If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, you may qualify for financial compensation. However, it can be difficult to secure damages from a company like Uber and its insurer. Even if they do compensate you, they may offer only a portion of what you deserve.
An Atlanta rideshare accident lawyer from Kaine Law can fight for fair recovery for your car accident losses. Our lawyers have experience holding large companies and their insurers to account, negotiating settlements, and litigating cases. We can tell you more during a free consultation.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Get in an Uber Accident Case?
Seeking compensation begins with assigning liability for your losses. If the rideshare driver in your case was responsible for the accident, you can file a claim with their insurer or with Uber’s provided coverage, depending on their status at the time of the collision. According to our Atlanta car accident lawyers, personal injury compensation for an auto accident injury may include:
- Ambulance transportation and emergency department care
- Medical procedures
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Medications, medical devices, and medical equipment
- Long-term nursing services
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Vehicle and personal property damages
- Physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering
You can recover your losses whether your injury occurred while riding in an Uber or during a crash involving your vehicle and an Uber driver. Our Atlanta Uber accident lawyers can also help you pursue wrongful death compensation if your loved one died from injuries sustained during a rideshare collision.
How One of Our Attorneys Can Help
An Atlanta personal injury lawyer from our firm can do a lot to help you get your due compensation. Our attorneys can:
- Help you meet the deadline for filing a lawsuit, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33
- Collect evidence and prove your injuries and damages using bills, receipts, and expert opinions
- Determine the actual value of all your damages, including your non-financial damages, and convey their value to the insurer
- Demand fair compensation for your losses
- Negotiate your settlement or litigate your case for a jury verdict if necessary
The sooner you get started on your case, the better we can protect your right to seek compensation. You generally only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time frame, you could lose your chance to seek compensation from a liable party.
Keep in mind that the statute of limitations does not stall while you are negotiating with an insurer. We can help you meet this deadline and streamline your case as much as possible.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Car Accident Clients
The attorneys from our firm have multiple decades of experience handling personal injury cases almost exclusively. Many of our cases involve negligent drivers and large insurance companies, so we know how to handle your claims. We have had excellent results over the years, including the following:
- $11 million for a car accident victim
- $5.75 million for a victim of an accident involving a roadway defect
- $4.33 million for a DUI car accident victim
Additionally, our lead attorney, Attorney Evan Kaine, qualified for the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial attorneys who have had multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts.
To learn more about our team, watch our video on the Top 5 Reasons Why Kaine Law Is Right for You.
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Does Uber Maintain Car Accident Insurance for Its Drivers?
Uber operates as a platform connecting riders to drivers and considers its drivers independent contractors. This makes it difficult to sue Uber for a driver’s actions. However, Uber covers drivers with additional insurance when working. According to O.C.G.A § 33-1-24, transportation network companies (TNCs) in Atlanta must provide:
- $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident in coverage for bodily injury or death and $50,000 for property damages when a driver has the app on and is waiting for a ride request
- $1 million in liability insurance for bodily injury, death, or property damages when the app is on, and a driver is on the way to a ride request or transporting passengers
This insurance generally covers any type of accident involving an Uber, including pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accidents. Note that when an Uber driver is not logged into the app, they are not working, and their personal insurance coverage applies.
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How Can I Prove Fault in an Uber Accident Case?
Fault for your Uber accident may rest with a rideshare driver, but there can also be liable third parties, including:
- Another motorist
- A vehicle or auto parts manufacturer
- A mechanic or garage
- A private property owner
- A government entity
One of our firm’s lawyers can establish another party’s reckless or wrongful actions caused your accident and resulting damages using the elements of negligence. These are:
- Duty of care (the driver or other liable party had a responsibility to act carefully to prevent harm to others)
- Breach of duty (the irresponsible action)
- Causation (the action causing the accident)
- Damages (the losses you suffer or incur)
To prove fault, our Atlanta lawyers will collect evidence of the other party’s negligence. In your case, this evidence could include:
- Uber app data showing the driver’s work status during the incident
- Surveillance, cell phone, or dashcam video
- Eyewitness accounts
- Your medical records since the incident
- The police report taken at the accident scene
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What Are Some Causes of Uber Accidents in Atlanta?
There can be many factors in an Uber accident. Certain factors involve the driver, while others may involve a third party. Car accident causes include:
- Distracted driving: Uber drivers can get distracted. For example, they can receive a ride request while they’re already on an assignment or may check their navigation. A distraction can easily lead to an accident, and the driver can be held liable.
- Reckless driving: The driver in your case may have been negligent by driving recklessly. For instance, they may have ignored a traffic sign, improperly changed lanes, or driven above the speed limit.
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance: Uber drivers are responsible for maintaining their vehicles. If the vehicle in your case was poorly maintained, the driver (or the entity who worked on the vehicle) may be responsible for the accident.
- A road hazard: A private roadway owner or local government may be responsible if they neglected maintenance or left a hazard on the road that caused your accident.
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You can consult with our firm for free. During your consultation, we will explain how one of our Atlanta Uber accident attorneys can work for you (or your injured loved one) at no upfront cost.
Our attorneys will do everything they can to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Kaine Law today to learn more.