After a car accident, getting through the insurance process for medical help can be stressful, especially if there are multiple insurance companies involved. Having to consider the state’s policies on car accident insurance doesn’t help, either. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a rideshare accident and are watching the bills pile up, you may have additional options for compensation with the help of our rideshare accident lawyer.
Our Gainesville Uber accident lawyer can assess your options and put together a plan to recover compensation for you. With Bogin, Munns & Munns, you don’t have to juggle your health and your legal battle. We can handle everything from filing to negotiating with insurers while you focus on your recovery.
How Much Could I Recover In an Uber Accident?
It is possible for victims of an Uber accident to recover compensation, either through their own insurance or through additional insurance options. Every case is different, so it is difficult to say with certainty how much you could qualify for. Generally, the more severe your losses, the higher the financial award; however our team could conduct a thorough case evaluation to tell you more about how much your case could be worth.
Types of Compensation You Could Qualify For
Compensation can come in one of several forms, and could include the following:
- Damages for your damaged, lost, or destroyed property
- Compensation for the emotional effects of your accident
- Reimbursement for medical expenses like doctor visits, prescription medications, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medical equipment
- Compensation for lost wages if you missed work during your recovery
- Compensation for wages you will be unable to earn in the future
The circumstances of your accident, your insurance coverage, and your injuries may all impact which damages you are eligible to receive. Our team can assess your losses to determine what you can claim.
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What To Do In The Immediate Aftermath Of Your Uber Accident
Here are some steps you may want to consider that can help your health and your car accident case:
- Call the police and request emergency medical attention. The responding officer will conduct their own investigation into the cause of the accident. They may also help you gather evidence if you’re too injured to do so. EMTs can clear you or admit you for further treatment after they assess you for severe injuries. Some injuries can be difficult to detect on your own—be safe and get examined.
- If you’re well enough, get insurance and contact information. The responding officer can assist you with this if you need to get immediate medical help; however, if you can do it on your own, get information from every involved driver, eyewitnesses, and other passengers if necessary.
- Take photo and video evidence. Regardless of whether your car was involved, take pictures of each car in the collision, the accident scene, and your injuries. These can help insurance adjusters, your lawyer, or a jury to understand the severity of the accident.
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Uber Accidents Are Unique
Uber accidents are unique in several ways. There are typically more parties involved than in other accidents on the road, specifically because a rideshare service is being used. That means your driver, Uber, yourself, and other involved parties could all be left to sort out whose insurance will cover the accident.
Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Laws
As Florida is a no-fault state, a person does not have to prove that the other party is liable for their losses to be compensated by their own insurance. Most of the time, a person will use their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) to cover their medical expenses and property damage.
However, PIP does not cover more than about $10,000 worth of losses, nor does it award accident victims for their emotional and physical pain and suffering. If you qualify, your lawyer could help you pursue additional compensation for what PIP doesn’t cover.
Additional Insurance Options in Rideshare Accidents
If your lawyer decides you’re eligible to pursue compensation through the liable party, you may have to sort through several insurers.
In Uber accidents, if the driver is liable, their app status will determine which insurance they use to pay for bodily injury. For example, if their app is off or if they’re waiting for a request when they get into a collision, their personal insurance will come into play. If they’re delivering a passenger or have accepted a ride, Uber insurance will most likely apply.
However, there is the added complication of third-party motorists who may be liable. If another car collided with your Uber driver, their insurance will likely be the source of your additional compensation.
Insurance laws are inherently complex, but they are even more confusing in cases like these. Your lawyer can tell you more about your options and answer any questions you have when they accept your case.
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The Statute Of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents in Florida
The statute of limitations is based on state law. In Gainesville, Florida, the statute of limitations for vehicle accidents is four (4) years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11 (3)(a). This countdown starts on the date of the accident.
Some exceptions may apply that change the statute of limitations for your case. Your lawyer can keep you updated on any changes that may alter the timelines for your situation.
It’s important to file before this time limit expires. Filing past the deadline may get your case thrown out or barred. It may also give the insurer license to pay you a less-than-fair financial award.
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As the victim of an Uber accident, you may be suffering from injuries, property loss, and a great deal of uncertainty. You shouldn’t have to face these worries on your own. Our team at Bogin, Munns & Munns is available to discuss your case during a free consultation.
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