Did you suffer injuries in Hinds County when your Uber or Lyft driver crashed the vehicle? If so, a Jackson Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can manage your insurance claim or take civil action to recover compensation. You could recover compensation for medical care, lost income, and more.
We provide free consultations from our Mississippi offices. As a result, crash victims can speak to an attorney at no cost. We help them understand their rights, legal options for filing claims, and how these cases work.
Recovering Damages After a Rideshare Crash in Jackson, MS
Suppose you suffered harm because of a rideshare driver or while in a rideshare vehicle. In that case, you might have a case to recover both economic and non-economic damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
We seek these compensable damages on behalf of our clients, taking these steps:
- Proving negligence, fault, and liability
- Identifying the damages suffered
- Valuing the claim
- Documenting the losses and expenses
- Negotiating a fair settlement
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
As a part of managing these claims, we seek compensation for many economic costs and losses incurred. These include:
- Current medical treatment and related care costs
- Future treatment expenses
- Current and future lost income when you miss work
- Diminished earning ability for long-term injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
We also identify, value, and pursue non-economic damages. These are more difficult to document and value because they are intangible. However, we know the conventions used for estimating their value. Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Decreased quality of life
We Know How to Calculate the Value of Future and Intangible Losses
Many accident victims find it challenging to determine the worth of their case. This challenge explains why our law firm recommends discussing your case with a car accident attorney before signing anything or accepting a settlement. Of course, you can add up the bills you’ve racked up to date, but it is easy to overlook expenses.
In addition, you can recover money damages for future care costs and lost wages, as well as intangible damages. Our team may call in experts to understand your future medical needs and ongoing care costs.
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident lawyer serving Jackson, call 800-537-8185
Proving Your Lyft or Uber Accident Insurance Claim
A rideshare accident typically includes sorting out which insurance policy offers primary coverage. We’ve handled numerous rideshare crash cases, so we understand how complicated this process can be, primarily because of how Lyft and Uber structure this coverage. In general:
- If the driver had not logged into the app, their insurance is primary
- If they are on the app but not matched with a rider, their insurance remains primary, but the ridesharing company provides contingency coverage
- If the driver has matched with a rider or has one in the car, the Uber or Lyft liability policy is primary
Our team can help you prepare and file a claim for compensation based on your crash and injuries. We just need to gather evidence to support the claim. This proof could include:
- The crash report filed by police
- Eyewitness interviews
- Accident reconstruction
- Physical evidence
- Photos or videos of the crash
- Your relevant medical records
- Body shop estimates
In some cases, we may need information and help from the rideshare company to determine what coverage was in place. Unfortunately, they may not be forthcoming with this information, making it more difficult to begin our claim. However, we know how to handle this situation and move forward with our demand for fair compensation.
Statute of Limitations Comes Into Play If We Can’t Settle Out of Court
If we cannot get a fair payout through settlement negotiations, we might need to file a lawsuit. This outcome rarely happens since the rideshare companies provide a $1 million liability policy covering most injuries. However, we need to sue in some cases. The deadline for doing so is usually three years from the collision date under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49.
Keep in mind that exceptions could change this timeline, so it is a good idea to connect with us as soon as your injuries allow.
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Our Lawyers Represent Accident Victims in Claims Against Rideshare Companies
At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys have handled car crash claims for clients for over 40 years. We recovered compensation for more than 6,500 families and individuals in 2019. Moreover, we manage cases based on a contingency fee. You will never pay upfront fees if we work together. We only receive attorney’s fees if we successfully negotiate a settlement or win a verdict for you.
You can learn more about our services by reading our client testimonials, including this one from Augusta, who worked with attorneys from our Gulfport office:
“Hi, I’m Augusta, and I’d like to acknowledge that I’m very satisfied with the services at Morris Bart because of my accident that I was in. I thought everything was very professional, and it was performed in a very professional way, and I would advise anyone that’s been in an accident to look to Morris Bart to help you out in any kind of situation or case that you get in.”
Our recent case results also show that we know how to value claims and recover damages for our clients, either through an insurance settlement or civil lawsuit.
Speak to a Morris Bart, LTD, Attorney About Your Case for Free Today
You can talk to an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm today at no cost to your family. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve following an Uber or Lyft crash.
We have 15 locations across the Gulf South, including three offices in Mississippi:
We can meet with you in or near Jackson or another convenient location for you. Call us today to learn more about your case.
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