Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers in Savannah
Comprehensive Legal Counsel After a Rideshare Accident
Who is liable for damages in a rideshare accident, such as a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft? This question is being asked more each day as more people use ridesharing as a means of daily transportation – and more Uber and Lyft accidents happen.
Rather than trying to get to the bottom of rideshare accident liability laws on your own, leave it up to the legal professionals from Jamie Casino Accident Attorneys. Our Savannah Uber and Lyft accident attorneys can investigate the details of your crash, interact with any defending insurance companies, calculate your damages, and more. While we get to work, you should get to resting and taking care of yourself, just as you need and deserve.
Call (912) 809-5335 now if you need to take on Uber or Lyft in a personal injury claim.
Always Get a Copy of Your Rideshare Information
After being hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, treat the situation like any other car accident. You need to get medical attention, collect evidence where you can, and get in contact with a lawyer to see what else should be done to minimize your liability.
In a rideshare accident, though, you want to take an extra step by saving any information you can about your rideshare service. Apps like Uber and Lyft have options that allow critical information about your ride to be saved to your phone or downloaded easily.
Information you will want to know about your Uber or Lyft ride:
- Driver name
- Car make and model
- Ride number if assigned one
Using this information, our rideshare accident attorneys can narrow in on potential liability by researching your rideshare driver. If it can be shown that the driver had a history of reckless or drunk driving yet a rideshare company let them use their app as a driver all the same, then it could increase the liability of that company.
Can You Sue Uber or Lyft for Damages?
Both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that cover drivers using their app. When a driver has a passenger in their vehicle, either company provides a $1,000,000 insurance policy to cover damages related to bodily injury and property damage. The high insurance coverage amount is meant to give riders peace of mind in using the service. Getting a rideshare company to willingly provide that insurance coverage as promised is a different matter, though.
Furthermore, both Uber and Lyft cover their drivers when they are in between fares. If you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver while you were driving your own car or walking down the street, then you should still be eligible to file a claim against the at-fault rideshare driver.
When Your Rideshare Driver Causes the Crash
When a rideshare driver makes a reckless mistake that causes a crash and injures a passenger, it might make sense to also consider filing a car accident claim against them and their private insurance company, not just Uber and Lyft’s insurance policy. In such a case, the damages you pursue and hopefully receive can be split among the defendants. For example, Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company might pay for your medical bills and property damage, but the driver’s own insurance company might be on the line for your noneconomic damages, like your pain and suffering.
Learn More During a Free Case Review
Knowing what to do after a rideshare accident is rarely simple. With the help of Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys and our Savannah Uber and Lyft accident attorneys, though, you can take the guesswork out of your claim. During a free case review, we can discuss what happened and explain your legal options if your claim is one that should be pursued.
For more information, dial (912) 809-5335.
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