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(opens in a new tab) 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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Our Car Accident Case Results

$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.
$250,000

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.
$175,000

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.
$325,000

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.
$2,500,000

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?
$125,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Rear Ended at a Red Light

We obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of our client who was rear ended at a stop light in the Feather Sound neighborhood. Our client dealt with neck and back… read more?
$1,035,000

Pedestrian Hit by Tractor Trailer

Recovery for our client who was severely injured when hit by a tractor trailer. The victim was drug by the trailer causing fractures, torn muscles, permanent scarring and disfigurement.
$257,500

Victim Injured in Crash with Rock Hauler

Settlement for victim in significant crash with a rock hauler that ran a red light. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and facial wounds.
$22,000

Settlement For Car Passenger Injured

$22,000 settlement for a passenger in a car hit during a left hand turn.

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

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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.

Turo Accident Lawyer

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.

Contact Our Accident Attorneys

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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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 (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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