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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

$3.5 MILLION
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

$3.50 MILLION
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.

Long-Term Injuries

$2.5 MILLION
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

$2.16 MILLION
We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.

Auto Accident

$1.95 MILLION
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

$1.45 MILLION
Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.

Commercial Vehicle Accident

$1.30 MILLION
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.

Product Liability

$1.0 MILLION
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.

Palatka Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber & Lyft Accidents in Putnam County

If you were injured in an accident with an Uber, Lyft, or similar rideshare vehicle, you face several challenges in recovering compensation. Unlike typical Florida car accident claims, rideshare accident cases often involve a number of unique complexities, from going outside the state’s no-fault system to filing a claim against the at-fault driver to suing Uber or Lyft directly.
It’s important that you have an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our team has more than a century of combined legal experience and a proven track record of success. Our Palatka rideshare accident lawyers understand the challenges you are up against—and we know how 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.

Who Is Liable for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

The issue of liability is an important—albeit complex—one in rideshare accident claims. If your injuries do not meet Florida’s definition of “serious injuries,” you can turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage and recover compensation for specific damages through the state’s no-fault system, regardless of fault. However, PIP is limited. It only covers up to 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages; it does not cover any non-economic damages, and it maxes out at $10,000. This means that if your medical bills exceed $10,000 or if your injuries meet the “serious injury” threshold, you will need to step outside the no-fault system to recover compensation for all of your damages.
In standard car accident claims, this means suing the at-fault driver directly. However, if you attempt to bring a personal injury claim against an Uber or Lyft driver, your claim will likely be denied. This is because most private auto insurance policies do not cover drivers who are driving in a commercial capacity. This is where things become even more complicated.
Because most rideshare companies, including Uber and Lyft, classify their drivers as independent contractors, they are largely protected from liability in the event of an accident. As a result, you could have a difficult time suing Uber or Lyft directly for damages, as they may argue that they are not responsible for the conduct of their drivers.

Recovering Compensation Through Uber & Lyft’s Insurance Coverage

Although Uber and Lyft are shielded from liability in many instances, both companies do offer some insurance coverage for those injured in accidents caused by their drivers. The amount of coverage available depends on the circumstances of the accident.

Uber and Lyft offer the following coverage in the following circumstances:

This coverage applies whether you were riding in the Uber/Lyft, were the driver or occupant of another vehicle, or were otherwise involved in the accident (as a pedestrian, bicyclist, etc.).

Why You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney

Although you are not required by law to have an attorney, working with a skilled legal team drastically improves your chances of a favorable outcome. The Palatka Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at our firm understand how the process works, as well as the many nuances inherent in rideshare accident claims. We have the experience and resources to take on major rideshare companies and their defense teams, and we are ready to do everything we can to help you maximize your recovery.
When you choose the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we will handle every aspect of your case so that you can simply focus on healing and moving forward with your life. We provide personalized legal support and consistent communication throughout the entire legal process. Our firm also offers contingency fees, meaning you will never pay any out-of-pocket expenses and we only collect attorneys’ fees if and when we win your case.
Reach out to us today at (855) 933-3881  to get started with your free consultation. Hablamos español.

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Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.

    Why Hire Us

    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.

    Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

    Experienced Legal Team

    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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    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

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