If a rideshare driver hit you, or you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft at the time an accident occurred, you may be able to recover compensation through an insurance claim filed against the rideshare company’s liability policy. In other cases, the driver’s insurance should cover your losses, but Uber and Lyft provide contingent coverage.
While this may seem rather straightforward, determining liability, identifying the right coverage, proving your claim, and negotiating a settlement can be notoriously difficult in rideshare accident cases. A Gulfport Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if we believe you qualify to take action.
If you suffered injuries in an accident in Gulfport, Biloxi, or another nearby area, and the accident involved an Uber or Lyft driver, reach out to the Morris Bart law office in Harrison County today for a free case review. Dial (504) 613-4771 to get started.
Understanding Insurance Coverage in a Gulfport Rideshare Accident
If you were a rider in an Uber or Lyft at the time of an accident, the rideshare company should have at least $1 million in liability coverage that could go to cover your accident-related damages, losses, and pain and suffering.
If a rideshare driver hit your car while on the app, the primary insurance coverage may vary depending on which stage of a ride they were in at the time. This includes:
- The driver is looking for a rider: The driver’s policy is primary, but there is a contingency policy from the rideshare company in the event the driver’s policy denies the claim.
- The driver is matched with a rider: The rideshare company’s full liability policy is primary.
- The driver has a rider in the car: The rideshare company’s full liability policy is primary.
While the liability is not always clear when it comes to pursuing a lawsuit, if we cannot recover a just payout through rideshare insurance, Mississippi law gives you the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If we believe you qualify and need to take this step, you can leave it up to a Gulfport Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm to sort it out and take these steps on your behalf.
Contact the Morris Bart law office serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast today. A member of our team can evaluate your case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD Knows How to Hold the Rideshare Companies Liable
While rideshare companies often deny that their drivers are employees, these companies are still required to provide insurance coverage when their drivers are working and cause an accident, or a rider suffers injuries. We often file insurance claims for rideshare accident victims based on an insurance policy provided by Uber or Lyft. We know how this process works and what it takes to recover fair compensation.
If we believe you have a case for a payout, a Gulfport Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to take steps to help you do so. This assistance could include:
- Investigating your accident
- Gathering evidence to prove your claim
- Putting a fair value on your case
- Identifying the right insurance policy
- Filing a claim and negotiating a just payout
- Taking your case to trial if necessary
Call the Morris Bart law firm now at (504) 613-4771 for a free review of your case.
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Recovering Compensation After a Gulfport Rideshare Accident
Like you, the rideshare companies have little desire to take a car accident case to court, in most cases. This stance may allow us to negotiate a fair insurance settlement based on your economic and non-economic damages. We will calculate a fair loss value for your case after identifying compensable damages. These damages may include:
- Current and future medical treatment for your accident injuries
- Current and future lost pay because of time away from work
- Diminished earning ability if you cannot work your job any longer
- Property damages, including your vehicle, if applicable
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress from the accident and your injuries
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages for those whose family member died
In the event that we cannot reach a fair settlement with the Uber or Lyft insurance carrier, we protect our client’s right to file a lawsuit. To do this, we manage all communication about the case with the involved parties, carefully work to mitigate any possible claims of contributory negligence, and ensure we meet the deadline outlined in Mississippi Code Ann. § 15-1-49.
In most cases, we may have up to three years to file a lawsuit if needed in your case. However, we need to get to work investigating your accident and working on your case much sooner. Reach out to us today to ensure we can go to work on your case quickly if you qualify.
Talk to Our Gulfport Rideshare Accident Team Today
At the Morris Bart law firm, our Gulfport car accident team understands how insurance claims work following an incident involving an Uber or Lyft driver. We can get to the bottom of what happened in your case and take the steps necessary to pursue compensation if we believe you qualify.
This process begins with a one-on-one consultation with a member of our Gulfport Uber and Lyft rideshare accident team. A staff member will evaluate your case to make a preliminary determination about fault and liability. If we believe you have a case, we will take it based on contingency.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to speak with a member of our Gulfport rideshare accident team about your case.
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