West Palm Beach Ride-Sharing Accident Lawyers 

Injured in a rideshare accident in West Palm Beach? You’re in the right place. Speak with our Florida car accident lawyers, who have experience settling cases in West Palm Beach, Florida. We’re ready to fight for your legal rights and Demand More! Call ASAP for a 100% free consultation regarding your personal injury case.

In many circumstances, our clients are entitled to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs, and other expenses due to the negligence of others. Most personal injury cases are settled outside of court. But, if we must go to trial, we’re ready. Our Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a prestigious accreditation only 1% of all Florida lawyers have achieved, will act on your behalf to get the job done.

Voted ‘Best of the Best’ in the personal injury category of The Palm Beach Post, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers’ 30+ years of experience means we have what it takes to get you the help you deserve. We have been assisting injured accident victims all over Florida since 1993. 

Call our Florida attorneys now to discuss your car accident case and Demand More ®!

What to Do if You Were Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Rideshare transportation has become an increasingly popular method to travel. Whether riding to and from an airport or simply catching a ride home after a night out, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer a very convenient way to get around town. As an added benefit, the availability of rideshare drivers has helped reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on our roadways. While rideshare providers offer many advantages, there is always a risk that your rideshare driver gets involved in an accident. 

If you suffer an injury while riding as a passenger with an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages from that accident.

Injured victims may be entitled to money from a rideshare company’s insurer if their injury occurred while their Uber or Lyft driver was “on hire” and giving them a ride at the time of the accident. Typically, both Uber and Lyft have liability insurance policies to cover damages caused by rideshare accidents. Alternatively, if the driver didn’t turn on the ridesharing app at the time of the accident, the injured victim might need to seek compensation from the driver’s personal automobile insurance policy.  

Don’t Hesitate to Call 9-1-1

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver, make sure to call 9-1-1. Even if nobody is complaining of an injury at the accident scene, some injuries can take days to present symptoms. Sometimes you might be suffering from shock, so you won’t be able to tell if you have been injured unless your adrenaline subsides. Calling 9-1-1 is the best way to get medical professionals on the accident scene to evaluate your injuries. 

Reporting the accident to authorities is also important. While accident reports are not admissible as evidence in court, they may be valuable if you are negotiating with a rideshare company or an insurance company. You might also want to report the accident to the rideshare company to inform them that one of their drivers was involved in an accident.

Seek Medical Assistance

Depending on the accident’s severity, you may be transported to a nearby hospital or medical facility for treatment. If a physician hasn’t already seen you, you should probably schedule an appointment to make sure you address any injuries that require immediate medical treatment. Make sure to keep track of all your medical expenses because you may be entitled to reimbursement for those expenses as part of a personal injury claim.

Make Sure to Document Everything

It is important to keep a record of the important details surrounding an accident involving a rideshare driver. For example, you may want to collect and document the following:

  1. The time, date, and location of the accident;
  2. The name of all the parties involved, including the rideshare driver and rideshare company;
  3. Any insurance information for the drivers involved;
  4. Photographs or videos from the accident scene;
  5. The rideshare receipt, which is typically emailed to you from Uber or Lyft; and
  6. The license plate numbers for all vehicles involved in the crash. 

Write Down Information for Any Witnesses

If you were involved in an accident, chances are some people witnessed the crash. Witnesses may include nearby pedestrians, passing motorists, or onlookers from nearby restaurants or businesses. In some cases, eyewitness testimony can be incredibly helpful in pursuing a personal injury claim to hold a negligent party accountable for the damages they cause.

Discuss Your Claim With a Trusted Attorney

If you are like most people, you probably never expect to need a lawyer or to pursue a claim through the legal process. However, when medical costs and other accident-related expenses continually increase, you should reach out to an injury lawyer to help hold the bad actors accountable. Don’t make the mistake of accepting the first settlement amount offered by an insurance company! Let the attorneys at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers help you recover the compensation you deserve.

At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we have a team of legal professionals dedicated to helping clients through the complex legal process to ensure you have everything handled appropriately. We care about our clients and offer a personalized legal experience that will educate you about your legal rights. Once we have all the relevant information about your accident, we will do our best to ensure that you recover a fair settlement. Our Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney will take your case through trial if necessary. That said, most cases are resolved through a settlement, so you likely won’t have to shoulder the burden and stress of a full civil trial.

What Compensation Can You Recover From an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?

At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we have handled cases all throughout the State of Florida. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence—including accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers—contact us to help you recover compensation for your injuries. We can assist in recovering compensation for the following:

  • Medical treatment and associated expenses
  • Pain management and physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Chiropractic care
  • Loss of income
  • Property damage
  • And more! 

Why Hire Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers?

When considering hiring an attorney, you should turn to an attorney with experience and a trusted reputation. The professionals at Brian D. Guralnick have been serving the community by assisting injured accident victims all over Florida since 1993, handling all varieties of personal injury claims. Our goal is to get you the settlement amount that will appropriately compensate you for your injuries—we don’t just accept the first number thrown out by an insurance company.

We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars

Since 1993, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. You can trust our winning record when looking for the right legal counsel.

We put our experience and skill at the forefront to put you in the best position to recover compensation for your injuries. Don’t let the financial pressure of mounting medical costs and lost income be a reason to let the responsible party off the hook. Trust Brian and his team to fight for your legal rights and handle your case.

We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win

Hiring a lawyer can be an overwhelming decision for most people, especially considering the cost. However, our attorneys work under a contingency fee arrangement, which means you don’t have to pay us anything unless we can win your case through settlement or at trial. We don’t get paid unless you do. There are no hidden fees or costs; it is straightforward and simple.

We Provide Personalized Legal Service

The entire team at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers is dedicated to pitching in on each client’s personal injury claim. You can count on the fact that you will be treated with respect. Our team will work to defend your legal rights. We offer free personalized case evaluations, so nothing prevents you from discussing your claim with an experienced attorney today. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Ride-Sharing Accident Cases Hard to Win?

No two personal injury claims are identical, but cases tend to follow the same pattern. An experienced attorney, like the ones at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, will be able to examine the relevant evidence and evaluate the best course of action for pursuing your legal claim. Don’t wait—call today to schedule a free case consultation!  

How Long Does It Take to Settle After a Car Accident?

There is no established timeframe for a car accident case. Personal injury claims where liability and damage amounts aren’t hotly contested can be settled in a matter of months. Still, other cases might involve disputes over liability, or the injuries may require multiple surgeries or prolonged therapy, which might prevent an early settlement. Call Brian and his team today to learn more about the timeframe for the settlement of your personal injury claim. 

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Ride-Sharing Accident?

All negligence claims involve proof of the same foundational elements: a breach of a legal duty that causes damages. This formula is essentially the same in all negligence actions, whether they involve a rideshare driver or not. Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers have passionately pursued justice for accident victims in all sorts of negligence claims. We can help you hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries and assist you in your post-accident recovery.