Rideshare accidents happen frequently throughout the U.S., and Tifton is no exception. If you get hurt in a Lyft or Uber wreck, always file a claim to pursue a settlement from the at-fault party. Never pay for your damages out of pocket, especially if what happened to you wasn’t your fault.
The personal injury attorneys in Tifton at John Foy & Associates have more than 20 years of experience handling many tough cases. We are committed to helping our clients reach their goals. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get started. Learn more about how we can help you today.
The Law Entitles You to File a Claim for Your Rideshare Accident
Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-1-6, when another party breaches their duty of care for your safety, they make themselves liable for the damages they caused you. In other words, if another party fails to keep you reasonably safe by avoiding negligent actions, the law allows you to pursue financial compensation at their expense.
Just because you are a passenger of a rideshare doesn’t mean these protections from the law get diminished. Whether you were behind the wheel or not, if negligence caused your accident, you can file your claim and negotiate for your settlement.
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Types of Damages You Can Pursue After a Rideshare Accident
A rideshare accident can leave you with several damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium or enjoyment of life
- Disability or disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Medical expenses
It doesn’t matter what type of damages you sustained. As long as you can prove that your damages resulted from your rideshare accident, we will assist you in getting the compensation your rightfully deserve.
How Our Tifton Rideshare Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Our rideshare accident lawyers in Tifton are so much more than simple paper pushers. We don’t just fill out legal documents for you and call it a day like other dodgy law firms. We will fight hard for your claim in various ways.
Help You Understand Who to File a Claim Against
There are many parties that could have caused your rideshare accident to happen such as:
- The rideshare driver
- Another driver on the road
- The rideshare company
- The car manufacturer
As you can see, rideshare accidents aren’t always clear on who exactly could be at fault for your damages. Our lawyers will review all aspects of your case to determine who you can file a claim against.
Gathering Evidence for Your Claim
In order to build a strong case against the at-fault party, you will need to collect compelling evidence that shows negligence to win a settlement. While you recover from your injuries, it may be difficult to prioritize evidence collection over your own health. We will collect and organize all the critical evidence related to your claim on your behalf.
Handle All Communications and Represent Your Best Interests
We will handle all your communications with the rideshare company, the at-fault party, and anyone else whether they were involved or not. This way, we can ensure that the integrity of your case doesn’t get compromised. Our lawyers will always put your best interests at the front of everything else.
Calculate Your Damages
Calculating the damages you sustained can be difficult to do accurately. Our lawyers use various formulas and have a holistic approach to damage calculation. We won’t leave a single thing out and always ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
When to Get Help from a Tifton Rideshare Accident Lawyer
The best time to get assistance from one of our Tifton rideshare accident lawyers is immediately after receiving medical treatment for your rideshare accident. You shouldn’t wait too long to take action for your claim, as the statute of limitations can pass quickly.
OCGA § 9-3-33 provides rideshare accident victims in Tifton a general two-year statute of limitations to file a claim. While two years seems like a long time, many people often sit on their case and forget to file because they assumed they had all the time in the world. Never wait too long to file and always strike while the iron is hot for your case.
Don’t Trust Insurance Companies to Do the Right Thing
Insurance companies, especially ones that represent rideshare companies, have no incentive to do the right thing and pay you a fair settlement. Their interests and loyalties lie with saving as much money as possible, even if doing so cripples you financially for an accident you had no fault in.
An insurance adjuster or representative from the rideshare company may try to offer you a fast and easy settlement for your accident. Never blindly accept any offer made to you. This is often just a ploy to get you to settle for way less than what you deserve and to absolve the insurance company or rideshare company of any further responsibility.
Instead, you should always hire a lawyer and have them review your offers first. Rideshare companies and insurance companies have lots of resources at their disposal to challenge your claim. With a lawyer by your side, you even the odds and can negotiate for a settlement that appropriately covers all your damages.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Tifton Rideshare Accident Lawyers Today
With over $1 billion recovered in settlements and verdicts, you can trust us to fight hard for you. To schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of the Tifton rideshare accident lawyers here at John Foy & Associates, please contact us online or over the phone. There is no risk or obligation when you reach out to us. We are available 24/7 to assist.