Uber is one of the popular mobility service providers in the US. Many people use Uber daily to move around and out of St. Petersburg. It's a convenient and hands-free approach to transport.
The downside is that an Uber is prone to accidents like any other automobile. So, what happens when you are involved in an Uber accident? How do you get compensated for your injuries and medical bills?
Different rules apply to Uber accidents. So, if you or someone you love was involved in an Uber accident, consider retaining a St. Petersburg Uber accident lawyer at Dolman Law Group. We have helped many clients recover compensation from Uber companies and their drivers.
Who Is Liable for My Injuries?
Uber drivers are not required to carry insurance. Therefore, they cannot be held responsible for paying out settlements or damages. Uber does have liability insurance. This coverage protects them against lawsuits filed by passengers injured during an Uber ride.
However, the driver's insurance plan may not cover all costs associated with your injuries. That's why you must speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
If you or someone you love was injured in an Uber accident in St. Petersburg, you could recover compensation. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries.
To determine the extent of your injuries, we will perform a thorough examination. Once we understand the full scope of your injuries, we can begin working towards getting you the money you need. Additionally, we will work with medical experts to ensure you receive all the treatment necessary to help you heal properly.
Is There a Deadline to File My Lawsuit?
Like any other personal injury case, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the accident date. However, you can still file your claim even if you live outside of St. Petersburg. Keep in mind that Florida has a statute of limitations of two years under Florida Statutes § 95.11. We will advise you on the best way to file your claim so that you can avoid unnecessary delays.
How Do I Choose a Lawyer?
It would be best if you considered several factors when choosing a lawyer:
- Make sure that they are licensed to practice law in Florida.
- Find out if the lawyer has handled similar cases before.
- Ask about their experience level.
- Look at the lawyer's reputation.
- Ask friends and family members if they would recommend the firm.
Types of Cases a Personal Injury Lawyer Takes
At Dolman Law, our lawyers have experience with all types of Uber accidents, including:
- Uber car accidents: A car hits another vehicle or a pedestrian due to negligence on the part of the Uber driver.
- Uber taxi accidents: A passenger gets into a taxi cab and is then injured due to the negligent actions of the taxi driver that hit an Uber.
- Uber passenger accidents: A victim is injured when they are a passenger in an Uber vehicle and is injured due to the fault of the Uber driver or other parties.
- Uber pedestrian accidents: A pedestrian is injured due to the negligent acts of an Uber driver.
These are just some examples of how Uber accidents can occur. There are many more ways Uber accidents can happen. It's important to know what type of accident you were involved in so we can help you get the compensation you deserve
Can Dolman Law Help With My St. Petersburg Uber Accident?
Our attorneys know how to handle accidents involving Uber vehicles. We'll assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve. On top of that, we have a high success rate because we are committed to helping people recover from their injuries.
Over the years, Dolman Law has represented many clients in cases involving Uber accidents. We attribute our success to our lawyers' experience handling Uber accident cases similar to yours. By using our knowledge and resources, we're able to fight for your rights. Once you hire your lawyer, our St. Petersburg lawyers will:
- Investigate your accident
- Gather evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Take statements from anyone else involved in the incident
- Meet with you to discuss your options
- Represent your interests
- Take your case to court if need be
What Do You Need to Know About Dolman Law Before Hiring?
Matthew and Becky Dolman founded our firm in 2009 based on strong representation for injured accident victims. Since then, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Some of our clients say things like the following:
“I contacted them for my truck accident. It was a very difficult time for me but they stepped in and did a wonderful job with all of it. I am thankful for their kindness and hard work and very pleased with the outcome…” - Mario B.
“Some driver who was texting and driving went through a red light at 5th Ave N. and 34th St. N. and clipped the back side of my car… The insurance company was constantly low balling me and if it wasn't for Matt Dolman going at them full force, I likely would have recovered a lot less.” - Shanan Thomas
What does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer After a St. Petersburg Uber Accident?
At Dolman Law, our fees are reasonable and affordable. We offer flat fee services, regardless of how long it takes us to settle your case. In addition, we also provide contingency fee services, meaning we only get paid if we win your case.
The good news is we offer free consultations. We'll discuss your situation during this consultation and determine whether we can represent you. You don't need to pay anything until after we've settled your case.
Dolman Law Is Waiting to Hear Your Uber Accident Story
If you were injured due to another person's negligence, act promptly. Contact Dolman Law today at (727) 472-3909 for a free consultation. We will work to get your life stable again.
You could recover damages that acknowledge your pain and suffering, medical bills, property damages, and more. We can even help if an Uber accident resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one.
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1663 1st Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone: (727) 472-3909