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Ridesharing Accidents in GA: What Should I Know?

Ridesharing Accidents in Georgia: What Should I Know? (PDF)

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People often use ridesharing as a way to get around. Since ridesharing offers privacy and convenience, it is an attractive alternative to public transportation, walking, or biking. However, these benefits do not come without a price. The number of fatal motor vehicle accidents has increased as ridesharing services become more popular.

Is there a connection between the use of shared cars and the increase in car accidents?

 Before the launch of Uber in 2010, traffic fatalities reached a 60-year low. Since then we have the ride-sharing services, and the number has gradually increased. According to research, traffic fatalities have increased at a rate of around 3% per year since 2011. Most of this increase occurs in urban areas.

His increase was attributed to the advent of ride-sharing services, which resulted in more vehicles on the road. To provide services to users promptly, ride-sharing companies employ many drivers to be in high demand at any given time. More vehicles mean more people end up in danger.

In the event of an accident caused by ridesharing, what should I do?

Hitchhiking accidents can be extremely unpleasant — and expensive. If you are injured in one, it’s important to understand how to recover from damage.

In Georgia, carpool drivers must have liability insurance that determines the amount of compensation available at certain stages of an accident. However, if another driver is at fault, you will need to file a claim through the insurance company. Sometimes it is stressful, but it is necessary to take care of all the necessary documentation to receive the compensation due according to the accident.

Is it possible to file a lawsuit for personal injury?

It is important to consider both economic and non-economic damages when filing a lawsuit against a ridesharing company. Economic damages are those appearing in medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, consist of intangible elements such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. Additionally, victims must have a clear understanding of their rights when holding the company responsible for their accidents.

To ensure complete compensation for your claim, research local laws related to the case and understand how different jurisdictions handle ridesharing incidents. Take advantage of valuable assets at your disposal – gather evidence of negligence, reach out to witnesses who were present during the incident, and consult with a qualified attorney if necessary – all these actions could help you obtain maximum recompense for the injuries passed.

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