Help with Uber, Lyft, & Rideshare Accidents
Ridesharing is a form of carpooling that reduces the number of automobiles on the road, which can reduce vehicle emissions and traffic congestion. Transportation network companies, also called rideshare companies, have become a common method of traveling around town, but accidents can occur with these carpooling options. Taps & Associates provides legal help to victims who have been injured in Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare accidents in Metro Atlanta, Columbus, and throughout the state of Georgia. Whether the accident was due to the rideshare driver’s negligence, traffic conditions, or road conditions due to the weather, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Our attorneys have ample experience pursuing accident claims involving any of these rideshare companies. Our in-depth expertise and attention to detail give us a clear understanding of the liabilities that these companies and their drivers’ insurance face. With our legal assistance, we can help you recover the damages they owe you after you’ve been injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle.
Rideshare Drivers’ Liability in Accident Claims
Whether a driver works for Uber or Lyft, they must carry and maintain their own insurance to operate a vehicle for these companies. As a driver’s status changes, rideshare companies offer a series of insurance policies that change with it. Lyft drivers get coverage from the company’s contingent liability plan until riders get in the vehicle to travel to a destination. Lyft’s primary liability coverage provides up to $1 million in insurance from when a rider is picked up to when the driver drops them off at a destination. Uber offers similar insurance plans to Lyft’s coverage for collision and underinsured or uninsured motorist accidents. Rideshare drivers have a history of cases filed against them, citing negligence on the part of the drivers.
Rideshare Companies and Their Drivers Are Responsible for Providing a Safe Environment
These companies and their drivers are responsible for providing a safe environment for passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Any risk of harm associated with the vehicles and drivers of these rideshare companies warrant adequate warnings. If one of their drivers fails to uphold their responsibilities, they and the rideshare company may be liable for the resulting injuries. Rideshare passengers, pedestrians, and surrounding drivers may suffer various types of injuries, including the following:
- Broken Bones
- Spine Injuries
- Internal Injuries, such as Bleeding
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Brain Injuries
Taps & Associates Serves Georgia Accident Victims
Let the experienced attorneys at Taps & Associates help you recover compensation for injuries that resulted from a rideshare driver. They and the companies they work for may be liable to cover any damages, including serious injuries that leave you in pain and unable to work. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your rideshare accident.