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Atlanta Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

Major rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have transformed the transportation industry. Fortunately, most Uber and Lyft rides proceed without incident and passengers arrive at their chosen destination as planned; however, accidents do occur, and some studies suggest that Uber and Lyft drivers may be at higher risk of accidents due to fatigue and distraction.

All car accidents are frightening, especially when they involve injuries, but the distress of an Uber or Lyft accident continues long after the accident date when victims encounter the complex insurance system covering rideshare vehicles. Call the Uber & Lyft accident attorneys in Atlanta with years of experience navigating challenging rideshare claims today so we can take swift action on your behalf.

Why You Should Choose Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC

When you need an Atlanta car accident attorney dedicated to obtaining the best outcomes for injury victims, the team of client advocates at Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC is ready to offer you the following advantages:

  • A results-oriented approach that prepares every case as though for trial so we negotiate toward a settlement from a position of strength
  • Renowned lead attorneys, Edward Piasta and Michael Walker have histories of prestigious training and successful careers at preeminent law firms
  • A full team of legal advocates dedicated to the sole purpose of achieving the largest amount of compensation available in your case
  • Years of experience navigating the unique components of rideshare accident claims

We formed Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC with the goals of using open, honest communication, dedicated hard work, and individualized strategies to maximize the outcome for every client’s unique case.

Common Damages in Uber & Lyft Accidents in Atlanta

Whether you were injured as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, in a collision with an Uber or Lyft car, or suffered pedestrian injuries due to a negligent rideshare driver, injuries quickly become costly as well as painful. Common damages in rideshare accident claims include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future income loss/Diminished future earning capacity
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages that apply in unique situations such as compensation for disfigurement, loss of limb, loss of one of the senses, or diminished quality of life

Rideshare accident victims deserve compensation for their damages, but navigating Uber and Lyft accident claims requires a specialized understanding of complex rideshare insurance.

Understanding Insurance Claims In Atlanta Rideshare Accident Cases

Settling an accident claim after an Uber or Lyft accident isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Rideshare companies protect themselves from liability by maintaining the status of app-sales-only companies providing apps for connecting independent contractors with passengers. However, they do require drivers to carry special rideshare insurance coverage. This coverage works on a tiered structure in which compensation depends on the stage of the rideshare experience when the accident occurred.
When an Uber or Lyft driver uses their car for private purposes, their standard auto insurance coverage is in effect. Otherwise, the following policies cover accident victims:

  • When the rideshare driver turns on the app and awaits a passenger booking, the bottom-tiered coverage comes into effect with $25,000 in property damage available, $50,000 per person for injury coverage, or up to $100,000 in coverage per accident
  • Once a passenger has requested a ride, during the drive to the pick-up point, and throughout the ride with the passenger, the top-tier coverage is in effect, providing up to $1 million in coverage per accident

Not only does this insurance coverage require evidence of liability and the stage of the rideshare during the accident, but insurance companies commonly dispute which policy was in place when the accident occurred, requiring a personal injury attorney in Atlanta to defend an injury victim’s rights.

Call the Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys at Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC 

You shouldn’t have to take on a complicated legal matter while also trying to recover from the shock and pain of an accident. Let the experienced Atlanta rideshare accident lawyers at Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC focus on your financial recovery while you work on maximizing your physical recovery.

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