Rideshare apps have largely edged out taxis and other forms of public transportation. You can find an Uber or Lyft in virtually any city around the world, including Savannah. If you were involved in an accident while riding an Uber or Lyft, you can file a claim to receive compensation for your damages.
Hold the at-fault party responsible for your accident responsible. You don’t have to pay for damages caused by the negligence of others. Our Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers can help you start your claim today.
For a free case review, schedule an appointment today by calling us at (404) 400-4000.
Who Can I Hold Liable for My Rideshare Accident?
Technically, you can hold any or multiple at-fault parties liable should the context of the accident warrant it. There are three main parties you can hold liable for after a typical rideshare accident.
The Rideshare Company
Uber or Lyft will sometimes provide vehicles to their drivers. When they do so, it is on them to ensure that the cars they provide are in good working order. If they fail to maintain and inspect their cars and that failure causes an accident, the rideshare company can face liability for your damages.
The Rideshare Driver
Drivers on the road, especially those that transport others, have a duty of care to exercise both for their passengers and for other drivers on the road. Failure to exercise this duty of care means that they are responsible for whatever consequences they bring on themselves.
Rideshare drivers must drive alert, focused, undistracted, and sober. If you notice that your driver was negligent in their actions, you can file a claim against them for your damages.
The State or Local Government
This one may seem like a stretch, but you can sue the government or any regulatory agency that is supposed to keep the roads you travel on safe. When you ride in an Uber or Lyft, chances are you’re going to be traveling on various streets or on the highway. Regardless of where your destination is, the roads need to be kept in a safe condition for vehicles to travel on.
Should your rideshare accident be caused by unkempt and unsafe roads, you can hold the government agency responsible for your damages. Trying to file a claim against the government isn’t an easy task. It is best to enlist the help of a lawyer to help you do so.
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What Can Your Rideshare Accident Lawyers Do for Me?
Aside from helping you file your claim, we can help you win your case through many different ways:
- Collecting witness and expert testimony to support your claim.
- Retaining all of your important medical, financial, and legal records on your behalf.
- Obtaining any CCTV footage or dashcam footage if available.
- Representing your best interests during negotiations and any communications with other parties.
- Ensuring your privacy is upheld and protected at all times.
We will always strive to answer all of your questions in a timely manner. Our team knows that this is a difficult process, and the last thing you need on your mind is the stress of going through litigation. Let our lawyers handle all of the dirty work while you rest and recover from your accident.
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Insurance Companies Will Resist Your Claim
Whenever you file a claim for compensation, don’t ever expect it to be an easy fight initially. Especially if you lack legal representation, the defense and the insurance companies will do their best to try and swindle you out of your true settlement. No one wants to pay thousands of dollars in damages, even if it was their fault.
You should naturally assume that there’s going to be some strong resistance against your claim. Insurance companies tend to:
- Stall out negotiations to get you to give up on your claim
- Exploit your vulnerable state after an accident to get you to settle early
- Try to convince you that legal representation isn’t necessary
- Get you to admit fault to your own accident
- Sign papers or contracts that absolve the at-fault party of any liability
You can reasonably expect the insurance company or the defense to try and do at least one or more of the above. If you have a good lawyer by your side, they’re less likely to be as successful and more open to negotiating a fair settlement.
Talk to Our Savannah Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today
Our Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers can help you win your claim. Allow us to level the playing field and get you through the negotiation process as easily as possible. You only have two years to file a claim under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 9-3-33.
Get a free consultation and get started on getting the compensation you deserve. Call us at (404) 400-4000.