Ridesharing via Uber or Lyft is a convenient way to travel around the City of Sarasota. However, passengers suffer from painful accident injuries nearly every day, whether commuting for work or play. You expect all liable parties to cover medical bills and reimburse lost wages but may experience frustrating challenges when pursuing a just outcome.
The Sarasota Uber/Lyft accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner want to offer our more than six decades of combined legal experience. We invite you to learn more about your rights after a rideshare accident. Call us to schedule your completely confidential and Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP.
Investigating Acts of Uber/Lyft Accident Negligence
Rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, are not immune from contracting with negligent drivers. They do not require them to obtain the same licensure as other commercial drivers, exposing passengers to potential risks. If negligence played a role in your accident, our Sarasota Uber/Lyft accident lawyers would investigate.
Examples of negligence discovered by Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner include:
Other forms of illegal driving
Uber and Lyft claims can be challenging to navigate without legal advice. Liability could also play a significant factor in determining who owes you money for your financial and physical losses. Our legal team will investigate the facts and circumstances of your car accident to determine your legal options and execute your chosen strategy.
You May Have a Claim Against Uber/Lyft Insurers
Some cases may be eligible to recover compensation through Uber or Lyft insurance provider, offering up to $1,000,000 in coverage. However, the availability of coverage depends on whether:
The driver was logged into the app
You were a customer or bystander
The driver was en route to a customer
The driver was waiting for a new customer
Other relevant factors
If Uber or Lyft insurance coverage does not apply to your case, other legal options are available. You might be able to receive compensation from the rideshare driver’s or third-party motorist’s policy. The Sarasota Uber/Lyft accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will explain who is liable for your losses after understanding the circumstances surrounding your accident.
How Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner Can Help
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner has more than 60 years of combined experience that we use to deliver exceptional client services. If you decide that hiring our firm is the best option, we will:
Launch a full investigation of your accident
Determine if Uber/Lyft insurers owe you compensation
Provide ongoing counsel throughout negotiations
Represent you during a civil action (if you decide)
Only get paid for our services if you win
You deserve fair and reasonable compensation after a rideshare accident. Our Sarasota Uber/Lyft accident attorneys will also demand an award under the law that pays for medical bills, lost wages, future accident-related health costs, pain and suffering, and more.
We Are Ready to Get You Answers
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner offers sound legal advice to Uber/Lyft injury victims. Our legal team will answer your questions and help you determine if you have an actionable, negotiable claim. Schedule a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP or online to learn more about your rights and options.