Uber is a popular ridesharing company used by local residents and tourists alike throughout Atlanta. Even when Uber patrons rely on others to do the driving for them, accidents can still occur in an Uber vehicle. When those accidents happen, there are some special considerations that come into play.
If you have suffered injuries in a crash involving an Uber vehicle, you should call an Uber accident lawyer in Atlanta right away.
How Uber Accidents Occur
Uber accidents are much like any other type of motor vehicle accident in the way they occur. Sometimes, Uber drivers are distracted or violate the rules of the road by speeding or disregarding traffic signs and signals. Uber drivers sometimes do this because they are in a hurry and trying to pick up as many fares as possible in the shortest amount of time.
In some cases, however, the Uber driver is doing exactly what he or she is supposed to be doing. Another driver, however, causes the accident and collides with the Uber vehicle. An Atlanta Uber accident attorney can help you determine who or what caused the accident you were involved in.
Because ridesharing companies like Uber are relatively new, there is not a great deal of case law regarding accidents that involve these vehicles. While some insurance companies do not cover accidents that occur when you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle, the at-fault Uber driver’s own insurance company could step in to provide the necessary coverage. This is true if, at that time, the Uber driver is not engaging in commercial driving.
Uber also has insurance coverage in place, subject to certain limits and situations. An Atlanta Uber accident attorney can help you determine the appropriate insurer to make a claim against and the amount of insurance coverage in play.
Speak to an Uber Accident Lawyer in Atlanta
The law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. can help you seek compensation for the injuries you suffered in your Uber accident. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.