There are important differences between ordinary personal injury cases and personal injury cases involving a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft. When you or a loved one has been harmed, and a ride-sharing company is involved, you want help from a personal injury law firm that knows what to do. The Tampa Uber and Lyft accident injury lawyers from Distasio Law Firm are here to help.
Why Are Personal Injury Cases Involving Ridesharing Companies Different from Other Cases?
Ridesharing drivers at companies like Lyft and Uber are not actually company employees. This can complicate matters when you are trying to recover compensation. Our team can help you navigate the process.
Our Team Handles All Types of Injury Cases Involving a Ridesharing Vehicle in Tampa
We handle most any type of personal injury claim involving harm caused by the negligent acts of an Uber or Lyft driver in Tampa. Common types of cases we see include:
- Accidents caused by an Uber or Lyft driver
- Sexual assault and rape by an Uber or Lyft driver
- Physical assaults
- Murder by a rideshare driver
If an Uber or Lyft driver harmed you or a loved one, an injury lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm can help you seek justice.
Why Should You Hire a Lyft Accident Lawyer in Tampa?
Both Lyft and Uber believe their only responsibility is to link up drivers and passengers. Since drivers of these companies are not full-time employees, the companies believe they are not liable for accidents their drivers cause. A personal injury attorney who is not familiar with these claims may have a difficult time proving your case.
Both Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million of insurance coverage for accidents involving their drivers even though the state of Florida does not require it. However, these insurance policies only apply in specific situations.
If the coverage does not apply, the driver’s own insurance will cover the claim if the driver disclosed to their insurance company that they were using the vehicle to drive for business. The rideshare accident lawyers in Tampa at Distasio Law Firm can figure all this out for you.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:
- Medical expenses, such as hospitalization, surgeries, prescription medications, assistive devices
- Lost wages if your injuries keep you out of work
- Lost earning capacity if your injuries required you to take a lesser paying job or retire
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as hiring help around the house and transportation to and from your doctor’s office
- Pain and suffering from your injuries
Once we have investigated your accident, we will determine what your case might be worth.
Handling a car accident case can feel impossible when you are trying to recover from serious injuries. Our team can manage every aspect of your case, including:
- Identifying liable parties
- Determining whether Uber’s or Lyft’s insurance policy applies to your accident
- Placing a value on your case
- Handling all communication with involved parties
- Negotiating with Uber’s or Lyft’s insurance company
- Taking the case to court if necessary
You can learn more about what we can do for you during a free consultation.
If you or a family member was harmed by a car, truck, or other vehicle crash and a Lyft or Uber driver was involved, we can help. Do not worry about whether you were a passenger, driver, or pedestrian. We will sort through everything so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Lyft and Uber connect drivers with passengers in most cities in Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Brandon. We represent clients in all of these cities, and anywhere else Lyft and Uber drivers go in Florida.
What Makes Distasio Law Firm Different from Other Law Firms?
Distasio Law Firm differs from other law firms in the following ways:
Our team has been rated by several independent rating systems. Martindale-Hubbell gave Scott Distasio its “AV” rating, which is the highest rating for ethics and ability. Scott is also Board Certified in Trial law by the Florida Bar. Scott is among less than one percent of Florida lawyers who have been Board Certified.
Rideshare cases are complex. You don’t want to hire a lawyer who doesn’t have the necessary experience to manage your case. Scott Distasio has over three decades of experience managing car accidents and other injury cases. He will use the knowledge he has gained when handling your case.
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is that most cases settle. If your case does need to go to trial, it’s important to hire a law firm with the experience, resources, and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Our Uber Accident Lawyers Handle Cases with no Upfront Fees
When you work with our team, you owe us nothing up front. We advance the costs of the case and only recover our fees if you obtain compensation. Therefore, you face no risk when you enlist the help of a lawyer from Distasio Law Firm.
See How a Rideshare Accident Lawyer from Distasio Law Firm Can Help You
Our team of car accident lawyers is ready to assist with your Tampa Uber or Lyft case. We will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today for your free consultation: (813) 259-0022.