​Tampa Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber is the world’s most popular ridesharing service, with millions of users worldwide. This app is incredibly convenient and easy to use. The number of Uber rideshare accidents has increased as the popularity of these services has grown.

You might recover compensation for your injuries and losses if you suffered an injury in an Uber accident in Tampa. It can be challenging after an Uber accident to prove liability due to the different laws and regulations governing ridesharing services. Therefore, you need a car accident lawyer with experience and knowledge in handling cases like yours.

In Tampa and throughout Florida, our legal team at Boohoff Law has years of experience and knowledge in fighting for the rights of those who have suffered an injury or suffered damages in car accidents. The team we have assembled has handled cases with great success regarding Uber rideshare services, and we believe we can also help you win your case.

Our Tampa Uber accident lawyers have handled hundreds of personal injury cases, recovering millions for our injured clients, so we are confident we can assist you. In your case, we always strive for justice and a fair financial settlement. Every client is important to us. Having a keen sense of justice and a firm based on this foundation has served us well.

We offer free consultations with experienced car accident attorneys. A lawyer can advise you on how to proceed based on an in-depth review of the facts of your case. We provide 24/7 assistance. Contact us today.

When you suffer an injury in a ridesharing accident with Uber in Tampa, our Tampa auto accident attorneys will help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Seattle Uber Accident Lawyers

Are You Suffering From Injuries After an Uber Accident?

A serious Uber accident can leave you or a loved one with thousands of dollars in damages.

Ridesharing services such as Uber are popular in many Florida cities due to their crowded nature and heavy traffic. Our area has many busy intersections along Interstate 75, I-275, Selmon Expressway, and Wesley Chapel.

Despite Uber’s success in reducing drunk driving accidents, the ridesharing service is not without problems. Drivers must meet safety standards before they can drive for the company, but that does not shield them from collisions or legal repercussions for negligence. When a driver’s negligence has caused you harm, Boohoff Law can help.

Liability for an Uber accident can be hard to determine in Tampa. For a ridesharing company to be held accountable, you’d have to prove negligence (e.g., failing to check background checks or inspecting vehicles properly). Drivers are often held responsible. Drivers in Florida must maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance.

That policy can compensate those injured in traffic accidents while they are on their way to being picked up by a driver or while the driver is transporting them. If your vehicle is damaged or you sustain injuries, the amount you receive may differ. Contact us today for more information.

Our Lawyers at Boohoff Law Handle Ridesharing Accident Cases

Attorneys at Boohoff Law have experience representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents resulting from rideshares. There have been numerous Uber accidents in Tampa that we have handled, including some that were complex and hard to prove.

As longtime advocates for victims of ridesharing companies, we know what works and what doesn’t. You can rely on our experience to obtain a maximum settlement with claims and litigation. You shouldn’t suffer without compensation if you trusted the driver with your safety. Take action now.

Uber drivers make mistakes, too, just like everyone else. Then again, they are also prone to get distracted behind the wheel, particularly if they are looking for a passenger or trying to find directions. Their job requires them to use an app while driving.

The following factors commonly cause Florida Uber accidents:

  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to maintain vehicles properly
  • Sending text messages
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsafe road conditions
  • Driving after taking drugs
  • Making sharp turns
  • Parking illegally
  • Refusing to yield to other traffic
  • Not stopping at stop signs or red lights
  • Speeding
  • Excessive proximity to other vehicles
  • Passing other vehicles on the wrong side of the road

Accidents like the ones described above are not your fault. Your opponent may not readily admit this, however. We can help prove that another’s negligence caused your injury if you hire our Uber accident lawyers.

Things to Remember if You’ve Been In in an Uber Crash in Tampa

While it can be difficult to recall precisely what action to take after a crash, here are some good choices:

Whenever You Speak to Anyone, be Careful

Don’t take responsibility for the accident. Don’t speak to witnesses about the accident.

Seek Medical Attention Right Away

You should see a physician as soon as possible, even if you’re not sure you need medical attention. You may reduce any claim you file for damages if you wait to seek medical attention for any injuries. If time passes between the accident and when you receive medical treatment, Uber’s insurance company might claim that something that happened in between caused your injuries.

Understand Florida Law and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

Florida law requires drivers to have PIP coverage. You must visit an emergency room, urgent care center, or visit your primary care physician within 14 days of your accident to file a claim under the policy. However, a PIP claim may not help if you are a passenger in an Uber accident.

Your driver may lack PIP coverage because Florida law exempts taxis and limos from the PIP requirement. You may, however, file a claim against the other driver’s insurance if they were in the accident.

Uber’s Insurance Limits Are Higher Than Those of Standard Car Insurance Policies

Uber covers passengers for bodily injury. Uber also offers uninsured motorist coverage (UM). The coverage you can access depends on whether another driver is responsible ($250,000) or if the Uber driver is responsible ($1 million). You will receive damages depending on the extent of your injuries and your circumstances.

If you are another driver involved in an Uber accident, you can recover damages depending on whether the Uber had picked up passengers. If they were, the insurance limit will increase from $100,000 to $1 million per accident.

