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Rideshare accident and personal injury law firm in Sarasota, Florida.

RIDESHARE ACCIDENT

While rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are incredibly convenient, it's important to remember that their drivers are just like any other driver on the road. That means that they're just as susceptible to being involved in an accident.

If you're unlucky enough to be involved in a rideshare accident, there are a few things you should do immediately after that accident happens such as:

  • Try to get away from the scene of the accident to safety. If you can't move, make sure to stay still and wait for help to arrive.

  • Once you're in a safe place, it's time to start gathering evidence. Take pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved as well as any injuries you or your passengers have suffered. It's also important to get the contact information of any witnesses who saw what happened.

 

Rideshare companies are commonly liable for their drivers while they're driving on the road, so they have a fiduciary duty to their passengers to ensure their safety.

       With that being said, it's important to know that you have options if you're injured in an accident while riding in a rideshare vehicle.

One of those options is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver, but another option is to file a claim with the rideshare company's insurance carrier. Depending on who is labeled as the at-fault driver is where your case might become more complicated.

RIDE SHARE ACCIDENT CALL ATTORNEY KAYLA SHELDRICK.

For example, if the other driver is at fault and you file a claim with their insurance company, you might have a hard time getting the full amount of compensation you deserve. This is because insurance companies are for-profit businesses that want to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out on claims.

       On the other hand, if the rideshare driver is found to be at fault, you might have a better chance of receiving full compensation for your injuries. The reason for this is that most rideshare companies carry commercial insurance policies that provide coverage for their drivers in the event of an accident.

It's very common that you have an uber or a Lyft driver who enjoys conversation and ends up talking your ear off during the ride but rideshare drivers are not your friends.

       If you are in an accident with a rideshare driver, be sure to remain calm and courteous but firm. You will want to get their name and contact information as well as the name of their company. Once you have that information, you can begin to take the necessary steps to file a claim. Rideshare accidents can be complicated, so seek legal assistance right away to ensure you take the proper steps and get the compensation you deserve.

Here are 3 ways to help avoid an accident while driving as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle.

  • Keep your seatbelt on

  • Don't distract the driver

  • Stay calm and don't panic

  • Attorney KAYLA SHELDRICK is a personal injury lawyer who has represented clients in previous rideshare automobile accidents.

           Here at The Sheldrick Law Firm we handle just about any type of automobile accident especially rideshare service type of accidents. It is common for there to be a rideshare driver who is not paying attention to the road or may even be talking on the phone and not paying attention leading to an accident. These are all common things that can happen and when they do, you need a qualified lawyer to take a look at your accident case sooner than later.

           There are many things to consider when looking for the right lawyer for your accident case. You want to find someone who is experienced and has a proven track record of success. You also want to find someone who you feel comfortable with and who you can trust to represent you. An attorney that has already worked a case like yours or similar to your case is an attorney you should look further into. An attorney that is able to work on a contingency fee basis is also someone you may want to consider. This means that they do not get paid unless they win your case.

    Rideshare accident and personal injury law firm and lawyer Kayla Sheldrick

           If you or a loved one has been involved in a rideshare accident, contact our devoted personal injury lawyer today. We can help you understand your legal options and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 for a free consultation.

     

    We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The Sheldrick Law Firm

    Phone: (561) 440-7775

    Free Consultation

    Locations: Florida, New Jersey, New York

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