If you suffered injuries in a crash involving a rideshare driver, you might have options for seeking compensation. These collision cases are often challenging to navigate, but our team knows how to help accident victims seek financial recovery. A Vero Beach rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can take on your case, holding the driver responsible and pursuing a claim against the rideshare company’s insurer.

At Lulich & Attorneys, crash victims can speak to a member of our team for free. We offer complimentary initial consultations during which prospective clients can get answers to their questions, learn about their rights, and find out how our attorneys handle these cases. We can explain your options for pursuing compensation based on the circumstances of your crash and injuries.

How Lulich & Attorneys Fights for Clients After Vero Beach Rideshare Crashes

Elle Nichols, Vero Beach Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Lulich & Attorneys represents rideshare accident victims in Vero Beach, and we have experience handling cases like yours. We’re prepared to fight for the financial recovery you deserve. It can feel frustrating to pay for your medical bills, future care costs, and property damage expenses when you did not cause the accident.

We’re here to support you through every step of your case, handling tasks such as:

  • Speaking to the insurance company on your behalf
  • Collecting evidence of the accident
  • Gathering proof of your damages
  • Completing all the paperwork necessary for a claim or lawsuit
  • Keeping you updated on the status of your claim or lawsuit
  • Preparing you for court if we cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiations

Our attorneys know how important financial recovery is to crash victims. We do not think you should have to stress about economic matters while healing from your injuries, and you should not be responsible for bills stemming from a crash you did not cause. The at-fault driver and any other liable parties should pay for these costs.

Results for Past Clients

Our Vero Beach personal injury attorneys know how to go after results that matter, including these six-figure settlements:

  • $250,000.00 settlement for a motorcycle victim who was injured through no fault to his own. The accident resulted in serious injuries which led the victim to experiencing debilitating shoulder and back pain and resulted in a surgical operation. 
  • $275,000.00 settlement for a child who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The accident resulted in serious back pain, PTSD, and lifelong injuries as a result of the negligent driver. 
  • $150,000.00 settlement for an individual who slipped and fell after her roofing company failed to properly secure and repair her roof. She sustained permanent injuries to her neck, shoulder, and lower back. 
  • $250,000.00 settlement for a client who was negligently rear ended by a semi-truck which resulted in permanent back pain, shoulder pain, and ultimately resulted in a shoulder operation. 

We know that in the aftermath of a rideshare accident, you do not want to face any additional expenses. Your financial stress is understandable, and to avoid adding to this burden, our team works on a contingency-fee basis.

This benefits you in a couple of ways:

  • You do not pay us anything upfront when you hire our Vero Beach rideshare accident lawyer
  • Your lawyer does not accept out-of-pocket payments from you

Instead of paying us before we get started on your case, you do not owe us anything until we win or settle your case. Then, the payment we receive comes out of your final financial award, so you never pay us out-of-pocket.

We seek a payout after a Vero Beach rideshare accident by:

Sometimes, we use both of these tactics at the same time. We can sue the driver and/or rideshare company but continue to negotiate for a fair settlement with the insurance carriers. We can prepare your case for trial but work to settle it before the trial date arrives. If there is no settlement, our trial lawyers can present the case to the jury and ask them to award fair compensation.

You generally have up to four years to begin a personal injury lawsuit and two years to bring a wrongful death action in Vero Beach, according to Florida law. There are sometimes exceptions to this statute that could alter the deadline that applies in your case. You should contact our team as early in the legal process as possible so we can get started on your case before this deadline expires.

Our Lawyers Can Determine Who Pays for Your Damages After a Rideshare Collision

Vero Beach accident victims generally have no-fault insurance coverage to pay a portion of their basic losses after a crash. This is because state law requires all drivers to have a personal injury protection (PIP) policy that covers up to 80 percent of their medical care and 60 percent of their lost income following an accident. This policy should pay out regardless of who caused the crash.

Under Florida law, those with serious injuries also have the option to pursue fault-based damages.

The statutory threshold includes:

  • An injury that limits a significant bodily function or part
  • Lasting scarring or disfigurement
  • Injuries with a major risk of death
  • Injuries that lead to partial or total disability for at least 90 days

When pursuing a fault-based claim with a rideshare driver, which insurance company pays for your damages depends on what the driver was doing at the time of the crash.

The Rideshare Company May Be Responsible for Compensating You

Both Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage for riders and others involved in crashes caused by their drivers. However, this insurance only pays during certain parts of the journey.

Generally, the coverage applies as follows:

  • If the driver is not signed on to the rideshare app, their own auto liability policy is effective
  • Once they sign on, their policy is primary, but the rideshare company provides a secondary liability policy
  • If the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in their vehicle, a $1 million liability policy is in effect

This means we must determine what was happening on the app when the collision occurred. Sometimes, this is not a problem. When our client was a rideshare passenger, we file a claim against the company’s liability policy. However, this is more complicated when there was no rideshare passenger, and the driver hit our client’s car.

