Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming, especially when the collision involves a car rented through Turo. As one of the leading peer-to-peer car rental services, Turo operates differently from traditional rental companies, which can complicate the claims process. 

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a Turo rental car, you may be grappling with questions about who is responsible and how to seek compensation. We understand the complexities surrounding Turo vehicle accidents and are here to help you navigate this challenging time.

To discuss your case with a St. Petersburg Turo accident lawyer, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing turo accident victims in St. Petersburg, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our Turo Accident Case Results

$35,000

Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This… read more?
$75,000

Rollover Accident

A negligent driver turned left in front of our client, causing our client’s SUV to flip over.  EMS transported our client to the hospital.  The rollover crash resulted in neck, head, and shoulder injuries.
$100,000

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?
$89,999

Drunk Driver Swerves and Hits Car Head On

The at-fault driver in this crash was driving under the influence when he swerved into our client’s lane and hit him head on, causing a significant impact on Gunn Highway. Our client suffered injuries to… read more?
$375,000

Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder,… read more?
$420,000

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.
$950,000

Verdict for Passenger Injured in Head-On Collision

$950,000 in head on collision. The victim was a passenger and sustained multiple fractures, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen.
$325,000

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Turo Accident Injuries

Like any other vehicle accident, the injuries sustained in a collision with a car rented through Turo can vary widely, depending on factors like speed, impact angle, and whether the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Here are some of the most common types of injuries:

  • Whiplash and Other Soft Tissue Injuries: The sudden jolt of a car crash can cause the head and neck to whip back and forth, resulting in whiplash. Other soft tissue injuries can also occur to muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body.
  • Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These can range from mild concussions to severe brain injuries and can lead to long-term cognitive, physical, and behavioral effects.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Depending on the severity, these can cause significant pain, loss of mobility, or even paralysis.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact of a collision can easily break bones, especially in the arms, legs, ribs, or face.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Shattered glass and metal debris can cause deep cuts, leading to significant blood loss and potentially requiring stitches or surgery.
  • Internal Injuries: These can include damage to organs, internal bleeding, or punctured lungs and may not be immediately apparent after the accident.
  • Psychological Trauma: The emotional impact of a car accident should not be underestimated. Many experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression following a severe accident.
  • Burns: If a car accident leads to a fire or explosion, occupants can suffer burns ranging from first-degree to third-degree, the latter being the most severe and requiring immediate medical attention.

Remember, no matter how minor your injuries may seem after an accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and could potentially worsen if left untreated.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Turo Accident Victims

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a car rented through Turo, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, depending on the specifics of your case and the extent of your injuries. Here are some of the potential categories of compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: This can cover past and future costs related to your injury, such as hospital bills, surgeries, physical therapy, prescription medications, and any other necessary medical treatment.
  • Loss of Income: If your injuries have resulted in time off work, decreased earning capacity, or job loss, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future earning potential.
  • Pain and Suffering: This includes compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your injuries. The amount can vary greatly and often depends on the severity of your injuries.
  • Property Damage: This covers the cost to repair or replace your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or negligent, the court may award punitive damages to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Remember, every case is unique, and the specific compensation you might be entitled to will depend on the details of your situation. It’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can guide you through this complex process and work to obtain the maximum compensation possible.

Next Steps After a Turo Accident

Experiencing a car accident can be a frightening experience, more so if it involves a vehicle rented through a peer-to-peer rental service like Turo. After ensuring your immediate safety and seeking medical attention, there are a few critical steps to take:

  1. Contact Law Enforcement: Regardless of the accident’s severity, it’s essential to call the police to document the incident officially. Gather Information: Collect as much information as possible from the scene. This includes the other driver’s name, contact information, Turo rental agreement, insurance information, and photos of the accident scene, including damages and injuries.
  2. Identify Witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Their account of the event can support your claim.
  3. Document Medical Treatment: Keep track of any medical treatment you receive, including diagnoses, medication prescribed, treatment plans, and any other relevant medical documentation. This will be crucial when claiming compensation for medical expenses.
  4. Consult with an Attorney: Navigating an accident claim involving a Turo vehicle can be complex due to the intricacies of dealing with peer-to-peer car rental services. An attorney with experience in such cases can help guide you through the process, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and work to obtain maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
  5. Notify Turo: If you were the one driving for Turo, we recommend reporting the accident to Turo.. However, be careful about what you say and avoid admitting fault or signing any document without consulting an attorney.

Remember, your actions immediately following the accident can significantly impact your ability to receive fair compensation. It’s crucial to stay calm, follow these steps, and consult with a trusted personal injury lawyer to safeguard your rights and interests.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Before speaking with any insurance company, consult with your attorney. Anything you say to insurance companies can be used against you in your claim or lawsuit.

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Additional Turo Accident Resources

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

What does it mean if my car was totaled?

Your car is considered totaled if the damages are not repairable or if price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. Do your homework. Check the internet (such as Kelley Blue Book) or NADA for the actual cash value (ACV) of your car, check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, and check with the car dealerships in your area. Look for the prices... read more?

Contact Our Turo Accident Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, especially when it involves a car rented through Turo. That’s where our skilled and dedicated attorneys step in. We understand the complexities of dealing with peer-to-peer rental services and their insurance issues. We are committed to protecting your rights and pursuing your best interests, and we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve for your losses. Don’t face this challenging time alone. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free review of your case by one of our Turo accident attorneys. We are here to support you during this challenging time.

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We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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