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Savannah Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Savannah Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Savannah Rideshare Accident Attorney

Ride-sharing is a convenience but comes with its share of risk as well. Rideshare vehicles can end up in a car accident, the same as anyone else. When this happens, though, those with injuries deserve restitution from the parties responsible.

Savannah rideshare accident attorneys often provide critical assistance to victims seeking fair restitution. At Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, we’ve helped clients get what they are owed since 1973.

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What Savannah Rideshare Accident Attorneys Do?

As your attorney, we are responsible for representing you and advocating for your interests, whether that be in negotiations with the party or parties responsible or through litigation. Through either method, we can work to secure full compensation for your injuries


To represent you well, we often begin with a thorough investigation of the accident that you were involved in. We need to gather evidence that can be used to prove liability and the injuries that you deserve compensation for.


Before a claim goes to court, there will likely be an attempt to negotiate a settlement that avoids litigation. This is usually advantageous for both parties involved. Whenever a claim goes to court, there is an element of risk involved for both parties. The decision is ultimately made by the court, and there is a possibility that they may rule in an unexpected way.

A negotiation has the advantage of giving both parties a direct say in how the issue is resolved. A settlement may also be reached far more quickly than a months-long or years-long legal process. This is an advantage for those looking to receive their funds quickly.

Having a lawyer negotiate for you has some advantages. Firstly, it prevents you from accidentally saying something that may sound like you are taking the blame for the accident. A driver could claim that you were a distracting passenger, and that led to the accident. If you were to concede that possibility, it could be used to impact your ability to collect restitution.

The presence of a lawyer also indicates how serious you are about the case, so if the other side, which is typically an insurance company, wants to avoid court, this could motivate them to be more forthright in negotiations.


While the majority of claims are resolved through a negotiated settlement, there are still some situations where it will be necessary to go to court. If that’s the case, we can present the evidence that you were the victim of the defendant and why you are owed restitution for the injuries you suffered in the accident.

Compensation for Rideshare Accidents

Those who are injured in a ride sharing accident have a right to collect restitution for the costs that they incurred from the party responsible for the accident. However, it’s important to realize that they are only entitled to collect on those costs that can be proven to have a direct link back to the accident.

Part of what a lawyer is responsible for in a trial would be proving this connection, which is usually done through bills, doctor’s notes, and other documentation. This is why it’s important that you keep a good record of the costs that you incurred.

The compensation will typically be awarded in two forms of damages:

  • Economic Damages: If the impact of the accident caused an issue that has a clear financial component to it, then that will be compensated through economic damages. This includes costs like medical bills and lost wages if you’ve had to miss any work due to the injuries you sustained. Additionally, if your injuries are so serious that they will continue to cause issues in the future, future medical bills and lost earning capacity will be covered as well.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Financial costs are only part of the impact that an accident may cause. There are often significant psychological and emotional costs as well, including mental anguish, pain and suffering, and PTSD. These losses, while not directly being impacted by a monetary award, are given a value and compensated as well. The money can have an indirect benefit and is an acknowledgment of the injustice of your having to suffer these injuries

Potentially Liable Parties in a Rideshare Accident

Liability in a rideshare accident is based on a party behaving in a negligent manner that led directly to the accident. Should your claim go to trial, your lawyer needs to prove this negligence and its connection to your injuries. That connection also determines who you should be negotiating with if a settlement is going to be possible. Some of the parties that could potentially be liable in a rideshare accident include:

  • The Rideshare Driver: There’s a good possibility that the rideshare driver may be liable for the accident if they were speeding, distracted, or otherwise failing to follow traffic laws.
  • The Rideshare Company: In many cases, an employer is responsible for the negligent actions of their employee, and this may be the case in a rideshare accident as well.
  • Another Driver: In some situations, the rideshare driver may be the victim of the accident, and the fault may belong to another driver who caused the accident. Even a driver who was not directly involved may be liable if their reckless driving caused an accident that forced other drivers to take evasive action.
  • The Government: As the government is responsible for overseeing and providing maintenance for most roads, any issue with roads, signs, and traffic lights could lead to government liability.

We Help Victims of Rideshare Accidents Get What They’re Owed

When you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, the costs that you face, such as medical bills and psychological anguish, are the responsibility of whoever caused that accident.

At Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, we’ve been helping victims of accidents since 1973, before ride sharing was even developed. We bring that experience and skill to each client’s case. Whether through negotiating a fair settlement or making a case in court, we do what we can to ensure that our clients get the restitution that they deserve. If you’ve been a victim of a rideshare accident, contact us today.

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