Suppose you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a rideshare driver or while riding in a rideshare vehicle. In that case, you might be eligible to file a claim based on the rideshare company’s insurance coverage. A Biloxi Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer will handle this process for you if we believe you are eligible for compensation.
You can learn if you qualify to take legal action by contacting the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport at (228) 357-9621. Our team offers free case evaluations during which you can ask questions, learn about your legal options, and find out if you qualify for our help.
Understanding Liability in Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Accidents
In the past, there has been some question about whether insurance coverage would be available for victims of rideshare accidents. Uber and Lyft operate differently from a taxicab service or other similar on-demand ride services. Today, however, current laws require rideshare companies to ensure liability coverage is in place any time their drivers are “on the app.” This coverage includes when searching for a rider, traveling to a rider, or transporting a rider in the car.
The rideshare company’s coverage becomes the primary policy as soon as the driver matches with a rider. While the Uber or Lyft driver goes to pick up the rider and any time there is a rider in the car, the company’s $1 million liability policy is in effect. If an Uber or Lyft driver hits your vehicle during this portion of their drive, or if you are injured while in a rideshare vehicle, you may be eligible to file a claim based on this policy.
Of course, as you can imagine, proving what portion of a drive the Lyft or Uber driver was in at the time of the accident presents another challenge. At the Morris Bart law firm, we can uncover this and other necessary facts of your rideshare claim to support your financial recovery.
Contact our office today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
Our Law Firm Represents Victims of Ridesharing Traffic Accidents on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
We know what it takes to build a strong case against a rideshare company and recover our clients’ compensation. We have 15 offices throughout the Gulf South and represent clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have handled cases similar to yours before and understand how to get the evidence necessary to prove your Uber or Lyft accident case.
If we accept your case and seek compensation on your behalf, you will not need to pay anything upfront. We handle rideshare accident cases on a contingency basis. We do not get paid attorneys fees until we secure a settlement from the insurance company or an award in court. If we cannot recover a financial payout for you in your case, we will not get paid any attorney fees.
To learn more about our fee schedule, the claims process, your legal rights, or how a Biloxi Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer will handle your claim, call our office today at (228) 357-9621.
Recovering Damages for Injured Victims of Lyft and Uber Crashes
When our team goes to work building your case to prove liability following an accident with Uber or Lyft, we also collect proof of your expenses, losses, and intangible damages. This proof could include receipts, bills, medical records, estimates, and even expert testimony. We will use this proof to calculate a fair value for your case and demand that the insurance company agrees to pay out a settlement that compensates you justly. If they refuse, we can take your case to court and present this proof to the judge and jury.
Some of the recoverable damages we pursue in Biloxi rideshare traffic accidents include:
- Treatment, care, and related expenses
- Lost income and future revenue
- Reduced earning capacity
- Damages to your vehicle, as well as any other property
- Rental car costs
- Out-of-pocket bills
- Pain and suffering losses
- Additional noneconomic damages
If necessary, we can also pursue wrongful death damages for surviving family members of those who died due to this type of accident. Only certain family members qualify to take this type of legal action under Mississippi Code Annotated §11-7-13. We can discuss your legal options with you during a complimentary consultation.
Mississippi Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action
Accident victims generally have three years to take their case to court in Mississippi, per Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49. If we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement agreement with the insurance company, we may need to name the liable party as a defendant and take legal action. Liability can get somewhat complicated in rideshare accident cases, but our team will handle this process and ensure we assign liability correctly.
Get Help from the Office of a Rideshare Accident Attorney in Biloxi Today
Our Biloxi Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers know how to build a case for victims seeking compensation for their injuries and losses. The team from the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport can review your case facts for free today. We will use the information we gain from your complimentary consultation to determine if we can accept your case and represent you in an insurance claim or civil suit. Call (228) 357-9621 now to get started.
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