Uber Accident Lawyer in Marietta, GA

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Being injured in a car accident is always stressful. But car accidents in Cobb County, Georgia, involving a rideshare service make things even more complex.

If you suffered injuries in an Uber, Lyft, or some other rideshare accident, it’s time to consult an experienced attorney. Let The Champion Firm help you hold the liable party accountable and access the compensation you deserve.

Contact us at 404-596-8044 by phone, text, or chat. We don’t charge a fee unless we win.

Why Select The Champion Firm?

At The Champion Firm, we will clarify your legal options and handle all the details. That way, you can focus on recuperating while we build a powerful case against the at-fault party.

The Champion Firm Difference:

Unparalleled Client Service: We treat every client like they are our most important clients. We provide fast, frequent updates, so you always know the status of your case.

We Never Just Settle: We’ll be prepared for court if necessary. Most cases reach a negotiated settlement, but we ensure everything you need is accounted for before advising an acceptance.

We Understand Uber Claims: A lot is involved in these cases. We will fully analyze your case and pursue every option aggressively to ensure you recover maximum compensation.

We Deliver Exceptional Results: We aggressively pursue compensation and know what works. Since 2014, The Champion Firm has recovered over $90 million in settlements.

What to Do After an Uber Accident in Marietta?

Whether you were an Uber passenger or struck by an Uber driver, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.

Seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine, you may have suffered injuries such as a concussion or internal bleeding. Not only could you have injuries that may not be visibly seen but waiting to get medical care could diminish your ability to be awarded full compensation.

Take photos and videos of the scene, your injuries, the other vehicle, and anything else you may find relevant.

Identify the parties involved. Try to get the other driver’s name and insurance information. Confirm whether the Uber driver was on their way or transporting a passenger. You can also reach out to witnesses who may have seen the accident happen.

Once deemed medically stable, call an experienced Uber accident lawyer. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the sooner you can get back to your life.

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Uber Accidents in Marietta, GA

Rideshare accidents are usually a lot more complicated than a straightforward car crash. The drivers are considered independent contractors, your role as a passenger may be important, and you’ll have to deal with large companies and their insurance companies.

There are likely going to be multiple insurance policies that provide coverage, including your own auto insurance policy that may provide coverage under the uninsured motorist coverage. Also known as UM coverage, uninsured motorist coverage applies if the at-fault driver has no insurance, or not enough insurance, to cover all of your damages.

Uber & Lyft Accident Insurance Claims

One thing that makes Lyft and Uber accident claims so complex is that there may be multiple insurance companies to deal with. It may also be unclear which policy should cover your damages.
Uber and Lyft provide drivers with million-dollar auto insurance policies, as required by Georgia law. But these policies are only in effect during specific times:

  • When the driver is logged in to the app, waiting for a ride
  • When the driver is on their way to pick up a ride
  • When the driver is transporting a ride

If your Uber accident occurred outside of these times, then the rideshare service’s auto insurer will likely deny your claim. Instead, you may need to file a claim with the driver’s own auto insurance provider.

If you opted into purchasing your personal injury protection coverage, you might also have the opportunity to file a claim with your auto insurance provider.

Liability in Rideshare Accidents

Figuring out who is responsible for your rideshare accident injuries is critical. In fact, it is the only way to recover your damages.

More often than not, victims are quick to assume that the Uber driver is at fault for the accident. And this may be the case if they were engaging in reckless or negligent driving.

Some negligent driving behaviors common in Marietta Lyft and Uber accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop
  • Road rage
  • Failure to use a turn signal
  • Making an illegal turn
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Driving while fatigued

While reckless Uber and Lyft drivers cause many accidents, other parties can also be to blame. Others who may be liable for your injuries could include:

  • Auto dealerships
  • Technicians
  • Safety inspectors
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Dram shops
  • Other third parties

To determine who is at fault for your injuries, you need to establish the standard of negligence. This means demonstrating their duty of care to you, how they breached that duty, how it caused you harm and your resulting damages.

What Is an Uber Accident Worth in Marietta, GA?

Between filing a claim with the insurance company and pursuing your case in civil court, you could be awarded compensation for all the ways that your life has been affected by your injuries. This should include both your economic and non-economic damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Damage to your reputation
  • Costs of medical expenses and equipment
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Lost quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Punitive damages

Your attorney can give you a better idea of what your rideshare accident claim might be worth when you contact our office to discuss your specific losses in greater detail.

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Marietta, GA Uber Accident FAQ

To help you prepare, we have provided answers to some of the more commonly asked questions surrounding Lyft and Uber Accidents in Marietta. If you have other questions, contact us for the legal guidance and support you need.

Uber and Lyft are extremely popular services. Many people who’ve been involved in Uber accidents in Marietta, GA, have often been traveling to or from the following:

Cobb County International Airport
1723 McCollum Pkwy. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
770-422-4300

Glover Park Brewery
65 Atlanta St. SE
Marietta, GA 30060
770-693-2417

Two Birds Taphouse
52 Powder Springs St.
Marietta, GA 30064
678-324-7205

Under Georgia law, your claim must be filed before the state’s two-year statute of limitation expires. If your lawsuit is not filed in time, the court will have no other choice but to dismiss your case should you attempt to pursue one at a later time.

Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. Sharing fault does not prohibit you from collecting restitution. However, you can expect your award to be reduced in proportion to your amount of fault.

For instance, if you were found 5% liable for your injuries, you could expect your injury settlement to be reduced by 5%.

Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer in Marietta

Don't go through an Uber or Lyft accident claim alone. These companies are large, and their insurance carriers will look for any opportunity to reduce what they owe. Get The Champion Firm and an experienced Uber accident lawyer to help you recover full and fair restitution.

Schedule your free, no-risk, no-obligation consult at 404-596-8044 or complete our contact form. There's no fee unless you win.

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