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Panter, Panter & Sampedro is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to helping those injured in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in Miami. For over 30 years, our experienced accident trial attorneys have worked one-on-one with clients to successfully get the justice, recovery and compensation they deserve.

Miami Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys With the Experience You Deserve

Slightly more than a third of American adults have used a ridesharing service. An Uber or Lyft ride is a way for many people to get to work when their car is being repaired, and it is also a safe means of transportation for those who enjoy Miami’s vibrant nightlife. While most rideshare drivers are safe, accidents do happen.

When they do, they can leave passengers injured, or worse. That is where we step in. If you need a Miami Uber or Lyft accident lawyer, our experienced team can help. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is a leading personal injury law firm with dedicated lawyers that have extensive experience litigating rideshare accident cases against Uber, Lyft, and other services. Call us now at 305-662-6178 or REQUEST YOUR FREE CASE REVIEW.

What To Do If You Are Injured In An Uber or A Lyft While in Miami

Being involved in an Uber or Lyft accident can be a disorienting experience. In Miami, where ridesharing services are popular, knowing what to do after such an incident can be crucial in protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the necessary assistance. The following is a list of steps to take after an Uber or Lyft accident in Miami:

Check for injuries: Check yourself and others involved in the accident for any injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.

Ensure safety: Move to the shoulder of the road or other safe location, if possible, to avoid further risk of injury from oncoming traffic or other hazards.

Contact the police: Call the police to report the accident, regardless of its severity. A police report can be crucial for insurance claims and legal purposes. Once law enforcement has completed their police report, request a copy.

Exchange information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident, including the Uber or Lyft driver.

Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including any damages to vehicles and any visible injuries. This documentation can be valuable for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

Report the accident to Uber or Lyft: Contact Uber or Lyft to report the accident and initiate their internal review process. Provide them with all the relevant details of the accident.

Seek medical attention: Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s important to seek medical attention after an accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical professional can assess your condition.

Notify your insurance company: Inform your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with all the necessary details and cooperate with their investigation.

Avoid discussing fault: Refrain from admitting fault or making any statements that could be interpreted as an admission of fault. Stick to the facts when discussing the accident.

Consider legal representation: If you’ve been injured in the accident, consider consulting with a personal injury attorney who has experience with Uber and Lyft accidents. They can help protect your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

Common Rideshare Accident Injuries in Miami

Common injuries associated with rideshare (Uber and Lyft) accidents include whiplash, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Whiplash, a neck injury caused by a sudden jerking motion, is particularly common due to the nature of rear-end collisions, which are prevalent in urban areas where rideshares operate. Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, can also occur from the impact of a collision. Head injuries, ranging from concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries, can result from the force of the accident. Additionally, broken bones and spinal cord injuries can occur, leading to long-term disabilities and complications. These injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s life, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

There are many different injuries that can come from a rideshare accident. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Burns
  • Internal Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Road rash
  • PTSD

Filing A Lawsuit After Uber & Lyft Accidents in Miami

How Long Do I Have to File An Uber or Lyft Accident Claim?

On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 837 reducing Florida’s statute of limitations for general negligence cases from four years to two years. In other words, a lawsuit alleging negligence that accrued after March 24, 2023, must now be filed within two years of the date of the alleged negligence or the claim will be forever barred. This means that individuals who have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Florida typically have up to two years to file a claim for compensation for their injuries and damages. It’s important to note that this time limit is strict, and if a claim is not filed within the statute of limitations, the injured party may lose the right to seek compensation. Therefore, individuals involved in Uber or Lyft accidents in Florida must consult with an experienced personal injury attorney promptly to understand their rights and ensure they meet all necessary deadlines.

Who Is Held Responsible for An Uber or A Lyft Accident in Miami?

Usually, the driver is held liable for an accident. This makes intuitive sense, because the driver is operating the vehicle. Sometimes, the driver’s insurance policy is not adequate to compensate you for the injuries you suffered. In those instances, it is possible to sue Lyft or Uber. This is the reason that Uber and Lyft provide a $1 million liability policy. 

