Your car was not running well, so you thought you’d take an Uber to work that day. Your office isn’t far, so you weren’t worried about the cost. It was just like any other day of your life, so the last thing you were thinking about was being injured in a Florida car accident. Regrettably, accidents can happen any day at any time. Even when you’re on the way to work.

The Uber driver was out late the night before. They were a little sleepy, and their reflexes weren’t operating at peak performance. They didn’t register the yellow light until it was too late and the light had turned red. By then, they determined it was too late to stop. They made a poor determination. They smashed into another vehicle, and you were seriously injured.

Who Is Responsible for Your Rideshare Accident?

The above example shows you that an accident can happen quickly. Sometimes, it’s easy to figure out who is responsible. Other times, it can be difficult. Your Uber driver could be held liable if you are harmed in an accident. The company of Uber can also sometimes be liable for an accident.

You have to figure out who caused the accident. If the Uber driver was at fault, their insurance can be made to cover the accident and your losses. Sometimes, Uber’s insurance can also be used to pay your damages. 

Damages You Could Receive Financial Compensation For

After a crash involving an Uber or Lyft driver, you are likely experiencing life hardships. You could be struggling to overcome financial issues, such as lost income, medical bills, transportation costs, or property loss. In addition to your financial losses, you are also entitled to compensation, in most cases, for your non-economic losses. 

For example, you could be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following your accident. You could be unable to enjoy your life right now due to your injuries. You could even be permanently disabled. You can be compensated for these issues, and you should be compensated for them.

Here is a list of common losses that car accident victims face:

  • Lost income and lost earning capability

  • Medical costs

  • Cost of physical therapy

  • Mental trauma and cost of treatment

  • Lost life enjoyment

  • Property loss

  • Pain and suffering

  • Disability

  • Scarring and disfigurement

Connect with a Florida Rideshare Accident Attorney

You can sue when you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident not of your making. You will need to prove fault, prove your damages, and prove the severity of your injuries. It’s easier to handle a rideshare accident lawsuit when you have a legal professional on your team. 

Your lawyer can help by investigating your accident, collecting evidence, putting your case together, negotiating with insurance companies, and working to get you the justice and compensation you need. Call Gross & Schuster, P.A. at 850-434-3333 to talk to a Florida rideshare accident lawyer. You can also fill out the form below to reach our firm.