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Common Accidents Involving Tourists in Tampa

Tampa offers attractions that are a major draw for tourists, young and old. With Cigar City being such a popular destination, tourists exploring the city are at a heightened risk of being injured. Falling victim to an injury or accident is no fun, especially if you are on vacation. Your stress will only increase when you are faced with a stack of looming medical bills.

In this blog, our Tampa personal injury lawyers discuss common accidents in Tampa and what compensation you may be entitled to in an accident.

Most Common Tourist Accidents

Car Accidents

With traffic being a major issue in the Sunshine State, car crashes are the most common type of accident in Tampa. In 2023, Florida reported 394,836 car collisions, resulting in 3,419 deaths. These startling statistics are enough to make anyone want to pack up their bathing suit and fly home.

Slip and Falls

Each year, more than 8 million people go to the Emergency Room for injuries caused by slip and falls. A slip and fall can be caused by a slippery surface, freshly mopped floor, or uneven sidewalk. Some common places that slip and falls happen in Tampa are at amusement parks, museums, or restaurants.

Lyft or Uber Accidents

If you use a rideshare service, you place your trust in the hands of your Lyft or Uber driver. Although both rideshare companies do have driver screening protocols, it does not mean that you are protected from an accident. In fact, rideshare accidents are on the rise.

The reason? Rideshare drivers are forced to multi-task, resulting in crashes. Between drivers interacting with the app on their phones, plugging in directions on a GPS, and driving in congested areas, these drivers are beyond distracted. These drivers will have their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, and mind off their driving constantly during your trip, putting your safety at risk.

Forms of Compensation

If you have suffered an injury in the Tampa area, you may be entitled to compensation for both your financial (economic) and non-financial (non-economic) losses. Let us discuss the difference between the two types.

Economic damages are any pecuniary losses that took money directly out of your pocket and may include the following:

Conversely, non-economic damages are non-pecuniary losses that impact your emotional and mental health. They may include:

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to You

A personal injury can leave you unable to work, with your time instead being consumed by medical appointments. At Mickey Keenan P.A., our Tampa personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping injury victims recover the compensation that they deserve. If you have suffered an injury while touring Tampa, you need to speak with a legal team that is dedicated to obtaining a successful case outcome. To discover what we can do for you, contact us online or by phone.