No one expects to get into a car accident when they get behind the wheel or hop into the backseat of an Uber. Stroud Fenner Law Firm has been handling personal injury cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and commercial trucking accidents for the last 20 years. Since the start of Lyft and Uber, ridesharing accident cases have been on the rise and distracted driving crashes are more and more common with the every-day use of digital devices.
Drivers have a lot of responsibility while on the road and being distracted, even for just a moment, can cause serious problems that can last a lifetime. If you are hit by another motorist, whether they were speeding, texting, running a stop sign, or touching up their make-up, that driver’s negligent conduct on the road can cause you more than just physical pain and emotional suffering. Accident victims also suffer financial burdens because of another’s party’s careless conduct. In Florida, your auto insurance company typically will only cover 80% of medical costs, up to $10,000 under the Personal Injury Protection coverage required by state law. That still could leave you with quite a balance; why should you have the financial burden for injuries you didn’t cause?
Motorcyclists take a bigger risk than other motorists every day they ride. Motorcycles do not provide the same level of protection as cars or trucks and they are less likely to be noticed on the road. Injuries sustained by motorcyclists can be far worse and are more likely to be fatal.
Lyft or Uber Accident (Ridesharing Accident)
Lyft and Uber services provide an affordable way to quickly get around town or a safer alternative to get home after happy hour. Like many other commercial vehicle companies, both Lyft and Uber usually provide liability insurance coverage for their drivers and uninsured/underinsured coverage for the protection of their ridesharing passengers during the ride. Having multiple insurance companies involved can make ridesharing cases more complicated. If your accident involves a Lyft or Uber driver, or if you are the hired Lyft or Uber driver, you need a skilled and experienced ridesharing attorney at your side to get the compensation you may be owed after an accident
Commercial Vehicle Accident
If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to an accident involving a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle and the other driver was at fault, then you may also have a claim against the company that owns the truck, employs the driver, or contributes to the vehicle’s operation.
When you’re injured because of another’s negligence while driving, your world can be turned upside down. Missing work because of your injuries and having bills and medical costs piling up can leave you financially and emotionally distressed when you are simply trying to recover from your injuries. Let us help reduce the burden that has been thrown upon you by helping you recover the compensation you deserve from the party or parties at fault for your injury.
Compensation you may be entitled to:
- The amount of past and current medical bills
- The amount of future medical and recovery costs
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss wages of a spouse if they had to take time off to care for you
- Pain and suffering for physical, mental, and emotional injuries
The Stroud Fenner Law Firm will work with diligence, dedication and compassion to help you turn your world right-side up again.