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Uber/Lyft drivers aren’t professional drivers. If you or someone you love were hurt in a Uber/Lyft accident, a dedicated Tampa Uber accident attorney from Franchi Law can help. Our practice is dedicated to assisting accident victims get the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
The initial consultation is free and confidential. If our team of car accident lawyers in Tampa doesn’t successfully settle your case, there are no fees. Schedule your consultation with a Tampa Uber accident lawyer now to learn how we can help you.
Causes of Uber/Lyft Accidents in Tampa
Rideshare options Uber and Lyft are popular in Tampa and the surrounding areas. With over 33,000 accidents in Tampa each year, almost 600 of those accidents result in fatalities, and with Uber and Lyft drivers being no more qualified than the average driver on the road, it’s easy to see how rideshare drivers get in just as may accidents as other drivers.
All rideshare drivers do is meet the qualifications of the rideshare companies, download the app, make sure they have the proper insurance, and begin driving. Studies of ridesharing accidents have shown that the most common causes of these accidents that injure passengers include:
- Not driving appropriately for road conditions, such as roadside construction, low visibility, and poor weather
- Inexperienced driver
- Driving while tired. Drowsy driving accounts, nationally, for around 1,550 fatalities each year; many rideshare apps provide their contract drivers a guaranteed payment if they are logged in and driving for at least 60 hours each week. This appears to encourage their drivers to keep going when they are too tired to safely continue.
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence
- Faulty vehicle parts or failure to perform sufficient maintenance on the vehicle
- Violence of the driver due to an insufficient background check
Uber/Lyft Accidents: Who Is at Fault?
Uber and Lyft accidents become convoluted when it is time to determine liability, or, who is at fault. Obviously, it could be as simple as only the rideshare driver. Yet, if another vehicle caused the wreck, there could be another party. If there was a faulty vehicle part that failed on the vehicle, there could be another party to include.
Determining liability is best left to an experienced Tampa Uber accident attorney who can help you gather evidence and assist you with your claim.
Will the Insurance Company Treat You Fairly?
While you do have the option to handle your own claim, it’s imperative that you keep in mind that there could be more than one insurance company to deal with. The driver will likely have their own insurance policy as the rideshare company requires. Then, the rideshare company has its insurance policy. Additionally, if another driver happened to be involved in the accident, you’ll have a third insurance company.
This situation can easily become complicated and confusing, and insurance companies may send you in circles without proper legal representation, which is why it is necessary to have a Tampa personal injury attorney on your side.
How a Tampa Uber Accident Lawyer Can Help You
A former law enforcement officer, William Franchi has the investigation experience that makes him the natural choice to assist in your Uber or Lyft accident claim. He takes the time to listen and investigate and will fight on your behalf for your fair treatment.
Call a Tampa Uber accident lawyer today to set up a complimentary consultation. We are so confident we can help you, that we promise, if Franchi Law doesn’t successfully recover for you, you don’t pay. Schedule your first appointment today by calling (813)-800-4LAW.