The dawn of self-driving cars promised a safer future on our roads. Yet, the technology isn’t flawless, and accidents still happen. You’re not alone if you’ve been caught up in an unexpected situation with an autonomous vehicle in Tampa. The emotional and physical repercussions of such incidents can be overwhelming, from medical bills to the mental distress of reliving the event.

The Ruth Law Team has supported individuals like you for over 40 years. Though the vehicles on our roads have evolved, our commitment to justice and the well-being of Tampa residents remains unwavering.

If you’re navigating the aftermath of a self-driving car accident and need guidance, contact us today. Let’s explore how we can help you move forward. To consult with a Tampa self-driving car accident attorney, call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free case evaluation. We provide a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

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We have over four decades of experience representing self-driving car accident victims in Tampa, FL, and throughout the state.

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Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.
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Driver Sideswiped by Commercial Vehicle

Settlement for driver sideswiped by a commercial vehicle. The victim suffered neck and low back injury resulting in lumbar laminectomy. The driver also suffered from depression and anxiety which was aggravated by this collision.
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Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.
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Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Park Ranger

$90,000 recovered for our client who was a bicyclist hit by a Pinellas County park ranger. The Ruth Law Team achieved a favorable settlement against Pinellas County for the negligence of their employee who injured… read more?
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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.
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Settlement For Auto Accident

Our client’s car was struck by a driver who ran a red light resulting in a closed head injury and a shoulder tear.
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Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

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Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our… read more?
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Settlement For Passenger Injured in Car Collision

$100,000 recovery for our client, a passenger who suffered a broken right arm in a single car collision in Pasco County.

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Common Self-Driving Car Accident Injuries

While self-driving cars bring many advantages, they are not without their shortcomings, especially when unforeseen circumstances lead to accidents. The trauma following these incidents can manifest in a variety of injuries. Here’s a comprehensive list of common injuries individuals might sustain in accidents involving autonomous vehicles:

  • Whiplash: A sudden head movement, either backward, forward, or sideways, can result in neck strain.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): A sudden blow or jolt to the head can cause the brain to move within the skull, leading to mild to severe brain injuries.
  • Broken Bones: Limbs, ribs, and other bones may break upon high-impact collisions.
  • Lacerations: Broken glass and metal fragments can lead to deep cuts or scrapes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can result from a forceful blow to the spine, potentially leading to partial or complete paralysis.
  • Internal Injuries: Impact can harm internal organs and blood vessels and lead to internal bleeding.
  • Burns: In severe cases, accidents might result in vehicle fires, causing first, second, or third-degree burns.
  • Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, accidents can have long-lasting emotional and psychological effects, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

No matter the advancements in technology, the human cost of accidents remains real and often significant. Understanding the variety of injuries helps seek appropriate medical attention and legal recourse. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above injuries or others not listed, The Ruth Law Team stands ready to guide you through the next steps. You don’t have to face this journey alone.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Self-Driving Car Accident Victims

The aftermath of an accident involving a self-driving car can be emotionally and financially complex. If you’ve been a victim of a car accident, it’s essential to know the various types of compensation you may be entitled to. These compensations can alleviate some of the burdens you’re bearing:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering bills for hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, prescriptions, and other medical procedures or treatments.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: If the injuries require ongoing therapy or rehabilitation to regain mobility, strength, or overall wellness.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the earnings you’ve missed out on because you were unable to work post-accident.
  • Future Earnings Loss: If the injury has long-term implications, this covers potential earnings you might miss out on in the future.
  • Property Damage: Costs to repair or replace damaged property, such as your vehicle.
  • Pain and Suffering: While difficult to quantify, victims may be compensated for the physical pain and emotional anguish endured.
  • Mental Anguish: Compensation for psychological impacts, like anxiety, depression, or other emotional distresses.
  • Legal Fees: Some cases might award compensation for legal fees and related expenses.

Each autonomous vehicle accident has its unique set of circumstances, and compensation will vary based on the specifics of your situation. The Ruth Law Team is here to clarify and advocate for your rights, ensuring you receive what’s fair in your pursuit of healing and justice. We’re more than just Tampa injury attorneys; we’re a dedicated team ready to support you every step of the way.

Next Steps After an Accident

Navigating the moments and days following an accident with an autonomous vehicle can be daunting. However, taking the proper steps ensures your safety and protects your rights and interests. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do after such an incident:

  • Prioritize Safety: First and foremost, ensure you and any passengers are safe. If possible and without putting anyone at further risk, move out of the flow of traffic to a secure location.
  • Report the Accident to Law Enforcement: Official documentation can be crucial later. Ensure the police report is accurate, and obtain a copy for your records.
  • Document the Scene: Collect as much evidence as you can. This includes photographs of the vehicles, surroundings, visible injuries, and potential witnesses’ contact details.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it’s essential to get checked out by medical professionals. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms immediately.
  • Contact The Ruth Law Team: Before making any statements or accepting any settlements, speaking with a car accident attorney is vital. We can guide you on what to say, what not to say, and what actions to prioritize to protect your rights.
  • Keep Records: Maintain a file of all medical treatments, expenses, correspondence with insurance companies, and any other documents related to the accident.
  • Stay Off Social Media: Avoid discussing the accident or posting related content on social media. Anything you share can be used against you in the claims process.

The moments after an autonomous vehicle accident can be overwhelming, but keeping a clear head and following these steps can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. The Ruth Law Team is committed to guiding you through these challenging times. Remember, we’re just a call away.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Consult your attorney before speaking to any insurance companies involved. Insurance companies often aim to minimize their payouts and might present you with questions or offers designed to limit your compensation. By having The Ruth Law Team by your side, you’ll have experienced advocates who can advise you on communicating effectively with insurers, ensuring your rights and best interests remain protected.

Additional Car Accident Resources

How much will my self-driving accident settlement be?

Despite our long history of recovering fair settlements for our clients, we cannot guarantee a specific outcome in your case. With that being said, the defense team will take notice when you have The Ruth Law Team in your corner. To date, we have obtained over $100 million in jury verdicts alone for our clients. We have recovered $65 million in vehicle accident cases alone since 2014. At its... read more?

Does it matter if the vehicle was altered?

If the vehicle owner disabled any essential safety equipment for their self-driving vehicle, then the manufacturer may be cleared from any liability. However, these actions also enhance the liability of the vehicle owner. Self-driving vehicles are more complex than traditional automobiles. For this reason, our team may need to request an independent inspection of the vehicle during the... read more?

Who is liable for my accident?

Every vehicle crash is unique. Accidents involving self-driving cars are even more complex than a standard crash. If you have gotten into such an accident, speak with a self-driving car accident lawyer like those at The Ruth Law Team. During our review of your incident, we will strive to identify any parties who may have contributed to the crash. This may include the vehicle owner, manufacturer,... read more?

Contact Our Self-Driving Car Accident Attorneys

Having a steadfast ally can make all the difference when the unpredictable occurs. If you’ve been involved in an autonomous vehicle incident in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team stands ready to provide the legal guidance and support you need. Our decades of experience mean we’re adept at navigating the complexities of such cases, ensuring you’re not alone in this journey. Reach out to us today, and let’s embark on the path to justice together. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case by calling (813) 212-3765

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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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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