Columbus Taxi, Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Individuals in the Columbus area have a wide variety of transportation options. You can take your own vehicle, ride a city bus, or get a ride from Uber, Lyft, and traditional taxi services. In a perfect world, ridesharing and taxi companies would offer you a cost-effective and safe ride to your destination.
In the real world, Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers can all cause accidents that seriously injure their passengers and other motorists.
Getting fair treatment after an accident caused by a professional driver can be incredibly difficult. The laws in Georgia can be difficult to navigate if you do not have legal experience. That is where the Columbus taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, come in.
Our legal team has experience taking on ridesharing companies and their insurance agents. We will help you file a claim or pursue a lawsuit to get the damages you deserve after an accident with a taxi, Lyft, or Uber driver.
Liability for Accidents Involving Taxis and Ridesharing Services
Liability can be complicated to determine in a case involving a taxi, Uber, or Lyft driver. The driver could be at fault and, in some situations, so could the company they drive for. Your lawyer will work to determine the exact cause of the accident so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
In some cases, the insurance company for the driver or their company will agree to a settlement offer. Every driver on the road in Georgia is legally required to carry an insurance policy. The minimum insurance premiums vary for taxi and ridesharing drivers:
Insurance for Taxi Drivers
Taxi drivers have to carry the following minimum levels of insurance:
- Bodily Injury Liability: $25,000 Per Person
- Bodily Injury Liability: $50,000 Per Occurrence
- Property Damage Liability: $25,000 Per Occurrence
These insurance levels match the coverage required of private drivers.
Insurance for Uber and Lyft Drivers
Georgia decided in 2015 that ridesharing companies had to carry higher insurance policies for their drivers. These policies cover:
- Bodily Injury Liability: $1 Million Per Occurrence
- Property Damage Liability: $1 Million Per Occurrence
Note that – despite the larger policies carried by Uber and Lyft – it can be significantly more difficult to win a case against these companies. They may try to refuse you compensation if you do not have a skilled legal team on your side.
Getting the Compensation You Need after an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Accident
Accidents involving taxis and ridesharing vehicles can be just as dangerous as any other collision on our roads. That means that you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical Treatment for Any Injuries You Sustained
- Wages You Lost While Recovering
- Pain and Suffering Experienced After the Wreck
Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to argue that you should receive punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish drivers who caused an accident due to criminal behavior. If you are struck by an Uber, Lyft, or taxi driver that was breaking a traffic law you may be awarded this form of compensation.
Let a Professional Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Accident Lawyer Help You
Handling an accident involving a Lyft, Uber, or taxi driver takes experience. Our legal team understands the complicated laws in Georgia. We have the experience to ask the right questions to get answers about your accident.
We will review the scene of your accident and go over any police reports tied to the accident. We always aim to ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries. In order to make sure you are treated fairly, we may:
Pursue a Settlement Offer
Settlements can allow you to get the compensation you need without a lengthy courtroom battle. We will use our years of professional experience to negotiate with the driver, their company, and any insurance agents to fight for a fair settlement.
Take Your Lawsuit to Court
In situations that cannot be settled, we have the legal skills to fight for you in court. We know what strategies the insurance companies can use to deny you compensation and we will stand up for you throughout your legal battle.
We Are Ready to Take Your Case Today
Individuals who get professional help right away after a taxi, Uber, or Lyft accident have a higher chance of winning their case. At Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we can go to work for you right now. Our Columbus taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyers will start by providing you with immediate advice through a FREE consultation.
Call (855) 329-7144 or complete our online contact form to start fighting for the compensation you deserve today.