Attorneys who help Uber accident victims
Uber accidents and those involving Lyft or other rideshare/taxi services are increasing and it can be difficult to figure out who is responsible for paying for injuries. You have to determine which driver is at fault, and then who actually pays … the other driver, your driver with his insurance, or the insurance of the company that employs him.
If you’re a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or taxi, the driver of the at-fault vehicle will be responsible to pay for injuries. Determining who is at fault in a rideshare or taxi is like all other car accidents, since it requires an investigation to determine who acted negligently.
If your Uber or rideshare driver is the one who acted negligently, who is responsible for paying? If you’ve been in a taxi or Uber accident in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, read on for important information about your claim.
Uber, Lyft, Taxi & Rideshare Insurance
Independent contractors who work for Uber, Lyft taxi outfits and other rideshare companies are sometimes considered employees by the court. In most cases these companies are obligated to provide their drivers with insurance. Uber drivers are covered by Uber when they have a car accident. Taxi drivers have been covered by their employers’ insurance for years. In all these cases though, the employee or driver has to be actively working for the employer (or on the clock) to be covered. Otherwise their private insurance may be responsible for damages. These drivers like all are required by law to have insurance.
Whether you are a driver or passenger of a rideshare that’s been involved in a vehicular accident, it is in your best interest to contact an accident and injury attorney. You will want a licensed professional to egotiate on your behalf to maximize any payment made by insurance. First and foremost to assist with determining the true and total damages incurred by the accident.
To have your questions answered in a FREE consultation or to file a claim after you’ve incurred an accident, contact an experienced Atlanta Georgia attorney at John B. Jackson Law Office.