Personal Injury Lawyers,
Jacksonville, FL

Florida Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Our car accident attorneys can help you with your Lyft or Uber accident

Have you been injured in a rideshare car accident as a passenger, pedestrian, or driver of another car? Confused about what you should do next? Make sure you have a legal team on your side that knows how the legal system works in our community after your ridesharing accident. Make sure you talk to the Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic. Our Jacksonville rideshare accident attorneys can fight for your rights  and we have had multiple cases against ridesharing companies.

For more than four decades, the experienced car accident lawyers at our law firm have been standing up for the rights of injury victims in Jacksonville and throughout northeastern Florida. Our 17 attorneys have more than 550 years of combined legal experience. We know how the legal system works here and we know how to find the facts that matter. That's why we have such a strong track record of success through settlements and jury verdicts. Case results matter at Pajcic & Pajcic. Discover what a dedicated Jacksonville rideshare accident lawyer at our firm can do for you. Contact us.

Common causes of rideshare car accidents

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a driver working for Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing company, it's critical that you take legal action right away after your crash to protect your rights. That way, your attorney can get right to work on your case and find out exactly what happened.

Some of the most common causes of accidents caused by drivers working for rideshare companies include:

Distracted driving – This common cause can include a:

  • Ridesharing driver operating the app while driving.
  • Driver looking up directions while driving.
  • Driver responding to customers online while driving.

Speeding accidents – Common reasons why include a:

  • Driver running late to pick up a customer.
  • Driver trying to "make up" time after being stuck in traffic.
  • Driver trying to squeeze in as many fares as possible during a shift.

Falling asleep at the wheel – Reasons why include a:

  • Driver working a long shift in order to make as much money as possible.
  • Driver working late at night without enough sleep or without taking a break.

Is this how your ridesharing accident happened? Or did the driver do something else to cause your crash? Whatever the circumstances, whether you were a passenger or driving another car, our legal team is ready to tackle your case and find the evidence you need to get the money you deserve – whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

What to do after an Uber or Lyft accident

There are steps you can take to help protect your health and your right to recover compensation.

  • Call the police or have someone else call. The police will ensure everyone is safe and complete an accident report.
  • Get medical attention, even if you think you are OK. You could be injured and just aren’t experiencing any symptoms yet. See a doctor as soon as possible.
  • Gather names and contact information for everyone involved in the accident. This includes the driver, people in the car, and any witnesses.
  • Contact a lawyer. It’s important to get legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney so you at least know where you stand. An Uber accident lawyer or Lyft accident attorney can review the details of your crash, read your accident report and go over your legal options with you.

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    How much money is my rideshare accident settlement worth?

    Expenses can add up fast after an accident caused by a driver working for Uber, Lyft or another rideshare company. And in each case, you should be paid for all your accident-related expenses, including:

    Add all these expenses up and your claim can easily be worth substantial compensation. The only way to find out how much your case could be worth is to speak with an accident attorney who has extensive experience handling rideshare cases.

    Who’s responsible for paying for my Lyft or Uber accident?

    This can be complicated and depends on the specific circumstances surrounding the crash.  Most of the time, the rideshare driver will have a separate policy of insurance along with the rideshare company, and the coverage amounts can vary greatly depending on the status of the driver at the time of the crash.

    As such, the rideshare driver’s status at the time of the accident can make a significant difference in terms of the amount of available insurance. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle when you were injured, you clearly know the driver’s status at the time, but if you were hit as a pedestrian, cyclist, or an occupant of another vehicle, that may not be clear. Our experienced rideshare accident lawyers can investigate and get to the bottom of what happened.

    In certain circumstances, you may also be able to sue the rideshare company directly if their negligence led to the accident. You may also have a claim against another responsible party, such as a vehicle manufacturer or the driver of another car involved in the accident. Our attorneys can sort out these complex situations and identify all possible sources of compensation.

    Count on a Florida rideshare accident attorney who puts your needs first

    There are so many different factors that need to be taken into account when considering your Florida ridesharing accident claim, including:

    Each one of these scenarios presents different legal challenges. As your attorney, we can explore all of them and explain to you the different options available to you. That way, you can make an informed decision about what to do next.

    You likely have a lot of questions after your ridesharing accident. How much is my claim worth? How do I sue Uber or Lyft for my injuries? What should I do next? We can help you find answers.

    Put your trust in a Jacksonville, Florida ridesharing accident lawyer who puts your needs first. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today with the Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

    Fax: 904-354-1180