage for the passengers of up to $1,000,000.00.

When the Uber or Lyft driver is not the at fault driver in an accident, there will be $1,000,000.00 in coverage provided by the Uber or Lyft insurance policy. In this scenario, the Uber or Lyft insurance acts as uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage when the at fault driver’s bodily injury insurance coverage is not sufficient to compensate you for your injuries and damages.

When the Uber or Lyft driver is the at fault driver, there will be $1,000,000.00 in coverage for your injuries and damages. In the rare circumstance that this limit is not sufficient, then the passenger’s own underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage could apply.

In Florida, there was a helpful law change in May 2017 when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed ‘The Uber/Lyft Law’. This legislation now means that Uber drivers and other similar “transportation network companies” in Florida are obliged to meet insurance requirements:

  • $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 for death and bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 for property damage

In addition to this, the law requires Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing services to provide background checks on all drivers, which includes their criminal and driving records.

What to do following an Uber and Lyft Car Accident?

Whether you were injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger or driver it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, once medical attention has been received. An Uber or Lyft Personal Injury Lawyer will handle all matters, starting with speaking to Uber or Lyft’s insurance adjusters. It is also important to:

  • Get to safety and seek medical assistance if needed. Your health is always the number one priority.
  • Call law enforcement, if you don’t need medical attention first.
  • Gather critical information, such as the other driver’s insurance details and take your photos.
  • Collect witness reports yourself. (Often witnesses will inform the police of what they saw, but this can be left out of the Police report later)
  • Don’t refuse medical attention. Evidence of medical injuries can be crucial in your compensation claims.

What could you be entitled to?

Anyone injured in a rideshare accident is likely to be able to claim for personal injuries, lost wages, psychological distress, past and future medical costs, pain and suffering and more. We are experienced in leveraging these damages to optimize your claim. As stated above Uber has a $1 million coverage limit, which will cover all common rideshare accidents.

St Petersburg Uber and Lyft LawyerWhy hire an Uber and Lyft Car Accident Attorney?

Legal matters for Uber and Lyft accidents are complex. You could be tackling daunting insurance companies and their experienced lawyers. These claims can be extremely challenging to take on, as you also attempt to understand Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies. It is highly advised against taking on a personal injury claim alone.

Here’s why the assistance of an Uber or Lyft Car Accident Attorney is crucial for a successful outcome:

  • We know the damages you’ve suffered but may have missed and will thoroughly factor it into your claim.
  • We ensure evidence is preserved correctly. The evidence tends to be lost in a matter of days or even hours; we will work to make sure it is secured.
  • We know which evidence will support your case. Under Florida law, this is crucial, as recovering compensation is only possible if it is established that another person’s legal negligence caused the accident.
  • Insurance companies and rideshare companies will exploit the stress you’re experiencing and your lack of knowledge when they attempt to settle with you. They will do their best to ensure that they are paying you as little as possible. Our experience and reputation negates these tactics so we can get you the best results.
  • An attorney can get to work straight away, without the huge mental distractions you’ll likely have following the incident. Acting soon will give you the upper hand.
  • The longer you wait without an attorney, the more leverage the insurance companies gain to devalue your claim.
  • Vastly greater compensation results can come from the work of an auto accident lawyer.
  • We’ll be your advocate throughout the entire process and effectively handle all the legal work and procedures to produce an optimal outcome.

Hiring an attorney helps alleviate the pressure and stress placed on you after an accident. We will help you remain focused on your recovery and getting back on your feet. You won’t receive any stressful phone calls from the insurance companies and you can relax knowing that you’re in safe hands.

With Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas, you will receive exceptional attorney support from the moment you contact us until the compensation is in your bank account.

