If you are ever in a Taxi, Uber, or Lyft accident and suffer an injury, you should contact an experienced Tampa Taxi, Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer & Injury Attorney right away.
At Fernandez Law Group our attorneys have decades of experience handling Taxi accident claims, including incidents involving newer and alternative means of taxi services such as Lyft and Uber. Because ridesharing is a relatively new industry, many automobile insurance policies may not offer protection for these types of accidents.
The state of Florida requires every driver to carry some form of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage which is common in most car accident cases, but there is an added layer of complexity when it comes to Uber and Lyft cases. Uber, Lyft and even Taxi companies do not always carry PIP coverage. Florida law has excluded these types of taxi companies from our state's no fault insurance law and as a result, you are able file a claim based on physical damages you've sustained without proving whether or not you have been permanently injured or disabled from the accident. The lawyers at Fernandez Law Group understand how to work through these and other difficulties some accident victims may face when filing a claim and recovering a settlement or compensation for their injuries.
Here in Tampa, taxi accidents are common due to the large numbers of people who make use of public transportation services to get around the city and region. A large number of Taxi, Uber & Lyft crashes are due to the negligence of the driver, or another driver on the roadway. The negligence of many drivers often includes speeding, texting while driving, distracted driving, intoxication, and fatigue.
If you have suffered a severe or disabling injury while riding in a Taxi, Uber or Lyft rideshare, you should contact an experienced Tampa taxi accident lawyer immediately following any taxi crash. The attorneys at Fernandez Law Group have the skills needed as well as proven results to help ensure you are properly compensated for your losses.