With millions of Uber vehicles on the road, Uber drivers suffer severe injuries in accidents caused by other car and truck drivers all over the country. If you drive for Uber and you were injured in an accident resulting from another driver’s negligence, The Ruth Law Team can help. We have represented other rideshare drivers and have experience handling all the issues relating to the other... read more?
Uber drivers can be victims of other drivers’ negligence too. Not every accident involving an Uber rideshare can be attributed to the Uber driver’s error. There seems to be a trend to blame the rideshare driver for any accident that they're involved in. Perhaps, because Uber is a global company with millions of drivers, people may assume their drivers are less careful or more reckless. If... read more?
The main principle of American tort law is that parties who are responsible for inflicting injuries on others should compensate them to make the victim whole. So every personal injury auto accident case requires the injured party’s attorney to prove that their client’s injury was the “proximate result” of the defendant’s negligence. When an Uber rideshare driver operates in an... read more?
Just like other drivers who spend so many hours on the road, pedestrians are sometimes struck and seriously injured. Personal injury cases involving an Uber driver striking a pedestrian can be more complex cases than a conventional pedestrian-vehicle accident with a non-commercial driver. Uber drivers may be treated as agents of the Uber corporation, a massive global company with deep pockets to... read more?
The outcome of every case depends on the individual circumstances of the accident. Someone riding as an Uber passenger may suffer severe shoulder and leg injuries in a crash, but a pedestrian struck by a speeding Uber or Uber Eats driver may be killed. The amount for which each of those cases settles will differ and can also vary depending on the insurance policies involved. Settlements and... read more?
We suggest not communicating with Uber or any Uber representative until you consult with an Uber Accident Lawyer about your case. Uber is a multi-billion-dollar company with hundreds of lawyers who want to minimize your compensation and protect their company from paying.. For example, many Americans tend to be heroic about injuries they suffer. If asked by a stranger, “How are you... read more?
When you are involved in any motor vehicle accident, you should always check yourself for injuries. If you are well enough to exit the car, use your phone to summon the police and emergency medical services. Then, keep your phone handy and snap as many photographs as possible. Take pictures of the Uber car, the accident scene, skid marks, and other vehicles involved in the accident. It might... read more?
Picture this: You’re sitting in your vehicle at a stoplight, patiently waiting for it to change to green. You notice a car in front of you, a car behind you, and one on either side of you. Out of those four vehicles, chances are, one is uninsured and the others may be underinsured, meaning they only carry the minimum required by Florida law. You have no idea which it is, and any of them could... read more?
If the other driver is at-fault and his/her insurance company accepts liability, then the at-fault driver’s insurance company should provide you with a rental vehicle during the time your vehicle is being repaired or until you receive a check for the value of the vehicle. An issue can sometimes arise when the other driver’s insurance does not accept liability. The other driver’s... read more?
Florida is a No-Fault State, which means that if I am in a car accident – regardless of who is at fault – my automobile insurance is going to pay the first $10,000.00 of my medical bills. This is known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). However, my insurance company is only going to pay 80% of my medical bills – with the remaining 20% my responsibility. I also may be subject to a... read more?
Yes, but before you talk to an insurance company or agree to do a recorded statement, please contact us first so we can advise you of your legal rights. An insurance company can refuse to provide you benefits if you are not complying with your policy. This is why it is important to speak to a lawyer so they can advise you of your legal rights regarding how to comply with your insurance company... read more?
Yes. You may still have a valid claim for personal injury if you weren’t wearing your seat belt in car accident. Florida law requires you to wear a seatbelt. If you are in a car accident and do not have your seatbelt on, you can still bring a claim.... read more?
Many primary care doctors have made a conscious decision not to treat auto injuries for several reasons. Some are not set up to submit their bills to auto insurers, which is different than submitting to health insurance; some do not want to be involved in the medical care of a patient that might ask them to later testify at trial; and some don’t want to deal with law firms and their regular... read more?
Ultimately, it is the person who caused the accident that is responsible for the cost of repairing your vehicle. When the at-fault party’s insurance company accepts liability for the accident, they will work with you to get an appraisal of the damage, determine repair costs, and discuss with you where the vehicle can be taken for the repairs. If the repairs would cost more that the vehicle is... read more?
Insurance companies are very wealthy and very powerful. They will unfortunately often times try to take advantage of those who have been injured in accidents by asking for sworn statements immediately after the event. Insurance companies will try to get you to make statements (often times regarding your injuries) that they can later use against you in court. We often see that the full extent of... read more?