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According to the insurance Research Council, injury victims who hire personal injury lawyers get 350% more in compensation than those injured persons who do not hire a lawyer.

Of all injury cases that insurance companies do settle, 85% of these claims are comprised of people that are represented by injury lawyers.

We offer a 100% guarantee: if we don't win your personal injury case, you pay us nothing in fees.  Our injured clients know that putting your faith in The G Law Group pays off. 

Welcome to The G Law Group, your trusted team of personal injury lawyers specializing in rideshare accident cases. Based in Miami and serving clients throughout the country, we understand the unique challenges and nuances associated with accidents involving rideshare services. 

We will work diligently to ensure you receive the fair compensation you deserve. At The G Law Group, you're not just a case number. We treat you like family and are here to help you on your path to healing.

Driving services like Uber and Lyft have become one of the most convenient ways for people to get from one place to another, all through an easy-to-use application. Despite their prevalence in our society, ridesharing services are not perfect and come along with many risks. One of the risks that comes with taking an Uber or Lyft can be getting into an accident.  Oftentimes after being involved in an accident, you may have several unanswered questions.  This is where the help of an experienced rideshare accident lawyer can really make a difference.

Knowing your rights when involved in an Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing accident can empower you to take the appropriate steps after you have suffered any accident-related injuries.  Finding a skilled Uber/Lyft injury lawyer is the first step in beginning the process of securing fair compensation for your injuries.

If you are in a ride-sharing accident and suffer an injury, or experience assault at the hands of a ride-share driver or passenger, call our top-rated rideshare accident lawyers today at (305) 709-8877 or fill out our a free case evaluation form.

Ridesharing Vs. Taxis: What’s The Difference?

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, were created with the goal of offering a lower-cost, more convenient and efficient alternative to traditional taxi services. While both taxis and ridesharing services can provide transportation, one of the main differences between the two is how they are accessible.

Uber

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Uber, founded in 2009 as “UberCab”, is the leading ridesharing service across the world. As of 2022 Uber is available in over 80 countries, with that list growing by the day. Uber has grown quickly from its original purpose of being a cheaper and easier option to calling a taxi. Uber also provides food delivery, grocery delivery, alcohol delivery, and special promotional offerings to its users.

Additional Uber options, which utilize varying vehicle sizes, styles, and service various needs, are as follows:

  • Uber Comfort

  • UberXL

  • Uber Green

  • Uber Pet

  • Uber Connect

  • Uber Premier

  • Premier SUV

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Lyft

Lyft, the second most widely used rideshare app. in the United States, was first founded in 2012. While Lyft is based in San Francisco, it currently operates in over 645 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and in 10 cities in Canada.

Lyft operates the same general business model as Uber, in that both ridesharing services can be accessed through your smartphone. Just like with Uber, after users download the Lyft app., they must enter certain personal information and then they can request a ride.

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Much like Uber, Lyft offers private for hire vehicles in the following sizes, styles, and comfort levels:

  • Lyft Standard

  • Lyft Shared

  • Lyft Wait and Save

  • Lyft Preferred

  • Lyft XL

  • Lux

  • Lux Black

  • Lux Black XL

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What Should I Do After A Rideshare Accident?

Getting into a ridesharing vehicle accident can be confusing for both drivers and passengers. Here are some of the most important things to remember if you are involved in a rideshare accident:


1. Seek immediate medical attention


The number one priority in the event of an accident, is the safety of everyone involved.  Immediately check the health of all vehicle occupants.  In the event of injury, it is important to call for immediate medical assistance as soon as possible.


Paramedics and EMS help you quickly at the scene to make sure you get to the hospital fast. Emergency room physicians will properly diagnosis any resulting injuries and provide the necessary medical attention.  Not dealing with rideshare accident injuries quickly can cause significant health issues in the future.

2. Take down any details of the incident and contact police


After getting medical help for everyone involved, gather as much information and details about the accident as possible. This may include taking photos, videos, or jotting down notes.  Feel free to use your phone to help you memorialize any details regarding the accident.

​Immediately contact the police to report the accident.  Whether you are a driver, passenger, or struck by a rideshare driver, responding offers will prepare a police report listing all parties involved in the accident.  This police report can make a big difference when reporting your rideshare accident claim to an insurer and receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.

