Tampa Lyft Accident Lawyer

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Have you suffered injuries in a Lyft accident in Tampa? It is possible to hold the responsible party liable for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can fight for the full amount available with the help of a Tampa personal injury lawyer at Boohoff Law.

While you focus on recovery, we will take on the insurance companies and legal system on your behalf, helping you understand the full value of your claim and all of your options.

Our team can fight to get you the outcome you deserve.

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Lyft Accident Lawyer in Tampa

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Who We Are

At Boohoff Law, we recover millions for our clients every month. We represent people and families who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have years of experience in successfully settling car accident claims. We aim to get our clients the justice and financial compensation they deserve.​

Why Hire Us?

We’ve proudly stood up for injured clients in the Tampa Bay area for years. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of happy clients. Our firm is ranked in the top 10 in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

We can put our decades of experience and resources to work for you. Our results-driven approach has made us one of Tampa’s top-rated law firms. If you’ve suffered an injury in a Tampa Lyft accident, you deserve a team who will skillfully fight by your seat. Our firm’s attorneys and legal team will fight for your rights against insurance companies and the legal system.​

Why Injured Lyft Riders in Tampa Should Contact Boohoff Law for Help

Ridesharing apps like Lyft appear to be here to stay. These options provide convenient, affordable, and comfortable ways to get around Tampa for those without cars or who don’t want to deal with driving and parking. It is also theoretically possible to reduce drunk driving by using rideshare services; partygoers can leave their cars at home and take a Lyft to and from their evening destination.

Despite all its benefits, this new mode of transportation also poses a higher risk of auto accidents. As more people opt to catch a Lyft rather than take public transportation, more traffic congests Tampa roads. Furthermore, Lyft drivers may drive around town for hours at a time “deadheading” to pick up fares.

Several drivers spend all day on the road, while others log into the app after a full day at work. Both fatigue and drowsy driving are well-known dangerous driving behaviors among rideshare drivers.

In addition, Florida law has certain criteria to protect passengers from known drunk drivers or criminal offenders. Drunk driving accidents can occur while ridesharing. Still, ridesharing drivers can vary greatly in skill and experience. Tires, brakes, and other critical components are solely the vehicle owner’s responsibility, with no government regulation or oversight, despite the commercial nature of their driving.

Residents of the Tampa area rely on Lyft to get home safely regularly. Unfortunately, Lyft cannot guarantee a safe ride. Lyft drivers are just like other drivers when it comes to causing accidents.

These factors increase the risk of being in a crash with a Lyft driver. In the event you suffered an injury in an accident with a rideshare driver, what can you do? Do you have any protection if you are a Lyft passenger who suffers an injury in a collision?

The process of filing a ridesharing accident claim can be complex. Sometimes, proving who is responsible for paying your damages can be difficult. An experienced Tampa Lyft accident lawyer can guide you through these difficult issues as you recover from your injury.

Boohoff Law handles all aspects of your Lyft accident claim.

For example, we will:

  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Determine all parties responsible and their insurance policies
  • Defend yourself if the insurance company tries to undervalue your claim or blames you
  • As needed, consult experts in accident reconstruction, medicine, and other specialties

You don’t need the hassle of negotiating with the insurance company. Let us handle it. Having decades of combined experience, we know the tricks insurance companies will use to deny or diminish the value of your claim, and we won’t stand for it.

For a free case evaluation, contact us today.​

How Common Are Lyft Accidents in Tampa?

In recent years, ridesharing services like Lyft have become more prevalent. According to a recent survey, about 1.4 million Lyft drivers are on the road. People between the ages of 18 and 24 report using Lyft weekly. About half of users report using Lyft more than their vehicles.

It isn’t always straightforward to tell how common Lyft accidents are. Lyft drivers operate their own vehicles. Fatalities have increased in major cities since ridesharing companies entered the scene.

Since Lyft became available, traffic fatalities have increased by two to four percent yearly.​

How Much Will a Tampa Lyft Accident Case Be Worth?

The value of a Lyft accident claim hinges on the severity of the injury.

Additionally, the value of your case depends on:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Whether you can work during your recovery
  • Loss of wages and income
  • Property damage repair costs
  • Emotional pain and suffering

Insurance policy caps also limit compensation for motor vehicle accident victims. Insurance only covers up to the limits of the policy. In cases where the at-fault party lacks sufficient assets to make the difference, the victim may suffer.

In Lyft accident cases, liability insurance is different. Since Lyft drivers are independent contractors, not employees, Lyft is not liable for damage after an accident. However, Florida law requires them to provide insurance coverage for accident victims.

Depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident, Lyft insurance coverage may be available. When the Lyft app is off, the driver is like anyone else on the road. The driver’s policy must cover damages related to the accident.​

When the Driver Is Available To Accept A Lyft Ride

Lyft’s third-party liability coverage covers drivers using the Lyft app, so their auto insurance doesn’t apply.

The following coverage applies if a Lyft driver is available to accept a ride:

  • Each person has $50,000 in bodily injury coverage
  • Bodily injury coverage of $100,000 per accident
  • Property damage coverage of $25,000 per accident

Because a personal insurance policy won’t cover damages when the driver uses the vehicle for commercial purposes, this coverage is crucial.

Ride Accepted by a Driver

If the driver accepts a ride, the following insurance is available:

  • Third-party liability of $1 million
  • Liability coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists
  • Contingent collision coverage up to the actual value of the vehicle (with a deductible of $2,500)

This coverage applies when the driver transports a passenger in the Lyft vehicle. In addition, it applies while the driver is driving to pick up the Lyft passenger.

Suppose you are hit by a negligent rideshare driver while walking, bicycling, or riding another vehicle. In that case, your recovery options depend on the seriousness of your injuries and the driver’s status at the time of the accident. A driver who causes a crash that injures you while you are in a Lyft is also liable. You should hire a professional Lyft accident lawyer to represent you and ensure you pursue the right party for a successful outcome.

If another driver has hit you, the lawyers at our firm can help you file a claim against the at-fault driver.

How Can Lyft Accident Victims Get Compensation?

Under Florida law, Lyft accident victims can recover economic and non-economic damages.

The following are examples of economic damages:

  • Medications
  • Wages lost
  • Costs of future medical care
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Damage to property

Examples of non-economic damages include:

Victims can recover the full amount of their economic and non-economic damages. In rare cases, you can punish the responsible party with punitive damages.

We Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Lyft Accident Injuries

Depending on the circumstances, Lyft accident injuries can be as serious as any other auto accident injuries.

Whether you were a driver or a passenger, our team at Boohoff Law will fight for compensation for all of your Uber accident injuries, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Contusions, lacerations, and cuts
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

These injuries all need medical treatment, and victims might miss significant time from work. Some Lyft accident victims experience lasting effects or permanent impairments from their injuries, leading to long-term financial, physical, and emotional losses.

If your family member or loved one died in a fatal Lyft accident, we can also help you fight to recover damages for the wrongful death. While seeking compensation can never bring back your parent, spouse, or child, it can help you achieve justice for their untimely death and put you in a better financial position as you move forward from your loss.

No matter what claim you have – personal injury or wrongful death – never wait to contact our legal team for the help you need.

Tampa Lyft Accident FAQs

What Causes the Most Lyft Accidents in Tampa?

Lyft is a great way to get around Tampa, especially if you don’t know the area. The drivers have no specialized training, however. The chances of you getting into an accident are the same as if you drove yourself.

The chances of Lyft drivers causing an accident may be even higher. After all, they’re trying to make money. Their phones might distract them from the task at hand if they’re in a hurry.

The following factors contribute to Lyft accidents in Tampa:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of familiarity with the roads and traffic patterns
  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving aggressively
  • Drunk driving

It is also possible for Lyft accidents to happen due to road conditions in general. Weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, and malfunctioning traffic signals can also contribute to accidents.

Our lawyers can help you determine why you suffered an injury in a Lyft accident. When you’re ready to start, simply contact our law offices for your free case review.

How Can I Prove Negligence After a Lyft Accident?

A Lyft accident can involve negligent third-party drivers, rideshare drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. To recover damages, you must prove who was negligent.

Negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise reasonable caution to ensure the safety of others.

You must prove these things from a legal standpoint:

  • A duty of care existed
  • A breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

A driver speeding through a red light is an example of negligence. When negligence causes an accident, victims can seek compensation for their losses, including physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Is it Too Late to File a Lawsuit After a Lyft Accident?

The Florida statute of limitations gives you four years from your accident to file a lawsuit. Wrongful death claims have a two-year statute of limitations.

You likely cannot recover compensation if you miss this deadline. Don’t risk losing compensation due to a technicality. Hire us. Our Tampa Lyft accident lawyers will ensure your filings comply with all relevant deadlines.

Get a Free Consultation With a Tampa Lyft Accident Lawyer

Have you suffered an injury in an accident involving Lyft? Don’t leave money on the table. Contact a Tampa Lyft accident attorney at Boohoff Law to determine whether you are entitled to compensation. We offer 100 percent free consultations to all our prospective clients, so contact us today at (813) 725-5606 to talk to our Tampa Lyft accident lawyers.

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