​Brandon Uber Accident Lawyer

Have you suffered an injury in a Uber accident in Brandon, Florida? Compensation may be available for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. A Brandon Uber accident lawyer from Boohoff Law can help you hold the responsible parties accountable.

Our legal team has years of experience helping accident victims throughout Florida. You can count on us to get you the compensation you deserve, as we have successfully obtained millions of dollars for our clients dealing with serious injuries.

All of our clients in Brandon, Florida, receive a free consultation. For quality legal advice following an injury, contact our Brandon personal injury lawyers today.

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Our Brandon Uber Accident Legal Team

Millions of people worldwide use Uber, making it one of the most popular ridesharing services today. Getting to your destination is relatively easy and convenient with this app. With the popularity of Uber rideshare services increasing, so has the number of accidents.

A car accident can happen to any driver on the road, including Uber drivers. If you suffered an injury in a rideshare car accident in Brandon, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. Due to the different laws and regulations related to ridesharing services, it can be challenging to prove liability after an Uber accident. As a result, you will need a car accident lawyer with the experience and knowledge to handle your case.

Our legal team at Boohoff Law has years of experience and knowledge in fighting for the rights of people who have suffered injuries and losses due to car accidents in Brandon and throughout Florida.

Our team has managed cases with great success regarding Uber rideshare services, and we are confident that we can also win your case. With years of experience handling personal injury cases, our lawyers are confident they can help you too.

We get our clients the justice and financial compensation they deserve. We take a personal interest in our clients. We have built our firm on this foundation with a keen sense of justice.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer. A lawyer will review your case in-depth and offer advice on how to proceed in your current situation. Support is available around the clock.

You will receive the compensation you deserve if you suffered an injury in a ridesharing accident with Uber in Brandon.

Were You in an Uber Accident?

If you or a loved one suffered a severe injury in a Uber accident, you might be entitled to thousands of dollars in compensation.

Many Florida cities are crowded and busy, so ridesharing services like Uber are popular. The intersections along U.S. 301 and Interstate 75 in our area are busy and see many accidents.

Even though Uber has helped reduce drunk driving accidents, and its drivers must meet certain safety standards before taking rides, that does not mean that their vehicles are immune from collisions or the legal repercussions of negligence. Boohoff Law can assist you if a driver’s carelessness has injured you.

An accident involving Uber can be difficult to determine liability for in Brandon. You will need to prove negligence by Uber (for instance, not checking background checks or examining vehicles properly) to prove a ridesharing company is at fault. Most often, the driver is at fault. Florida requires these drivers to maintain a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance.

Passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers injured in traffic accidents by an Uber driver can seek compensation through that insurance policy. The amount you receive may vary depending on the extent of your injuries or the damages to your vehicle. Find out how we can help you today.

Lawyers Who Handle Ridesharing Accident Cases

The Boohoff Law team consists of attorneys with experience representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, including ridesharing accidents. We have handled Uber accidents in Brandon on numerous occasions. Some of those cases were complex and difficult to litigate.

Having represented victims of ridesharing companies for many years, we know what works and what doesn’t. With our experience in claims and litigation, we can help you obtain a maximum settlement. If you trusted the person with your safety, you shouldn’t have to suffer without compensation for their mistake. You deserve justice, so act now.

Like everyone else, Uber drivers are vulnerable to making mistakes. Nevertheless, they are also prone to becoming distracted while behind the wheel, particularly if they attempt to locate a passenger or find a destination. Using the app is essential to their job.

These factors commonly cause Florida Uber accidents:

It is not your fault that the accidents mentioned above occurred. But the opposing parties are unlikely to admit the unknowns readily. If you hire our Uber accident lawyers, you can prove that another’s negligence caused your injuries.

What Kind of Training Do Uber Drivers Receive?

Accidents involving Uber in Florida are different from accidents involving other commercial vehicles. Uber drivers do not need to obtain specific licenses, permits, or certifications to operate legally, as limousine rental companies, taxicab companies, and bus charter companies do.

In Florida, Uber drivers do not have to:

  • Perform at the same level as commercial drivers
  • Keep the current commercial driver training requirements in place
  • Possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL)

There is concern about the safety of Uber’s ridesharing services because of its lack of oversight and training. Despite the company’s apparent lack of due diligence, Uber at least conducts background checks.

Drivers must also:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have more than one year of driving experience
  • Must have a driver’s license
  • Must satisfy all insurance requirements
  • Must have proof of insurance and vehicle registration
  • Must drive a vehicle that satisfies Uber’s minimum requirements
  • Must follow the company, state, local, and federal compliance rules

Uber Usage Statistics

Some have estimated that Uber completes 14 million trips worldwide every day. About 91 million monthly customers and 3.9 million drivers actively use the platform.

Uber estimates its impact on Florida’s gross domestic product at $1 billion, with a net impact of $69 million.

In Florida:

  • Daily commutes account for 25 percent of Uber users.
  • Business travel accounts for 10 percent of Uber trips.
  • International visitors account for 14.5 percent of trips.
  • Twenty-seven percent of visitors to Florida reported spending more because Uber enabled them to visit more places, while 17 reported visiting places or destinations they could not reach without Uber.

Stats About Uber Accidents

According to a safety report released by Uber in 2018, there were only 58 fatalities in Uber-related accidents. This represents only 0.000005 percent of all trips. Uber vehicles travel 100 million miles on average, resulting in only 0.57 fatalities per 100 million miles.

