Jackson Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers
Call Us Today to Start a Rideshare Accident Claim
Ridesharing and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have become an essential part of our daily lives, as more and more car owners decide to join the growing gig economy. Unfortunately, the drivers and riders in a shared vehicle can still be injured in a serious car accident – and when that happens, you may not be sure exactly where to turn for compensation.
When you contact ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, our Jackson Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will help you explore all your legal options after a rideshare accident. You shouldn’t have to worry about paying your medical bills and other expenses because an Uber driver (or another vehicle driver) failed to consider your safety as a passenger. With over 5,000 cases successfully resolved and millions recovered for Mississippi accident victims, our seasoned car wreck lawyers can help you get to the bottom of a complex rideshare crash and hold the right parties accountable.
For more information about our legal services in Jackson, call (601) 265-6869 orcontact us onlinetoday.
Insurance Coverage for an Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident
Although ridesharing drivers who are repeatedly found at-fault for accidents may eventually be terminated by the company, there’s still always a risk that you could be involved in a crash when you step into an Uber or Lyft vehicle. To account for this risk, ridesharing companies cover all their drivers with company insurance policies in the event of an at-fault accident. However, these policies are limited to specific situations, and the coverage will also depend on the driver’s status at the time of the accident.
Here’s an overview of a typical ridesharing service insurance policy:
- Period 0: If the ridesharing driver is not logged into the appropriate app, the company will provide no coverage at all for accidents.
- Period 1: If the ridesharing driver is active but has not accepted a new rider, the company will provide limited liability coverage for at-fault. This usually includes up to $25,000 for property damage, $50,000 per person, and $100,000 per accident.
- Period 2: If the ridesharing driver has accepted a trip, accidents along the way will be covered for up to $1 million.
- Period 3: If the ridesharing driver has a passenger in the car, accidents will be covered up to $1 million ending at the drop-off point. This also usually includes uninsured motorists’ coverage.
Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Crash?
Uber and Lyft drivers are not the only parties that may be involved in a rideshare accident. If your driver was not at-fault for the crash, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against another negligent driver, or even several other drivers on the road. In some cases, your injuries may simply be too severe for the coverage level provided by Uber and Lyft – meaning that you will need to work with the driver’s personal insurance company instead to obtain fair compensation.
A few of the parties that could be involved in your rideshare accident claim:
- The Uber/Lyft driver
- The insurance company for Uber/Lyft
- An uninsured driver
- Another driver’s insurance company
- Other Uber/Lyft passengers
- The vehicle manufacturer (for auto defects)
Do you have a complex rideshare accident claim in Jackson? Call ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP at (601) 265-6869 today for a free consultation.
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