You should consult with an attorney after any car accident. If you are a driver or passenger in an Uber-insured vehicle during the accident, the situation can become more complicated, and seeking legal counsel is especially important. Consult with a Riverdale Uber accident lawyer from John Foy & Associates as soon as possible.
Car Accidents in the Riverdale Area
Census data shows continued job and population growth in recent years in the Atlantal-Metropolitan area, with a double-digit population increase in Clayton County.
More jobs and more people mean more cars, more ridesharing, and more traffic, and more traffic can lead to increased accidents.
For the last full year of data collection available, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reported 15,612 car accidents in Clayton Country, Georgia. Of that number, 69 included fatalities, and 302 included suspected serious injuries. Those are sobering numbers.
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Uber Insurance Coverage
Like all drivers, Uber drivers must insure their vehicles. The cars are their property whether they are on or off-duty, and if you are in an accident with an off-duty Uber driver, the driver’s own insurance (not Uber’s) applies.
For in-service drivers, who are available and awaiting a ride request, Uber provides additional coverage of
- $50,000 coverage for the driver’s liability for bodily injury to each person involved
- $100,000 coverage per accident
- $25,000 coverage for property damage
For drivers en route to a pickup or transporting passengers, Uber provides
- Third-party liability coverage of $1,000,000
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance (UMI) coverage if you are injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist
- Contingent comprehensive and collision coverage for physical damage to your vehicle, after a $2,500 deductible
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Why You Need an Uber Accident Lawyer in Riverdale Following an Uber Accident
Though Uber’s insurance coverage might make you feel secure about obtaining a settlement, to get the compensation you deserve, trust your case to John Foy & Associates.
Uber is a massive company with powerful legal teams and insurance companies behind them. Those entities have the shared job of protecting Uber’s interests, and they have the skill, knowledge, and power to avoid significant payouts. To get a fair settlement after an Uber accident, you need your own strong, expert legal team. You will find this team with John Foy & Associates, the Strong Arm of Georgia, who will protect and fight for your interests.
How Your Riverdale Uber Accident Attorney Will Manage Your Case
According to the GDOT, recklessness, distraction, impairment, or other unsafe driving practices cause 73% of Georgia car accidents. If your Uber driver or another driver’s behavior causes your accident, your lawyer from John Foy & Associates will hold them accountable.
Gather Evidence and File on Time
Your case is only as strong as your evidence. Your Uber accident attorney in Riverdale knows what evidence to collect and how to obtain it. Evidence may include photos and video of the accident scene, your injuries, and roadway conditions, medical reports, witness testimony, and caregiver statements, among other documentation.
Georgia has a two-year deadline for filing car-accident injury claims. By consulting with a lawyer right away, you can have confidence your claims will be filed on time.
Be sure to seek medical attention after your accident, even if you do not think your injuries are severe. The effects of some injuries take time to appear, and delaying treatment could worsen your condition and weaken your case as the opposing side will argue that your lack of action created your injury.
Communicate with Lawyers and Insurance Companies
Communicating with lawyers who are not on your side when you do not have a legal background is stressful. Similarly, insurance companies will use their experience and jargon to convince you your case is weak and offer you insultingly low settlements. When you try to face these powerful entities alone, you will probably be on the losing end of an unfair fight.
Georgia operates under modified comparative fault laws, which means the at-fault party is responsible for paying damages. If the victim bears some responsibility for the accident, the damages received are reduced in proportion to their percentage of fault. If the victim is more than 49% responsible, they receive no settlement at all.
The at-fault party’s legal teams and insurance companies will try hard, even using unethical means, to put blame on you and reduce their payout. Those legal teams are intimidating.
When you have a lawyer from John Foy & Associates on your side, you do not have to communicate with anyone else. Your lawyer will handle all communication with Uber’s legal teams, insurance companies, and any other parties involved. Your lawyer is more than prepared to take on this fight.
Evaluate the Worth of Your Case
John Foy & Associates has an impressive history of success and will work diligently to add your outcome to that history. The injuries you sustain from the accident may be significant, even life-changing. They will bring physical, emotional, and financial changes to your life.
Your lawyer will carefully review the extent of your injuries, medical expenses, economic losses, emotional suffering, and any other relevant damages and pursue an appropriate settlement. If, as the Uber driver, you lose your vehicle and means of employment, your lawyer can seek compensation for that or other property damage as well.
Should your loved one die from injuries sustained in an Uber accident, your lawyer may pursue a wrongful death settlement to pay for funeral and death expenses, recover lost wages, and account for intangible losses of companionship and affection.
Represent You at Court Proceedings
While most car accident cases are settled out of court, if the at-fault parties refuse to offer a fair settlement, you may choose to take the case to court. Your Riverdale Uber accident lawyer will advise you as to your best course of action and represent you at all court proceedings.
For a free legal consultation with a uber accidents lawyer serving Riverdale, call 404-400-4000
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