Consider recording these details:

  • Photos/videos of injuries to you or others.

  • Photos/videos of vehicle and property damage.

  • Screenshot of your Uber/Lyft trip.

  • Driver's license plate photo.

  • Insurance card(s) of all involved parties

  • Contact information for any witnesses

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3. Contact a rideshare accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case


At The G Law Group, our highly-rated rideshare accident lawyers have the expertise to help you secure full compensation. We offer a free initial case evaluation to answer any questions you may have before deciding to make a rideshare accident claim and we never charge a penny in fees, unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.

4. File a rideshare accident claim, if you choose

If your case is eligible, then our top-rated rideshare accident lawyers will discuss all the pros and cons associated with making a claim. However as with all our other cases, the final decision on whether to make a claim or file a lawsuit will rest with you, the client.


Some reasons why you might decide to file a rideshare accident claim:

  • to secure compensation for property damages not covered by insurance

  • to secure compensation for uncovered medical bills or other expenses

  • to secure compensation for lost wages

  • to secure compensation for pain and suffering caused by the accident

Our Lyft and Uber accident attorneys would be happy to explain the claims process in greater detail, should you have any additional questions.

Are RIDESHARE Drivers Certified or Trained?

Uber and Lyft drivers are typically provided some type of informal training before being permitted to pick up passengers. No certification is required to be a driver for these companies, and having a professional driver's license is not necessary.  While all drivers must undergo a background check before working for Uber or Lyft, these checks often have limitations on the criminal offenses that would disqualify an applicant.

According to current and former drivers, the amount of training Uber or Lyft provide is limited. As a result, rideshare drivers are often left ill-equipped to protect the safety of passengers. 

In response to public outcry, Uber and Lyft have recently given drivers training that focuses on preventing human trafficking and sexual violence.  Yet there has been nothing done by ridesharing companies to address unsafe and dangerous drivers.

What are the Insurance Requirements For Rideshare Services?

All drivers need car insurance, but rideshare drivers must also get insurance from Uber or Lyft. This rideshare insurance can provide coverage for accident-related injuries, property damage, and vehicle damage.   Depending on whether a driver is logged on to the app. or in the process of picking up a passenger, different insurance coverage will apply.  Below are just some examples of the different insurance overages that apply based on the circumstances surrounding the accident.  However, keep in mind that new state and local laws are constantly emerging, and may greatly affect your rights to compensation. 

How much insurance coverage does my Uber/Lyft Accident policy contain?

Liability and insurance coverage for rideshare accidents depends on the accident type and the ride status.

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Uber/Lyft Accidents While Not Logged into The Rideshare App

Drivers who are contracted by Lyft, Uber, or any other rideshare company are only eligible for rideshare insurance coverage when they are logged into their app. If drivers get into an accident on their own time and not while logged into the app., they can only seek coverage through their personal auto insurance policy.

Uber/Lyft Accidents While Logged Into The Rideshare App Without Passengers

Drivers waiting for a ride request on their rideshare app may qualify for certain coverage.

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person

  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident

  • $25,000 for property damages

Uber/Lyft Accidents While Logged into The Rideshare App And Waiting For A Request

Lyft, Uber and other rideshare drivers have the same coverage when they are using their app and accepting work.

Rideshare Accidents During A Trip Or En Route to A Ride Request

 

Insurance is available for both the driver and passengers once the driver accepts a ride request through the Uber/Lyft app. This coverage continues to apply until the passenger(s) has fully left the vehicle and the trip is complete.  Uber and Lyft have similar insurance plans for accidents that happen during or on the way to a ride request.  These plans include the following:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability

  • The amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and first-party injury insurance differs by state.

  • Contingent comprehensive and collision, up to actual cash value of the vehicle ($2,500 deductible)

Uber and Lyft are insured for up to $1 million for any harm caused to passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians.

 

Rideshare companies offer insurance that covers vehicle damage caused by an accident, up to the car's value.  This collision coverage is intended to cover damage to your vehicle.  Usually the rideshare driver has to pay the first $2,500 before the collision insurance covers the rest.

Uninsured/Underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance covers bodily injuries to the rideshare driver. In addition, this coverage extends to injuries sustained by rideshare passengers or any other individuals involved in the accident.  This coverage provide compensation above and beyond the $1,000,000 liability coverage provided to third parties.    However, the amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage can vary widely from State to State.

