Do You Need a Tampa Uber Accident Lawyer?
If you have been injured in a car, truck or other vehicle accident and an Uber driver was involved, you have come to the right place to help you. Our Uber accident lawyers will know just what to do.
Why do you Need a Lawyer that Knows About Uber to Handle Your Case?
Uber takes the position they are not legally responsible for the actions of their drivers. According to Uber, they are doing nothing more than providing a place for drivers and passengers to connect. They do not directly employ the drivers so they believe they are not accountable for the harm caused by them. This can be a difficult hurdle for an inexperienced personal injury attorney to overcome.
At the time of this writing, Florida does not require Uber to carry insurance to cover harms caused in a car crash. Fortunately, Uber voluntarily provides coverage of up to $1 million dollars when a driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the vehicle. This coverage may not apply when the driver is looking for a fare but has not yet been linked up with a passenger. The Uber driver’s personal insurance might cover the claim when the driver is in between claims. However, that will only happen if the driver told his car insurance carrier that the vehicle was being used for work. Our Uber accident attorneys will know just how to sort through all these potential scenarios.
What Types of Uber Auto Accident Cases do we Take?
We handle all types of auto accidents that involve Uber as long as there has been an injury or a death. It does not matter if you were the passenger, a pedestrian, or a driver. It also does not matter if a car, truck, or other vehicle was involved. The only question is whether the crash was someone else’s fault other than you. If the answer to that question is yes, we can help.
Where in Florida does the Crash Have to Occur for our Law Firm to get Involved?
Our Uber car accident lawyers handle cases all over the State of Florida, wherever Uber drivers drive. In fact, Uber drivers currently drive in most major Florida cities including Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.
Looking for an Uber Accident Attorney in Tampa? Call 813-259-0022 Today!
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa Uber accident lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Uber Accident Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida ride-sharing law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling Uber accident injury cases. Scott Distasio has been handling car crash cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.