Testimonials

I am happy to recommend Sean McQuaid to others who are looking for a car accident attorney. My family and I were injured in a car accident when visiting St. Petersburg. Mr. McQuaid was extremely knowledgeable and assisted us with every step along the way. We were very pleased with the results given the circumstances.
Chester Fun
23:06 02 Sep 19
I'm very happy that I chose Mr. McQuaid to represent me after the car accident. This was my first time dealing with this sort of problem and didn't know exactly where to start, but Mr. McQuaid stepped in and pointed me in the right direction. He set me up with all the necessary medical appointments and got the ball rolling. He handled all the paperwork and kept me updated. He is very professional and I highly advise anyone who needs a great Attorney to choose Mr. McQuaid.
Richard Drude
16:31 27 Aug 19
I love mcquaid hes been my attorney for years now. He is great with solving cases and hes good with working with his client's best interests hes a real deal big dog!!! I love them and I would refer everyone that needs a criminal or personal injury lawyer to mcquaid!!
Hynita Mitchell
13:52 26 Aug 19
I was injured in a car accident a couple of years ago. The woman who rear-ended me had minimal insurance coverage, so it was not enough to cover the costs of care I needed due to my injures. I had a severe neck injury and injured both of my TM joints. I suffered from major headaches and neck pain. Despite my treating doctors indicating that I have permanent injures, my own auto insurer refused the demand for my own underinsured motorist coverage. As a result of the denial by my insurance company, Mr. Douglas filed suit on my behalf. He and his staff were wonderful to work with. They were super responsive and walked me through the entire process. He was able to obtain a good settlement for me. I would highly recommend Mr. Douglas, and his law firm.read more
Laurel Harris
21:14 03 Aug 19
Great experience as always, Sean expedited my settlement with speed and professionalism while keeping me informed the whole time couldn't ask for anything more I highly recommend their services
Daniel Huddleson
20:02 26 Jun 19
Sean and his whole team are great! Very knowledgeable, professional, and most of all honest. This was my first time being in a situation like this and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Once hired, I was at ease throughout the whole process knowing Sean was in my corner and fighting for me. Always keeping me in the loop of what was going on as well as being a straight shooter, with tons of experience and insight, allowed me to be able to make the best decisions for me and my family. Would definitely recommend!
Kevin Frye
20:32 12 May 19
Thank You Sean McQuaid, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for being so professional and personal. It felt like I was going to talk to a family member. You have a Top Notch Firm. My everyone be BLESSED.
Lorraine Johnsommitchell
04:33 09 May 19
My attorneys Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas were always the most professional, caring, and compassionate legal team to me. They represented me impeccably because they got to know me personally, thus they were able to relay my injuries and truly speak on my behalf and all that I had been through. I would highly recommend them.
Julia Withrow
20:10 24 Mar 19
I could honestly say with confidence that this is the best law firm in Saint Petersburg! Sean and his firm work as a team to make sure they take care of you personally, and financially. They where very accommodating from the first day. They consistently kept me updated through the process and answered any questions I had either same day or the next. In addition, they where able to cut hospital and doctors bills nearly in half creating more money for my pocket. 10/10!
Mazen Khalil
15:46 12 Mar 19
I would like to thank Johnathon Douglas, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for their outstanding work on my recent auto accident case. I was so impressed with their attention to every detail to make sure there was the very best possible outcome in the case. They were always so quick to respond to every email containing my list of questions and recommended excellent physicians for my care. I highly recommend this firm if you ever need any type of legal assistance. They are all top notch people and wonderful to have on your side!
Laura Guest
02:47 05 Mar 19
Sean McQuaid and his paralegal Suzanne Sanchez handled my personal injury case with compassion, expertise and excellence. I was more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have had a more competent team! I recommend Sean and Suzanne for anyone that is looking for personal injury legal assistance. Thank you, Sean and Susanne!
Leslie Driscoll
22:43 12 Feb 19
Sean McQuaid is the best. I'm able to sleep at night anytime he's handling any one of my legal matters. He answers your questions and returns phone calls promptly (once while he was on vacation with his family). Thank you Sean.
