Many residents of St. Petersburg, Florida rely on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to travel from place to place. While these companies position themselves as a safe transportation alternative, serious collisions can occur involving their vehicles.
If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft rideshare, the accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. Our St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft accident attorneys can help you secure the compensation you need to pay for your accident-related losses, supporting you on your path to recovery. Reach out today to schedule your free consultation.
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Our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We are dedicated to achieving maximum compensation in your claim.
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Insurance Requirements for Uber and Lyft Drivers in Florida
Florida is a no-fault accident state, meaning that motorists are responsible for their own damages after an accident, regardless of fault. Drivers are required to carry at least $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to pay for their financial losses after an accident. Florida also requires at least $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) coverage, which is used to pay for damage to other drivers’ vehicles in accidents that the policyholder causes.
$50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident in PIP coverage
$25,000 in PDL coverage
Legal Options for Uber and Lyft Accident Victims in St. Petersburg
If you are injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you have multiple options to recover compensation. Your optimal legal pathway will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident.
If you are a passenger in the Uber or Lyft, you can file a claim against the rideshare driver’s PIP coverage after a collision, regardless of fault.
If you are hit by an Uber or Lyft while driving your own vehicle, you can file a claim against your own PIP policy. If the rideshare driver caused the accident, you can also file a claim against his or her PDL policy.
If your injuries meet Florida’s serious injury thresholds, you can file a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident. The at-fault party may be the Lyft or Uber driver or another motorist who struck the vehicle while you were using the rideshare service.
Uber and Lyft also provide corporate insurance coverage for passengers injured in accidents caused by their drivers. If you file a third-party insurance claim against the at-fault driver and his or her policy cannot cover your losses, you could file an insurance claim against Uber or Lyft for the remaining amount. Your injury attorney from Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can guide you through each of these options and help determine which legal pathway is right for you.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Are you recovering from a Lyft or Uber accident? The rideshare accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a St. Petersburg Lyft and Uber accident lawyer.