Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry, with extensive experience in handling Georgia rideshare crashes, understand the complex liability issues that can arise, especially when multiple parties, such as other drivers, pedestrians, or cyclists, are involved. We are adept at determining fault and apportioning liability through thorough investigation and analysis of the crash’s circumstances.

While all Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare collisions resulting in injuries or death are unique, we recognize that each case has its own set of considerations. We are here to discuss these unique factors and how we can assist you if you are injured or lose a loved one in a crash with a rideshare driver.

Understanding Liability in Georgia Rideshare Collisions

Understanding Liability in Georgia Rideshare Collisions with Injuries and Fatalities

Both Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage for their drivers while they are logged into the app and waiting for a ride request (Phase 1), during a ride (Phase 2), and when transporting passengers (Phase 3). The coverage amounts vary depending on the phase of the trip.

Determining the driver’s status during the collision is crucial for establishing liability and insurance coverage. If the driver was logged into the app but not actively transporting passengers, different insurance coverage may apply compared to when they were actively engaged in a ride.

If a rideshare driver causes a crash while logged into the app, their auto insurance may cover some damages. In such cases, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage may also provide additional compensation to injured parties.

In Georgia, rideshare companies are required to provide uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to protect passengers and drivers in the event of collisions involving uninsured or underinsured motorists. This coverage can be crucial in cases where the at-fault party lacks adequate insurance to cover damages.

Rideshare companies operating in Georgia must comply with state regulations, including insurance requirements, driver background checks, and vehicle safety standards. Violations of these regulations may affect liability and insurance coverage in crash claims.

Dealing with rideshare companies and their insurers can be challenging, as they may seek to minimize liability and limit payouts. We can help you understand the complexities of rideshare collision claims and can effectively navigate the legal process to help you recover fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist, or passenger in a rideshare collision in Georgia, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation. This will ensure your rights are protected so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your claim.

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