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"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Back Injury

After a trial, we obtained a verdict of 3.5 million for our client that sustained low back injuries requiring two surgeries and a lifetime of pain management.

Semi-Truck Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.

Long-Term Injuries

We obtained a $2.5 million verdict for our client that suffered a fractured arm and leg, necessitating surgery, as well as spinal injuries requiring long-term pain management for spinal injuries.

Auto Accident

We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.

Auto Accident

We obtained a $1.95 million verdict for a client who sustained spinal injuries in an auto accident which required a lifetime of pain management and need for future surgery.

Motorcycle Crash

Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.

Commercial Vehicle Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.

Product Liability

Our client sustained injuries due to a faulty product. We were able to recover $1,000,000

Semi-Truck Accident

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client injured in an accident resulting in shoulder and spinal injuries.

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client who was injured in a fall at an apartment complex.

Orange Park Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber & Lyft Accident Claims in Clay County

While rideshare services like Uber and Lyft may offer a convenient and affordable way to get around, they also pose a certain degree of risk. Unlike other private and public mass transportation operators, like taxi drivers and bus drivers, rideshare drivers receive no formal training. Like any other driver on the road, they are prone to making mistakes, being careless, and driving recklessly. As a result, rideshare drivers can—and do—cause serious accidents.
If you or someone you care about was involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in Clay County, turn to the team at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. Since 2003, our firm has been representing injured individuals and their families throughout Florida and Georgia. From our office in Orange Park, we provide caring, personalized legal representation and aggressive client advocacy. We don’t just settle—we are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed!
Injured in a car accident in Alachua County? Contact our Gainesville office at  (855) 933-3881 to learn how we can help during a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.

How Do Rideshare Accidents Happen?

Rideshare accidents happen for the same reasons as any other type of car accident. Careless, reckless, and negligent drivers who are not paying attention, speeding, or engaging in risky driving behaviors collide with other vehicles, fixed objects along the roadway, and even pedestrians or bicyclists, leading to catastrophic injuries and, in the worst cases, fatalities.

Some of the most common causes of Uber and Lyft accidents include:

Determining the cause of an accident is important, as it allows our Orange Park rideshare accident attorneys to identify the liable party. We work with a team of six on-staff investigators who help us conduct exhaustive accident reconstructions and reviews. We utilize this evidence to build support for your claim and outline not only who is liable for your damages but the full extent and severity of your losses, as well.

Can You Sue Uber or Lyft After an Accident?

Even if a rideshare driver negligently causes an accident, your first step may not be directly suing the rideshare company for damages. Under Florida’s no-fault system, you may need to file a claim through your own auto insurance provider. Your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance covers you for a certain percentage of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic damages. However, it does not cover you for the full amounts, nor does it cover you for non-economic damages, like pain and suffering.
If your injuries meet Florida’s “serious injury” threshold, you may be able to go outside the no-fault system and file a claim against the negligent party, whether that’s the rideshare driver or someone else. However, if you file a claim against a rideshare driver’s private auto insurance provider, your claim will likely be denied. This is because most private auto insurance policies do not cover policyholders who are driving in a commercial capacity. If your claim is denied, you may be able to file a claim against the rideshare company.
Although most rideshare companies, including Uber and Lyft, classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, thereby limiting their liability, they do provide some coverage for those injured in accidents with their drivers.

To be eligible to receive this coverage, you must prove the following:

Additionally, you can only secure compensation through Uber or Lyft’s coverage if one of the following is true:

Uber and Lyft offer different coverage amounts in each of the above situations. Our Orange Park rideshare accident lawyers can help you determine if you are entitled to file a claim against the rideshare driver and, if so, what compensation you may be eligible to recover.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

Being involved in any motor vehicle accident is a frightening and often overwhelming experience. When the vehicle involved is an Uber, Lyft, or another type of rideshare vehicle, the process of recovering your rightful compensation can be much more complicated.
We encourage you to reach out to our attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. We are available to take your call 24/7, and you will always reach a real, live person when you contact our firm.
Reach out to us today at (855) 933-3881  to get started with your free consultation. Hablamos español.

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    No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

    Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!.

    Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

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    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

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