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RIDESHARE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SAVANNAH GA

Experienced Rideshare Accident Attorney in Savannah

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity throughout the United States, including here in Savannah. No longer are residents limited to using their own vehicles or relying on public transportation to get around. But with the expansion of these programs comes an increase in the number of passengers injured in a ridesharing accident.

Whereas taxis and other traditional modes are regulated as transportation entities, rideshares are classified as tech companies. Rideshare drivers are just ordinary motorists with vehicles who, for a fee, will transport paying passengers to their destinations. They do not have the same sort of training that a taxi driver or bus operator has. This has implications for liability as well as for the potential injuries which a rideshare user may suffer.

The rules concerning rideshare liability are different than for other types of car accidents. You deserve to understand your legal options in the event you’ve been injured. Zach is an experienced rideshare accident attorney and is passionate about accident victims’ rights, and will work to secure the compensation you need to get back to your life.

 

I’m very pleased to recommend Zachary H. Thomas Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with Zach.

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What is considered rideshare & how does it differ from public transportaion?

Taxis, buses, trains, and other forms of traditional public transportation generally have set routes, and it’s up to a passenger to find a cab or other vehicle so they can catch a ride. Uber and Lyft are user-based services by which the passenger can directly request a driver to come pick him or her up. This on-demand service is made possible by downloading an app onto the user’s phone, which can then be accessed to request and pay for a nearby driver. Passengers can even track the location of their drivers using GPS to determine how soon they will arrive.

Whereas taxis and other traditional modes are regulated as transportation entities, rideshares are classified as tech companies. Rideshare drivers are just ordinary motorists with vehicles who, for a fee, will transport paying passengers to their destinations. They do not have the same sort of training that a taxi driver or bus operator has. This has implications for liability as well as for the potential injuries which a rideshare user may suffer.

What Kinds Of Injuries Can A Passenger Sustain In A Ridesharing Accident?

Because rideshare users rely on a driver’s own personal vehicle, the potential injuries are the same as those of any other automobile accident. These include:

  • Neck and spinal cord injuries, such as muscle strains, whiplash, and herniated discs
  • Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and skull fractures
  • Other bone fractures such as broken arms and legs
  • Back problems
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations

In the most serious cases, rideshare accident victims will suffer permanent damage and disability, coma, or death. Regardless of the nature of your injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention if you are the victim of a rideshare accident. Some injuries do not manifest themselves until long after the accident or may appear relatively minor at first. Not obtaining the medical treatment you need will jeopardize your ability to collect damages later.

What Should I Do After Being Involved In A Ridesharing Accident?

Your immediate concern should be getting the medical attention you or a loved one needs. Next, begin documenting as much about the accident as you can. Take notes on how it happened and under what circumstances (including time of day and weather conditions). If possible, get contact information for any other parties involved, and for any witnesses.

Start gathering all medical records related to your accident, as well as anything involving lost time from work and other consequences. These documents will prove critical in ensuring you receive the compensation you need.

You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster after the accident, either for the rideshare or for the driver. Remember, adjusters work for insurance companies, not for you. Their goal is to settle the matter as quickly and cheaply as possible. Before you speak with any insurance company, give us a call.