Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be overwhelming and distressing. Whether you were on your way to a gathering, commuting to work, or simply enjoying the convenience of a Tampa Uber or Lyft, the sudden jolt of an accident disrupts not just your trip, but often your life. Feelings of confusion, concern about medical bills, and worries about time off work can cloud your mind.

At The Ruth Law Team, we recognize the unique challenges that come with rideshare incidents. You’re not just another case number but an individual facing genuine concerns and seeking clarity and justice. While we can’t undo the events that led you here, we’re committed to walking beside you on the road to recovery and resolution.

If you’re seeking someone to guide you through this challenging time, our Tampa rideshare accident lawyers are here to listen, help, and advocate on your behalf. Connect with us now to start your journey towards healing and justice.

To speak with a Tampa Uber and Lyft accident lawyer, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free case evaluation for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation today.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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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 Tampa, 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.
$100,000

Brain Injuries After Bike Accident

The insurance company tendered the policy limits for a client who survived multiple fractures and brain injuries and after a bike accident in Tarpon Springs.
$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.
$350,000

Settlement in Head-On Collision

Settlement for victim of head on car crash. Our client and her husband sustained significant injuries, including multiple fractures, when a driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit them head on.
$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$100,000

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.
$2,500,000

Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our… read more?
$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?
$100,000

Settlement For Motorcycle Accident in Pasco

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to distracted drivers on the road. Our client was in a medically induced coma for three weeks after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County. He endured several fractures in his… read more?

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

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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 might have a right to compensation. We can help you understand the process of dealing with insurance companies, including the rideshare 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, we can investigate what insurance coverage may be available to you, including the Uber or Lyft driver’s own personal auto insurance policy or your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy. 
  • Uber/Lyft Drivers Hit by Another Car: If you’re a rideshare driver and were hit by a negligent driver getting legal help is crucial. The situation can be complex, as you might be dealing with your 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 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 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

Ridesharing platforms, while convenient, aren’t immune to the potential perils of the road. Accidents can occur for many reasons, from distracted drivers to unpredictable road conditions. When they do, the outcomes can be diverse and, in some cases, severe. Understanding the various injuries that can result from these accidents can be a pivotal first step in your journey to recovery.

  • Whiplash: A rapid back-and-forth neck movement, often caused by rear-end collisions, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Concussions: A type of traumatic brain injury resulting from a blow to the head or violent shaking.
  • Broken Bones: From minor fractures to compound breaks, the force of an accident can cause various bone injuries.
  • Lacerations: Deep cuts or tears in the skin caused by broken glass or metal shards during the impact.
  • Contusions (Bruises): Caused by blunt force trauma, they might indicate more profound injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Ranging from minor strains to severe spinal damage, potentially leading to paralysis.
  • Internal Bleeding: A less visible but potentially severe consequence of impact.
  • Burns: These can result from fires ignited due to the collision or contact with heated surfaces or chemicals.
  • Sprains and Strains: Injuries to ligaments, muscles, or tendons, often caused by sudden jerks during the accident.
  • Emotional Trauma: Accidents can leave psychological scars, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression.

In the wake of a rideshare accident, it’s crucial to consult with medical professionals, even if symptoms aren’t immediately apparent. Some injuries, especially internal ones, can manifest hours or days after the event. The Ruth Law Team believes in a comprehensive approach, ensuring you get the best care for your physical injuries and emotional well-being.

When you’re ready to discuss your situation, to better understand your rights and potential paths to justice, remember that we’re here, prepared to listen and to support you in every way possible.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Uber and Lyft Accident Victims

In the unsettling aftermath of a rideshare accident, many individuals are often left grappling with mounting medical bills, loss of earnings, and many other unforeseen challenges. Seeking legal redress can alleviate some of these burdens. While each case is unique, with its own set of circumstances, below are some general categories of compensation that may be pursued following a rideshare accident.

  • Medical Expenses: Covering costs of hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical treatments related to the accident.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Expenses associated with long-term physical or occupational therapy to aid in recovery.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost while recovering, or if one’s capacity to earn has been impaired due to the accident.
  • Property Damage: Covers repair or replacement costs of personal property damaged in the accident, such as a vehicle or belongings inside it.
  • Pain and Suffering: For the physical discomfort and mental anguish experienced post-accident.
  • Emotional Distress: Recognizing the psychological impact, including anxiety, sleeplessness, or other mental symptoms.
  • Wrongful Death: In tragic circumstances where an accident results in fatality, families may be compensated for funeral expenses, lost future earnings, and loss of companionship.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the negligent party’s behavior was especially reckless, additional compensation might be awarded to deter similar future behavior.

Navigating the complexities of what you might be entitled to can be daunting. However, with the right legal team by your side, you can focus on healing while your rights are vigorously advocated for. At The Ruth Law Team, our Tampa injury lawyers remain committed to ensuring you get the support and representation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Next Steps After a Lyft or Uber Accident

The moments and days following a rideshare accident can be a whirlwind of emotions, decisions, and challenges. Knowing the right actions to take ensures your safety and well-being and puts you in a solid position should you decide to pursue legal action. Here’s a sequence of steps to consider if you find yourself in such an unfortunate circumstance:

  • Prioritize Safety: If you can, move to a safe location away from the traffic. If it’s not possible due to injuries or vehicle damage, turn on your hazard lights and remain in the vehicle until help arrives.
  • Contact the Police: File an official accident report. This document can be a critical piece of evidence when seeking compensation.
  • Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damages, any visible injuries, and relevant street signs or landmarks. These can be invaluable evidence if you decide to pursue a claim.
  • Gather Information: Exchange details with all involved parties, including names, contact information, driver’s license numbers, and insurance details. If there were any witnesses, try to also gather their contact information.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Always prioritize your health. Even if you feel fine, it’s essential to get checked by a medical professional. Some injuries aren’t immediately apparent.
  • Speak with Your Attorney: Consult with your attorney before contacting any insurance company. An experienced car accident attorney from The Ruth Law Team can provide guidance on communicating without jeopardizing your potential claim.
  • Inform the Rideshare Company: Using the app, report the accident to the rideshare company, whether it’s Uber, Lyft, or another platform.
  • Stay Organized: Keep a record of all medical treatments, expenses, and any other documentation related to the accident. This will be helpful when detailing your claim.
  • Limit Public Discussion: Avoid discussing your accident or potential legal actions on social media or public platforms. These statements can be used against you.
  • Follow-up: If you’ve sought medical treatment, attend all follow-up appointments and adhere to medical advice. It not only aids in your recovery but also documents the severity and ongoing nature of your injuries.

Being in a rideshare accident can be disorienting, but remember, you’re not alone in this. The Ruth Law Team is here to provide the guidance, support, and representation you need. Let us handle the intricacies of your case so you can focus on what’s most important: healing and moving forward.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Before speaking with or providing any statements to an insurance company, it’s highly advisable to consult with your attorney. Legal representation ensures your rights are protected and you’re not inadvertently jeopardizing your rightful claim. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you can communicate confidently, knowing that your best interests are our top priority.

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

Facing the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be a daunting experience, filled with questions, concerns, and uncertainties. But you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. With our decades of experience and steadfast commitment to justice, the Ruth Law Team is here to stand by your side. Whether seeking advice, answers, or a dedicated advocate to champion your cause, reaching out to our Tampa Uber & Lift accident attorneys is the first step toward finding clarity and resolution.

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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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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