Miami Uber Accident Lawyer & Lyft Attorney
When you use a ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft you put a lot of trust in the company. You assume that the company has done an adequate check on the driver and that you will arrive safely to your destination, after all you are paying for this service. Sometimes however, this doesn’t work as intended. If you are injured as a passenger, you could have a claim against the company’s insurance itself.
If you are in an accident while in one of these ride sharing services:
- Make sure emergency services are called on the scene. No matter how small the accident is, if you are in any kind of pain, make sure the emergency services are called on the scene.
- Make sure the police are aware it is a ride sharing service and that you are in fact injured and were a passenger.
- Attempt to get a police report number from the officer but if you cannot, that is fine, we can find the accident information. However, make sure to get as much information about your driver as possible.
In order for a lawsuit to go through to pay for your damages, you must seek medical treatment within the first two weeks.
For your initial treatment you have a couple of options. If you are seriously injured at the scene of the accident and require immediate medical attention request an ambulance to take you to a hospital straight from the accident scene. If you can drive/walk and do require medical attention, there are many urgent care centers around the state, which are usually more convenient than hospitals and not as busy.
The time after the initial treatment is where you should begin looking for a lawyer to handle your possible claim. Florida is a no-fault state, this means that your own insurance must cover the first $10,000 worth of treatment for your injuries. It does not matter whether you were at fault in the accident or if another driver was at fault, in this case the ride sharing service driver.
This is where the Miami Uber accident lawyer at Lolo Legal comes in, we will find the driver who’s at fault and what insurance they have. We will put this insurance company on notice; meaning that we will inform them that you are injured because of their insured and are seeking treatment.
We will also send letters to treatment facilities you require to get you back to 100% and let them know that you have a pending suit so they will not charge you until after you receive your settlement.
Once your treatment is complete we will compile all your medical records and send them to the ride service’s insurance along with a letter called a “Demand Letter”. A demand letter is basically a letter stating what your damages are (including medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.) and asking for the insurance to reimburse you for those damages. We will then go back and forth with the insurance company until they pay you an adequate amount you agree with. If the insurance company does not come up with a number that is adequate then the process will move to the courts.
At no point will you have to pay anything out of your own pocket and we will not make any money unless you do. These type of cases are all handled on a standard contingency fee which most if not all attorneys of this type use. Because of this, we suggest you shop around different lawyers/law firms and see which is best for you.
At Lolo Legal, you will get transparency and 24/7 access to a Uber accident attorney in Miami which larger lawyers and firms cannot provide. But most importantly, to us and our customers is that we are down to earth regular people. We will talk to you like a normal person and not try to confuse you with legalese. But really, the best way to see what we are about is to come and visit your Lyft accident attorney in Miami so call/text/email us today to set up your free consultation.