Savannah Uber Accident Lawyer

May 6, 2022 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Any type of accident can throw your life upside down. But when you get into an Uber accident, it can cause more stress. For one thing, you may not know what to do or what your options are for recovering the losses you're facing. Maybe you are already getting bills in the mail for your injuries. What can you do to recover the damages and move on with life? A Savannah Uber accident lawyer from our firm can guide you on how to gain compensation for the damages that occurred due to an Uber accident. Don't let another day go by worrying about the accident. Get the help and compensation you deserve.

What Is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Georgia?

The statute in Georgia that provides the timeline that you can file an injury lawsuit is O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. This statute of limitations indicates that you have up to two years from the date of the accident to make your case.

Damages Covered in a Chatham County, GA Uber Accident

You may wonder what types of damages you can recover in an Uber accident. There are a variety of things. Some of these things cost money, while other things may cost peace of mind. You can file a claim for both types of damages. The damages that are of a physical nature and cost money are referred to as economic damages, and the ones that affect your well-being are referred to as non-economic. A Savannah Uber accident lawyer from our firm will pursue all the damages that apply to your case. Your damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There are special formulas used to calculate the damages for things that don't have a monetary value but still impact your quality of life.

The Methods Used to Calculate Non-economic Damages

The two methods commonly used are the multiplier method or the per diem method. The multiplier method involves adding up the cost of all the economic damages and multiplying that number by a multiplier (between 1.5 — 5). The multiplier is determined by how severe the pain and suffering are. The per diem method consists of estimating the number of days you will have pain and suffering and multiplying it by the average amount you earn per day. A Savannah Uber accident lawyer on our team can advise which method is appropriate for you based on your circumstances and the extent of the accident.

About Insurance Coverage for Uber Drivers

An Uber driver must carry personal insurance, and they also carry insurance provided by the Uber organization. The driver's personal insurance coverage may handle such things like uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and contingent comprehensive and collision. The main problem with using the driver's insurance is that there is usually an exception clause that will not cover passengers in the event they are driving for money. The Uber insurance is a second viable option to pursue. The limits on the coverage may not be adequate to handle all the amount of damages you have. Our Savannah Uber accident lawyer is equipped to look into both policies to see which one is best or if both are needed. They can help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance companies that otherwise don't want to put out a large sum of money. Typically, if the Uber driver is actively working when an accident happens, Uber's insurance will cover damages. If the driver is not actively on duty when an accident happens, their personal insurance will kick in.

Steps to Take After a Savannah Uber Accident

After getting into an Uber accident, you might not be thinking about what to do next, but it's helpful to take proactive steps. These may be able to assist you in the process of recovering damages.

Take Down Some Notes About What Occurred

Write down notes about what happened. You can do this right away or as soon as you're able. You'd be surprised how much people forget with time.

Take a Few Pictures

This is an optional suggestion, but it could help in the case of bodily injuries or property damage. For example, if you had something with you that got damaged, you could take a picture of the damages. You want to be sure you report any additional damages to property that you incurred.

Secure a Police Report

Let the police know what you witnessed during the accident. They can give you a copy of the report, or you can get it from the appropriate police department.

Don't Neglect a Medical Check-up

It's necessary to get checked out right away. You want to have a good record of the medical steps you took in case there are injuries. This is especially important if the injuries are internal or set in later.

Talk to an Attorney from Our Firm

Our Uber accident lawyer is a person who will point you in the right direction legally. You can get a free case assessment to know what your next steps are in the process.

Start Your Case Today

Our Savannah Uber accident lawyer can guide you in your quest to recover the losses from an Uber accident. At Dolman Law Group, a team member will give you a free consultation. The attorneys at Dolman Law Group will pursue all the damages that are rightfully yours under the law.  You don't need to worry about paying a dime until the case is won, and our fees will come out of your settlement or court award. At Dolman Law Group, you can rest easy and focus on healing because your case is in capable hands. Contact the office today.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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