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Atlanta Rideshare Accident Attorney

Whether you were a passenger, soon-to-be passenger (you got hit by the Uber driver while they were picking you up for example), occupant of another vehicle, or a cyclist or pedestrian, we can help. Atlanta rideshare accident attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC represents Uber and Lyft passengers, as well as non-occupants, when the rideshare driver is at fault. We also represent injured rideshare drivers if another driver caused the collision.

Damages in a Rideshare Crash

Some Uber and Lyft drivers spend a large portion of their time looking at their phones or tapping directions into the app while driving. Others may speed, or be unfamiliar with the area and blindly follow their GPS down wrong-way streets. Regardless of the specific cause, rideshare drivers can be held accountable for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of joy of life
  • Property damage

Uber and Lyft’s Insurance Policies

If you were injured by a rideshare driver, Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy likely applies to you. Uber and Lyft both have the same insurance policy for people injured by Uber drivers as passengers or non-occupants. Coverage applies as follows:

  • Offline or the Driver app is off
  • Only the Uber/Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance applies
  • Driver is available or waiting for a ride request (applies to non-occupants of the rideshare vehicle)
  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident
  • En route to pick up riders, and during trips
  • $1,000,000 third-party liability
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision
  • Up to actual cash value of car with a $2,500 deductible

When it comes to bodily injury, this means that if the rideshare driver caused a collision in which you were injured and they were using the rideshare app, the rideshare’s insurance policy will either cover you for up to $50,000 in bodily injury or up to $1,000,000 in bodily injury. If you were an Uber or Lyft driver and another party caused the crash, that party’s insurance company is liable for your damages.

Another Party Contributed to the Crash

If another driver or party’s negligent actions caused the crash, a personal injury claim should be filed against them for damages. Sometimes, multiple parties (including the rideshare driver) are at fault. In these circumstances, multiple claims can be filed with each responsible party. Lastly, if your damages are greater than the given insurance policy(s), you may also file a claim with your own underinsured motorist policy.

Call an Atlanta Rideshare Accident Attorney Today

Rideshare companies are responsible for paying your damages when their drivers cause crashes. You are entitled to compensation whether you were a passenger at the time or not. Reach out to Atlanta rideshare accident attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC today at 404.476.2717 to schedule a free consultation. Because of the changing landscape of rideshare insurance policies, you need an attorney who is with the times. Through her work with the American Bar Association, Christine Forsythe is such an attorney.

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