When you get into an Uber or Lyft, you are hoping to get where you requested and paid for, not get into an accident but these accidents happen all the time. Alternatively, you are driving your own car but get crashed into by a car “on duty” and now don’t really know the process for recovering financially. When you hire the Atlanta rideshare accident lawyers at Tabbaa Law to handle your winning Atlanta Uber & Lyft car accident case, you take away the confusion and can concentrate on what’s important during this time—your physical and emotional recovery.
Atlanta Uber and Lyft Car Accidents—When you are a passenger
As a paying passenger of a rideshare company, you are covered by not only the individual drivers’ policy but also the high-coverage policies in place by the individual rideshare companies. What that means is that the money is there to payout accidents involving a lot of injuries or a death—up to $1,000,000 but it also means that the defendant in your case is in the business of saving money, not giving away more than they have to.
While necessary evidence and arguments in these cases is much the same if it was a regular car on car collision, there are additional liability hurdles such as proving that the driver was in fact working at the time, showing their negligence, and/or tapping into the uninsured/underinsured policies when it was the other driver at fault. For these reasons (and more), when you want to get the most money possible as a passenger injured in a rideshare accident, you want to make sure that you are working with Tabbaa Law.
Atlanta Uber and Lyft Car Accidents—When you are hit by a rideshare car
Another common rideshare accident scenario we help clients with is when they are not riding in a car for hire but hit by one. In these cases, we are often suing the individual driver—who is required by both companies to carry their own insurance; as well as the rideshare company if the drivers’ insurance falls short of your case value. The Georgia state minimum for individual bodily injury coverage is $25,000—once we prove that your case value is more than this, we can file a claim against the rideshare company for up to $1,000,000.
As with any personal injury car accident lawsuit, some of the areas of recovery include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Missed work
- Inability to work
- Pain and suffering
- And more specifics to your case
Atlanta Uber and Lyft Car Accidents—When you are hit by an off-duty driver
Another scenario is when you get hit by a rideshare driver when they are not driving a passenger. There are two ways this case can go—when they are actively en route to pick someone up (app is on, ride is confirmed), we will work to place liability on the company as well as the driver; but in those scenarios where a driver is not on active duty, your claim will just be against the driver and their own insurance without involving Uber or Lyft. Think of that second scenario as a normal car on car accident and this is something we know how to win too.
Atlanta rideshare accident cases are more complicated than your average car accident, but they are also worth a lot more money. Want to know how to get started or how much your case is worth? Get in touch with Tabbaa Law now to discuss your case further.
Our Atlanta Rideshare Accident Attorneys Are Here To Help
Looking for a winning rideshare accident lawyer in Atlanta, GA? Look no further than Tabbaa Law. The moment you hire us is the moment you can stop worrying about the details or value of your case and start concentrating on your physical and emotional recovery, knowing we will work hard to get you maximum payment. Want to learn more? Call us today to set up your totally free initial consultation with Tabbaa Law.