Did you know that Uber and Lyft do not require rideshare drivers to take additional training? While they provide transportation services, they are not held to the same standards as commercially trained and licensed drivers. Their lack of training can cause severe, painful injuries to passengers and others on the roadway, causing significant medical bills, lost wages, and more.
The Seminole Uber/Lyft accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help when you or a loved one are faced with mounting financial and physical damages. Schedule a Free Consultation with our legal team at (727) 321-HELP or online. There is no cost or obligation for this call, and if you hire us, we do not get paid until we win your case.
Get Civil Justice After a Negligent Uber/Lyft Accident
If injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you might be eligible for compensation from both the rideshare driver/contractor and, depending on the circumstances, Uber or Lyft under their policy. However, it is critical to prove several elements of a viable claim, including negligence. Negligence occurs when the driver fails to meet their general duty of care and causes injuries.
The Seminole Uber/Lyft accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner have uncovered acts of rideshare driver negligence, including:
Poor vehicle maintenance
Illegal maneuvers and operations
Other signs of negligence
Florida’s Rideshare Laws Protect Your Rights
If you are involved in a car accident caused by a negligent rideshare driver, you may be entitled to a civil award. Personal injury compensation is divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damage and is meant to cover your out-of-pocket costs, income losses, future related harm, and more. However, it is critical to get legal advice, especially when you suffer from severe or even catastrophic injuries, so that you get a fair outcome.
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner has helped people recover millions to pay for:
Current/future medical expenses
Current/future lost wages and benefits
Lost enjoyment of life
Physical pain and suffering (exceeding threshold)
Punitive damages (rare)
Wrongful death awards (for survivors)
Personal property damage
Other recoverable awards
Every personal injury case is different, meaning that every outcome will be unique to the facts and circumstances of your case. For example, Florida’s negligence rules allow the insurer to reduce their liability if evidence shows you were partially responsible, effectively reducing your settlement. Make sure they have the correct facts when issuing a final offer by working with our legal team.
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner Is Ready to Help
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, our Seminole Uber/Lyft accident lawyers could help you file a claim for compensation while providing ongoing legal advice. Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner has the necessary skills to identify what evidence is required to establish liability and prove the facts and circumstances of your case.
Our firm may recommend our help in the following ways:
Launch an investigation into the accident
Preserve physical evidence to assert your claim
Negotiate on your behalf with insurers
Provide ongoing legal advice to help you make choices
Head to civil court and represent your case if you decide
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner handles cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid until you win your Uber/Lyft claim. Otherwise, you owe us nothing for our services and legal resources.
Let Us Hear Your Story During a Free Consultation
Rideshare injury victims do not always get the outcome they deserve after dealing with an accident claim independently. If you suspect that you are not getting a fair outcome, legal advice from Seminole Uber/Lyft accident lawyers can help. Call Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner about learning more during a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP or online.