Ridesharing Accident Lawyer in Norcross, Gwinnett County
Don’t try to litigate your Georgia ridesharing accident alone. The ridesharing accident attorneys at Dermer Appel Ruder have everything you need to feel confident in your case. We can help you with your Uber and Lyft insurance claims. We’ll argue for the best possible settlement for your personal injuries and/or property damages, whether you were the rideshare passenger or a third party. Start your journey with a free consultation.
Ridesharing Accident Statistics
Accident statistics are difficult to come by in the relatively new ridesharing industry. According to Who’s Driving You, however, Uber and Lyft have been involved in 51 passenger deaths, 98 alleged assaults by drivers, 18 alleged kidnappings, and 375 alleged sexual assaults. Misconduct and crimes committed by Uber and Lyft drivers could lead to company liability. It is the rideshare company’s job to hire and train competent drivers. Lax hiring procedures, background checks only as far back as seven years, and zero driver training are all examples of ways rideshare companies fail to ensure passenger safety.
What is the Common Causes of Ridesharing Accidents?
Rideshare collisions can stem from many of the same reasons as other auto accidents: driver negligence, unsafe roadways, bad weather, and failed vehicle parts. Uncovering the cause of your accident and injuries may take a full-scale investigation with help from our attorneys. We can investigate the crash, talk to eyewitnesses, vet the rideshare driver, access cell phone records, recreate the wreck, and take other steps to get to the bottom of what caused your crash. Then, our Georgia ridesharing accident lawyers will help you file a claim against that party in pursuit of damages.
Ridesharing Accident Liability in Georgia
Liability is something all car accident victims must determine in the pursuit of financial compensation in Georgia. It refers to someone’s legal accountability for the crash. It is necessary to determine the at-fault party before filing your claim. A crash involving an Uber or Lyft driver could come down to the liability of a few different parties according to the circumstances. Here are potential options based on your status as a victim:
- As a passenger. The rideshare company, the driver, or a third party may be liable. Uber and Lyft both have $1 million insurance policies in place to protect passengers and pay for their medical bills. You will need to report your wreck to the company.
- As a driver in another vehicle. If the Uber/Lyft driver didn’t log into the app, the individual will pay for your damages. Uber/Lyft may not be responsible if the driver caused the crash since rideshare drivers are independent contractors. Instead, you might need to file a claim with the individual driver’s insurer. If logged in and on the clock, however, Uber/Lyft might cover damages.
Our Georgia accident attorneys can immediately begin work on your case, working hard to come up with solutions to the unique legal challenges that come with rideshare collisions. We’ll partner with you on your case, walking you through the legal process and helping you obtain a positive outcome. Trust us with your rideshare accident case and experience the Dermer Appel Ruder difference.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Ridesharing has become a prominent part of modern-day life, with Uber and Lyft at the top of the industry. While it may provide a cheaper and more convenient alternative to the traditional taxi, ridesharing isn’t perfect. Rideshare companies and their drivers can take part in acts of negligence that lead to serious auto accidents, injuries, and deaths. So far, Uber and Lyft have set a precedent of trying to escape liability for crashes that their drivers cause.
Level the playing field by hiring an experienced attorney to represent you. Our lawyers can help you go up against rideshare companies that are trying to escape liability for your damages. We aren’t afraid to take your case to court if that’s what it takes for a positive outcome.
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