There are few things more jarring than being involved in an auto accident, especially as a passenger in an Uber/Lyft vehicle, and if this has happened to you, you should speak with an Atlanta Uber/Lyft accident lawyer immediately. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need an Atlanta Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer?
As with all other auto accidents, Uber/Lyft accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, though they are most commonly a result of negligence. When Uber/Lyft drivers or other motorists on the road drive while intoxicated, drive while distracted, drive while fatigued, speed, or otherwise violate the rules of the road, serious accidents can happen as a result. Speaking with a knowledgeable Atlanta injury lawyer can increase your chances of winning the compensation you deserve.
Uber/Lyft’s Liability Coverage Explained
Uber and Lyft provide those injured in Uber/Lyft accidents with liability coverage so that they may be compensated for the injuries they’ve sustained. The Uber/Lyft liability points system works as follows:
- Period 0: Period 0 is when an Uber or Lyft driver has not logged into the rideshare app and causes an accident. In this case, Uber/Lyft will not provide liability coverage to the injured motorist.
- Period 1: Period 1 is when an Uber/Lyft driver is logged in to the app, though he or she has not yet accepted a ride and causes an accident. In this case, Uber/Lyft will provide liability coverage for up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 property damage liability.
- Period 2: Period 2 is when an Uber/Lyft driver is logged in, accepts a ride, and causes an accident when he or she is en route to pick up a passenger. When this happens, coverage increases to $1 million.
- Period 3: Period 3 is when an Uber/Lyft driver causes an accident while his or her passenger is in the vehicle. In this case, Uber/Lyft will provide the injured party with up to $1 million in liability coverage, as well as limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car and uninsured motorists’ coverage.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for all auto accident claims in Georgia is two years, which means that you must file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident. If you wait longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled today.
Contact an Atlanta Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer
Uber/Lyft accidents can be just as serious as any other form of auto accident, and if you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.