Professional Mississippi Uber Accident Lawyers Fighting for You
Helping victims of rideshare accidents protect their futures
Ridesharing has become a staple of our transportation options. Uber and Lyft drivers frequent the roadways of Clarksdale, Jackson, Tupelo, and throughout the Gulf Coast. However, the issue of liability is still very new, causing many people to question what their legal options are when involved in a rideshare accident. Whether you were involved in a collision with an Uber driver or you were seriously injured while riding with Lyft, our skilled Mississippi rideshare accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to obtain compensation for your injuries.
At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we review all aspects of your case to ensure identification of all insurance options. We then develop a case strategy that puts your best interests at the forefront. Our legal team never backs down from a fight, even against the most established and powerful companies and insurers.
Who is liable for a rideshare accident?
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft generally offer insurance coverage for their drivers, but this coverage only applies when the driver is signed into the rideshare app. That means that the driver is covered under the company’s insurance whether he or she is waiting for a passenger, driving to pick up a passenger, or actively transporting a passenger. If you are a driver and were injured in a car accident during any of these times, you may be entitled to compensation through the company’s insurance policy and/or your own personal automobile insurance policy.
If you are injured while being transported as a rideshare passenger, you may have several options available to you for recovery. For example, if the rideshare driver causes a multiple-vehicle accident on Delta Ave, you can file a claim against the company’s insurance policy. However, these policies are often capped at a certain compensation amount, so they may not be adequate to cover all of your related medical expenses and costs. If your injuries result from the negligence of a third-party driver, you may have grounds for a claim against that driver’s insurance company for the recovery of compensation.
Under some circumstances, obtaining fair compensation may require making multiple claims against multiple policies. This process can be challenging to navigate, which is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer advocating on your behalf. At Merkel & Cocke, we understand the complexities of these cases and diligently work to obtain just compensation for your injuries.
How much is my Uber claim worth?
The value of your claim against Uber, Lyft or other local rideshare companies depends on numerous factors, and each case is unique. When looking at your case, we determine who is at fault, the severity of the injuries, your insurance policy, and more. We take the time to review the details of your specific accident and injuries when determining an adequate compensation amount. We work to get you compensation for such damages as:
- Past medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Emotional stress
- Pain and suffering
Because of all the parties and factors involved, rideshare accident cases can be complex. That is why we work closely with you to develop a legal strategy that will help you get the best possible result.
Comprehensive representation from Mississippi rideshare accident attorneys
The lawyers of Merkel & Cocke have more than 200 years of collective legal experience handling personal injury cases, which makes us uniquely prepared to take on your rideshare accident case. From our home office in Clarksdale, we assist injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle rideshare injury cases in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.