Florida Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

There were over 400,000 motor vehicle accidents in Florida in 2021. Considering how common Uber and Lyft usage is, it’s safe to assume that many of these accidents involved rideshare services. 

If you’ve been in a rideshare accident, call Arias & Abbass Your Attorneys. A Florida Lyft accident attorney from our firm can review your legal options and help you get compensation. 

Who is Liable for Uber and Lyft Accidents?

Car accidents can raise complex questions regarding liability and damages. These issues become even more challenging when the accident involves rideshare companies. 

In most cases, the following parties can be liable after an accident:

  • The rideshare driver. A driver is responsible for the safety of their passengers. You can sue a negligent driver for injuries they cause.
  • The rideshare company. Uber and Lyft are also responsible for ensuring passenger safety, so you can sue a rideshare company after an accident. These cases often show that the rideshare company’s app or services lead to the passenger’s harm.
  • A third-party. Other drivers and pedestrians may be at fault for a rideshare accident. Their negligence can cause accidents, making them liable for your damages.

Our South Florida Uber accident attorneys can help you identify who is responsible for your damages. 

Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents in Florida

While some accidents are out of your control, avoiding common risks can help you stay safe while using Uber and Lyft. Some of the most prevalent causes of rideshare accidents in Florida include:

  • Driver distraction. Distracted driving remains a leading cause of accidents. Cellphones and GPS devices might take a driver’s focus away from the road, leading to a crash.
  • Fatigue. Long hours on the road can cause a driver to be tired. Fatigued rideshare drivers might have slow reaction times or fall asleep altogether.
  • Reckless driving. Some rideshare drivers behave aggressively, such as speeding and weaving through traffic. These actions can lead to severe, high-speed collisions.
  • Vehicle maintenance issues. Failing to maintain a car can result in mechanical issues that lead to accidents. Problems like brake malfunctions and tire blowouts increase the risk of an accident.
  • Poor weather. Florida’s heavy rain and strong winds can create challenging driving conditions. These conditions impair visibility and make road conditions worse, leading to collisions.
  • Third-party negligence. Even the safest Uber and Lyft drivers can’t avoid accidents caused by other motorists on the road. These accidents occur when drivers run red lights, change lanes improperly, or otherwise act recklessly. 

You should speak with a Florida Lyft accident attorney no matter the cause of your accident. Passengers are not often at fault for these accidents, so you might be eligible for compensation. 

How a Florida Lyft Accident Attorney Can Help You

Managing the aftermath of an Uber or Lyft accident requires legal knowledge and a quick response. You need a Florida Uber accident attorney who can apply the law to your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Here are some ways Arias & Abbass Your Attorneys can help you.

Case Evaluation 

An Uber accident attorney in Florida will meet with you to discuss your case and evaluate the strength of potential claims. If you have a strong claim, your lawyer can propose solutions that will help you get compensation for your injuries or losses. Lastly, we can suggest ways to strengthen your claim and recommend professionals to help you recover.

Evidence Collection

Our firm will conduct a meticulous investigation into the circumstances of the accident. We will gather crucial evidence to establish liability. This can include obtaining accident reports, reviewing witness statements, and working with reconstruction experts.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

You need a Florida Uber accident lawyer comfortable dealing with insurance companies. Our firm has years of experience negotiating with insurers and will fight hard to secure a fair settlement that covers your damages. We will never recommend a settlement if it’s not in your best interest.

Representation in Court

If the insurance company won’t agree to a fair settlement, our firm will take your case to trial. We are ready to advocate for your rights before a judge or jury. We have a proven track record of success in litigation and will present all the evidence to show why you deserve compensation.

What Damages Can Our Florida Lyft Accident Attorneys Recover?

Car accidents can result in physical, emotional, and financial damages. We can help rideshare accident victims recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses. These include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, rehabilitation, and other medical care. 
  • Property damage. Accidents can damage or destroy personal items. You can seek compensation to repair or replace this property.
  • Lost wages. An accident can cause you to miss work and reduce your earning capacity. You may receive compensation for your lost wages and future income.
  • Pain and suffering. You might have long-term physical pain and emotional distress after the accident. Our lawyers can seek damages to compensate for this lower quality of life.
  • Wrongful death. Rideshare accidents can result in the death of a loved one. Surviving family members can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional toll on the family.
  • Punitive damages. While rare, these damages are available when the at-fault party acts in an egregious manner. Punitive damages punish the other party to deter others from committing the same acts.

Calculating these damages can be difficult and time-consuming. When you hire Arias & Abbass Your Attorneys, your Florida Lyft accident attorney will handle this process for you.

Schedule a Case Evaluation

You should speak with our attorneys as soon as possible after a car accident. Because we are a boutique law firm, Arias & Abbass Your Attorneys offers unrivaled client service and legal representation. We will quickly find the at-fault party and maximize your potential compensation. 

Call today to schedule a consultation with a Florida Uber and Lyft accident attorney.

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