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In Georgia, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular mode of transportation. Rather than flagging down a cab, people can simply request a ride from a cell phone app and a car will arrive within minutes to take you to your destination. However, Uber/Lyft drivers and passengers alike are still susceptible to being involved in a car accident.

If you have been hurt while riding in a rideshare vehicle or driving your own personal vehicle after getting struck by an Uber or Lyft driver, our Georgia car accident lawyers at The Kalka Law Group are committed to helping you obtain the compensation entitled to you, in order to help you make the best possible recovery from injury.

Why Is It Important to Have an Expert Attorney in Uber/Lyft Accident Claims in Georgia?

Remember, Uber and Lyft will do their best to deny your claim or offer you the lowest possible amount. Having a skilled attorney on your side can make a significant difference by protecting your rights and best interests.

The Kalka Law Group has had success in Uber cases in the past, recovering over half a million dollars for an Uber-X driver who was hit by a negligent driver. We have been experts in rideshare accidents since 2014 and know the ins and outs of how the insurance works when it comes to Uber accidents and other rideshare companies.

With more than three decades of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients by providing them with effective and personalized legal solutions.

Who Do You File an Insurance Claim With After a Rideshare Accident?

If you were riding as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, you may be wondering if you must file a claim against the driver or the company. To recover financial compensation from an Uber/Lyft accident, you must prove who is at fault and the damages involved.

If the Uber/Lyft Driver Is At Fault

In this case, you will most likely file a claim against the insurance company. Despite the fact that all rideshare drivers must carry personal car insurance that meets or exceeds state minimums unless they have coverage for commercial purposes, you will have to file a claim with either Uber or Lyft. Both companies provide liability coverage totaling $1 million.

If the Other Driver Is At Fault

If you were involved in an accident with a third-party driver while riding in an Uber or Lyft, you will need to file a claim with the third-party driver’s insurance. If you were struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver while riding as a passenger, Uber and Lyft also provide $1 million in UM and UIM coverage.

If the Uber/Lyft Driver Was Not Logged Into the App

If you were struck by an Uber driver who was not logged into the app, then you would file a claim with his/her personal insurance. But if the driver was logged into the app but didn’t accept a ride, Uber/Lyft can cover victims up to $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage.

Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Collisions

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents across the United States. Phone use is especially dangerous — taking your eyes off the road to look at your phone, even for a short time, can quickly result in a collision.

Uber and Lyft drivers frequently use the rideshare apps during their trips, mainly for navigation purposes. This behavior is still an act of distracted driving, and can be hazardous for passengers and others on the road.

Maintenance Issues

As Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors, they have no more responsibility than any other driver to maintain the condition of their car. Uber and Lyft do not require their drivers to have regular oil changes, tire rotations, or anything of the sort. A person who drives for a rideshare company can fail to regularly repair their car, and this negligence can result in mechanical issues. Brake failure, inadequate tires, dim headlights, and a variety of other problems can lead to an accident.

Traffic Violations

Traffic laws are in place to protect the safety of all drivers and passengers, and committing a traffic violation endangers everyone else on the road. Unsafe driving practices can obviously cause accidents. Any Uber or Lyft driver who speeds, fails to signal, runs red lights and stop signs, or engages in any other illegal behavior on the road can collide with another driver and cause injury to all those involved.

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Our legal team can help you maximize your award on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t have to pay us anything until we win your case. We can investigate the accident, collect evidence, and create a strong case strategy to get the compensation you deserve.

For more information, contact us and discuss your case today.

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