The data shows that the fatality rate may be low for those riding in an Uber. Still, the company failed to disclose the number of non-fatal injuries suffered in accidents involving its vehicles.

The number of motor vehicle accidents has increased by about three percent since Uber came on the scene. The company believes Uber reduces the number of accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. Those drivers use Uber to get home instead of driving after drinking or using drugs.

On the other hand, Uber drivers are more prone to risky driving behavior, including distracted driving, because they need to focus on their phones. They risk drowsy or fatigued driving because many drivers work long, late hours.

Do Uber Drivers Work for the Company?

Technically, Uber drivers are independent contractors. Managers cannot control contractors. Uber’s legal barriers make it difficult to maintain strict safety standards.

Driving in Florida Requires Insurance

Uber and its drivers must have Transport Network Company (TNC) insurance. As a result, this policy replaces the driver’s liability policy only when the driver is logged in or transporting a customer. Using TNC insurance can be a condition for insurance companies to pay a claim.

The following insurance should cover Uber drivers:

  • $50,000 in liability coverage per person
  • A liability limit of $100,000 per incident
  • A $25,000 property damage policy for logged-in drivers
  • For logged-off drivers, personal injury protection (PIP) coverage of $10,000
  • When transporting customers, $1 million in liability insurance is required.
  • Underinsured/uninsured motorists (UI/UM) coverage

The question that many injury victims ask is whether Uber is liable for the injuries they suffered. Vicarious liability makes this possible. If the TNCs failed to conduct a background check or otherwise violated a Florida civil law, they must pay compensation.

Your Case and Florida’s No-Fault Insurance System

No-fault insurance rules apply in Florida in the case of motor vehicle accidents. Accordingly, our state requires that you first contact your insurer for reimbursement. When you suffer catastrophic injuries, you can sue the responsible party as a third party.

Florida law requires TNC coverage for drivers who offer or give rides through Uber. If this coverage does not apply and you suffer serious injuries, the ridesharing company or driver must compensate you.

Financial Compensation May Be Available for Your Losses

Following an accident, many personal injury victims face new legal issues. If you miss work, you probably wonder who will pay your medical bills.

Both economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) losses are compensable in Florida. Damages are the term used for these losses.

Economic damage is reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

Examples include:

  • Costs of future medical care
  • Health care costs
  • Providing long-term care
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Loss of wages
  • Physical therapy sessions

You can receive compensation for your indirect losses by non-economic damages, which include:

  • The loss of consortium
  • Independence lost
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Stress and mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring

In rare circumstances, Florida law allows for courts to award punitive damages. The law uses punitive damages to punish negligent parties for carelessness or grossly reckless behavior and incentivize other parties not to engage in similar behavior. You will need to speak with your Brandon Uber accident lawyer to determine if you qualify for punitive damages.

Many Factors Determine the Value of a Uber Accident Injury Claim

Uber accidents are all unique. You can’t determine the value of your case without speaking with a Florida Uber accident lawyer. Unless your lawyer has all relevant information, they cannot estimate how much your claim is worth.

Our legal team considers:

  • The amount of evidence available
  • The extent of medical treatment necessary
  • Damages, their severity, and their permanence
  • Your prognosis for the future
  • Expenses you incur on your own
  • The nature of the accident

The coverage available affects your injury claim’s value. Each client’s case will be thoroughly reviewed and documented by Boohoff Law. Based on our findings, we submit a claim to the insurance company seeking to recover as much money as possible.

Uber Accidents: How We Help

In the event of a motor vehicle accident, Uber accident injury lawyers can assist you. Boohoff Law is fully committed to conducting an in-depth investigation into what caused the accident and preserving evidence relevant to the facts and circumstances of your case. Our lawyers will also coordinate with the insurance company.

Uber Accident Lawyers With Experience Proving Negligence

The insurer presents a formidable case when it offers up to $1 million in coverage. The validity and admissibility of the evidence are thus vital. Having a Florida Uber accident injury lawyer on your side will ensure you receive an equitable settlement (or verdict if the case goes to trial).

As a general rule, Boohoff Law requires and finds:

  • Documentation pertaining to accident reconstruction
  • Documents pertaining to accidents
  • Records of cell phone usage
  • Depositions
  • Discovery productions
  • The doctor’s notes
  • Dashcam video of a driver
  • The testimony of an expert witness
  • Statements of eyewitnesses
  • Records of medical treatment
  • Driving records in the past
  • Evidence in the form of photos
  • Reports from the police
  • Data logs/records from the Uber app
  • Observations captured on video

If another party caused your injuries, you must prove that they were caused by them, even if they seem obvious. Injury victims must also gather evidence, which can be time-consuming and expensive. As a contingency fee firm, Boohoff Law does not require you to pay a fee unless you obtain the required evidence.

In addition, proving your case is difficult while you are recovering physically. Let our attorneys handle your case if you have suffered an injury in an Uber accident in Florida. You can focus on getting well while we handle the legal details.

Uber is a large corporation with lots of money in its legal defense team. Do not try to take on a legal claim against Uber on your own. Hire a knowledgeable, experienced Brandon Uber accident lawyer at Boohoff Law. We have all the resources necessary to represent you in court, negotiate with the insurance company, and hold the Uber driver responsible for the damages you suffered as an innocent victim in the accident.

Contact us today at (813) 321-7878 for your free consultation.

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330 Pauls Drive, Suite 222
BrandonFL 33511

(813) 536-6172

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