Hurt in an Atlanta Uber or Lyft Accident?
Ever since their inception over the past 15 years, rideshare services like Lyft and Uber have changed the way people get from point A to point B. The popularity of Uber and Lyft has exceeded that of taxi cabs in many places across the country, including Atlanta.
The convenience turns sour quickly however if the Uber or Lyft vehicle you were riding in gets involved in a crash.
If this happened to you, connect with the Atlanta rideshare accident lawyers at the Angell Law Firm. They have helped many other people in cases like yours make legal claims and receive needed and deserved financial compensation. Call (770) 217-4954 for a free consultation or complete the online form and we’ll get right back to you.
Many of these Uber and Lyft accidents are largely unavoidable for you because you’re not behind the wheel. And the consequences can be potentially life-changing depending on the circumstances. What you may not know, ridesharing services carry significant insurance policies to cover their bases if and when Uber and Lyft drivers get into a collision. As a passenger, you can be entitled to further compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
These kinds of accidents lead to a wide range of injuries that can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Lower leg injuries
- Deep cuts
- Bumps and bruises
- Muscle strains
- Chronic pain
- Wrongful death
Who is Liable for My Rideshare Accident Injuries?
Determining fault and negligence in a rideshare accident can be complex for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, you are generally not considered at fault for your accident because you were not controlling either vehicle at the time of the crash.
In instances where another driver crashes into your Uber or Lyft, the other driver may be liable for your injuries if negligence caused your accident. Negligence can mean a variety of things, but in general, negligence means the other driver that hit you was distracted while driving, drunk while driving, or disobeying basic traffic laws.
However, your Uber or Lyft driver may end up being at fault for the crash you were injured in if they drove negligently, hitting another car. Rideshare drivers typically lack specialized driver training. Although they are required to have a driver’s license, that does not always mean they are trained to transport people like you from place to place.
Determining liability and negligence in a ridesharing accident can be incredibly complex. Some Uber drivers are uninsured or underinsured, further complicating matters. Because of the inherent complexities you’ll have greater success with our experienced help.
As Atlanta rideshare accident lawyers, we will investigate the specifics of your case to determine how the accident happened and who was responsible.
How Can You Help Me?
Laws regarding liability, fault, and negligence involving Uber and Lyft, and other rideshare companies are new. The Bryce Angell legal team stays current to expertly represent people like you.
One potential complication in Uber and Lyft accident cases is dealing with insurance companies. In general, insurance policies for the driver that caused your accident may be able to cover any physical damages you suffered. But what about if your driver was at fault for your accident and they are uninsured or underinsured? Determining which insurance policies will help you cover any damages you sustained in your accident can get messy.
Each insurance policy is different and each Uber and Lyft crash is different. We deal directly with the insurance companies involved to get your situation straightened out as effectively as possible. We can also negotiate until you get the settlement you deserve.
What Damages Can I Claim?
You can claim a wide range of damages. For instance:
- Costs of medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
Although a backseat can be a much safer place to be during an accident, it can still be tremendously impactful to your health. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft crash, there is a good chance that you’ve had to seek some kind of medical help for your injuries. Whether you needed a doctor’s visit to diagnose your injuries or you needed a full-blown operation, you may have had to pay some medical costs out of your own pocket. We don’t believe that’s right considering you played no role in the crash. Depending on your injuries, we can help you recover damages for past and future medical expenses.
Healing an injury requires time and patience. We can recover any lost wages you’ve sustained while you spent time away from work to heal. If your injury is on the more severe end of the spectrum, we can help recover damages for future income lost. Recovering these damages can be critical to getting back to how you were prior to your rideshare crash.
Pain and suffering
If you’ve felt down and unable to enjoy things in life that you used to, it may be due to your injuries. We can seek compensation for your emotional pain and suffering. We believe you deserve the most compensation possible for your rideshare crash. Our lawyers can utilize as much proof as we can collect to prove your economic and non-economic damages.