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Personal Injury Testimonials

“I highly recommend Carman and Bevington. I went to them after getting into my first accident. They were very helpful and walked me through this whole process that seemed a lot less stressful with their guidance. Melissa was especially helpful and attentive, she was always available to answer any questions. All emails were responded to very quickly.”

Christina Reyes - ☆☆☆☆☆

“Allen, Mike, and Melissa I can't thank you enough for being who you are and operating this business the way you do. Most lawyers can be intimidating and demeaning, not at Carman & Bevington. Here you are treated with respect, and honesty, but most of all as a human being. I will never hesitate to recommend this office to anyone in need of a great attorney. When you're in a car accident the last thing you need is more to worry about, they take all that weight off your shoulders and give you the peace of mind to focus on recovery. I am very thankful that I found them, and you will be too!! Don't hesitate, just walk in and you will see for yourself...”

Marc Smith - ☆☆☆☆☆

"I highly recommend the team at Carman and Bevington. I was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Their expertise and helpfulness through a difficult time was crucial. Allen and Melissa were beyond helpful. They will work to get you the best possible outcome in a professional, friendly manner."

Sharon Pinson - ☆☆☆☆☆

"Carman and Bevington exceeded my expectations. The service provided was outstanding and I was treated with the utmost respect. Melissa is fabulous!!! She was always available when I needed her was very pleasant during each interaction. I highly recommend Carman and Bevington to anyone seeking legal counsel for their auto accident."

Elicia Smith - ☆☆☆☆☆

"I was in my first ever accident a few months ago and didn't have a clue what to do at all. I had a friend refer me to Carman & Bevington and that was the BEST call I made. Melissa and Allen took all the worry away from me and just did work! They helped get my car fixed and helped me get the right medical care. They even met me at my house in St. Pete because I didn't have a car. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!"

Kaylyn Seigler - ☆☆☆☆☆

Uber and Lyft Accidents

Representing Clients Injured in Rideshare Accidents

Millions of people use their smartphones to request rides from Uber and Lyft drivers each day. Within a matter of minutes, a driver will arrive and take you to your destination while payment happens automatically through the phone app. Rideshare services are highly convenient and have changed the transportation industry. However, all of these benefits also come with the risk of accidents and injuries.

Uber and Lyft vehicles can be involved in crashes like any other type of vehicle. When a crash occurs, the resulting legal claims can be complex, and it can be difficult to know who can be held liable for your injury-related losses. At Carman & Bevington, P.A., we help clients take the right steps following an Uber or Lyft accident and handle the complicated claim process for them. Don’t hesitate to contact our office to discuss how our attorneys can help you.

Florida Laws for Rideshare Safety

In 2017, Florida passed a lawsetting out many statewide requirements for rideshare companies, also known as “transportation network companies.” This law set out requirements for eligible rideshare drivers, including:

  • The company must receive an application with detailed information including a driver’s license number and vehicle registration number
  • The company must perform a state and national background and driving history check and may not approve drivers who have:
  • ○ More than three moving violations in the last year
    ○ A felony offense, misdemeanor DUI or reckless driving conviction, or
    violent or sex-related misdemeanor in five years
    ○ Driving on a suspended or revoked license within three years
    ○ A match on the National Sex Offender Public Website
    ○ No valid license or registration.

    These eligibility restrictions are intended to keep passengers safe from both driving violations and acts of violence. When Uber or Lyft hire potentially dangerous drivers, the companies should be held liable if those drivers cause injuries.

    Florida Insurance Requirements

    Florida requires every driver to maintain minimum insurance coverage. However, the new law mandated specific insurance requirements for rideshare drivers. If the driver does not have the adequate coverage, the rideshare company must have a policy that covers the driver and passengers. Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • When a driver is logged into the system but not currently involved in a prearranged ride -$25,000 for property damage, $50,000 for injuries or death to one person, and $100,000 for injuries and death to everyone involved in a single accident.
  • When a driver is involved in a prearranged ride (picking up ortransporting a passenger) -$1 million for property damage, injuries, or death.

  • Liability for Uber and Lyft Accidents

    Liability for rideshare crashes will depend on who caused the accident and whether the driver was picking up or transporting a passenger or not. If there was no prearranged ride set, the driver’s own insurance should cover the crash. If the driver was involved in a prearranged ride, losses should be covered by either the driver’s insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, or a combination of both. In some cases, a third-party driver may cause a crash, which would make that driver liable for any injuries.

    Discuss Your Situation with Our Brandon Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

    Uber and Lyft accident claims can be confusing. However, there are laws in place that protect passengers and help ensure they will receive the compensation they deserve. Our legal team at Carman & Bevington, P.A. know how to stand up for the rights of clients injured in rideshare accidents, so please contact us online or call 813-305-0213 for a free case evaluation today.


    Meet Allen S. Carman

    Owner, Partner | Personal Injury Attorney

    Email: acarman@brandonlegal.com
    Phone: (813) 654-3444
    Allen Carman spent the first several years of his career defending against personal injury claims on behalf of a major auto insurance company. During this time, he participated in training insurance adjustors and learned about insurance company’s trial tactics.

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