If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a rideshare company – whether you were a rideshare passenger, a driver in other car, or a pedestrian – you may be wondering what to do after the accident. When you’re involved in an accident like this, you want to make sure you hire an attorney who knows how rideshare businesses work, so that the firm can properly investigate the claim and make sure we maximize the insurance that’s available to you.
Rideshare accident claims are different from other car accident claims. Under Georgia law, in order to find the rideshare company liable for the accident, you need to show how the company controls its employees. Often, rideshare companies will designate drivers as independent contractors. At Burrow & Associates, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have found that in practice, that’s not always the case.
The rideshare company’s insurance carriers will almost always push back against having to pay full compensation for those injured in the rideshare accident. The insurance company will examine whether the rideshare driver was driving on personal time, driving to a pick-up request, or transporting a passenger when the accident happened. The status of the rideshare is critical in determining your damages. You want to hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of how these rideshare companies work, has experience handling rideshare accident claims, and knows how to hold rideshare companies liable for your injuries and property damage.
Burrow & Associates is a full-service personal injury law firm. Our success comes from our dedication to our clients. If you’re looking for representation on a rideshare accident claim, please reach out to us for a free consultation.