Getting hurt in an accident involving an Uber vehicle or an Uber driver is devastating.
You have to deal with the difficulties of a car crash, and you have to worry about the complications of filing a claim in an Uber accident.
If insurance cannot cover your losses, how do you sue Uber? Is it possible to file a claim against Uber?
An Uber accident lawsuit can be complex but it is possible.
Contact a Georgia car accident lawyer to help you with this difficult process. We will provide you with more details about Uber accidents and liability.
Uber Accident Lawsuit When the Rideshare Driver is Responsible
The first step to suing an Uber or Lyft driver that is responsible for a collision is to file a claim.
You are eligible to file a claim for a crash involving an Uber vehicle (or any other rideshare vehicle) if you are a:
- Motorist in another vehicle involved in a collision with an Uber vehicle;
- Motorcyclist involved in a collision with an Uber vehicle;
- Passenger riding in an Uber vehicle;
- Pedestrian struck by an Uber vehicle; and/or
- Bicyclist struck by an Uber vehicle.
Georgia law states that anyone injured in an accident caused by an Uber driver has two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit. Two years might seem like a long time to make a decision about whether to sue.
If you are seeking medical treatment and filing insurance claims, two years will go by fast. If you don’t the lawsuit within two years, you will have a time-barred claim. This means that you are not allowed to sue under Georgia law to get compensation.
Proving Liability in an Uber Accident
If you believe that an Uber driver is liable for your collision, you need to prove the following:
- Duty of care: Uber driver owed you a duty of care. Any driver on the road owes a duty of care to other drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians;
- Breach of the duty of care: Uber driver breached the duty of care by being negligent;
- Causation: Uber driver’s negligence caused your injuries; and
- Damages: You suffered damages as a result of the Uber driver’s negligence.
An article in Money explains that if you are in an accident caused by an Uber driver, you won’t sue Uber first. Instead, you will file a claim against the at-fault driver. If the Uber driver cannot cover your losses, you can reference Uber’s $1 million liability policy. That policy may be able to cover an under-insured Uber driver.
Contact a Georgia Car Accident Attorney
You need a Georgia car accident lawyer to help you file a claim after an Uber collision.
Contact Georgia Auto Law today to for more information.