Who Is Liable in an Uber accident?

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If you ride in your own vehicle, you have most likely either witnessed a car accident or been involved in a car accident yourself. This is a usual occurrence on the byways and highways of our country. In a car accident, you or the other driver is at fault. Someone has not followed the road rules and caused an accident with their negligence. The at-fault person has to pay for the damages of the other car. If there are personal injuries, the at-fault driver needs to reimburse the other driver for all expenses related to the loss and personal injuries.

Now, let’s look at what happens in an Uber vehicle. Uber is a rideshare company that hires people to give strangers rides in their own cars. They are paid for in advance using the Uber app on your phone. The assumption is that you will schedule an Uber vehicle, pay for it in advance, take the ride in the Uber car, and get to your destination safely. But sometimes, it does not work out that way.

Passengers in an Uber Car Are Innocent Victims in an Accident

When you are the passenger in an Uber vehicle, you are most likely sitting in the backseat of the car, being driven by the driver to your designated destination. How can you be responsible for what the Uber driver does, especially when that person causes a car accident by driving their own vehicle on the roads? The answer is you don’t do anything to cause an accident for an Uber driver. Unless somehow from the backseat of an Uber car, you were distracting the driver to cause a car accident, you are completely innocent from any blame for that car accident that the Uber driver does have on the roads. For this reason, you should be able to recover your losses from your insurance company or the insurance company of the Uber driver.

It will be to your advantage to have an attorney help you in this situation. You need to get the advice of an attorney who understands the laws to help you as you navigate getting your medical bills paid for your personal injuries and the damages and losses from the accident covered by either yours or the Uber driver’s insurance. You can do all of this yourself, but how many times in a day or a week do you have to manage this type of claim?  You most likely never had to figure out this type of situation for yourself.

Why Do You Want to Act as Your Own Attorney?

You have not had to represent yourself and act as your own attorney, and there are many reasons you should not be doing that. If you get into an accident and an Uber driver was at the wheel, you are starting in the position that you are not to blame for this accident. Therefore, you need to make the case that the Uber driver is 100% at fault for the loss, and you need to recover for your losses from the driver.

If you work with an attorney who handles Uber passenger cases regularly, you will be in good hands to get the recovery compensation you need in this type of case. If you did not go to law school, know the laws, pass the bar, understand what it takes to negotiate and litigate a case, then you should never stand up for yourself to try to win a case against an Uber driver. You need an expert who is ready to help you to get the money that you deserve in this type of case.

Uber Drivers Get into Car Accidents All the Time

An Uber driver is a rideshare driver interested in driving you safely from Point A to Point B. These drivers are always in a hurry and often do not know the route they need to take to deliver the passenger to the correct location. For this reason, Uber drivers are constantly in car accidents on the roads. As a rideshare passenger, it is not your fault that the driver of the Uber got into a car accident. You may incur some personal injuries if the driver is in a car wreck, as you will be thrown around in the back seat during the crash. If this is the case, you may suffer soft tissue injuries, which often take a great deal of time to heal.

Georgia Is an At-Fault State

In an at-fault state, you need the police to determine your percentage of fault for the accident. This is how you will recover compensation from another driver, or not. There is a reason to call the police after any car accident, and this is it! If you don’t have a determination of who was mostly at fault for the accident, you will have no chance to recover money from the other person’s insurance company. Many times, after a serious car accident, your insurance premiums and rates will go up, or you could even be dropped by your insurance company if they deem you to be at fault for the car crash.

You will get dumped by your insurance company or have higher rates because you are now deemed to be a high-risk person to insure. The insurance company is only hedging their bets with you because you are prone to car accidents. This is exactly what insurance is for, though. It is to cover the event of getting into a car crash. But the insurance companies prefer to keep the money in premiums that they receive from insureds, and although they pay out after a loss, they prefer not to do it the next time.

How Do I Know What I Will Pay in a Car Accident?

Georgia is a state that uses a modified comparative negligence rule to determine what you will pay for an accident you have with another vehicle. The at-fault party for the car crash can recover damages from other drivers involved in the crash. But only if the at-fault party is more at fault for the accident. For example, if you are involved in a car accident, you need to be determined as less than 50% responsible for the accident. If you are 49% at fault, you can recover damages from the other driver involved in the crash. But if you are determined to be 50% or more at fault in the accident, you can only recover damages from your own insurance company – you can’t sue anyone for the car crash.

If you have been in an Uber accident, give us a call today. We will go over your case with you to determine who will be paying you reimbursement for your losses in an Uber accident. Just give us a call at CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm right now. Our injury and accident attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Call us at (833) 254-2923 today to discuss your legal issues with an expert attorney on our team.

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To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

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