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Sarasota & Venice Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Trusted Representation for Uber and Lyft Accidents in Florida
At Gerber Law in Venice, serving Sarasota, Tampa, and all of Florida, our experienced rideshare accident attorneys understand the complexities surrounding rideshare accidents. If you've been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, navigating the legal landscape can be challenging. We are here to provide dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident in Florida?
Rideshare accidents are not as straightforward as traditional automobile accidents when it comes to determining liability. Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be intricate, as multiple parties may share responsibility, including:
Rideshare Drivers: If the rideshare driver's negligence caused the accident, they may be held liable.
Other Motorists: If another driver's actions contributed to the accident, they could be held responsible.
Rideshare Company: The rideshare company may be held liable, especially if their policies, training, or vetting process contributed to the accident.
For instance, if the rideshare driver was at fault, they might be personally liable. However, if the driver was logged into the rideshare app at the time of the accident, the rideshare company’s insurance policy may come into play. Alternatively, if another motorist caused the accident, that driver's insurance might be liable.
Tactics Used by Rideshare Companies to Reduce Liability
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft often employ tactics to reduce their liability and payout. They may claim that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees, which can complicate matters. Sometimes rideshare companies will claim that their app was not activated and claim you were not covered by their insurance policy. They might also dispute the severity of your injuries or question whether you were indeed a passenger at the time of the accident.
What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident
If you're involved in a rideshare accident, take the following steps:
Seek Medical Attention: Prioritize your health and well-being by seeking prompt medical attention for injuries.
Contact Law Enforcement: Report the accident to law enforcement, ensuring an official record is created.
Gather Information: Collect information from all parties involved, including names, contact details, insurance information, and witness statements.
Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident scene, damages, and any relevant details.
Avoid Giving Statements: Refrain from providing statements to insurance companies without legal counsel.
Contact an Attorney: Consult with an experienced rideshare accident attorney to understand your rights and options.
How Gerber Law Can Help You
Our rideshare accident attorneys at Gerber Law offer comprehensive assistance, including:
Investigation: Thoroughly investigate the accident to determine liability and gather evidence.
Insurance Negotiations: Skillfully negotiate with rideshare companies and insurers to ensure fair compensation.
Legal Advocacy: Provide strong legal advocacy in negotiations or litigation to pursue maximum compensation.
Client Support: Offer compassionate support, guiding you through the legal process and addressing your concerns.
At Gerber Law, our rideshare accident attorneys are well-versed in the tactics used by rideshare companies and their insurers. We're committed to helping you understand your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. With years of experience serving Venice, Sarasota, Tampa, and all of Florida, we're ready to assist you with your rideshare accident case.
Don't let a rideshare accident disrupt your life any more than it has to. The experienced rideshare accident attorneys at Gerber Law are here to fight for your rights.
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