In the bustling world of Sarasota, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become an integral part of daily commutes. However, this convenience can also bring unexpected upheaval when accidents occur. While you focus on healing and recovering, let us handle your complex legal matters.

Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be a daunting endeavor. The Ruth Law Team grasps the hardship you’re facing and is equipped to help you with legal options.

For over 40 years, we’ve walked alongside countless individuals in your position, providing the compassionate, knowledgeable support they need during their most challenging moments. Feel the strength of decades-long legal experience of rideshare accident attorneys at your side. To arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with The Ruth Law Team, call (941) 366-9725 or click here.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
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St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
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Every time I have spoken with the staff at The Ruth Law Team, they have been very cordial and professional. They provided me with the necessary information to make the best decision for me and my family. I definitely recommend The Ruth Law Team of attorneys for auto accident help.

 
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St. Petersburg

Ruth Law Firm helped my 90 year old dad and disabled brother with injuries sustained in a car accident. His attorney Amy was patient, kind, and her personal service was amazing. Paralegal Patricia was so efficient and kept me informed. Finally, Ruth Law Firm’s recovery was above and beyond our expectations. For their professionalism and their excellence, I would recommend Ruth Law Firm to everyone- call them first. I am so grateful for how they helped my dad.

 
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St. Petersburg

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing rideshare accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Rideshare Accident Case Results

$216,780

Settlement for Client Injured by a Lyft Driver

Our client was struck when a Lyft driver ran stop sign and hit her while crossing the intersection, resulting in neck and back injuries.
$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client… read more?
$250,000

Rear-End Collision Settlement

Settlement received for our client who was rear ended on the highway. The vehicle rolled several times and the victim sustained multiple fractures and lacerations.
$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.
$250,000

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.
$350,000

Driver Sideswiped by Commercial Vehicle

Settlement for driver sideswiped by a commercial vehicle. The victim suffered neck and low back injury resulting in lumbar laminectomy. The driver also suffered from depression and anxiety which was aggravated by this collision.
$2,000,000

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.
$375,000

Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder,… read more?
$250,000

Victim Severely Injured in Car Collision

Settlement for our client severely injured when another driver turned left in front of her causing the collision. She suffered from multiple neck herniations that requiring neck surgery to fuse three vertebrae together.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Types of Rideshare Accident Cases We Handle

At The Ruth Law Team, we are well-versed in a wide range of rideshare accident cases, including: 

  • Uber/Lyft Passengers Hit by Another Car: If you were an Uber or Lyft passenger involved in an accident caused by another vehicle, you may have a right to compensation. We can help you understand the process of dealing with insurance companies, including rideshare and at-fault driver’s insurance.
  • Passengers in an Uber/Lyft Where It Was the Driver’s Fault: Sometimes, the rideshare driver might be at fault in an accident. If your rideshare driver’s negligence led to an accident, our team is prepared to discuss your options and work to compensation you deserve.
  • Uber/Lyft Drivers Hit by Another Car: If you’re a rideshare driver and were hit by another car, getting legal help is crucial. You deserve protection when another driver’s recklessness impacts your livelihood. The situation can be complex, as you might be dealing with your personal car insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and the other driver’s insurance. We can help streamline this process and fight for  adequate compensation for you.
  • Someone Hit by an Uber/Lyft Driver: If you were a pedestrian, cyclist, or another driver hit by a negligent rideshare driver, our team is committed to pursuing justice on your behalf. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with such cases and can ensure your rights are protected.

Your journey to recovery should be your top priority. Leave the legal complexities to us, and let’s work together toward achieving the justice you deserve. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards finding your footing after a rideshare accident.

Common Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries

Rideshare accidents, much like any motor vehicle accident, can lead to a wide range of injuries. Some are apparent immediately after the crash, while others may not manifest until days or weeks later. As your steadfast legal companion, The Ruth Law Team is equipped to handle cases involving a broad spectrum of injuries.

Here are some of the most common injuries sustained in rideshare accidents:

  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries: These types of injuries often occur due to the abrupt back-and-forth motion experienced during a collision.
  • Head and brain injuries: These can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries, resulting in lasting cognitive and physical impairments.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A spinal injury can have profound implications, including chronic pain or paralysis.
  • Broken bones: These injuries often require prolonged treatment and rehabilitation, from minor fractures to severe breaks.
  • Internal injuries: Damage to organs, blood vessels, or the abdominal area can occur due to the force of impact.
  • Psychological injuries: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression are common aftermaths of serious accidents.

It’s crucial to remember that you’re not alone in this journey. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you can focus on what truly matters: healing and moving forward.

