Were you recently hurt in a rideshare accident in Tampa and have questions? Check out these 3 commonly asked rideshare questions, then call Serrano McGuire.
1. Who is liable in a ridesharing accident?
A good question we got from a client recently was, “Who is liable in a ridesharing accident in the state of Florida?” Ridesharing refers to riding in an Uber or Lyft. This client was in an accident in Tampa where he was struck by a vehicle driven by an Uber driver, someone that basically was driving on behalf of Uber. A lot of questions come out of these types of cases. If you have a question like this about your own ridesharing accident, contact us and we’ll sit down and discuss your case.
The lawyers for the insurance companies, for Uber and Lyft, are fighting these cases vigorously. They’re saying that these drivers are not employees and, therefore, they’re not responsible. There are various legal theories out there, including agency theories, that put Uber and Lyft on the hook. Give us a call for a free evaluation of your case.
2. What should I do after a ridesharing accident?
We had a client call into our Wesley Chapel office who had been a passenger in an Uber vehicle that was involved in an accident and was injured. They asked the question, “What should we do after an accident?” It’s really no different than any other accident. You need to get all the relevant information – the driver’s information, the driver’s insurance information, and also the insurance information with regard to the ridesharing entity, whether that’s Uber, Lyft, or another company.
Give us a call and we’ll evaluate your case to see if you have a claim against Uber, Lyft, or the driver.
3. What common mistakes should I avoid regarding my ridesharing accident case?
We had a caller in our Tallahassee office who had been involved in a serious accident involving a driver of an Uber vehicle. The client was concerned they did not obtain all the necessary information. Basically, if you’re involved in an accident regarding a ridesharing vehicle, either Uber or Lyft service, get the information for the insurance for both the driver of the vehicle and the service, whether it is Uber or Lyft or another company. Sometimes that insurance is the same. Take photographs and talk to witnesses in the accident.
At Serrano McGuire, we offer a free consultation and investigation of your claim. Give us a call.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a ridesharing accident and have questions? After seeing these 3 commonly asked rideshare questions, contact experienced Florida Ridesharing Accident lawyers at Serrano | McGuire today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
In order to serve you best, we have personal injury law offices located in both Lutz and Tallahassee.
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