Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Were You Seriously Injured In A Rideshare Car Crash?

Car crashes that result in serious injuries often result in complicated legal proceedings, especially when you need to get multiple insurance companies involved in the process.

If you were injured while riding in a Lyft or Uber, you will need to get in touch with the company’s insurer on top of your own and the insurance providers of any other drivers involved in the crash.

With so many moving legal parts involved in the process, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney to represent you throughout the legal proceedings.

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If you were seriously injured in a car crash, it’s important to find the right legal representation to help you fight for the maximum compensation possible.

Our Athens car accident attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. have represented hundreds of clients, and through our efforts have secured dozens of million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Lyft And Uber Insurance Policies

In most cases, the compensation you receive after being injured in a car crash comes from the other driver’s personal insurance policy. If you were injured in a crash involving an Uber or Lyft, then you may also be able to seek additional compensation from that company’s insurance policy as well. The amount available for you to recover may vary depending on your driver.

Uber’s Insurance Policy

  • While the driver’s Uber app is in driver mode:
    • Up to $25,000 for property damage
    • Up to $50,000 for bodily injuries, per person
    • Up to $100,000 for bodily injuries, total
      • After the driver matched with a rider:
  • Whichever is less: repair cost or actual cash value of the vehicle, $1,000 deductible
    • Up to $1 million for crashes caused by underinsured and/or uninsured motorists
    • Up to $1 million for total liability coverage Lyft’s Insurance Policy

Lyft’s Insurance Policy

  • While the driver’s Lyft app is in driver mode:
    • Up to $25,000 for property damage
    • Up to $50,000 for bodily injuries, per person
    • Up to $100,000 for bodily injuries, total
      • After the driver matched with a rider:
  • Whichever is less: repair cost or actual cash value of the vehicle, $2,500 deductible
    • Up to $1 million for crashes caused by underinsured and/or uninsured motorists
    • Up to $1 million for total liability coverage

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Factors That Affect Your Rideshare Settlement

Rideshare settlements will vary on a case-by-case basis.

As a general rule, the more serious injuries sustained during a rideshare accident, the more valuable the case becomes. This is because, typically, if your injuries are worse, your economic losses are higher and emotional damage more significant. Below is a list of factors that will affect your rideshare settlement.

The Severity of Injuries

It is extremely important to get medical treatment as soon as possible for injuries sustained during a rideshare accident. Hospital records are critical evidence for a rideshare settlement.

Beyond that, future medical bills and rehabilitation costs will greatly factor into a rideshare settlement.

Economic Damage Suffered

Economic damage suffered can mean anything from a loss of income due to recovery time, to a loss of future income because of disabilities. After a crash, you may not be able to perform the same jobs as before, so you would be entitled to a higher rideshare settlement.

Non-Economic Damage Suffered

Emotional damage suffered and recurring physical pain from your rideshare accident are factors of your settlement. There are many ways that non-economic damage is calculated. This will vary on a case-by-case basis.

You may also be entitled to a higher rideshare settlement if the at-fault party acted intentionally or recklessly with disregard for the life and health of others. In many jurisdictions, reckless behavior can include driving while under the influence or hit and run accidents. The behavior of the at-fault party will affect your rideshare settlement greatly.

Insurance Policy Coverage

Your rideshare settlement will be affected by insurance policy coverage. Each rideshare company and driver will have different insurance policy coverage during different phases of the ride, like we explained above. These differences will affect how much of a rideshare settlement an insurance company will cover.

Our Lawyers Are Ready To Work For You

At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. we have spent more than 30 years representing injured victims throughout the United States in their time of need. Through our efforts, we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, give our firm a call at (706) 354-4000 to discuss your case with one of our Athens car accident lawyers today, or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.

Common Georgia Uber & Lyft Accident FAQs

What should I do after a rideshare accident?

First you should make sure any injuries you may have are taken care of by a medical professional. Then call a Georgia Uber and Lyft accident attorney. Our attorneys can help navigate your case to help you get the compensation you deserve.

How can a Georgia Uber & Lyft accident attorney help me?

Our attorneys will help build the necessary evidence to back your case, so you can get the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait contact us today.

Can I sue Uber or Lyft after my accident?

Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, so it is difficult to sue Uber or Lyft themselves. Typically you will sue the driver if they were at fault for the accident. Uber has $1 million of under-insured motorist coverage for these types of cases. So, it’s possible to be compensated through some of this.