Near retirement communities, recreational areas, and the Orlando metropolitan area, Leesburg sees its fair share of traffic. While ostensibly a way to alleviate commutes and combat drunk driving, rideshares can actually increase accidents.
If you were hurt in such a crash, our Leesburg rideshare accident lawyers can pursue compensation to cover medical bills, income losses, and other consequences. Bogin, Munns & Munns is prepared to take your case as far as necessary to obtain appropriate damages.
How Does a Lawyer at Our Firm Help in Rideshare Accident Cases?
If you were hurt in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company, our personal injury lawyers offer:
- Assistance in understanding paperwork and policy terms
- Help with getting care and repairs following an accident
- Representation in interactions with insurance, drivers, and the rideshare company
- Negotiation for a settlement that reflects your losses
- Experience with Florida law dating back to 1979
- Hundreds of positive reviews from past clients
- Emphasis on easy and regular communication
- Over 100 staff members to provide resources and support
- Availability 24/7 and responsive to calls and emails
Those are the foundational services for each case. We also personalize our approach, determining our course based on your injuries, those involved, and what you need to move forward.
We Identify Possible Liable Parties
We can evaluate evidence like police reports, traffic camera footage, and bystander accounts to determine your rideshare crash’s cause. Examples include distracted or impaired driving, failure to yield, speeding, and tailgating. From there, your car accident attorney can determine whose negligent actions leave them liable.
Even if it’s clear that a rideshare driver played a role, you may need help determining if the driver or the company is responsible for your losses. If the driver was logged into the Uber or Lyft app but did not have a ride request, they have less company insurance coverage than if they were logged in and transporting or en route to a customer.
Those responsible for your accident could extend beyond Uber or Lyft. In fact, other possibilities include:
- Other drivers
- Product manufacturers
- Government entities
- Property owners
If you were in a rideshare and hit by another driver, we can hold that driver liable. Equipment failures or defective auto parts can contribute, making manufacturers responsible. Likewise, property owners or governments are sometimes negligent if they don’t maintain roads. At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we explore all compensation options.
We Identify Changes in Your Life for Compensation
Our evaluation isn’t just to piece together events. We want to know the fallout to review settlement offers with full awareness of your losses. To understand the accident’s effects, we consider:
- Health and age
- Medical history
- Side income
- Earning ability
All victims deserve compensation after a crash. From losing spousal intimacy to needing long-term rehabilitative care, we work with you to take stock of how this injury changed your life.
To consult with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer serving Leesburg, call 855-780-9986
How Do Rideshare Collision Injuries Translate into Damages?
By evaluating the aftermath of your accident, we can pursue personalized damages to cover losses like:
- Medical care and equipment
- Rehabilitation and recovery
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
A spinal cord injury victim may need changes to their home and vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair. A burn victim may need occupational therapy to regain mobility because of scarring over joints. Mental health issues like PTSD and depression also require care.
We can pinpoint what you need and fight to obtain it. Whether it’s an expense you’ve already shouldered and need reimbursed or a part of your recovery that you will need for years down the line, our rideshare accident lawyers pursue it in your Leesburg case.
Florida’s Serious Injury Threshold
For some rideshare accidents, you can receive some benefits through your own insurance policy under your personal injury protection (PIP). However, these benefits may not cover all your losses and don’t provide damages for pain and suffering.
To pursue additional damages, you need to have suffered a serious injury, according to Florida Statute § 627.737. That means you sustained:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfiguration
Don’t assume your injuries aren’t serious enough to warrant taking action against a negligent party. Our Uber and Lyft injury lawyers are familiar with Florida’s requirements and can determine your eligibility.
Fatal Rideshare Accidents
Forbes has reported a rise in accidents associated with Uber, Lyft, and rideshare companies. Rather than increasing safety, rideshares have increased injuries and fatalities by putting more cars on the road. Driver distraction is also a factor, as they need to check the app and look for passengers, taking their eyes off the road.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are often represented in these statistics, but any victim of a fatal rideshare accident deserves justice. If you lost a family member, you could pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to recover any of the damages already mentioned as well as funeral and burial expenses.
In addition, wrongful death cases provide compensation to help families with grief. Damages may acknowledge pain, loss of support and guidance, and changes caused by your loved one’s passing. Our wrongful death attorneys can explain more.
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What Are the Deadlines for a Leesburg Rideshare Case?
Generally, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit if you suffered serious injuries, according to Florida Statute § 95.11. For wrongful death, you have up to two years. However, you shouldn’t assume you have two or four years to file. Several factors can affect the deadline, so don’t wait to learn more.
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When Can You Hire a Rideshare Injury Attorney at Our Firm?
Today! The Leesburg rideshare accident lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns stand ready to guide you through the claims process. Contact us for your free case evaluation.