Enduring an accident is hard enough; pursuing the legal justice you deserve shouldn’t add to your stress. Reach out to us today and let our experienced team guide you toward the resolution and peace of mind you need.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Uber and Lyft Accident Victims

In the wake of a rideshare accident, you may confront an array of unanticipated expenses and losses. If you choose to seek legal action, you could be entitled to various forms of compensation. Each case is unique, and the specific compensation amount will depend on various factors related to your situation.

Here are some types of compensation you may be eligible to recover:

  • Medical Expenses: This can cover both past and future medical bills related to the injuries sustained in the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries forced you to miss work or impaired your ability to perform your job, you may be compensated for the income you’ve lost during your recovery period.
  • Reduced Earning Capacity: If your injuries result in a long-term or permanent disability affecting your ability to earn a living as you did before the accident, you might be compensated for the loss of future income.
  • Pain and Suffering: This refers to the physical discomfort and emotional distress you’ve endured as a result of the accident.
  • Property Damage: This includes the cost to repair or replace your vehicle and any other personal belongings damaged in the accident.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, where the conduct of the at-fault party was particularly reckless or egregious, additional compensation might be awarded as a form of punishment and deterrent.

Securing the appropriate compensation for your losses can be a complex process. That’s where The Ruth Law Team comes in. With four decades of experience, we will advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to see how we can assist you toward recovery and justice.

Next Steps After a Lyft or Uber Accident

When you’re involved in a rideshare accident, the following minutes, hours, and days can be filled with confusion and uncertainty. It’s important to remember that the actions you take during this time can significantly impact any future legal proceedings. Below, we outline some key steps to consider following your accident.

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Your health and well-being should be your priority. Even if you don’t feel severely injured, some injuries may not be apparent immediately after the accident. A comprehensive medical evaluation will ensure you receive the necessary treatment and provide a vital record of your injuries.
  2. Contact the Police: Reporting the accident to the police is essential. A police report can serve as an impartial third-party record of the incident and may include important details that can help substantiate your case later.
  3. Document the Scene: If you’re able, take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries. Gather contact and insurance information from all involved parties, and take note of any witnesses.
  4. Speak with an Attorney: Before reaching out to any insurance companies, it’s paramount that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney. At The Ruth Law Team, we can provide the advice you need to navigate conversations with insurers and protect your rights throughout the process.
  5. Keep a Record: Maintain a record of everything related to your accident – medical bills, correspondence, loss of income, etc. These documents can prove invaluable when it comes to building your case.

Remember, every accident is unique and may require different considerations. That’s why it’s essential to speak with an injury attorney in Saratosa who can provide personalized advice based on your specific circumstances. The Ruth Law Team is here to offer the guidance and representation you need after a rideshare accident. Let us take the legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on what truly matters – your recovery. Contact us today to start your journey toward justice.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Finding yourself in the wake of a rideshare accident can be an overwhelming experience. Amid the swirl of medical concerns, recovery, and emotional stress, the last thing you need is the added burden of navigating the complex legal landscape. That’s where The Ruth Law Team comes into the picture. Our seasoned Sarasota car accident attorneys are ready to stand with you, championing your cause with unwavering commitment, empathy, and comprehensive legal acumen. Let us be your beacon in these turbulent times, guiding you toward the justice you deserve.

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Additional Rideshare Accident Resources

What Should I Not Do After a Rideshare Accident?

Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a distressing experience. While it's important to know what to do in such circumstances, it's equally important to understand what not to do. Avoiding these common missteps can significantly impact the outcome of your case and help safeguard your rights. Leaving the Scene Too Soon Regardless of how minor the accident may seem, it's important... read more?

How Can I Obtain the Rideshare Driver’s Information After an Accident?

Accidents are traumatic and confusing, especially when they involve a rideshare driver from a company like Uber or Lyft. It is important to gather the right information afterwards, even when you're shaken up. Let's delve into the key steps you should take to obtain the rideshare driver's information post-accident. The Immediate Aftermath of an Accident After ensuring everyone's safety and... read more?

Can I Sue If I Lose a Loved One in a Rideshare Accident?

Losing a loved one in a rideshare accident, whether it be Uber, Lyft or any other service, is a heart-wrenching experience. In these challenging times, understanding your legal options can provide some solace. Yes, it is possible to sue if you lose a loved one in a rideshare accident. Let's explore how and why. The Basis for a Lawsuit: Wrongful Death If a family member dies due to the... read more?

Contact Our Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Our experienced rideshare injury attorneys in Sarasota, Florida, stand ready to guide you through your legal pursuits. We’re dedicated to safeguarding your rights, holding responsible parties accountable, and fighting for your deserved compensation. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (941) 366-9725 for a free case evaluation by one of our skilled attorneys.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
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(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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