Skillful Lawyer Assists Victims of Ride Sharing Accidents in Georgia
Augusta attorney putting decades of legal experience to work for you
A few years ago, most people weren’t familiar with ride sharing services. Now companies such as Uber and Lyft are critical transportation providers for people in Georgia and throughout the United States. Ride-share companies have become popular largely due to the accessibility and low cost that they offer. But like anyone else on the road, ride-share drivers sometimes get into accidents because they are tired, distracted or inattentive. When this occurs, Jeffrey S. Bowman in Augusta asserts the rights of injured passengers. Drawing on more than 30 years of legal experience, I simplify complex litigation issues for clients and take on negligent drivers, along with their insurers and attorneys.
Firm seeks reimbursement for clients hurt in Uber and Lyft crashes
Whether you were injured in a collision while a ride-share passenger or you were struck by someone who was driving for Uber or Lyft, my firm aggressively pursues maximum damages for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering you endured. As you decide how to proceed, I can answer questions you might have regarding:
- Insurance coverage — Ride-share companies don’t hire drivers as employees but consider them to be third-party contractors who provide transportation services. Typically, the company’s coverage applies if a car accident occurs while the vehicle is in use or on its way to a pickup.
- Rules for drivers — Both of the major ride-share providers require six-hour rest breaks if the driver is online for 12 hours. If a contractor tries to break this or another rule, it is possible that he or she will not be able to go into driver mode and the company’s insurance coverage will not apply.
- Liability amounts — Georgia law mandates that rideshare services have at least $1 million in coverage for personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims arising out of accidents once the vehicle is hired.
Regardless of the nature of your injury, I will gather the necessary factual and expert evidence to demonstrate the extent of the harm you’ve suffered and will work tirelessly to maximize your financial recovery through a verdict or settlement.
Litigator examines the role of distracted driving in ride-share accidents
Several different factors could lead an Uber or Lyft driver to become dangerously distracted while on the road. A driver may not be familiar with the route they’re taking and so may be paying too much attention to the GPS. It’s also possible that the driver is focused on the next fare, prompting him or her to drive too quickly. If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a ride-share vehicle, my firm will thoroughly review the evidence to determine if driver inattention was a contributing factor.
Contact a knowledgeable Georgia lawyer for a free consultation about a ride share accident
Jeffrey S. Bowman in Augusta represents Georgia residents who have been injured during an accident involving a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. To arrange a free consultation about your potential claim, please call 706-250-9781 or contact me online.