In an era where ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become integral to our daily transportation, accidents involving these services have become increasingly common. If you’ve found yourself a victim of such an accident, you’re likely facing many questions and concerns. Who’s responsible? Which insurance company should you turn to? How will you receive compensation for your injuries and losses?

Our expert team of car accident attorneys has been serving the St. Pete area for more than four decades and is ready to provide the guidance you need. We understand the intricate legal landscape surrounding rideshare accidents and are dedicated to championing your cause, holding negligent parties accountable, and securing the compensation you deserve.

To speak with a St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft accident lawyer, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

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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 St. Petersburg, 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 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.
$810,000

Rollover Accident

We settled this case for $810,000 after our client was injured in a car crash in Tampa. The at-fault driver failed to stop at a red light, causing our client’s car to roll over two times before coming to a rest.
$125,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Rear Ended at a Red Light

We obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of our client who was rear ended at a stop light in the Feather Sound neighborhood. Our client dealt with neck and back… 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.
$35,000

Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This… read more?

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's… read more?
$60,000

Driver Fractures Arm in Auto Accident

Recovery for driver who fractured her arm in a car accident while she was visiting family in Florida from out of state.
$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company… read more?
$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.

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 a passenger in an Uber or Lyft and were involved in an accident caused by another vehicle, you might have a right to compensation. We can help you understand the process of dealing with insurance companies, including the rideshare’s insurance and the 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. In such cases, you may need to make a claim against the driver’s personal policy, or with your own Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist policy.
  • Uber/Lyft Drivers Hit by Another Car: If you’re a rideshare driver and were hit by another car, getting legal help is crucial. The situation can be complex, as you might be dealing with both your personal car insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and the other driver’s insurance. We can help streamline this process and work to obtain adequate compensation for you.
  • Someone Hit by an Uber/Lyft Driver: If an Uber or Lyft driver has hit you while you were driving, walking, or cycling, you may have a right to compensation. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with such cases and can ensure your rights are protected.

No matter the circumstances surrounding your rideshare accident, The Ruth Law Team is committed to providing you with the highest level of legal expertise. We understand the complexities of these cases and are prepared to fight for the justice you deserve. 

Common Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries

Rideshare accidents, like any automobile accident, can result in a range of injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained in rideshare accidents include:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a common neck injury due to the neck’s rapid forward and backward motion, typically caused by sudden braking or acceleration.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries, including concussions and more severe TBIs, can occur if a passenger hits their head during a crash.
  • Broken Bones: Passengers can break bones in their hands, arms, legs, or other parts of the body due to the impact of the collision.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can range from mild (sprains and strains) to severe (like herniated disks or paralysis).
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and tears in muscles, ligaments, and tendons can occur due to the force of the crash.
  • Lacerations and Bruises: Flying debris, broken glass, or impact with parts of the vehicle can cause cuts and bruises.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact of a collision can cause internal bleeding or damage to organs, which can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  • Psychological Trauma: Accidents can cause significant emotional distress, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

Always seek immediate medical attention following a rideshare accident, even if you feel okay. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and can become more severe if left untreated.

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Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Uber and Lyft Accident Victims

If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, there are several types of compensation you may be entitled to, depending on the circumstances of your case. Here are some potential compensatory damages:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of ambulance rides, emergency room visits, hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and any future medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: If you cannot work because of your injuries, you may be compensated for the income you’ve lost during your recovery. If your injuries affect your ability to earn a living in the future, you may also receive compensation for lost earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: This includes compensation for repairs or replacement of your personal belongings damaged in the accident, including your vehicle.
  • Pain and Suffering: This type of compensation accounts for the physical and psychological distress you’ve endured due to the accident.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly negligent or reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Navigating a rideshare accident claim can be complex due to multiple potentially liable parties and insurance policies. Working with an experienced St. Pete injury attorney can help you fight for the maximum compensation available.

Next Steps After a Lyft or Uber Accident

Rideshare accidents can be particularly complex due to the involvement of the rideshare company, driver, and potentially other parties. Here are the crucial steps you should take following an accident with a rideshare service like Lyft or Uber:

  1. Ensure Safety: First and foremost, check if you and others involved are safe. If possible, and it’s safe to do so, move out of the way of traffic.
  2. Call 911: Even if the accident appears minor, reporting it to law enforcement is essential. They’ll document the scene and generate an accident report.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: Get checked by a medical professional immediately following the crash. Some injuries may not manifest immediately and could become more severe if left untreated.
  4. Document the Scene: Capture photos or videos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, any visible injuries, and other relevant details. If there are witnesses, collect their contact information.
  5. Exchange Information: Obtain the driver or driver’s name(s), contact details, and insurance information. Also, note down the rideshare service they were driving for and any details about the ride (for instance, if you were a passenger, save a screenshot of your ride details from the app).
  6. Notify the Rideshare Company: Report the accident to the rideshare company through their app or website. They typically have procedures in place for this situation. Do not discuss any injuries you sustained until speaking with a qualified attorney.
  7. Consult with a Rideshare Accident Attorney: Due to the complexity of rideshare accidents, seeking legal counsel as early as possible is crucial. An experienced rideshare accident attorney can help navigate the intricacies of dealing with rideshare companies and insurance providers to help protect your rights. 

Remember, the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be overwhelming, but taking these steps can help protect your interests. Our dedicated team of rideshare accident attorneys is here to support you in St. Petersburg, Florida, every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Avoid speaking with insurance companies before consulting with your attorney. Anything you say can potentially be used against you in your claim.

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

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

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Contact Our Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Our seasoned rideshare accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, stand ready to guide you through your case. We’re dedicated to safeguarding your rights, holding responsible parties accountable, and fighting for maximum compensation. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free case evaluation by one of our experienced attorneys.

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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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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