Getting in any accident in the Atlanta area has the potential to be stressful and confusing. However, you may have even more complications if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft type of ridesharing service.
Like the services themselves, the laws governing what should happen after an Uber accident are still under development. These are relatively new types of companies, and one of the reasons for their success is that they do not necessarily submit themselves to all of the same regulations that a conventional taxi service would.
For you as an injured passenger, however, the process of getting compensation for your injuries might be somewhat similar as it would in new any other situation. The major difference would be the potential for the ridesharing company and its insurance representatives to be involved in your case.
Like many other commercial logistics operators, Uber and Lyft commit significant resources to minimizing their losses in the case of accidents. Although roads and vehicles are safer now, accidents and their resulting injuries still represent a major potential cost for commercial enterprise. As such, you will probably come up against tough negotiation when you attempt to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries from insurance companies.
Nevertheless, as explained on FindLaw, it is typically a good idea to notify insurance as soon as possible after an accident. In the case of an Uber accident, the driver would probably be the one who would need to contact an insurance company.
After the information is collected, there may be some contest as to whether the other driver involved or the rideshare driver — or even the company itself — should cover the cost of your injuries. It is often possible, albeit with some discussion, to come to a reasonable agreement in which you get paid for your injuries. However, every situation is different. Please do not use this article as legal advice. It is only general information.