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New Port Richey Lyft Accident Lawyer

If you or a family member suffered injuries in a car accident involving a rideshare company in New Port Richey, FL, you may be entitled to financial compensation. An experienced New Port Richey Lyft accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering.

Our lawyers have been fighting to protect accident victims like you since 2001. Between us, we have over 119 years of experience handling complex personal injury law matters such as car accidents in New Port Richey, uber accidents, New Port Richey bicycle accidents, bus accidents, and many more.

Do you have questions about your legal options after an accident? Contact our law offices in New Port Richey, Florida, to schedule a free consultation today at (727) 910-5060.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Lyft Accident Lawsuit in New Port Richey

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Lyft Accident Lawsuit in New Port Richey

You may be entitled to significant compensation if you were involved in a rideshare accident. Insurance policy limits tend to be higher in these cases. However, that also means the insurance company will work hard to downplay your injuries. That can make it tough to recover the full compensation you need to move forward with your life.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our New Port Richey personal injury attorneys have the skills you need to convince the insurance companies to take you seriously. 

When you hire our personal injury law firm, we can:

  • Provide sound legal advice and guidance
  • Determine who is responsible for your injuries
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Consult leading experts when necessary
  • Determine how much your personal injury case is worth
  • Identify the correct insurance policy in your case
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf

We’ll stand by your side every step of the way. Contact our New Port Richey personal injury lawyers to learn more about legal representation today.

How Common Are Lyft Accidents in New Port Richey?

There were 391,164 motor vehicle accidents reported across the State of Florida in 2022. Because Lyft has approximately 18.73 million active riders, it’s logical to assume that many of these accidents involved rideshare companies. However, the state doesn’t keep track of Uber and Lyft accidents.

At least one independent study has been conducted to determine how common rideshare accidents are in the U.S. According to that study, traffic fatalities have increased by between 2% and 4% each year since rideshare services were introduced in major U.S. cities.

How Much Is a New Port Richey Uber or Lyft Accident Case Worth?

Accidents involving Uber or Lyft can leave victims struggling with painful injuries and mounting expenses. We know how important it is to get money in your pocket. That said, it’s also critical to make sure you’re receiving the full compensation that you deserve.

The factors that will be most relevant when assessing your case value include:

  • The nature of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Your prognosis for recovery
  • Your lost wages during recovery
  • How the injury will impact your future work, education, and quality of life
  • The pain and suffering you have endured due to the injury
  • The strength of your negligence case
  • Whether you also share fault for the accident

Even if an insurance settlement seems like a good deal, it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney before accepting. Your future costs could be much more than you anticipate. Our lawyers are here to use our years of experience to help assess your case value. Just give us a call for a free consultation to learn more.

How Can Lyft’s Insurance Impact My Case Value?

Complicated insurance issues arise in Lyft accident cases. In the past, victims had a tough time recovering compensation. Because Lyft drivers use their personal vehicles to make a profit, their personal auto insurance companies could deny accident claims.

Similarly, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft could deny liability because rideshare drivers are independent contractors. That means Florida vicarious liability laws do not apply.

Under current law, Florida requires Lyft to carry commercial insurance to cover damages sustained in accidents involving rideshare vehicles.

Lyft App Is Closed

If the driver is not logged into the Lyft app, Lyft’s insurance coverage is not available. However, the driver’s own personal car insurance coverage will be available if the Lyft driver caused the accident.

App Is Open, Driver Is Available

If the Lyft app is open and the driver is available to accept ride requests, the following coverage is available:

  • $50,000 per person for bodily injury coverage
  • $100,000 per accident for bodily injury coverage
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage coverage

You can access this insurance policy once you have exhausted all other available insurance options. In other words, it is considered “third party” coverage.

Driver Has Accepted a Ride Request

From the moment the Lyft driver accepts a passenger ride request, the following coverage is available:

  • At least $1 million in third-party liability coverage
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
  • Contingent collision coverage up to the actual cash value of the damaged vehicle (with a $2,500 deductible)

This coverage is available when the driver is en route to pick up the passenger, during the ride and until the ride ends in the Lyft app.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Rideshare Accident Victims?

Accident victims can seek compensation for their economic and non-economic damages.

Depending on the nature of your losses, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Nursing care
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring 
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

In especially shocking cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages to punish the defendant. 

Regardless of the facts, you can count on our lawyers in New Port Richey to fight for every dollar you deserve. Just call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney today.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Partly Responsible for Causing a Lyft Accident in Florida?

Yes. Under the modified comparative fault laws in Florida, you can receive compensation even if you share some blame for the accident. As long as you were not mostly at-fault, you can recover compensation from anyone else whose acts also caused the accident.

We’ll Fight To Recover Full Compensation for All of Your New Port Richey Lyft Accident Injuries

Lyft accident injuries have the potential to be severe.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our New Port Richey Lyft accident attorneys often represent injured clients who have suffered:

  • Whiplash 
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs and traumatic amputations 
  • Paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Catastrophic injuries

We can also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a family member in a fatal rideshare accident.

What Causes Most Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Lyft in New Port Richey, Florida?

Some of the most common causes of Lyft accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, which can include watching the Lyft app or searching for a passenger instead of paying attention to the road
  • Stopping in dangerous locations for passenger pickups
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Tailgating 
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Road hazards 
  • Defective Lyft vehicles
  • Failure to maintain the vehicle

Third parties can also contribute to the cause of a Lyft accident. You can count on our lawyers to determine the cause of your accident while you rest and recover. All you have to do is call our law firm to learn more about our legal services today.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Lyft Accident in Florida? 

Proving negligence can be complicated.

You’ll have to offer proof of the following four elements:

In other words, you need evidence that the responsible party made some sort of mistake that caused your accident and injuries.

Many types of evidence can be used to prove your case. Witness statements, video footage, and even medical records can all provide evidence about who was responsible for your injuries. 

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After a Lyft Accident Occurs in Florida?

The statute of limitations in Florida gives accident victims two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Once the two-year anniversary of your Lyft accident passes, you lose the right to sue the at-fault party for damages. You may have as much as four years to file your claim, depending on when your accident occurred. Speak to our lawyers today for more information.

Contact a New Port Richey Lyft Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Insurance matters can quickly become complicated in motor vehicle accident cases involving Lyft. An experienced New Port Richey Lyft accident attorney can help you cut through the red tape. Just call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about how our experienced lawyers can help.

Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
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Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
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Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
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marie silvers
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jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
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Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
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Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
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Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
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Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
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Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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