The Best Uber Accident Lawyers in Hollywood, Florida

Business for rideshare companies is booming across America. After all, rideshare services offer a quick, relatively inexpensive way to get where you want to be. Services like Uber are much more convenient than public transportation and often cost less than using a taxi service. In an article by the Orlando Business Journal, data suggests that in 2016-2017 Uber users saved about $349 million annually on car-related costs. (That’s just under three thousand dollars per person.)

While users are saving money, Uber drivers are looking to make more money. For many, working for Uber is a great side-hustle to put a little extra money in their pockets.

It seems like everyone is winning, right?

Maybe not.

Sadly, the high demand for quick transportation and a driver’s motivation to earn fast cash could lead to poor decisions on the road. After all, the more rides an Uber driver gives, the more money he or she makes. This can lead to aggressive driving, poor decisions, and even being distracted behind the wheel. As you are probably well aware, poor driving habits often lead to accidents.

What happens when you are involved in an Uber accident?

Settling an Uber accident claim may be more complicated than settling a typical car accident case. This is especially true if you were injured while riding as a passenger. You probably have more questions than answers. Who do you even contact to request compensation for your injuries? The Uber driver? The driver at-fault? Or even Uber itself? And, if an Uber driver caused damage to your vehicle, should you settle a claim with the driver or Uber?

It’s a bit overwhelming. Let’s face it: Settling a car accident claim is complicated enough. Adding the element of the driver working for a rideshare company like Uber adds another dimension of confusion.

You Don’t Need to Figure It All Out Alone

If you were injured in an Uber accident, the claims process can be tricky. And who wants to deal with all the insurance “red tape” while trying to recover from injuries?

The Ward Law Group knows how to handle Uber accident claims. One call to our practice can answer all of your questions about an Uber accident. While you focus on your recovery, we take care of the legwork to ensure that you obtain fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain & suffering.

Is English your second language? You may be more vulnerable to unfair settlements. After all, even native English-speaking individuals have a hard time understanding the insurance claims process. Spanish-speaking individuals may settle for much less because they don’t clearly understand what they are entitled to receive after an accident.

The Ward Law Group doesn’t want to see any family suffer. We work hard to sift through the details of your Uber accident, filing the appropriate paperwork and fighting tirelessly to ensure you get the money you deserve. Don’t try settling a claim on your own. You may be missing out on thousands of dollars in compensation. Instead, invest your trust in a team that has extensive experience in dealing with the insurance companies and how they operate.

Personal Injury & Uber Accident Statistics for Hollywood, Florida

A recent study by the University of Chicago and Rice University shows an increase in traffic fatalities after rideshare companies like Uber launch in a city. In fact, the arrival of ridesharing is associated with a 2 to 3 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities.

As we all know Hollywood, Florida is a great place to live and visit. This bustling metropolitan area has beautiful beaches and popular restaurants and nightlife attractions. However, the congestion of residents, tourists, and those from around the area checking out the Hollywood scene makes it a perfect storm for accidents—especially those involving Uber.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Broward County averages over 40,000 car accidents a year. More than 24,000 of those accidents involve significant injuries. Data is limited on exactly how many of those accidents involve Uber vehicles. As more Uber drivers are on the road, however, one can only assume accidents involving rideshare companies are increasing.

Types of Uber Accident Injuries

As you probably know, Uber drivers use their own vehicles to transport passengers. These drivers must meet certain requirements like owning a vehicle less than 15 years old with 4 doors and no cosmetic damage. In addition, Uber drivers in South Florida must be 21 years old or older. They also must prove three years of driving experience and furnish a clean driving record.

Of course, accidents still happen regardless of the vehicle and driver requirements.

Injuries sustained during an Uber accident are similar to most car accidents. Passengers of an Uber accident, however, may be more at risk for serious injuries.

Think of what you do while riding in an Uber vehicle. Maybe taking time to catch up on emails or social networking. Or relaxing while you get ready for a busy day. You may not even see the accident coming. As a result, you can’t brace yourself for the impact.

You may be entitled to compensation if you suffered from any of these Uber accident injuries:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle or soft tissue damage
  • Burns
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Loss of consciousness or coma
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

But that’s not all…

Uber accident injuries aren’t just physical. Sometimes the mental effects of an Uber accident can be just as debilitating. A car accident is a traumatic experience. Some individuals develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an accident. This can lead to anxiety, disturbing dreams, and excessive fear of getting back in a vehicle. Dealing with pain and the daily hardships of your injuries can also affect your mental health, leading to conditions like depression.

Both physical and mental injuries entitle you to compensation. Of course, you need to prove these injuries are present. This can be hard to do on your own. However, The Ward Law Group has experience providing the supporting evidence to make sure your injuries are taken seriously by the insurance companies.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

If you were a passenger during an Uber accident, it’s probably not your fault. Unless you were a significant distraction in some way, you should be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

What if your vehicle was involved in an Uber accident? Even if the accident was not your fault, Florida has “no-fault” laws for car accident claims. This means, after a car accident, you must contact your insurance company and use your personal injury protection (PIP) funds allowed by your policy. If the cost of your injuries exceeds your PIP coverage, you can go after the other party for additional damages.

Luckily, rideshare companies like Uber, require insurance coverage well above Florida’s minimum limits. This means that as an Uber passenger or driver affected by an Uber accident, the extent of your injuries will most likely be covered.

Sound a little confusing?

The claims process can be. Don’t worry. The Ward Law Group knows how Florida laws can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

First and foremost: Make sure you are safe. If you can, move away from other traffic and get out of harm’s way.

When emergency responders arrive, request medical attention. Even if you don’t feel like you were injured, it’s still best to be assessed by a doctor as soon as possible.

Remember: An accident scene is a traumatic event. You probably have adrenaline coursing through your veins. It may not be until you settle down some that you start to feel some of the effects of your injuries.

If you wait too long to see a doctor, however, you could be jeopardizing your claim. You must seek medical attention no more than 14 days after an accident for your injuries to be considered in your settlement.

If possible, take pictures of the accident scene. Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses. In addition, make sure that you write down the details you remember from the accident. This may be helpful in case any litigation is necessary.

Before you make any agreements with the insurance company, talk to a lawyer. Insurance companies make their profits by offering the least amount possible for settlements. Don’t put your family’s financial future at risk because of an insurance company’s greed.

How the Ward Law Group Can Help You

By now, you probably realize how complicated it is to navigate an Uber accident claim. But you are not alone. The Ward Law Group will be your ally through this difficult time. A simple call starts the process of getting you the money you need to support your family, aid in your recovery, and recoup expenses for any property damage.

Don’t waste your time with complicated paperwork, frustrating conversations with insurance companies, and fielding offers that seem insulting. Get the help you need now.

Imagine that amazing sense of relief when you’re offered a fair settlement. No more worrying about your family’s future. No more mistreatment from the insurance companies. The Ward Law Group can make that happen.

We want to make sure English and Spanish-speaking individuals in Hollywood, Florida have a trusted personal injury resource. Why not call us today at 855-DOLOR-55 (855-365-6755) so we can start helping you?

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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