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Were you Injured in a Florida Rideshare Accident?

We are Your Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa Bay Area Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Attorneys

Companies like Uber and Lyft have become widely popular. According to BusinessofApps.com, 14 million Uber trips are completed everyday around the world. Rideshare companies are now a way of life for people everywhere and offer convenience and affordability. Recently, Uber.com reported gross revenue in Florida at more than $870 million based on a 2017 study by the Economic Development Research Group.

But what happens if you’re involved in an Uber car wreck or Lyft accident? Can you sue a rideshare company if you were involved as a passenger in an accident?

If you were hurt, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. As your Uber and Lyft accident attorneys, we will review the information you give us and help you determine if you have a claim to pursue.

Uber and Lyft drivers are required to have personal auto insurance coverage, and rideshare companies provide their drivers with liability insurance for injured third party accident victims. Whether your rideshare driver was at fault, or even if the accident was caused by another driver, it’s important that your medical bills are paid and that you are compensated for your losses.

Uber and Lyft accidents can create confusion and misinformation. When you come to Legler, Murphy, and Battaglia, LLP after an Uber wreck or Lyft accident, we will navigate through the information you’ve gathered and represent you so you can move forward and recover from your injuries.

The first thing we usually do is answer common questions drivers injured in a rideshare accident have.

What should you do if your Uber driver gets in an accident?

  • Call the police. It’s important to obtain a police report, and have information recorded, especially if your rideshare driver was at fault.
  • Get medical attention if needed. You may not be aware of all your injuries, as adrenaline caused by accidents can mask symptoms and pain. Pay attention to any changes in your body as time progresses.
  • Be cautious about anything you say. Unfortunately, information can be turned around and used against you. Prevent this by not apologizing, giving details, or blaming yourself.
  • Gather insurance information and identification of the other driver involved in the collision, as well as your rideshare driver.
  • Call your insurance company to report the accident. Give only facts.
  • Stay at the scene of the accident until medical help arrives and you have obtained all the necessary documentation. After a car wreck, there is often a lot of waiting. The process can be exhausting. The last thing you want to do is stand there for hours, but don’t give in to temptation. It’s vital that you stay at the scene until the police report is filed and you have a written record of events if you want compensation for your injuries. If your injuries are severe, you will need to be taken by ambulance to a hospital so your injuries can be treated properly.
  • Document information. Gather as many details as possible. What time did the accident happen? How did it happen? What damage did it cause to vehicles involved? When did you notice your injuries? What areas of your body did you experience pain in and how did they appear physically?
  • Take pictures with your cell phone. Pictures are valuable to your case and will be helpful in providing evidence in case the driver changes the story later.
  • Ask for witnesses to make a statement, and document it on your phone. Get their name and phone number in case you need to contact them at a later time. 

Why hire a Florida Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney?

At Legler, Murphy, and Battaglia, LLP we are experienced in winning cases for victims of rideshare accidents. We also handle cases involving rideshare drivers convicted of a DUI.  We know Uber and Lyft accidents can be complicated, and we use our knowledge to investigate and gather crucial evidence needed to establish liability. We will negotiate with insurance companies and work to pursue your case. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit against the rideshare company on your behalf.

Sarasota and Bradenton Uber and Lyft Sexual Assault attorneys

We Fight and Win Rideshare Sexual Assault Cases

Because we are accustomed to dealing with lawsuits involving rideshare companies, we also handle Uber and Lyft sexual assault personal injury cases.

Uber reported more than 3,000 sexual assaults on their rides in 2018. In 2019, The New York Times reported that Lyft was also sued by women accusing their drivers of sexually assaulting them.

Sexual assault is a crime. It is defined  as unwanted sexual contact forced upon a person without consent or who is unable to give consent. Women who are victimized may be alone or intoxicated at the time of the assault and many may wonder if they have a legitimate case for a lawsuit.

At Legler, Murphy, and Battaglia, LLP, we understand this is a difficult time for you, and we will listen and help you determine if you have an Uber or Lyft sexual assault case. You should have been protected and you should never have to go through this, but we will guide you in getting justice. Many of the victims we help need to know how to classify the type of sexual abuse they suffered, and we also help them do this.

If you are a victim of sexual assault from a rideshare driver, you have options and you are not alone.

Talk to a Sarasota and Bradenton Uber Accident Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney Today

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 | Sarasota at 941-366-3782 | Lakewood Ranch 941-251-1370 | Venice 941-202-4129 You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location.

There are no fees or costs until and unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case.


Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved.I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
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Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
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Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
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