If the other driver is at fault, then they would be held liable for the accident. In this scenario, it would be treated similarly to a regular car accident.

How Do You Determine Liability In An Uber or Lyft Accident?

Car accident attorneys determine liability in Uber and Lyft accidents by examining various factors, such as the circumstances of the accident, the applicable laws and regulations, and the insurance coverage of the parties involved. To gather evidence, they often review police reports, witness statements, and medical records. Additionally, lawyers may investigate the driver’s history and training, as well as the maintenance records of the vehicles involved. In some cases, attorneys may also analyze data from the ridesharing company’s app, including GPS tracking and driver logs. By carefully examining these factors, car accident attorneys can build a strong case to establish liability and pursue compensation for their clients.

How Can An Miami Uber or Lyft Accident Attorney Help?

Uber is the largest rideshare company in the U.S., but just like any business, it they can be held liable for any neglect or wrongdoing. A good Uber accident and injury lawyer knows what it takes to help with your case. At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we have the knowledge and resources to provide aggressive representation against the likes of Uber to help secure just compensation for your injuries and other damages. When you have been injured in an accident, the only thing that you should have to worry about is getting better. It can be a traumatic experience, physically and emotionally. 

We have what it takes to get you a fair settlement. Our team has won many cases for individuals in Florida, and your case could be next. Dealing with the legal system can be difficult, especially if you have large corporations against you. We are with you every step of the way, and are ready to fight for you today. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Panter, Panter & Sampedro is among the leading personal injury law firms in South Florida. For more than 30 years, our Board Certified trial attorneys have represented individuals injured by negligent parties in cases of significant size and complexity across various practice areas.

    We are a different kind of law firm, with the legal skill and expertise needed to serve our clients, and an unwavering dedication to family values.

    We believe our success, both inside and outside the courtroom, is defined by what we care about — it’s that simple. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm — but more than that — it is a group of people that genuinely cares about protecting the rights of individuals suffering as a result of wrongdoing and negligence.

  • With a track record of success in working closely with each client, our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of accident victims and their families over the course of three decades. We guide our clients through the entire legal proceedings, from filing the initial complaint to assisting with the proper distribution of funds once compensation is awarded.

    Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip-and-fall, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and more.

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro’s proven team of civil trial lawyers are relied upon by the Miami and South Florida community to protect their rights and ensure justice is served by securing the best verdicts and recoveries possible.

    When our firm takes on a personal injury claim, we aggressively represent our clients and fight for the maximum compensation under the law. Rest assured that no matter how difficult the case, we are prepared to serve as your most ardent legal advocates and welcome the opportunity to hold the culpable parties accountable.  

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro proudly serves residents throughout South Florida — including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

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    We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial status, should have access to sound legal counsel as they exercise their right to pursue justice and redress any harm or wrongdoing.

    At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, all our services are offered on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that any payment to the firm completely depends on whether our efforts result in a financial recovery for our client.

    Any lawyer’s fees for representing the client will be deducted from the final personal injury settlement in the client’s case or from the damages awarded after a favorable verdict, in the event that the client’s case goes to trial.

    In general, attorneys can receive up to one-third of the gross amount of a pre-suit settlement or 40% of the gross settlement recovery once a Defendant files an answer to a lawsuit. These rules are regulated by the Florida Bar, and the following summarizes our contingency fee policy:

    • Client enters into an agreement granting legal authority to the firm to represent the client in exchange for attorneys fees paid in the form of a percentage of the total recovery.
    • The firm assumes all up-front financial costs and risk associated with litigating the case. All of these expenses are paid by the firm, and are only repaid if a recovery is won.
    • The client pays no fees whatsoever, hourly or otherwise.
    • The firm’s contingency fee percentage varies based on the type of case, level of complexity, and the foreseeable resources required to litigate it properly.
    • Every case is unique, but the contingency fee percentage is always clearly agreed upon by both parties and documented in writing upon retaining our services.
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    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.

    Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Personal injury cases can involve:

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