A 2018 article in Business Insider noted the alarming surge in Uber and Lyft accidents in recent years. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and fight for the money that you deserve. We offer free case reviews and handle all of our cases on a contingency fee basis – this means that you do not pay attorney fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.*
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We Accept Many Forms of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Uber and Lyft are the nation’s biggest rideshare service providers and offer affordable and accessible transportation to millions. However, pursuing compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident can be challenging.
You should know that not all law firms handle Uber and Lyft cases. An Uber and Lyft accident lawyer serving Macon, GA from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can pursue potential compensation if you were injured as a:
- Uber or Lyft driver
- Driver of another vehicle
- Moped or scooter rider
You should not have to deal with insurance adjusters or the defendant’s lawyer when you are recovering from your injuries. Call an Uber and Lyft accident attorney with our firm to get the help you need and the money that you deserve. Call (478) 220-4863 for a free, no-obligation case review. If you cannot come to our Macon office, a member of our team will meet with you at your home or the hospital.
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We Understand Ride Share Liability Insurance Requirements
Uber drivers, like all licensed Georgia drivers, must have auto insurance that meets the state minimum required protection:
- Bodily injury liability of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per occurrence
- Property Damage liability of $25,000 per occurrence
In addition, the ride-sharing company also provides insurance coverage for passengers and operators in the vehicle. Uber, for instance, provides a $1,000,000.00 insurance policy for its operators. There are several levels and amounts of coverage that depend on the driver’s activity, however, and this coverage only applies in certain circumstances.
When the Uber Driver Is not on the App nor Available to Accept Riders
If you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver who is driving for reasons other than rideshare purposes, you could file a claim against that driver’s personal auto insurance.
When the Uber Driver Is on the App and Available but Without a Rider
For accidents that occur when the Uber driver is on the app and available to riders, you could have access to Uber’s liability insurance. There are several factors that must be considered, but for both Uber and Lyft, all the riders could be covered for a collective $100,000. Some Uber drivers opt for added property damage coverage that may also apply to your accident.
When the Uber Driver Is Transporting a Passenger
Uber passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are likely covered by the company’s liability insurance if the accident occurs while the Uber driver has passengers. Both Uber and Lyft have $1,000,000 policies that protect passengers if an uninsured driver causes a collision. Uber’s $1,000,000 insurance coverage starts from the moment the driver accepts your ride request until the driver completes the transaction on the app or the ride is complete, whichever comes later.
Uber and Lyft accidents are complex and it can be very difficult to understand all of the coverage that you may be able to access. A licensed Uber and Lyft accident lawyer serving Macon, GA can help you understand your options and will fight to protect your rights. For a free case review, call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers now at (478) 220-4863.
Compensation for Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries
Injuries from an Uber or Lyft accident can be extensive and create huge medical expenses for you and your family. We urge you to seek medical care for potential injuries as soon as possible after any traffic accident. If you are under a doctor’s care, please follow their recommendations for follow-up appointments and other necessary treatment. Afterward, an attorney with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for all your damages, which can include the value of:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Lost pay
- Diminished earning ability from your injuries
- Property damage
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Other out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Final expenses
We have dealt with many insurance companies through our four decades of legal service.1 You do not need the stress and aggravation of dealing with an insurance adjuster while you are recovering from injuries. Let us handle the details while you recuperate. For a free case review with one of our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers serving Macon, GA, call (478) 220-4863.
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How We Can Help You After an Uber or Lyft Accident
An Uber or Lyft accident can leave you and your family in turmoil, which is why we work to make pursuing compensation as easy on you as possible. We assign two staff members to work on your case and keep you up to date throughout the entire process. The team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers work hard to get you all the money that you deserve to compensate you for your damages. Each case is different, however, our process usually includes:
- Investigating the cause and circumstances using evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and accident scene photos or videos.
- Obtaining proof of your damages that may include hospital bills, pay stubs, and canceled
- Naming liable parties and use collected evidence to prove negligence.
- Preparing a detailed claim for the insurance company.
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf.
- Representing you in court if your claim is denied or the insurance company refuses to provide you with a fair settlement offer.
Time to Seek Compensation Is Limited
Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33) limits the time you have to seek compensation from an Uber or Lyft accident. Generally, you have about two years from the date you were injured, however, this time period can be even shorter in some circumstances, so be very careful. It takes time to build a compelling case. The sooner you call our firm, the quicker we can get to work for you.
Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers now at (478) 220-4863 for a free case review.