As just about any Tampa resident can tell you, our home state sure is beautiful, with its sunny beaches and tropical weather. It's no wonder Florida is such a popular tourist spot for millions of visitors around the world. From Disney World and Universal Studios to places like Daytona Beach, Miami, and the Keys, Florida has something for just about everyone.
But with the influx of tourists, who are likely unfamiliar with our road laws and systems, Tampa car accidents can become very common. According to the US World News Report, Florida is 3rd in fatal car crashes every year, with 3,135 fatal crashes in 2018 alone. Not only that, but over 200,000 of these crashes caused severe injuries.
But Tampa tourists are not the only drivers that can be reckless. If you're a tourist or a local, be on the lookout for reckless Uber or, for that matter, anyone driving for any ridesharing company.
Every driver here in Tampa is obliged to drive their car in such a way as to not endanger others - no speeding, no running off the road, no road-raging, and basically no treating the road like one's private racetrack. But there are drivers for uber and ridesharing services that do drive recklessly and put their passengers at risk of serious injury or death, and, sadly, they get into accidents that result in serious outcomes.
Uber and Ridesharing accidents are more likely to cause:
So, what should you do when you get in an accident during a rideshare? The first thing is to take gather as much evidence as possible and take pictures. These will be the evidence you use to get the settlement you need. The second thing you should do is make sure all parties involved are okay and, if anyone is hurt, try to help them out and tend to their injuries to the best of your ability. Make sure you or someone else has called 911, if necessary.
If you were injured due to an uber or rideshare driver's recklessness, you should definitely make a claim as soon as possible. If you are having trouble resolving such a claim, contact the experienced attorneys at the Coleman Law Group as soon as possible. Here at the Coleman Law Group, whether you are a Floridian or a tourist, our compassionate Tampa car accident attorneys will help you win your case and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to see what the value of your case may be.