Rideshare Accident Injury Lawyer
in St. Pete & Pinellas Park, FL
Injuries in a Rideshare Accident
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are a convenient way to travel but with more people using these services, more accidents during travel in them are going to occur. Following a rideshare accident, many are left wondering how to handle the medical bills and lost wages resulting from their injuries.
Rideshare drivers are suspectable to the same factors that cause other driver to have accidents: distracted driving, speeding, driver inexperience, driving under the influence, and drowsy driving. In fact, some factors are more prominent due to their job. These drivers are more likely to use phones, be inexperienced because no special license is needed, speed to shorten travel times, and work long hours or using substances to continue working.
Ridesharing companies have different policies depending on the driver’s mode, most commonly, the following apply:
- If the app is off – the driver’s personal policy covers the accident
- If the app is on and in driver mode – Lyft and Uber’s contingent auto policy provides coverage
- If the driver accepts a ride through the time a passenger is dropped off – Lyft and Uber’s auto liability and UM/UIM coverage applies along with contingent collision and comprehensive coverage
Importantly, each of these situations has further requirements that can complicate the insurance claims process. A company representative or insurance representative may contact you regarding a potential claim, you do not need to speak with them or sign anything immediately. Instead, you need to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney to handle the claim on your behalf and obtain optimal compensation for your losses. A personal injury attorney will research the accident to obtain evidence which support your claim such as GPS or electronic records, driver dashcams, and police reports. Your focus should be on seeking medical attention to treat your injuries and learn what ongoing care may be needed so that the actual amount of damages to you can be calculated.
Call us after your car accident
The experienced attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp are prepared to thoroughly evaluate your case and determine how to pursue your claim. Monetary compensation may include the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We will do the work of gathering records related to your claim such as medical and insurance policies, investigate the accident, and negotiate with the insurance company. If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, we are prepared to go to trial and present your case to a jury.
About Oldham & Delcamp
We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll a car accident places on your life. Our legal team treats all clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. We stay in communication with you throughout the process so you are never wondering about the status of your case.
When another driver chooses to text and drive, drink and drive or runs a red light, their impact on your life is disastrous. No one should pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses resulting from an accident that was no fault of your own.
Sadly, many auto accidents result in a fatality. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. While it doesn’t replace your loved one, it may protect your family’s financial future.
Call the office of Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys today at 727-201-5458 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online. Oldham and Delcamp serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Citrus, Hernando Lake, and Marion Counties.
Don’t delay—the sooner we review your case, the sooner we can decide upon the best course of action for you. Time is of the essence due to the Florida statute of limitation for filing your case. Fight for the justice you deserve by contacting us as soon as possible. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.