Lyft Accident Lawyer Tampa, Florida
Jeff Murphy Law is the kind of Lyft accident lawyer Tampa, Florida individuals and families should turn to for informed legal guidance and honest advocacy. For years, our firm has been protecting the rights of victims who suffered harm at the hands of another person (or entity). We are recognized for our knowledge, experience, and dedication to our clients. This drive has enabled us to build a sound reputation known amongst the Tampa legal system.
What is Lyft?
Lyft is a rideshare service that connects people to a driver through a mobile application. Users can input their ride request, and a driver in the area will accept it. The service is similar to Uber and is very popular in Florida.
Although widely used, Lyft, like other rideshare services, has caused legal concerns; particularly when it comes to accidents. As a Lyft accident lawyer in Tampa, Florida, we know of many cases that involve both locals and tourists who were unaware of their legal rights after a collision in a rideshare vehicle. Some questions that often arise include:
- Who is held responsible?
- Whose insurance policy will cover me?
- What is the maximum policy limit available?
- Should I call the Lyft corporate offices to report what happened?
- Should I talk with Lyft if they try to contact me?
- What kind of legal action should I take?
- At what point should I call a Lyft lawyer in Tampa, Florida?
It is important to understand that anyone involved in a Lyft accident has legal rights. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available. Although there are limited precise laws regarding rideshare services, accident claims that involve Lyft typically will fit into personal injury law. For this reason, you should choose an auto accident lawyer in Tampa, Florida who handles personal injury claims.
Are Lyft Drivers Insured?
When it comes to insurance coverage and Lyft drivers, this is a complicated topic that should be personally addressed during a consultation. Generally speaking, Lyft drivers are not employees of Lyft. This means that it is certainly possible for Lyft, and their team of lawyers, to deny any wrongdoing, and make a claim that they should not be included in the claim. That being said, Lyft does provide some coverage to both the driver and passenger. Whether you will be covered by Lyft will depend on what happened.
Jeff Murphy Law: We Fight for Victims of Lyft Accidents
Not only are our lawyers well versed in personal injury law, but also the rights that apply to victims of rideshare accidents. We are ready to provide you with honest legal advice and a supportive ear to listen to your worries and questions. Lyft is not a company that you should attempt to tackle on your own. They have a team of lawyers who are very good at their job – which may be to deny you any compensation that is deserved. By having a lawyer on your side, you can feel peace of mind in knowing your case is in good hands. For a consultation with a Lyft accident lawyer in Tampa, Florida, call Jeff Murphy Law.
Why It’s Important to Consult an Attorney if You’ve Been Injured in a Rideshare Accident
Whether you’ve been injured in an accident while riding as a passenger in a Lyft, an Uber, or while using another rideshare service, it’s important to connect with the experienced Florida legal team at Jeff Murphy Law as soon as you can. Why? There are a few reasons why you need to make contact with a Tampa, FL Lyft accident lawyer without delay. First, because evidence at the scene can become compromised within minutes. The sooner you connect with us, the sooner we can preserve evidence that will likely strengthen your case.
Second, there are multiple insurance policies in play when you are involved in a rideshare accident. Most of the time, your financial recovery will be impacted by decisions made by the rideshare company, the insurance company representing the driver of your rideshare, and the insurance company representing any other drivers involved in the accident. Each of these insurance providers will work to protect their bottom line by passing as much financial responsibility onto the other insurance companies as possible. As a result, unless you have an experienced advocate on your side, chances are that you will be shortchanged by each of the companies in turn. Additionally, you will serve your interests best by avoiding contact with any insurance providers until after you’ve spoken with our firm’s Tampa, FL Lyft accident lawyer. What you say in a statement to an insurance provider can affect the strength of your case. Also, accepting a settlement offer before we’ve evaluated whether it’s fair or not could limit your ability to demand additional compensation once your case has been properly evaluated.
Third, the aftermath of an accident can be disorienting. Your job, first and foremost, is to focus on your recovery. By allowing our team to handle the legal “heavy lifting,” you will place yourself in a position to be less stressed, more rested, and more fully healed in a quicker amount of time.
What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney’s Services?
When passengers are injured in rideshare accidents, it is virtually unheard of that they would be tagged with any kind of responsibility for the accident. Unless you somehow intentionally distracted the driver or otherwise interfered with the safe operation of the vehicle, you almost certainly bear no responsibility for what happened to you. As a result, your injuries, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses should be covered by your insurance settlements and/or personal injury lawsuit settlements. Your attorneys’ fees will likely be covered by your settlements. Our firm understands that accident victims deserve sound legal representation, regardless of whether they have limited means or not. We can clarify our fee system when you meet with us for a consultation. However, you shouldn’t hesitate to explore your legal rights because you’re concerned about legal fees. Chances are that your settlements will cover them anyway.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, please connect with our firm’s Tampa, FL Lyft accident lawyer today. We’re honored to advocate on behalf of accident victims and we do so with dedication, compassion and focus. We look forward to speaking with you.