You get into an Uber, much as you would a taxi, and feel perfectly safe. However, did you know that, until recently, drivers were poorly vetted and many did not carry enough insurance to cover you for even a moderately damaging crash? Fortunately, Georgia legislation has partially filled that gap, but you must know how to use the law to your advantage to recover your rightful damages.
The Gumprecht Law Firm is a respected personal injury law firm in North Georgia that is known for our interpersonal client relations, aggressive pursuit of damages and effective use of technology in reaching our clients’ goals.
Our trial skills, professionalism and dedication to our clients have won us such accolades as a Million Dollar Advocates Forum Lifetime Membership, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 designation, Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite and numerous other awards that are listed on our attorney’s bio page.
After a crash, you cannot afford to wait until tomorrow to retain legal representation. Uber has the incentive and the means to mitigate liability. Valuable evidence may be destroyed easily and irretrievably. Our attorney is only as far away as a phone call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Georgia Legislation Governs Uber
To avoid financial responsibility for a crash, Uber claims the corporation is an online platform that facilitates ride hailing instead of a taxi company that hires drivers directly. The corporation also claims that drivers are responsible for their own auto insurance coverage.
In July 2015, Georgia passed legislation that governs ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The law mandates certain licensing and vetting of drivers to put safer drivers behind the wheel and hopefully prevent accidents. The law also requires Uber to carry a minimum of $1 million in commercial auto insurance so victims can be equitably compensated when accidents occur.
Despite the law, Uber still will try to push the liability onto the driver. Then, corporate lawyers will do all they can to minimize Uber’s insurance payouts. The Gumprecht Law Firm proves Uber is liable for the accident and fights for the maximum possible damages under Uber’s $1 million policy.
Tech Experience to fight a Technology Company
Technology experience is crucial when fighting a tech company such as Uber. For example, our attorney can analyze Uber’s technology data to prove when a ride started and ended, which is important in cases where the company claims the driver was off the clock at the time of the crash.
Uber may attempt to erase electronic data that is relevant to your case, including internal emails between executives and insurance agents, correspondences between the driver and you and GPS mapping that shows the location of the vehicle at specific times. Our lawyer files an emergency motion to bar tampering with any of this data so we can review the information and preserve evidence that is helpful to your claim.
Recover Damages from Uber if You Were Injured by its Driver
Uber is legally liable for damages caused by its drivers. For more information about your rights and options, contact The Gumprecht Law Firm at 678-800-1050. Your case evaluation is free, and your claim is handled on contingency. Our lawyer is available to speak to you right now, so do not wait to call our Georgia car accident law firm.