Using a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft can result in car accidents that can lead to injuries. In this case, you may have a legal claim against those parties who are responsible for your injuries, which could include the rideshare companies.
Our Atlanta lawyer can assist you in determining whether you have a valid legal claim and which parties may be responsible for your Uber and Lyft accident injuries.
Do Lyft and Uber Maintain Insurance for Their Drivers, Passengers, or Others?
- Up to $100,000 for bodily injury per accident
- Up to 50,000 for bodily injury per person
- Up to $25,000 for property damage per accident
Likewise, both rideshare companies maintain $1 million of third-party liability coverage, as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage. The companies also provide contingent comprehensive and collision. This coverage is contingent on whether the driver has personal comprehensive and collision insurance coverage.
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Who Is Responsible for Accidents Involving Rideshare Companies?
Just like with regular car accidents, accidents involving rideshare companies can involve various parties who may be liable for resulting injuries. The circumstances of each case will determine:
- Which party is responsible
- What sort of insurance coverage is available to cover those injuries
Holding Rideshare Drivers Responsible
If a rideshare driver is at fault for an accident that results in injuries, that person may be responsible for the costs of those injuries. Rideshare drivers may have personal or commercial car insurance coverage in effect when transporting passengers.
Many personal car insurance policies, however, may have limitations in that they may provide little to no coverage for drivers using their vehicles for business. This stipulation includes rideshare drivers.
Holding Rideshare Companies Responsible
Whether a rideshare company is responsible depends on the personal insurance policy of the driver and what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. For instance, If the driver could have had his or her Lyft app on, waiting for a passenger. In this case, Lyft would provide third-party liability insurance coverage. The driver’s personal injury insurance would have to not apply, though. The same policy applies to Uber drivers.
Holding Third Parties Responsible
In some cases, the Uber or Lyft driver is not responsible or only partially responsible for causing the accident that injures you. A third-party driver could be liable or partially liable for your injuries sustained in a rideshare accident. In that situation, you may have to look to the personal insurance policy of that driver for coverage.
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How Can I Prove Fault in a Ridesharing Accident Case?
Proving fault for the ridesharing accident that led to your injuries is critical to a successful claim for compensation. In most cases, you must establish that:
- The at-fault party was negligent in causing the accident
- The at-fault party acted carelessly with no regard for your safety
Evidence of negligence must include proof of the following four elements:
- The at-fault party owed the injured party a duty of care, such as a driver owes other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on roadways.
- The behavior of the at-fault party violated the reasonable standard of care that they should have exhibited under the circumstances.
- The breach of the duty of care directly led to the accident that injured another party.
- The injured party suffered losses or other damages as a result of the accident.
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What Kind of Compensation Can I Get in a Rideshare Accident Case?
You can get various types of compensation through a rideshare accident claim, depending on the nature of your losses. Types of compensation may include:
- Medical bills, including the costs of emergency room treatment, surgery, home health care, and rehabilitation
- Future medical costs and losses related to any permanent impairments you have suffered
If you are unable to work due to your injuries, either temporarily or permanently, you might be entitled to recover:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of future capacity
You also may be able to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries.
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How Can Your Law Firm Help Me with My Case?
The Atlanta Uber and Lyft accident lawyers from our firm have decades of experience in handling personal injury cases. We have handled car accidents involving ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Our team can handle the often time-consuming and technical legal aspects of your case while you focus on getting well.
These duties may include:
- Documenting your injuries through medical records, bills, and employment records
- Investigating the facts that led to your accident to determine fault
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Exploring all avenues of legal relief
- Filing a claim with the relevant insurance companies
- Negotiating a settlement of your claim with insurance adjusters
- Filing a lawsuit in court, if necessary
Getting legal advice right away could be crucial to your ability to get compensation for your losses. Generally, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 requires injury victims to file their personal injury cases in court within two years of the date of their accidents. Otherwise, you may be unable to get any compensation for your losses.
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When you are hurt due to the negligence of others, you may have a legal right to compensation. A lawyer from Kaine Law can help.
Call us today at (404) 214-2001 for a free case review. Learn more about the services that we can offer you as a victim of an Uber and Lyft rideshare accident.