If your loved one was killed in an Uber or Lyft crash in Florida, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation on behalf of their estate. Florida law requires the executor or personal representative of the estate to file this type of claim. Any surviving family members or beneficiaries such as a spouse, parent, or child must be listed when filing the claim. To bring a lawsuit against a rideshare company, there must be proven negligence or a direct act that resulted in the death of your loved one. Rideshare wrongful death

What to Do After You Lose a Loved One in a Rideshare Accident

After losing a loved one due to negligence in a rideshare accident, you may not be sure what steps to take. If you consider a wrongful death claim, it’s important to know there are various parties that may be at fault for the accident other than the rideshare driver.

Parties That May Be Liable

  • Rideshare company
  • Driver’s insurance company
  • Manufacturer of the car
  • Other third parties involved in the crash

Consulting with an attorney after a rideshare wrongful death will improve your chances of receiving fair compensation. A wrongful death attorney will investigate the potential responsible parties and negotiate with the insurance companies. Because these insurance companies will want to settle your case as fast as possible and for the least amount of money, it’s important to avoid talking to them on your own, as anything you say can be used against your claim.

Additionally, an attorney will determine the value of the case and negotiate on behalf of your loved one’s estate.

Recoveries in a Successful Wrongful Death Claim May Include

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of future income earnings and benefits
  • Funeral expenses
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

There is a time limit for filing a wrongful death claim in Florida. You will have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file. An attorney will make sure that you meet the required deadline, so your claim is filed properly and on time.

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

As a former State Trooper, Attorney Coy Browning understands the kinds of mistakes Uber and Lyft drivers make that put passengers at risk. He has successfully recovered multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for accident victims throughout Florida. There are no fees collected unless he wins the case. Contact us today by filling out our online form, or call our office at 850-344-1736 to speak with one of our legal representatives about your wrongful death claim.

 

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