Ride Share Accident Representation in Georgia

With the growing popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, accidents involving these vehicles have become increasingly common. At Bourne Law Firm - Ride Share Accident Lawyers, our experienced injury lawyers in Georgia are dedicated to helping the victims of these accidents recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. If you have been involved in a ride share accident, our knowledgeable team is here to provide you with the guidance and representation you need.

Understanding the Complexities of Ride Share Accident Cases

Ride share accident cases can be complex due to the unique legal and insurance issues that arise with these services. Our skilled attorneys are well-versed in the laws and regulations governing ride-sharing companies and their drivers. We understand the intricacies of dealing with multiple insurance policies, as well as the challenges of establishing liability and pursuing claims against large corporations like Uber and Lyft.

Insurance Requirements for Ride Share Companies in Georgia

In Georgia, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are required to carry a mandatory amount of liability and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) insurance coverage to protect their passengers and drivers. According to Georgia law, ride share companies must have:

  • A minimum of $1 million in liability coverage per incident for accidents that occur when a driver is engaged in a ride or en route to pick up a passenger.
  • A minimum of $1 million in UM coverage per incident for accidents involving uninsured or underinsured motorists during the same periods.

It is crucial to put ride share companies on notice of a UM claim as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation. Prompt notification allows the insurer to investigate the claim and ensures that you have access to the available UM coverage if needed.

Example of When UM Insurance Would Cover a Passenger

Let's say you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle when another driver, who is uninsured, runs a red light and collides with the Uber vehicle. As a result, you suffer significant injuries and damages. In this scenario, the at-fault driver does not have insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries. In such cases, the UM insurance carried by the ride-sharing company would cover you as a passenger, providing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages up to the policy limits.

Types of Ride Share Accidents We Handle

Our Georgia ride share accident lawyers are experienced in handling a wide range of cases involving Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing services, including:

  • Ride share driver negligence
  • Vehicle defects or malfunctions
  • Accidents caused by other drivers while using ride share services
  • Ride share accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist claims