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Coral Springs Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Representing Victims of Uber & Lyft Crashes in Florida

Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we get around town. With the convenience of a smartphone app, riders can now quickly and easily get a ride from a local driver. But while ridesharing has made transportation more convenient, it has also made it more dangerous.

At Zimmerman & Frachtman, P.A., we understand the complexities of rideshare accident cases, and we know how to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our Coral Springs rideshare accident lawyers are available to answer your questions and guide you through the legal process inside and outside the courtroom.

To speak to an attorney about your case, call us at (954) 504-6577 or contact us online today. We offer free initial consultations.

Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

Uber and Lyft operate in a unique manner. Unlike taxis, which are owned by a company and driven by an employee, rideshare drivers are independent contractors. This means that they are not employees of Uber or Lyft, but instead work for themselves. However, this does not mean that rideshare companies are never liable for a crash.

In a rideshare accident, liability will depend on the driver’s status at the time of the crash:

  • If the driver is not logged into the app and is not accepting fares, then he or she is considered “off the clock.” In this situation, the driver’s personal auto insurance policy will be responsible for covering the crash.
  • If the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request, then the driver is considered “on the clock” but not actively working. In this situation, the driver’s personal auto insurance policy will still be responsible for covering the crash. However, Uber and Lyft also provide “contingent coverage” in case the driver’s insurance does not fully cover the crash. These policies have different coverage limits depending on the driver’s insurance status at the time of the crash.
  • If the driver is “on the clock” and actively working (i.e. has accepted a ride request and is on the way to pick up the passenger or is driving the passenger to his or her destination), then the rideshare company’s insurance policy will be responsible for covering the crash. These policies have much higher coverage limits than the contingent coverage policies.

In some cases, the rideshare company may be liable for a crash even if the driver is not “on the clock.” For example, if a driver has a history of traffic violations or a DUI conviction, the company may be liable for negligent hiring or negligent retention. Additionally, if a rideshare driver is “on the clock” and causes a crash, the company may be liable for the driver’s negligence.

Because rideshare accident cases are so complex, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who knows how to investigate these cases and determine liability.

What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Rideshare Accident Claim?

In a rideshare accident claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. However, the compensation you are owed will depend on the at-fault party and the insurance policies involved.

In a rideshare accident claim, you may be able to recover the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship

Additionally, if you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may be able to recover compensation through your own uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage.

How Can a Rideshare Accident Lawyer Help Me?

After a rideshare accident, you may be facing a long and difficult road to recovery. You may be unable to work and earn a living, and you may be facing mounting medical bills. The last thing you need is to fight with the insurance company for the compensation you need to recover from injury.

At Zimmerman & Frachtman, P.A., we are dedicated to helping rideshare accident victims get the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. Our Coral Springs rideshare accident attorneys know how to take on the insurance companies and win. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, so we know what it takes to get the best possible results.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Personal attention: We are committed to providing all of our clients with the one-on-one attention they deserve. When you work with our firm, you will have direct contact with your attorney and our legal team. We will take the time to explain your rights and options, and we will keep you informed about the progress of your case.
  • Aggressive representation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and trial lawyers. We understand the tactics that insurance companies use to try to undervalue or deny claims, and we know how to build strong cases that get results. We will fight to protect your rights and help you maximize your full, fair compensation.
  • Contigency-fee basis: We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

Call us at (954) 504-6577 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Coral Springs rideshare accident attorneys.

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