Personal Injury

Rideshare services have experienced significant growth in recent years, leading to increased accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. Understanding more about these accidents can help create awareness about the prevalence and potential risks:

Facts and Statistics


According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the number of motor vehicle accidents involving rideshare vehicles has surged since introducing these services.


The exact statistics regarding Uber and Lyft accidents can vary by location, but it is clear that they have become a notable factor in overall traffic accident rates.


The operation of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft in Florida is governed by Florida Statute 627.748, also known as the Transportation Network Companies (TNC) law. According to the statute, TNCs are obligated to carry the following minimum liability insurance coverage in the event of a rideshare accident:

  • $50,000 per person bodily injury liability coverage for death and bodily injury
  • $25,000 property damage liability limit
  • $50,000 combined single limit for death and bodily injury when more than one person is injured in an accident.

Most Common Injuries

Uber and Lyft accidents can result in a range of injuries, varying in severity based on the circumstances of the accident. Some of the most common injuries associated with Uber and Lyft accidents as a passenger include:

Whiplash and neck injuries:The sudden impact of a collision can cause the head and neck to jerk forcefully, resulting in whiplash injuries. These injuries can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the neck and upper back.

Head and brain injuries:Depending on the impact force, passengers may suffer head injuries, such as concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), or skull fractures. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function, motor skills, and overall quality of life.

Back and spinal cord injuries:Accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles can lead to back injuries, including sprains, strains, herniated discs, and spinal cord damage. Severe spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis or loss of motor function and may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.

Fractures and broken bones:The impact of a collision can cause fractures and broken bones in various parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, ribs, or pelvis. These injuries may require surgical intervention, casting, or physical therapy for proper healing.

Soft tissue injuries:These injuries, including bruises, sprains, and strains, are common in Uber and Lyft accidents. These injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.

How to Proceed When Involved or Hurt in an Uber/Lyft Accident

If you are involved in an Uber and Lyft accident as a passenger and sustain injuries, it is crucial to take the following steps to protect your well-being and legal rights:

Seek medical attention:

Your health and safety are paramount. Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident, even if they appear minor. A healthcare professional can evaluate your condition, provide appropriate treatment, and document your injuries.

Report the accident:

Report the accident to the police and, if applicable, to the Uber or Lyft company. They will document the incident and provide you with a report, which can be crucial for insurance claims or legal proceedings.

Gather information:

Collect relevant information at the accident scene, including the names, contact details, and insurance information of all parties involved. Take photographs of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and your injuries, if possible.

Identify witnesses:

If there were witnesses to the accident, try to obtain their contact information. Witness statements can provide valuable evidence and support your version of events.

Call us at :

(954) 664-0339

An experienced lawyer in Uber and Lyft accidents will guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, file a claim, and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Also, we will communicate with the ride-sharing company to report the accident, review your insurance coverage, and deal with every piece of paperwork.

Be careful with your social media posts:

Avoid posting details about the accident on social media or even things that could damage the case if you were injured. Posting pictures of playing sports or doing physical activities could imply your health is the same as before the accident.


How Can We Support You?

At Christina Kalin Law Office, you will have the support of a professional personal injury team that will work to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. We will also refer you to a top-quality medical provider to guarantee that your recovery is in the best hands.


Your rights are our priority.

Contact us today, and we will review your case for free.


Please note that every personal injury case is unique; therefore, the information provided here is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized advice, call us, and we will ensure you have the precise information for your case.