Have you suffered an Uber accident in Tifton? Know that the law allows you to file a claim under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-1-6. In other words, you don’t have to pay for the damages related to your Uber accident. So long as you can prove the negligence of the at-fault party, you can win a settlement.
Fighting for a settlement can be difficult to do on your own. For the best outcome on your claim, it’s necessary to hire professional legal help. The Tifton rideshare accidents attorneys at John Foy & Associates can assist you with the whole process. Get help on your claim today.
File Your Uber Accident Claim Against the Right Party
Before you file a claim for your Uber accident, you need to make sure that you’re filing against the correct party responsible. Filing against the wrong party can waste precious time and resources for your claim. Our lawyers can help you figure out who you can hold responsible. Typically there are three main parties to look at.
The Uber Driver
Uber drivers have a duty to uphold the safety of their passengers at all times. That means they need to drive responsibly and without any risks. Causing an accident due to negligence puts them liable for the damages you sustain. You can file a claim against them and their insurance company to recover compensation.
You can also file a claim against Uber itself. Uber has a responsibility to hire only quality drivers that don’t have bad driving habits or stains on their driving records. If they overlook these aspects about the driver that caused your accident, they can be held equally accountable for what happened to you.
In addition, Uber does loan out vehicles for their drivers to use. If that vehicle was in poor condition, and because of its lack of maintenance, caused your accident, that could make Uber responsible for any damages.
Sometimes, Uber accidents can involve another driver on the road acting negligently. Even though you’re not the driver, that doesn’t mean you can’t file a claim against another negligent driver for their actions that caused your accident. Always pursue financial compensation for your damages.
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Why You Should Hire Our Tifton Uber Accident Lawyers
If you want to recover the best settlement possible for your Uber accident, you’ll need to enlist the help of an experienced lawyer. When you hire one of our Uber accident lawyers to help you, we will:
- Gather evidence and build a strong claim on your behalf
- Represent you and your best interests towards the insurance company and all other parties
- Handle all your communications and paperwork
- Review all offers and deals made by the insurance company.
- Calculate your damages accurately and ensure that nothing gets left out
- Consult with experts to get their supporting testimony for your claim
As you can see, our Uber accident lawyers in Tifton go above and beyond for each client they represent. We won’t hesitate to take your claim to trial if necessary. You don’t ever have to worry about paying us upfront for any of our services.
Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. In laymen’s terms, this means that you only have to pay us after your case gets settled and you receive compensation. A portion of your settlement gets used to pay us so that you never have to pay upfront or out of pocket. If we can’t win compensation for your claim, you owe us absolutely nothing.
Damages You Can Recover After an Uber Accident
With the help of an Uber accident lawyer, you can recover compensation for several of your damages, including:
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Reduced earning capability
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
This list may seem small only because we can’t list every possible damage that a person can suffer after an Uber accident. These are only the most common that our lawyers often see. However, rest assured, so long as your damages are directly related to your Uber accident, we will see to it that you get them all compensated.
In addition to compensatory damages, you can also receive a reward for punitive damages. Punitive damages act as punishment towards any at-fault party for particularly egregious behavior or gross negligence. If your case can qualify, our lawyers can help you get a reward for your punitive damages as well.
Average Settlement Amounts for Uber Accidents in Tifton
The average settlement amount for Uber accidents varies from case to case. A rough average we can see is that most Uber accident claims will resolve for several thousands of dollars. However, please remember that this is only a very rough estimate. For the true amount of how much your Uber accident claim is worth, you’ll need to get your case reviewed by our lawyers.
Don’t Wait to File Your Claim
OCGA § 9-3-33 gives Uber accident victims in Tifton only two years to file their claim. Two years may seem like a long time, but many people idle their case away because they underestimate just how fast two years can pass. Don’t ever wait until the last minute to file a claim. Please get in touch with one of our Uber accident lawyers in Tifton as soon as possible to get started.
Talk to Our Tifton Uber Accident Lawyers Today
While you prioritize your health and recovery, the Tifton Uber accident lawyers at John Foy & Associates are here to help you win a fair settlement that covers all your damages. Get your free consultation, at no risk or obligation to you, today. Please contact us online or over the phone to schedule an appointment. We are available 24/7.