Uber & Lyft Accidents

Uber & Lyft Accidents

Mausner Graham Uber & Lyft Accident Law Firm in Miami, Florida

If you were injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft, you may be entitled to compensation and it is very important to immediately contact a personal injury firm that regularly handles Uber and Lyft accidents. Uber and Lyft offer insurance coverage to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and third parties involved in accidents.

The insurance coverage can be complex and it is important to retain our personal injury law firm to assist you in navigating these matters. Most personal insurance policies do not cover commercial use of the vehicle. Even though Uber and Lyft have insurance coverage, an unrepresented individual will never receive top compensation without retaining a personal injury lawyer. Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC will assist you in recommending medical treatment, preserving evidence, building your claim/case, handling medical bills and records, negotiation, settlement, and much more.

Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents

There are many common causes of rideshare accidents such as:

  • smartphone distractions,
  • GPS Use,
  • texting,
  • reading,
  • excessive speeding,
  • following too closely,
  • failure to obey traffic signals and devices,
  • aggressive and reckless driving,
  • intoxicated driving,
  • fatigued driving,
  • weaving in and out of traffic,
  • failure to maintain the vehicle ,
  • and much more.

Our Uber and Lyft accident team is ready to help if you were injured in a rideshare accident in Florida.

Compensation for Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries

There are two types of damages an injured passenger can collect upon filing a personal injury claim against a negligent driver and/or the rideshare service company: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic damages (cost of treatment, lost wages, etc.) and noneconomic damages (pain and suffering, etc.). The purpose of compensatory damages is to make the plaintiff “whole.” Punitive damages serve to punish negligent individual who acted in a particularly egregious manner. Plaintiffs can collect damages for both monetary and nonmonetary losses.

Some of these include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Present and future loss of income
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Household services
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium

Why Do I Need an Uber / Lyft Accident Lawyer?

It is obvious that taking on a massive company like Uber or Lyft in a legal proceeding can be expensive and daunting without legal representation.

If you have been injured in an accident while using a rideshare service, you need to hire a law firm that is not only professional and reputable, but that is also experienced in taking on personal injury and automobile accident cases. This will give you the best chance of being fairly compensated for any damages or injuries you might have suffered while using these services. There are many components of a personal injury claim and lawsuit that the average person should not handle alone.

With Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC, you can rest easy knowing that all the aspects of your case will be handled by a team with experience in representing rideshare accident cases. When your personal wellbeing and ability to earn an income is at stake, you simply cannot settle for anything less than aggressive legal representation. It is the only way to ensure that you are compensated fairly for the damages, injuries, and suffering you’ve experienced.

Advice From an Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer on What to Do After an Accident:

Print out this list of what to do after an Uber or Lyft accident, and keep it with our contact details in your purse or wallet for ease of reference.

Here are the steps up need to take:

  • Call 911 and file a report with the local police,
  • Report the accident with Uber or Lyft using the phone application without giving all details,
  • Document any and all relevant information at the scene (take photographs of the scene, the vehicles, write down contact details of witnesses, and get information from any of the parties involved, including the rideshare driver),
  • Do not make a statement to any insurance company or rideshare company representatives. You can provide them with the contact details of your legal representative at Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC,
  • Do not admit that you are at fault, that you were negligent or that you are guilty of an offense,
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible (even if you don’t think you’ve been injured), and
  • Keep a good record of everything (accident reports, hospital records, and the like). The more thorough your documentation of the accident, the better chance you have at getting a fair outcome to your case.

If you have been seriously injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, you should contact MAUSNER GRAHAM INJURY LAW PLLC immediately at 305-344-HURT (4878) for a free consultation. Our consultations are free of charge and there are no legal fees payable unless we recover for you.

Last updated Friday, November 10th, 2023

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