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Rideshare Accidents

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Rideshare Car Accidents

Ridesharing has quickly become commonplace in our everyday lives.

The idea has a certain appeal: thanks to an easy-to-use app on our smartphones, passengers can get a ride, and drivers can find passengers. As with any new technology, however, there are unforeseen complications. For ridesharing, those complications arise at the worst possible time – when you’ve been involved in an accident. An Atlanta Lyft accident attorney can help you navigate this process and get the compensation you need if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident.

Common Causes of Lyft and Rideshare Accidents in Atlanta

There are several factors that can lead to rideshare accidents:

  • Fatigue and drowsy driving. Uber and Lyft drivers work for the service as a second income. They often drive late at night after working long hours, meaning that they are less alert with slower reaction times.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance. It’s no secret that Uber and Lyft do not pay that well. As a result, drivers may neglect properly maintaining their vehicles. This can result in a mechanical failure that leads to an accident.
  • Passenger behavior. Many people use ridesharing services to get home after they have been drinking. Drunk or unruly passengers can distract the driver and lead to an accident.
  • Unsafe driving. Uber and Lyft drivers are paid for each trip they make. As a result, they are arguably incentivized to complete each trip as quickly as possible. Speeding, unsafe lane changes, or other hazardous driving behaviors can easily cause an accident.

An experienced Atlanta Lyft accident attorney can provide guidance as to whether the rideshare driver’s actions caused your accident and help you understand your options.

Atlanta Lyft Accident Attorney Explains Why Ridesharing Accidents Are Complex

The first thing that is important to understand is that Lyft and Uber are not just like taxi companies – both companies consider themselves to be, first and foremost, software platforms that enable drivers to connect with potential passengers. For this reason, both Uber and Lyft have been slow to accept any liability when one of their drivers is involved in an accident. They have responded to public pressure and now provide coverage for their drivers, but do not expect Uber or Lyft to eagerly handle your claim.

Second, there are a number of factors that will determine who ultimately pays your claim. For example, whether you were a passenger of an Uber or Lyft driver will be important. Whether the driver was on their way to pick up a passenger or had the app running will also be important factors. In short, an experienced Atlanta Lyft accident attorney will be able to navigate your case to ensure your claim is handled properly.

Atlanta Lyft Accident Attorney Shares Uber and Lyft Insurance Coverage Limits

Uber and Lyft require drivers to provide proof of their own insurance when they register to drive for their service. In addition, both companies provide their drivers with the following coverage:

  • When the driver is offline and not logged into the app, Uber and Lyft do not provide coverage.
  • If the driver is online and waiting for a passenger, Uber and Lyft will provide coverage for bodily injuries up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. For property damage, they will provide up to $25,000.
  • Uber and Lyft will provide up to $1,000,000 in coverage for both bodily injury and property damage if the driver was either en route to pick up a passenger or during the trip itself.

An Atlanta Rideshare Accident Attorney Will Identify Liability Easily

Just like any car accident, determining who is at fault in a rideshare accident will be critical to the success of your claim, whether you were the passenger or another driver.

If you were a rideshare passenger, figuring out who was at fault can be somewhat difficult as the drivers involved in the accident will attempt to take over the process. Regardless of what they claim, you are entitled to make the determination for yourself. You do not have to accept the driver’s version of events or agree to be represented by their attorney. If you have suffered significant injuries, you should strongly consider seeking your own Atlanta Lyft accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

If you were injured in a rideshare accident as a driver, then the analysis isn’t much different than if you were in an accident with another private party. But as mentioned above, be aware that the insurance issues can be much more complicated once Lyft or Uber is involved.

Are Ridesharing Car Accidents Covered by My Insurance?

Like almost every other state, Georgia requires all motorists to cover a minimum amount of liability insurance to provide coverage in the event of an accident. As a result, all Uber and Lyft drivers must carry their own insurance coverage. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will deny claims that arise when their customers are driving “for hire” unless they purchase a commercial policy. As a result, Lyft drivers may not have the resources to pay claims that arise from accidents.

Thankfully, both Uber and Lyft provide some coverage for their drivers. However, when the accident occurred and who was at fault will be important. In addition, you will still need to pursue a claim under the driver’s policy for any damages that exceed the amount of Lyft or Uber’s policy, which could be problematic if the driver let their insurance lapse or their insurance company denies coverage as described above. An Atlanta Lyft accident attorney can navigate these issues so that you can focus on your recovery.

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Speak to an Atlanta Lyft Accident Attorney at Gilormo Injury Law Today

You don’t have to pursue your claim on your own. Atlanta Lyft accident attorney Amber Gilormo has the skill, knowledge, and experience you need. We serve clients in all of Metro Atlanta, including Alpharetta and Cumming.  We can help you navigate the insurance issues and build a solid case. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help.

Call us at 770-343-7101 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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