Marilyn Lewis
23:08 31 Jan 19
Seasoned professionals capable of handling any level of business/personal endeavor to their client's satisfaction. The ONLY law firm I call or recommend. Sean McQuaid is our go-to lawyer for all of my family's needs over the past two decades - he gets results.
jay johnson
22:58 31 Jan 19
I recently was involved in a motorcycle accident and I immediately contacted Johnathan Douglas . He was very prompt and moved quikly to set up medical advisors that were able to help me. Johnathan was there every step of the way, sometimes on a daily basis. Johnathan is very passionate about his work and is second to none and is very professional. He was able to reach a settlement in my case that I was vey pleased with. I would highly recommend Johnathan to anyone that needs the best representation for your particular needs and he deserves a 5 star rating for sure. Trust me Johnathan will not disappoint.read more
Gene Maxwell
19:37 27 Jan 19
We would like to thank McQuaid & Douglas for the best possible settlement in my husband's Personal Injury case.During this difficult time Sean and Suzanne were there for us through every step of the process. Anytime we had questions or needed updates on the case they quickly responded. We highly recommend them!
Jennifer Rice
16:23 13 Dec 18
Iam very satisfied with my lawyer, Sean McQuaid. He was well informed and smart. He was also helpful and kind. I highly recommend him!
Lubna Hameed
20:13 03 Nov 18
Awesome attorney! Sean McQuaid had my charge dropped. He was on top of every detail. Great experience. Will definetly go to him in a heartbeat if I ever have any legal matters. Will recommend to family/friends.
Brittany 8189
19:58 16 Oct 18
Jonathon Douglas is an amazing attorney. There is no question that Jonathon and his team deserve a 5 star rating. They worked tirelessly to get a great result for me.
Joshua Hale
18:08 07 Sep 18
Jonathon Douglas was there for me and my family in our time of need. If you are looking for an attorney who gets results, look no further. I highly recommend Jonathon.
Bjorn Erickson
18:06 07 Sep 18
Attorney Jonathon Douglas has always been a valuable resource to all things legal for me and my family. However, legal expertise is not the only attribute that defines this lawyer. He has that additional quality of a humane perspective that isn't taught or learned, it's innate. You can find any attorney on the web or TV, but few will cut to the core of your needs as adeptly and compassionately as Jonathon.
ben boyle
15:18 05 Sep 18
I was recently in a car accident and contacted St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Jonathon Douglas. The very next day, he got things rolling and put me in touch with medical providers who really helped me. Jonathon was able to quickly move my case forward and reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I would recommend Jonathon Douglas to anyone and everyone.
Scott James
20:54 24 Aug 18
Definitely A five star attorney and very professional Randy M Harris
Randy Harris
20:21 29 Jul 18
If you want and need a great attorney that knows and cares, Sean McQuaid would be the person you want on your side. He shoots straight from the hip with no guessing games. Gets the job done in your favor! Thank you Mr McQuaid!
McMillan's Appliance Plus LLC
17:35 06 Jul 18
If you're looking for a excellent attorney look no further, Sean is hands down the BEST. I've used him several times he has ALWAYS exceeded my expectations. He's very well known and respected amongst the Pinellas country courts, Sean will truly go to bat for you when it matters. Most importantly he's a lawyer with honesty and integrity would HIGHLY recommend to anybody in need.
Dan Tellone
15:44 25 Jun 18
He did a great job I would use him as my lawyer in the future if needed and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for everything you did for me I appreciate everything! King
Carrie King
03:19 17 Feb 18
Sean McQuaid is an amazing attorney. He has worked with me on 2 cases. Both of which I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. During the entire process, he always kept me up to date and was easy to get ahold of. If I had questions, he would always get back to me right away. He made going through a difficult time much less stressful. And for that I am truly grateful.
Alicia Liberatore
04:58 08 Dec 17
Sean McQuaid and his team where extremely professional and very forthcoming. His response time to requests is impeccable. He is fair, very compassionate and very thorough. He was very protective of myself and my care. He followed through weekly and often daily with my physicians to ensure I received the best care. Thank you, Sean for such an amazing outcome to what was a very difficult time in my life.
Jennifer Fintz
15:51 17 Nov 17
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