Florida Uber Accident Attorney

The Florida Uber accident attorney at Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. has decades of experience in personal injury law to put behind rideshare accident injury claims and lawsuits. Whether you were a passenger or a third-party vehicle, our firm will hold Uber drivers accountable with applied legal knowledge, admissible evidence, and a time-tested negotiation style.

If Uber and their insurance coverage refuse to pay what your case is worth, our trial-ready team is not afraid to present the facts of your case in civil court. Call Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. now for a free consultation at 1-844-SHARMIN. You are also welcome to message us here.

Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. Helps People Injured By Negligent Drivers

Pinpointing the cause of your Uber accident is essential to getting a fair settlement. Like other motor vehicle incidents, Uber accidents can result from a multitude of events. Their occurrence will tell our Uber accident lawyers how to proceed with your case strategy.

Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. will help you obtain compensation if another party engaged in the following:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Negligent driving
  • Poor road maintenance & design
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • And more

Your Florida Uber accident attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the cause of your accident. This strategy not only reveals how it occurred but the parties liable. Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. will get to the bottom of your injuries and demand a full and fair settlement on your behalf.

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Florida Provides Compensation to the Negligently Injured

Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. has experience representing rideshare accident injuries. If a rideshare company vehicle collides with your vehicle or you suffer from injuries as a rider, our Florida Uber accident attorneys will help you obtain compensation.

Our legal team has helped clients obtain the compensation that reimburses them for:

Award 1. Economic Losses

We can assist you in obtaining compensation for medical expenses and time missed from work due to your injury. Depending on the severity of your case, these losses might reach tens of thousands of dollars. Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. will help you account for every penny owed.

Award 2. Non-Economic Losses

Severe injuries might have a negative impact on your quality of life. Our legal team will assist you in determining a fair amount of compensation for your medical attention, pain and suffering, mental anguish, scarring, disfigurement, and more.

Award 3. Punitive Damages

Although awarded rarely, you might be eligible for an additional award. Punitive damages compensate you for injuries or wrongful death associated with acts of gross negligence. Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. will inform you if we believe your case is a good candidate for this demand.

What Types of Damages do Uber Accident Cases Involve?

When you’re hurt in an Uber accident in Florida, the economic losses may become significant due to medical care and time away from work. A successful Uber accident claim will secure compensation for the following economic damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and future income loss during treatment and recovery
  • Lifecare expenses
  • Temporary or permanent disability or impairment

The non-economic damages you may gain from your claim include compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement or scarring

If you’ve suffered due to injuries sustained in an Uber accident, you deserve compensation for the enormous impact an accident with significant injuries has on your life.

What is the Value of My Uber Accident Case?

The amount of compensation and damages you could gain in an Uber accident case depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact the injury has on your life and finances. Some factors that determine the final amount in damages include the cost of medical expenses related to the injury, the severity of the injury and whether or not it causes temporary or permanent disability, and the economic value of your lost wages during treatment and going forward.

The non-economic damages amount varies depending on the pain and suffering as well as the emotional trauma you’ve endured as a result of the accident. Permanent disfigurement and scarring may also add to non-economic damages.

Steps to Take After a Florida Uber Accident

It may be difficult to keep a clear head and be proactive in the traumatic aftermath of an uber accident but unless your injuries are severe and immobilizing, there are specific steps you can take to protect your health and your chances of a successful Uber accident claim:

  • Move to the shoulder of the road or a safe area
  • Call 911 to report the accident
  • Render reasonable aid and comfort to any other injured parties while waiting for first responders
  • Use your smartphone to snap photos of your Uber vehicle and any other vehicles or objects involved in the accident
  • Take down the contact information of all involved parties and eyewitnesses
  • Ask for copies of the completed police report
  • Seek medical assistance as soon as possible either through paramedics and transportation to the hospital or by visiting an emergency room, urgent care center, or clinic
  • Ask for detailed medical notes and records documenting your injuries, suggested treatments, and prognosis
  • Call a Florida Uber accident attorney before engaging with insurance companies.

Uber Insurance and Florida Rideshare Regulations

When you step into an Uber vehicle for a rideshare, you’re riding with an independent contractor. The Uber company executives maintain that Uber is only an app company that connects riders with independent drivers. In this way Uber protects itself from liability. However, Florida is one of many states that put regulations in place to ensure that all Uber drivers carry a minimum requirement for insurance coverage. The amount of coverage available depends on a somewhat complex system that differentiates between different phases or periods of an Uber lift. The system in place in Florida is as follows:

  • Period 0 is when an Uber operator drives their car only in a personal capacity with no paying passengers and their Uber app is turned off. In this case, they are covered only under their own personal insurance carrier and the amount of coverage in their private plan as required by Florida law.
  • Period 1 begins when a driver has their Uber app on and is actively seeking a passenger. In this phase, the driver’s rideshare insurance provide coverage with Uber’s insurance for up to $50,000 in personal injury liability per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage coverage per accident.
  • Period 2 begins when an Uber driver has been paired with a passenger and is en route to pick up the passenger. In the even of an accident in this period, Uber’s insurance provides up to $1,000,000 in third party liability coverage and property damage up to the value of the damaged car with a $2,500 deductible
  • Period 3 is during the transportation of a passenger inside the Uber vehicle. During this phase, the Uber coverage remains in place at up to $1,000,000 in coverage for injured passengers, motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians.

Deadlines Apply to Florida Uber Accident Injury Claims

Florida imposes deadlines on personal injury matters. Under FLSA § 95.11, the following deadlines could apply:

  • Personal injury: You have four years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit for personal injuries caused by an Uber Driver.
  • Wrongful death: The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. The clock on the monument begins at the time of your family member’s passing.

Connect with Our Florida Uber Accident Attorney Today

Our team has assisted clients throughout Florida in their pursuit of a fair settlement for their painful losses. We are familiar with personal injury case strategies and how to apply the law to your situation so that your rights remain protected. Get a free consultation with a Florida rideshare accident lawyer at Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. by calling 1-844-SHARMIN or messaging us online.