Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Sessions & Fleischman has a proven record of providing exceptional results to people injured in rideshare accidents. Rideshare accidents can present complicated issues related to insurance coverage. Our rideshare accident attorneys know these issues and have successfully litigated these issues for prior clients. A rideshare accident lawyer at Sessions & Fleischman will work hard to know our client’s case and our clients as well as possible. We understand how dramatically an injury can affect you and your family. Our commitment to our clients has been recognized through numerous accolades including:
- Selection to Top 100 – Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2019
- Selection to Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2019
- Inclusion in Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
- Selection to Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2018
- Selection to Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2017
- Selection to Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2016
- Selection to Georgia’s Super Lawyers® – 2015
- AVVO – Superb (10.0) Rating
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
If you’re involved in an accident with a driver that is engaged in a rideshare driving or whether or not the driver is driving for any of the numerous subsidiary companies that drive and deliver food products on behalf of Amazon, we really need to make sure that the driver under the influence is not driving on behalf of one of those instances before we accept their statement. It’s extremely common today to see a driver who otherwise has the policy for minimum, but is driving on behalf of Amazon, Uber Eats, or any other delivery service at the time of an accident. These drivers tend to be more prone to accidents because they’re driving a lot more, they’re typically in a rush, and they are not being adequately supervised and trained in the performance.
How big of a problem are car accidents in Georgia?
Most people believe that our roadways are getting safer. Due to technological advances, many people believe that people are less likely to be seriously injured in a car accident. At least in Georgia, since 2010, there has been a steady increase in the rate of serious injuries in car accidents.
Do You Need to Hire a Rideshare Accident Lawyer?
Anyone who has been injured in a car accident quickly realizes that there are numerous “parts” of the case, and there are several different people/organizations that must be communicated with after an accident. If you have been severely injured in a car accident, the last thing that you need to worry over is dealing with an insurance company or companies in an effort to start the process of obtaining the recovery that you deserve. For that reason, most people need to hire a car accident lawyer to help with the establishment of their claim with insurers in a timely manner.
How Do I Pay for A Car Accident Lawyer?
First, you absolutely should not be paying out-of-pocket, up-front money to a car accident lawyer.
Second, there is no reason at all for fear over costs keeping you from retaining a lawyer for your car accident injury case.
Every reputable car accident lawyer in Georgia handles car wreck cases on a contingency-fee-basis. That means that any many you pay to the lawyer will come out of the settlement or judgment received in your case. Do not be afraid to call a lawyer because you cannot afford to speak with them. We provide free consultations and you will not owe us a dime unless we obtain a recovery for you.
What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?
Your car accident lawyer is basically going to put together the pieces of the puzzle of your case.
In every car accident case in Georgia, it is the responsibility of a person seeking payment for their injuries to establish that the other driver was at fault for or caused the accident, and we must establish that the other driver actually damages that we are seeking to payment for. The tasks that your car accident lawyer undertakes in your case may be different than they undertake in another case, and what is extremely time-sensitive in one case may not be time-sensitive (or necessary) in another case. For example, in some cases, who caused the accident may be unquestionable, but in other cases, an accident reconstruction expert may be necessary. It will be the responsibility of your car accident lawyer to make the strategic decision about what is and should be undertaken and how soon.
We Pay Attention to The Details that Make a Real Difference to Our Clients.
If you have suffered a serious injury, you want answers and you want clarity. In addition to having a lawyer that knows how to pursue your claim and protect you, you want a lawyer that will pay attention to the details of your case. For example, negotiating the number of medical bills that our clients owe can make a huge difference in the actual amount of recovery that our client receives.
A knowledgeable car accident lawyer that will dedicate the time to pursue your claim can make a tremendous difference in the level of worry that you experience after an injury and the recovery that you receive.
UBER ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Since 2012, the ride sharing industry has grown from nothing to more than a $1 Billion a year. Uber and its business plan has become a shinning light for new start ups around the country. There is no end in sight for the success of Uber and its competitors like Lyft. To date Uber and Lyft have more than 8.5 million users spanning more than 400 cities in 60 countries. These two giants have an estimated combine worth of more than $52 Billion, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. They are averaging more than 1 million rides a day, and with that many rides crashes are inevitable. Being injured as a result of an incident involving an Uber of Lyft driver makes recovering damages a tedious and difficult task.
Lawsuits that result from an Uber of Lyft vehicle present important, but difficult issues for insurance coverage and the future of coverage as these companies continue to expand.
Currently, Uber and Lyft require their drivers to have auto insurance, and if you are injured during the course of your interaction with these ride sharing companies the at-fault driver will be held liable. However, there are two tricky issues associated with this situation.
First, determining which driver is at fault. In order to determine fault in a car accident in Georgia, you must apply proportional comparative fault. Proportional comparative fault is also know as modified comparative negligence 50% bar rule, and it is used to calculate how much each party will be compensated for injuries following a car accident. For instance, if you are involved in an accident where it is determined that you were 30% at fault for the accident and the other driver was 70% at fault, you will be compensated 70%. This rule can be very confusing, which is why you should enlist the help of an experienced attorney from Sessions & Fleischman.
The second issues is if the uber or lift driver is found to be at fault but does not have a non-commercial insurance policy, their own personal policy may not necessarily give you coverage. Many insurance policies state that if an accident occurs while driving for pay the policy may not cover any damages. Uber or Lyft could attempt to deny the drivers claim leaving the driver without any coverage. Once again, if you find yourself in this difficult situation, you will need the help of an attorney to seek the compensation you deserve.
Uber does provide a $1 million insurance policy to cover driver liability. However, there are instance where a driver might not officially be “on the clock” (have a customer in the car) when an accident occurs, if this is the case Uber has shown in the past that they will deny responsibility for the drivers actions, leaving their personal insurance policies responsible for paying the damage.
Regardless, if you are an Uber/Lyft driver or passenger, if you have been involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney. The issues in a case of this nature are very complex and with out the right person representing you, you may not be able to obtain the monetary compensation you need.
We are here to serve you and your family.If you have been injured in an accident involving Lyft or Uber do not hesitate, contact Sessions & Fleischman today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our experience personal injury lawyers.
We Protect You and Your Family by Taking Care of Your Car Accident Claim.
If you had the time and wished to commit the effort, you could probably make sure that all of the “I”s were dotted and all of the “T”s crossed in your car accident claim on your own. You could probably timely communicate with potential insurers the pending claim, gather medical records, communicate with insurers regarding the claim, negotiate reimbursement agreements to health care providers and insurers, and possibly settle your claim on your own. Very few people have the time to learn to do all of these tasks on their own, and very few people want to take the chance that they will miss a deadline or enter into an agreement that will place their recovery in jeopardy. We understand the importance of providing prompt and thorough attention to your claim. That is essential to preserving your case and earning the best recovery possible.