Florida Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers

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The Florida Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC can assist you if you are hurt in a rideshare accident or otherwise harmed during a rideshare trip. We are experienced, seasoned litigators who will go above and beyond to achieve justice for you.

Our team of Florida car accident lawyers provides high-quality legal representation for passengers, pedestrians, and drivers who are hurt in Uber and Lyft accidents. Get compensated, and get the compensation you deserve.

To see how a lawyer can help you, contact us at (305) 520-5690 to discuss your case.

Legal Representation for Uber and Lyft Accidents

  • Compensation claims handled for Uber and Lyft accidents
  • We take care of investigating and gathering evidence, interacting with company representatives, and negotiations
  • Full-serve legal representation – whatever needs to be done for your case, we are an experienced team that can take care of it
  • Addressing unique laws that apply to rideshare claims and legal procedures that may need to be addressed, like arbitration
  • Understanding Florida’s complicated rideshare and car accident insurance coverages to determine how to claim compensation
  • Skilled litigators that have succeeded in handling claims that are factually and legally complex

The Maderal Byrne & Furst team fights for injured people who are hurt by others. Uber and Lyft accident victims have legal rights. They may access insurance policies that pay compensation. However, they must bring their case, demand their compensation, and pursue it. Our law firm handles all these tasks for our clients.

To discuss your claim and start today, call (305) 520-5690 or send us a message.

Who May Receive Uber or Lyft Accident Compensation

If you are an:

  • Uber passenger
  • Lyft passer
  • Driver in another vehicle
  • A passenger in another vehicle
  • Pedestrian, bicyclist, or bystander

Then you may qualify for Uber/Lyft accident compensation.

For rideshare drivers, the exact insurance coverage available depends on fault. Both Uber and Lyft offer collision coverage with a deductible. Our lawyers can investigate the accident and all opportunities for a victim to receive compensation.

How do rideshare accidents occur?

Rideshare drivers are subject to the rules of the road. All drivers have a duty to be cautious based on a reasonable person standard. There are additional burdens on Uber and Lyft drivers that relate to the specific functions of providing a rideshare service.

Examples of fault for a rideshare accident may include:

  • Looking at the app or interacting with it while driving
  • Stopping in an unsafe place to embark or disembark passengers
  • Not having working seatbelts
  • Having too many occupants in the vehicle
  • Unsafe backing up, parking, or pulling into traffic
  • Careless driving, being in too much of a hurry
  • Speeding, driving too fast for conditions
  • Traffic violations
  • Drunk and drugged driving
  • Road rage
  • Driving for too many hours without a break

Fault may be complex when a rideshare accident occurs. Our lawyers will investigate and gather evidence of what happened. We know how to seek information from reluctant witnesses.

Florida rideshare laws require the driver to provide insurance information. The rideshare company must provide records of driver activity in the 24-hour period surrounding the accident. We will pursue this information to evaluate and prove your case.

Uber and Lyft Accident Laws in Florida

Florida regulates rideshare companies in Florida Statutes § 627.748. They are called Transportation Network Companies. Rideshare laws regulate many different topics, including fare disclosures and minimum qualifications for drivers.

Drivers have insurance requirements. They may satisfy the requirements through insurance provided directly by the rideshare company.

When the driver is logged into the app but is not giving a ride:

  • $50,000 – death/bodily injury liability per person
  • $100,000 – liability per incident
  • $25,000 – property damage

During a ride, the rideshare driver must have the following:

  • $1 million liability coverage for death, bodily injury, and property damage
  • Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage that meets the minimum coverage amounts required for a limousine
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as required by Florida Statutes § 627.727
  • Proof of the required insurance to provide in the event of an accident

Uber and Lyft both advertise their $1 million insurance guarantee. If the rideshare driver is responsible for the accident, the insurance should apply because of liability. Additionally, if another driver is at fault for the accident, the funds may be accessible through uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The exact compensation awarded depends on the individual injuries and losses of each victim.

How our lawyers represent you

As part of our representation in your case, our lawyers investigate the many insurance policies that may apply. There may be multiple drivers involved in the crash. There may be several insurance coverages to pay benefits.

We determine what insurance exists, what coverage applies, and where to look for payment. We prove your right to compensation and your damages.

What to do When an Uber or Lyft Accident Occurs

When an Uber/Lyft accident occurs:

  1. Get to a place of immediate safety.
  2. Seek medical attention right away.
  3. Get the identification, vehicle, and insurance information for the Uber or Lyft driver.
  4. Ask for names and contact information for everyone involved and witnesses. Get license and insurance information for all other drivers.
  5. Take photos of the accident scene, if possible.
  6. Report the accident to the rideshare company. Simply say that the accident occurred and that you have injuries.
  7. Continue to receive medical care. Keep documentation of any losses that you have. Write down information you may forget.
  8. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. We can start your case right away.

Can I sue Uber or Lyft?

If you are hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be able to take legal action to receive compensation. Florida car accident laws apply to rideshare drivers, and rideshare companies have insurance requirements. You may legally pursue the compensation you deserve when you are hurt in a rideshare accident.

How much does Uber/Lyft pay in settlements?

Uber and Lyft pay settlements based on the victim’s damages, legal liability, and applicable insurance policies. A settlement depends on the losses that the victim has sustained in their individual case.

To see what you may receive in an Uber or Lyft settlement or award, contact us for a personalized review of your case.

Schedule a Consultation to Talk to an Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

See how our experienced legal team at Maderal Byrne & Furst can provide quality legal representation to achieve justice for you. To talk to a Florida Uber/Lyft accident lawyer, call (305) 520-5690 or message us online.

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I have not encountered better legal thinkers and strategists. John has worked many large cases, going all the way back to his time as a federal prosecutor. Excellent in trial.

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Our Cases

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$66 Million commercial arbitration

$66 million awarded to our client in a confidential commercial arbitration agreement

$26 Million Ponzi Scheme Class Action

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$4 Million Auto Accident

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$3.9 Million Wrongful Death

$3.9 million confidential wrongful death recovery

$2.5 Million Stolen Funds Tracked

$2.5 million in stolen funds tracked to and frozen in Germany on behalf of corporate client

Why Hire Us?


Recognized leaders in complex litigation who have secured multiple multi-million dollar settlements, and court-appointed leadership positions.

High-Quality Representation

Your case will be handled by an experienced team of seasoned trial lawyers who have experience prosecuting and defending federal criminal cases as well as litigating national mass-tort matters.

Constant Communication

Our team will keep you updated on the status of your legal situation throughout the duration of your case. You will always be kept in the loop through every development in your case so that you can make informed decisions.

Above & Beyond

Our legal team will go above and beyond for your case, ensuring we do everything legally allowed to achieve a favorable result in your case.

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