Uber Cannot be Sued Directly for an Accident

Only if the Uber driver was at fault for causing the accident, or if you were a passenger in an Uber vehicle at the time, can you file a lawsuit against the Uber driver or their insurance company.

Many Uber Accidents Don’t Result in Lawsuits and Settle Out of Court

Our Uber accident lawyers can guide you through the settlement process and ensure that you receive the full amount due to you.

Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer as Soon as Possible

After an Uber accident, seek medical attention right away, then contact an experienced Uber accident attorney as soon as possible. Let our team assist you.

Does the company employ Uber Drivers?

Since Uber drivers are not employees, they are technically independent contractors. Employers have no control over independent contractors. The legal barrier to Uber’s safety standards makes it difficult to enforce strict safety guidelines.

Florida Drivers Must Have Insurance

State law requires transport Network Company (TNC) insurance for Uber and its drivers. Due to this, the driver’s liability policy only applies when the driver is logged in or transporting customers. For some insurance companies, pay-outs are contingent upon the use of TNC insurance.

Uber drivers should have the following insurance coverage:

  • A $50,000 liability policy per person
  • An incidental liability cap of $100,000
  • An insurance policy for logged-in drivers of $25,000
  • $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage for logged-off drivers
  • The minimum liability insurance requirement is $1 million for transporting customers
  • Coverage for under-insured and uninsured motorists

In many injury cases, victims wonder whether Uber is liable for their injuries. The vicarious liability doctrine may apply. Generally, TNCs must compensate customers if they violated a Florida civil law or failed to conduct a background check.

What No-Fault Insurance Means for Your Case in Florida

No-fault insurance rules apply to motor vehicle accidents in Florida. This means that your insurer must provide reimbursement. You may sue a third party for serious injuries.

The law requires TNC coverage in Florida 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.

Your Losses May Be Compensable

Often, personal injury victims face new legal issues after an accident. Medical bills can be a burden when you cannot work.

It is possible to recover both economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) losses in Florida. These losses are known as damages.

Damages arising from out-of-pocket expenses are called economic damage.

Among them are:

  • Future medical care costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Assisting with long-term care
  • Incapacity to earn in the future
  • Earnings lost
  • Taking part in physical therapy

The non-economic damages you receive for indirect losses include:

Victims can only recover punitive damages in rare circumstances under Florida law. Damages awarded for negligence or grossly irresponsible behavior are known as punitive damages. To learn whether you qualify for punitive damages, speak with an Uber accident lawyer in Florida.

Valuing Uber Claims

There are no two Uber accidents alike. If you do not speak to a Florida Uber accident attorney, you cannot determine how much your case is worth. A lawyer cannot estimate your claim’s value without all the relevant information.

Our legal team will consider:

  • Whether there is a substantial amount of evidence available
  • Treatment
  • The severity and permanence of damages
  • What the future holds for you
  • Costs you incurred
  • What happened in the accident

In addition, the amount of coverage available affects the value of your injury claim. Boohoff Law will review and document each client’s case carefully. We will notify the insurance company of our findings, and we will submit a claim to attempt to recover the maximum amount.

What We Do When an Uber Accident Occurs

The Uber accident injury lawyers at Boohoff Law can help you if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our firm’s mission is to thoroughly investigate what caused your accident, then preserve evidence relevant to the facts and circumstances of your claim. We will also handle all insurance company correspondence.

Experienced Uber Accident Attorneys Who Can Prove Driver Negligence

If the insurer offers coverage up to $1 million, then it presents a formidable case. It is thus important to ensure that evidence is admissible. You will have a much better chance of receiving a fair settlement (or a verdict if the case goes to trial) if you have a Florida Uber accident injury lawyer on your side.

No matter how obvious your injuries may appear to be, you must prove they someone else caused them. It can take victims a long time and be costly to collect evidence. Due to the firm’s contingency fee structure, Boohoff Law does not charge a fee to obtain the evidence you need.

Furthermore, while you are still recovering physically, it is hard to prove your case. Get in touch with our attorneys if you suffered an injury in a Florida Uber accident. Our lawyers can handle the details while you focus on getting better.

The legal defense team of Uber is large and has a lot of money. Do not try to sue Uber on your own. If you’ve suffered an injury due to Uber, hire an experienced, knowledgeable attorney. The Uber driver is responsible for the damages you experienced as an innocent victim in the accident, and we have all the resources necessary to represent you in court, talk to the insurance company, and negotiate with the insurer.

A dedicated Uber accident attorney in Florida can help determine liability and pursue compensation in cases of Uber car accidents. While the Florida Senate continues to focus on setting insurance requirements for Uber drivers. We have a team of dedicated Uber accident attorneys serving Tampa, Brandon, North Port, and many surrounding areas. A skilled attorney from our firm can discuss your options with you.

Contact us today at (813) 445-8161 for your free consultation.

Boohoff Law P.A. Tampa, Florida Location

829 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: (813) 536-6221

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