Were you injured in a crash that involved a ridesharing service such as Uber and Lyft with your safety? You could recover up to $1 million in compensation! Call The Florida Law Group to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Rely on our aggressive St. Petersburg Uber & Lyft accident injury lawyers to fight relentlessly for the full settlement you deserve.
Many people believe that ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have made the roads safer. While they claim to be a major contributing factor behind the decrease of drunk driving incidents and deaths, research has shown that they are actually increasing traffic deaths in the United States by a significant amount – one study conducted by the University of Chicago estimates by as much as 2-3% nationally, or as many as 1,100 additional deaths per year. Their research showed that cities with more Uber and Lyft usage had more pedestrian deaths, traffic deaths at night/on weekends/traffic deaths overall, and drunk driving deaths were unchanged. Researchers theorize that this is partially because ridesharing services increase congestion; whatever the specific reasons are, it’s clear that taking an Uber or Lyft (or being on the road with one) doesn’t necessarily mean that you are immune from the possibility of being injured in an accident. Unfortunately, many people have become a victim of a negligent Uber/Lyft driver or of the company itself, which is where our St. Petersburg Uber & Lyft accident injury lawyers come in.
Uber and Lyft accident injury cases are much more complex than typical car accidents, which is why every injured victim needs to enlist the help of an experienced ridesharing attorney immediately following the accident. It’s important to note that rideshare drivers are not legally considered employees of the company, but contractors; that means that it can be difficult to hold the company itself accountable unless negligence can be proved (they failed to properly inspect the vehicle or conduct a background check, etc.). In the majority of cases, the drivers themselves will be at fault for the accident, which means you can sue for the costs of your injuries. Ridesharing drivers are required by Uber and Lyft to carry a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance coverage, but where you are in relation to the driver at the time of the accident will affect how much of that you could receive. Recovering monetary damages is a complex and challenging process, but our personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge of ridesharing insurance policies and Florida law. We can advocate for you to get maximum restitution! Call our St. Petersburg office to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more about your options.
You don’t have to settle for less than what your injuries are worth when you have The Florida Law Group on your side!
Depending on how serious the collision was, if you sustained injuries in an Uber/Lyft accident as a pedestrian, bicyclist, passenger, or other driver, you may be shocked at how expensive the costs of treatment may be.
Some of the common expenses our ridesharing victim clients are faced with paying out of pocket include, but are not limited to:
- Ambulatory or air transport from the scene to the nearest hospital
- Emergency room/intensive care
- Hospitalization (potentially for several days or even weeks)
- Imaging tests like X-rays, MRIs, and/or CT scans
- Surgery (or multiple surgeries)
- Medical devices (like casts, boots, wheelchair, crutches, etc.)
- Doctor visits & specialized care
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Chiropractic care
- Copays and deductibles
If an accident wasn’t your fault, especially when you trusted a ridesharing service with your safety and were hurt, you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of the accident on your own. However, most rideshare drivers’ insurance companies are experts at paying out as little as possible to injured victims. They will do everything in their power to deny or devalue your claim; unless you retain a local lawyer, you have little negotiating power with them. Trying to fight them on your own while you’re healing can be an exhausting and fruitless process! Our St. Petersburg Uber & Lyft accident injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience. We have successfully recovered over $1 billion for accident victims, and we know what it takes to be able prove negligence and to make a strong case for a fair settlement. Our winning track record has earned us a spot in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
When you work with us, we will take the time to listen to your story, investigate the accident, and make a persuasive claim for the amount you deserve. This amount is not limited to the total costs of your medical bills; our lawyers may also seek damages for:
- Lost wages (if you had to miss weeks or months of work to recover
- Pain and suffering (the intangible cost of what you endured)
- Loss of enjoyment (if you are either temporarily or permanently unable to do the things you once enjoyed, like exercising)
Why choose The Florida Law Group to take your case?
The amount you are able to get paid after a ridesharing accident leaves you injured can affect how quickly and completely you are able to heal. If you are not able to recover a settlement, you may find yourself in steep debt – who you choose to represent you matters! Our St. Petersburg Uber & Lyft accident injury lawyers treat every client like we would want our own family members to be treated. We are ranked in the top 1% of accident attorney groups nationwide; our lead attorney, Chris Limberopoulos, is a board certified civil trial specialist, a rare distinction in the legal field. Because we understand that being injured in an accident is a financially devastating experience, we offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us anything unless and until we recover a fair settlement on your behalf.
St. Petersburg is a populous, metropolitan area with a high concentration of Uber and Lyft drivers. If one of them caused your injuries, schedule a free consultation with us to learn more about our law firm and how we may be able to help!