A Georgia rideshare accident attorney can help individuals who have been injured or harmed as a result of an accident involving a rideshare driver or their vehicle. Despite its popularity, ridesharing has been controversial, as some cite a lack of adequate regulation and accountability on the part of rideshare companies and their drivers. People who have been injured in accidents involving a rideshare automobile could be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a Georgia rideshare accident lawyer.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Georgia today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Georgia rideshare accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
What is Ridesharing?
Similar to carpooling, ridesharing is the practice of sharing a vehicle with someone else. In its purest form, ridesharing aims to save people gas and lower emissions produced by cars. Ridesharing has become synonymous with popular transportation networking companies, including Lyft and Uber. Both companies offer application platforms that passengers can use to “hail” a nearby driver and request a ride. In turn, drivers use the app to accept requests and navigate to and from destinations.
Rideshare Lawsuit Claims
In lawsuit filed against Uber in 2014, the company originally denied liability in an accident that claimed the life of a six-year old girl. According to an article published in TechCrunch, the company released a statement saying “this tragedy did not involve a vehicle or provider doing a trip on the Uber system.” Following a lawsuit that was filed a month after the tragic accident, questions surfaced as to whether or not the company should provide additional insurance in the event of an accident involving an “off the clock” driver.
Car Accident Injuries
According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), millions of accidents involving motor vehicles occur every year in the United States. In 2015, there were a total of 1,430 traffic fatalities in the state of Georgia.
The most common types of car accident injuries include:
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Injuries to the arms and legs
- Broken bones
Many people who are injured in car accidents also face psychological injuries as well. People who have been injured as a result of a car accident involving a rideshare driver may be able to file a claim with the help of a Georgia rideshare accident attorney.
How a Georgia Rideshare Accident Attorney Can Help
Rideshare companies and their drivers have a duty to provide a safe environment for its passengers, drivers, other commuters, and pedestrians. If there are risks of harm associated with rideshare company drivers, the company must also provide adequate warnings and safeguards. If a driver fails to fulfill this duty, they, as well as the company, could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured as a result of a car accident involving a rideshare car through no fault of their own may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died in car accidents may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
The Time You Have to File a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Georgia. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.