Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get around Georgia. They may also be behind a two to three percent increase in traffic deaths, according to a study from the University of Chicago and Rice University. Online ridesharing services also create certain complications regarding insurance and liability.
Butler Kahn knows how complex cases involving ridesharing companies can be. If you suffered injuries in an accident involving an Uber vehicle, our personal injury lawyers can help you demand the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other losses.
Our team focuses on personalized legal services. We keep our caseloads small so we can provide comprehensive guidance tailored to meet your needs and goals. And it pays off. Our firm has obtained verdicts of up to $150 million for our clients. Put us to work for you. Call or contact us today for a free consultation with a Roswell, GA Uber accident lawyer.
The steps you take in the aftermath of an Uber accident can impact your ability to secure compensation for your losses later. If possible, take these steps to protect your rights:
Many Uber accidents in Georgia occur for the same reasons other car accidents do, such as:
Uber insures all its drivers for up to $1 million in bodily injury and property damage coverage. However, this coverage only applies during the duration of a driver’s fare — in other words, from the time the driver accepts the fare until they drop off their passenger.
If the Uber driver is logged into the app but has not accepted a fare, Uber’s insurance policy covers up to $100,000 for bodily injuries or death to all people involved in an accident, up to $50,000 for bodily injuries or death for a single person involved in an accident, and up to $50,000 for property damage.
The injuries and losses you suffer from an Uber accident can be significant. The attorneys at Butler Kahn are prepared to work with subject matter experts to determine the extent of your losses and to demand full compensation for them.
Potential compensation in an Uber accident claim includes money for:
Identifying who pays that money depends on the facts of the case and who is at fault. Several insurance companies may be involved — Uber’s, your driver’s, another at-fault driver’s, or some combination of insurers. An experienced attorney from Butler Kahn can unravel who should pay for your injuries and how much you are entitled to receive.
Georgia’s statute of limitations governs how much time you have to file an Uber accident lawsuit. You have two years from the date of the accident. Missing this deadline means you will likely lose your chance to recover any compensation through the courts. However, exceptions apply, so you should contact an attorney even if the time limit has expired.
If you were hurt in an Uber accident in Roswell, the rideshare accident attorneys at Butler Kahn can review your case and discuss your legal options in a free consultation. Call or contact us today.
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