What are my rights following a rideshare accident?

If your Uber or Lyft driver has an accident while you're riding, specific coverages will be in effect. You could get up to $1,000,000 for injuries caused by an Uber or Lyft driver's carelessness, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case.  This will depend on several factors, such as if the Uber or Lyft driver is deemed at fault, the extent of your injuries, and other circumstances surrounding the crash.

If you are a Uber or Lyft driver, you will not be covered by the 1 million dollar third-party liability coverage.  This means that rideshare drivers are often left relying on the other drivers’ insurance or on any uninsured/underinsured bodily injury coverage provided by Uber or Lyft.  Unfortunately, this varies greatly from State to State.

How long do I have to file a rideshare accident claim?

A personal injury attorney is one of the first people you should ideally contact in the event of a rideshare accident, in addition to your rideshare company, the police, and 9-1-1 for medical assistance. In most legal cases, the sooner you contact an attorney to begin the claim filing process, the better. As with all legal claims, there is often a legal time limit for filing your claim.  This is known as the statute of limitations.  The Statute of Limitations applicable to your case will vary based on where your Uber of Lyft accident occurred.  For example, if your accident occurred in Florida after March 24, 2023, you only have 2 years from the date of accident to file a lawsuit.  However, if your accident occurred in New York, then you would have 3 years from the date of accident to file a lawsuit.  If you have any questions regarding whether you can still file a claim for your accident, call us now at  (305) 709-8877 to speak with one of our top-rated rideshare accident lawyers.

How much is my rideshare accident case worth?

 

The value of a rideshare accident case varies based on the injuries and losses suffered.  Therefore, there is no set average value.  The best way to find out how much your case is worth is to contact a qualified rideshare accident lawyer.  You can also obtain a free case evaluation by submitting the form below.

What are the differences in filing an Uber claim vs. Lyft claim?

Uber and Lyft's claim handling processes can vary greatly.  As you may already know, Uber and Lyft both have different policies as it relates to how they treat and compensate their drivers. The same goes for how they treat drivers and passengers after an accident has occurred.

First: Who is the insurer?  Lyft uses companies like Allstate, Liberty Mutual, and more to insure their drivers involved in rideshare accidents. Uber uses companies like USAA, State Farm, Progressive, and more to insure their drivers involved in rideshare accidents.  

Second: Who is handling the claim?  Depending on the state your accident occurred in, rideshare companies take many different approaches to claims handling.  For example, in certain states Uber relies almost exclusively on its insurer for the entire claims handling process.  This can significantly affect the amount of any compensation you receive.

Third: How the claim is submitted? In some states you have to submit the claim through the Uber or Lyft app instead of directly to the insurer.  When your claim is first received can greatly affect your rights to compensation, especially if there are other injured parties in the rideshare accident.

 

Only an experienced rideshare lawyer can help explain to you how this can affect the value of your claim. 

Will I lose access to my Uber or Lyft services if I file a claim?

Many people who drive for ridesharing services have concerns about taking any action they believe may jeopardize their employment. Many people don't know their rights, which can cause more uncertainty and confusion.

Understanding your rights after an accident can be difficult, especially when working for a big company like Uber and Lyft.  However, keep in mind that rideshare companies cannot penalize drivers who bring valid personal injury claims. The law protects your right to file a claim for injuries under the ridesharing company's insurance policy.

The same applies for any passengers involved in a rideshare accident. Uber and Lyft cannot legally remove you from the app. for filing a valid injury claim. 

Contact Our Top-Rated Rideshare Accident Lawyers

At The G Law Group, P.A., we work on a contingency basis to ensure there are no financial barriers to obtaining the legal assistance you need. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers specialize in cases stemming from rideshare accidents.  We understand the complexities and challenges you can face in the aftermath of such an unwelcome event. Whether you are a Lyft or Uber driver or a passenger, we steadfastly fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.  Our top-rated sexual assault lawyers also specialize in holding anyone that does something inappropriate during a ride accountable.

 

Our service is client-focused, providing crucial legal support when you need it most, with an unwavering commitment to prioritizing your interests.  Call us now at (305) 709-8877 to speak with one of our top-rated rideshare accident lawyers.  You can also submit the form below for a 100% free case evaluation.  We are here to fight for you!

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