Your Trusted Taxi Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has experienced an accident while riding in an Uber or taxi, or if you were involved in a collision with an Uber or taxi driver, you might be uncertain about your next steps. In such situations, gathering as much information as possible, including the driver’s details, photos, witness contacts, and police reports, is crucial. For accidents resulting in serious injuries, seeking immediate medical attention is paramount.
However, your journey towards compensation and justice doesn’t stop there. It’s vital to connect with an experienced Atlanta taxi accident lawyer who can guide you through the complexities of the claims process. Our lead attorney, Bart Benton, is here to stand by your side, ensuring you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Understanding the Legal Landscape: Taxis, Ubers, and Common Carriers
In Atlanta, both Ubers and taxis fall under the legal classification of common carriers. These encompass any vehicles transporting people or goods for compensation and entities regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. Whether it’s a taxi, limousine, bus, or any vehicle over 10,000 pounds, they all fall into this category.
When dealing with accidents involving common carriers, Georgia’s direct action statute comes into play. This means that as an injured party, you have the right to take legal action against not only the driver and their employer but also the insurance carrier representing that company. As your Atlanta Uber/taxi accident lawyer, we can help you navigate these legal intricacies.
Seeking Compensation: Differentiating Uber and Taxi Accidents
Legal perspectives on accidents involving Ubers and taxis differ from standard car collisions. If you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft and sustain injuries, you’re often considered an innocent victim, establishing liability. The focus shifts to determining the liable party – whether it’s the driver, another vehicle, or both.
If you’ve experienced an accident with an Uber driver, the process for recovering damages follows conventional legal steps. Investigation, evidence preservation, medical records collection, and negotiation with the driver’s insurance carrier are all part of the process. If a settlement isn’t reached, a jury trial becomes the next step.
Ensuring Fair Compensation: Unraveling Liability
In the complex world of Uber accidents, liability and compensation hinge on fault. Should an Uber driver be deemed at fault, their insurance carrier shoulders the responsibility of compensating for damages. If another party shares fault, their insurance carrier takes on their proportionate responsibility.
But what if the driver’s actions were particularly egregious? Situations involving drugs, alcohol, defective equipment, or poor driving records could warrant punitive damages. Our mission is to ensure that every avenue for compensation is explored on your behalf.
Your Trusted Partner: Monroe's Advocates for Justice
Benton and Benton Law stands as your partner in achieving justice and rightful compensation. From Monroe, Georgia, lead attorney Bart Benton – synonymous with “Be Smart, and Call Bart!” – is dedicated to supporting accident victims through their legal journey. Whether it’s understanding fault, gathering evidence, or representing your interests, our team is here for you. Contact us today to learn how we can make a difference in your claim.
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