Our attorneys know how to determine which insurance carrier and policy covers our client’s crash. Then, we take the necessary action to pursue compensation. We demand a fair payout from the insurer and can sue for compensation as necessary. We do not back down just because securing a payout is challenging. Our trial attorneys represent clients at jury trials regularly.

Recover Damages With Help From Our Vero Beach Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Our attorneys aim to recover fair compensation for our clients. This includes money for various losses they experienced because of their rideshare accident and injuries. We can identify your recoverable damages, document them, and determine an estimated settlement value before negotiating with the insurer to settle the case. This is essential to ensure we pursue the compensation our clients need and deserve.

Each case is different, but many of the same types of damages are available in all traffic accident claims or lawsuits. Some of your recoverable damages may include:

Medical Care Costs

Current and future medical bills and related expenses are covered costs in personal injury cases. Unlike PIP claims, your liability case should cover the full amount of these expenses up to the policy maximum. Rehabilitation, therapies, follow-up, and ongoing care are also included.

We estimate the cost of your future care, support, and treatment to ensure you do not have to pay this out of pocket. Generally, we submit receipts to show these expenses. They could include travel expenses for treatment, parking at the hospital, home renovations for mobility reasons, and more. Our team can assess your receipts to determine what might qualify.

Income Losses

Many accident victims find the lost income from missing work to be one of the most stressful financial aspects of their injuries. When you do not work, you likely do not receive a paycheck. Your compensation may pay for your missed income. In addition, you could receive compensation for diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job.

Property Damage

If your vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the crash, you could receive compensation for the repair or replacement. This could include many types of property, such as your eyeglasses, smartphone, laptop, and other expensive personal items.

Non-Economic Damages

Your settlement could include compensation for non-economic damages. They cover the psychological and physical pain and suffering endured because of the crash and injuries. Other non-economic damages may include loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish.

Wrongful Death Damages

Our Vero Beach rideshare accident attorneys also handle wrongful death cases. When a victim passes away because of their rideshare crash injuries, their personal representative can file a wrongful death action on behalf of certain family members which may include the spouse, children, or parents of the decedent.

The personal representative in these cases is the executor of the will or administrator of the estate plan. If the decedent did not have a will or estate plan, the court will name someone to manage probate. This is the personal representative who will serve as the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Learn more about filing a wrongful death case during a free case consultation with our team.

Our Vero Beach Rideshare Accident Attorneys Build Compelling Cases Based on Negligence

Vero Beach Rideshare Accident Lawyer

At Lulich & Attorneys, our Vero Beach team handles many types of cases involving rideshare drivers.

This includes cases when:

  • The rideshare driver caused a crash with our client as a rider
  • The rideshare driver hit our client in another car
  • The rideshare driver hit our client, who was a pedestrian or bicyclist

To recover compensation in these cases, we need to show that the at-fault driver acted carelessly or recklessly and caused the crash.

This requires evidence to show:

  • The driver’s duty of care
  • How they breached that duty
  • How this was the proximate cause of the crash
  • That you suffered damages

These are the basic elements of negligence in any car accident case. In a rideshare accident case, we also may document which company the driver was working for and whether they were matched with a rider. Both the driver and the rideshare company might be liable in these cases.

Our Team Knows How To Gather Evidence in Rideshare Accident Cases

We generally begin our investigations by obtaining the accident report filed by the police officers on the crash scene. We might have access to reports from other agencies and the rideshare company, too.

Using information from the police report, we can take additional steps to understand what happened.

These steps could include:

  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Seeking video of the crash
  • Surveying the accident scene
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Obtaining relevant medical records
  • Calling in experts as needed
  • Documenting recoverable damages

With this evidence, we should have a compelling case to show what happened and how the driver’s negligence caused the crash. We can represent you in negotiations with the insurance company or use the evidence we’ve gathered to take your case to court.

If necessary, we can show the jury what happened and that the driver caused the crash. Most cases settle without going to trial. However, our trial lawyers do not hesitate to sue and prepare the case for court if necessary.

Let Lulich & Attorneys Take Action in Your Vero Beach Collision Case

Elle Nichols, Lawyer for Personal Injury in Vero Beach
Elle Nichols, Vero Beach Personal Injury Attorney

At Lulich & Attorneys, we know there is no one-size-fits-all answer to recovering fair compensation for our clients after a crash. We have to analyze the case facts and circumstances to determine the most appropriate legal avenue to pursue. Reach out to a Vero Beach personal injury lawyer.

Our team provides free case reviews for victims of rideshare accidents in Vero Beach. We know how to determine fault and liability in these cases, seeking compensation for our clients. We can assess your options and explain how we have approached cases similar to yours during your free consultation. Let’s discuss your case and begin pursuing justice.

Contact us today by dialing (772) 589-5500. Don’t wait to get started on your case. Call now.

Vero Beach Office

Address: 1612 20th Street,
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772-589-5500