You turn on your Uber app, pick up a new customer, and while you are trying to make money, the next thing you know WHAMMM! After a few moments you come to and realize you were in a car accident. The Uber trip you were on has now just turned into a financial crisis. What now? Rest assured, that’s what we are here for at Pacin Levine, P.A., where we focus on Uber and Lyft accidents and represent drivers across the State of Florida.
I am an Uber or Lyft driver and I just got into a car accident, what should I do?
What if you’re driving for uber and have the unfortunate chance of getting into a car accident? As an Uber or Lyft driver regardless of whether you were at fault or not, there are various steps you should take:
1. Ensure everyone is safe, including your passengers, if not call 911 to get an Ambulance to your location as soon as possible.
2. While you are waiting for an ambulance or an officer to arrive, take the time to snap photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident, the damage to the vehicles, driver license of the driver’s involved in the accident, vehicle registration of the vehicles involved in the accident and exchange contact information with all drivers and passengers involved in the accident.
3. Report your accident through your Uber or Lyft app.
4. Once the local police arrive and complete their report, ensure that all individuals involved in the accident are listed on the police report.
5. After the accident you should contact Pacin Levine, P.A. at 1-800-247-2727 and our Firm will get started on obtaining compensation for your losses due to the accident.
How do I get my car fixed if I am using my car for Uber or Lyft?
If you are at fault for the car accident as an Uber or Lyft driver for the accident, then your vehicle will need to be covered under your personal insurance. You are required to notify your automobile insurance carrier that you are using your vehicle for commercial purposes such as Uber or Lyft, prior to the auto accident. Changing the status of your vehicle from personal use to commercial use will likely cause your policy to rise in cost. On the other hand, should you opt to not inform your insurance company and reject the additional insurance offered by Uber or Lyft, then there is a high probability that your insurance carrier will deny your claim, thus refusing to repair your vehicle and rescinding your policy to inception.
As an Uber or Lyft driver who is not at fault, then you must rely heavily on the hopes that the vehicle or driver who hit your car had property damage coverage in order to have your car repaired. Should they not have property damage coverage, then you will have pay for the damages to your vehicle out of your own pocket.
If you were injured in an car accident while your Uber or Lyft app was active or while transporting a customer, then call Pacin Levine, P.A. right away!
Once you retain our Firm, we will take care of all the difficult paperwork and pesky phone calls from the insurance companies, so you can focus on getting better and recuperating from the injuries sustained in the accident. Most importantly, we want to help you get back on the road as an Uber or Lyft driver so you can make money.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, then call Pacin Levine, P.A. right away? Whether you were a rider, an Uber or Lyft driver, or injured by an Uber or Lyft vehicle, our team of experienced accident attorneys are here to help. Call us today at (800) 247-2727. We handle Uber and Lyft car accident injury cases in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Naples, Marco Island, and the entire State of Florida.
If you would like to learn more about Uber and Lyft related car accidents, check out the practice area section of our website, Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys. You can also learn about the insurance requirements for Uber and Lyfy by visiting out our blog on Before you ride in or drive with Uber or Lyft in Florida, learn how the new ride sharing law impacts your life, Uber and Lyft Insurance Requirements.