Whether you live in a city where a lack of street parking and the high cost of paid parking makes it impossible to own a car or you’re visiting a new place and you’re loath to shell out major cash for a car rental you’re barely going to use, you may find ride-sharing services to be convenient.

If you like to drive yourself, Turo offers an ideal opportunity, as this platform allows you to rent a privately-owned vehicle for short-term use at less cost than full-day rentals from traditional services like Hertz or Enterprise.

Unfortunately, these services are still in relative infancy, which means the rules regarding accident liability can be a bit hazy. As a result, you may not know what to do if you’re a driver or passenger in a Turo rental, especially when an accident occurs through the negligence of others or if you’ve been injured in an accident where a Turo driver was at fault.

While there’s not yet a lot of data on Turo accidents specifically, there were over 6.7 million police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents resulted in over 2.7 million injuries and over 36,000 deaths. It’s no stretch to imagine that some of these accidents involved rideshare vehicles.

Any time you’re injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you might find yourself dealing with a lot more than physical recovery. You may have mental and emotional trauma related to the incident. Trying to fight an uphill battle against insurance providers that use stall tactics like delaying or denying your claim can be frustrating, to say the least.

Even worse, the involvement of a ridesharing service can cloud issues of liability, so you may not know exactly who’s responsible for your medical bills and other expenses. This is why finding qualified Turo accident attorneys is so important.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Turo Accidents

How do I get a rental car after a car accident?

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… read more?

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… read more?

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

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,… read more?

Our Car Accident Case Results

$1,250,000

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.

$2,000,000

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.

$1,795,000

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.

$550,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back and neck. Additionally, he underwent surgery for his neck injuries shortly thereafter. We wish him the very best moving forw... read more?

$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

We resolved a serious car accident case in June 2019 for an Inverness woman who was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Our client’s car was a total loss, and our she dealt with a number of injuries.

$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case in May 2019 for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

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

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

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Causes of Turo Accidents

In some cases, accidents are just a matter of circumstance, such as a driver slipping on wet or icy pavement or swerving to avoid an obstacle in the road. Sometimes, a vehicle malfunction is to blame. However, there are also instances in which drivers behave negligently, putting them at fault.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

In the case of Turo drivers causing accidents specifically, collisions could also be related to unfamiliarity with the vehicle. The qualified Turo accident lawyers at The Ruth Law Team can help you to determine what caused the accident in order to pinpoint who is likely to be liable.

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A car accident can leave you dealing with long-term medical needs, rehabilitation, permanent disability, or even the loss of a loved one. The last thing you need when coping with grief or the challenges of recovery is to fight insurance companies that have enough resources to keep you tied up for years.

As your Turo accident attorneys, The Ruth Law Team is dedicated to building a strong case and taking on the burden of fighting your legal battle, so you can focus on your health, your family, and the recovery process.

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