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Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Jackson, MS
Uber & Lyft

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

The period after a motor vehicle accident is more stressful when it involves an Uber or Lyft driver and you are unsure how to seek compensation for your damages. If you were a passenger, driver of another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, speak with a Jackson, MS, rideshare accident lawyer from NST Law. We can investigate your case and fight for fair compensation.

Uber and Lyft accidents in Jackson, MS, may involve passengers in rideshare vehicles, other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and cyclists. While some accidents are minor, others cause serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and emotional trauma.

Rideshare accident victims usually need experienced legal representation to help them get compensation. This area of law is complex because it involves questions of liability and whose insurance is responsible for compensating accident victims.

NST Law has a dedicated team of Uber and Lyft accident claims lawyers serving Jackson residents. We pride ourselves on being compassionate attorneys who regularly communicate with our clients and genuinely care about their outcomes.

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Understanding Rideshare Accidents

People involved in rideshare accidents face potentially high medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. It can be challenging for victims to determine how to get compensation.

Uber and Lyft drivers are contractors. Collecting compensation from the rideshare companies in a lawsuit can be tricky unless you can show they were negligent in hiring a known bad driver. However, the companies provide insurance that can help rideshare accident victims.

Whose insurance covers your car accident depends on what stage of rideshare work the driver was engaged in. The following are the scenarios and applicable coverage:

  • Off-duty, not logged into the app – The driver’s insurance covers accidents.
  • On-duty but has not accepted a passenger – Uber and Lyft cover up to $25,000 in property damage, $50,000 for injuries, and $100,000 per accident.
  • On-duty on the way to pick someone up – Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in liability coverage and underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage.
  • On duty with a passenger in the vehicle – Uber and Lyft pay up to $1 million in liability coverage and underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage.

The number of Uber and Lyft vehicles in Jackson has increased. The Mississippi State Department of Health has recently begun offering free Uber rides to people with county health department appointments. Uber also offers special accounts for Jackson teenagers with more safety features that allow for better parental monitoring.

These programs are helpful additions to the Jackson landscape, but more rideshare vehicles on the road may mean more accidents. 

The latest Uber safety report revealed that 101 fatalities occurred in 2019 and 2020. However, both Uber and Lyft choose not to report all traffic accidents involving their drivers, only fatalities. Without all relevant data, it is difficult to know how many people are hurt in rideshare accidents.

If you need help after an accident, partner with an experienced NST Law rideshare crash attorney so we can help you determine how to file an insurance claim or lawsuit.

Legal Expertise of NST Law in Jackson, MS, Rideshare Accidents

Our Jackson rideshare collision attorneys fight tenaciously for our clients from start to finish. We employ a collaborative effort and rely on decades of combined experience to be strong advocates for accident victims.

Our attorneys have earned recognition from the Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We take pride in our 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, a respected attorney rating service.

NST Law’s Jackson car accident lawyers have extensive experience handling rideshare and other accident cases. Through hard work and an unwavering commitment to helping others, we have recovered more than $2 billion for our clients. Some of our verdicts and settlements in car accident cases include: 

  • $6.3 million for the family of a man who suffered severe injuries and subsequently died after being struck from behind by an 18-wheeler
  • $1.5 million—the insurance policy limit—for a couple seriously injured in a car accident 
  • $1.3 million for the death of an infant in a car wreck
  • $500,000 for a severely injured 21-year-old who was a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver

Don’t hesitate to partner with NST Law today if you need a Lyft accident attorney or an Uber accident lawyer. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and you don’t pay us unless we win.

Legal Services Offered

Our NST Law rideshare accident compensation attorneys offer specialized services tailored explicitly to Jackson rideshare accident victims, including the following:

  • Case evaluation and consultation for local victims
  • Investigation of Jackson-based accidents involving Uber and Lyft
  • Negotiations with insurance companies and rideshare companies
  • Litigation, if necessary
  • Local support for victims pursuing medical and financial recovery

If you need help seeking compensation for your accident, partner with an Uber and Lyft accident claims lawyer from NST Law. 

Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents

Several factors contribute to rideshare accidents in Jackson, MS, including:

  • Distracted driving – Distracted driving accounts for almost 12% of fatal car crashes in the United States. Besides general daydreaming, cell phone use is the primary cause of distracted drivers. Uber and Lyft drivers often view or communicate on their mobile devices while driving.
  • Speeding – The more trips rideshare drivers make, the more money they earn. This dynamic encourages speeding and other forms of reckless driving.
  • Impaired driving – You expect that your rideshare driver isn’t impaired, but there is no guarantee. NST Law has a proven record of helping victims recover from impaired drivers and their insurance companies.
  • Weather conditions – Rideshare drivers are not always liable in accidents related to weather conditions. However, they may be responsible if they do not slow down to account for those conditions.
  • Road infrastructure – Poor road conditions and construction work pose hazards for all drivers. Uber and Lyft drivers must account for these hazards and follow Mississippi law.

When you’re injured and need a Jackson rideshare accident compensation attorney, call the Champs at NST Law.

Compensation for Rideshare Accident Victims

People injured in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare drivers can seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses, including the following:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

If your loved one has died from an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. In addition to other damages, you can recover funeral and burial expenses and loss of benefits such as insurance or retirement plans.

Partner with an NST Law rideshare injury claim lawyer so we can help alleviate some of your burdens by fighting for fair compensation for your injuries.

Rideshare Safety Measures and Resources

Drivers and passengers need to take safety precautions when using rideshare services. Both parties must trust their instincts and end the ride if they sense danger. Always confirm you are getting in the right vehicle and share your trip plans with someone you trust. Tell the driver you told someone about the trip to put them on notice.

Wait inside for rides until the driver has come to a complete stop in a safe area for you to enter the vehicle. Never stand in the street and wave for a driver to pull over. Always wear your seatbelt in a rideshare, even in the back seat.

Drivers must plan for different scenarios, including belligerent riders who might cause accidents. Drivers must keep their cell phone use to an absolute minimum and use headsets to avoid distractions. They must also verify their insurance is current and covers them if they are liable for an accident.

Jackson residents can monitor local news and websites for accident reports and rideshare safety updates. They also can regularly check Uber and Lyft apps for updated terms or advice on staying safe.

The Jackson personal injury lawyers at NST Law are ready to help if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident despite taking all safety precautions.

Contact Information for NST Law

To get legal help after an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our NST Law Jackson, MS, office by calling 601-362-5222 or completing our online contact form.

The address of our Jackson office is: 

125 South Congress Street
Suite 1300 Jackson, MS 39201

Get Legal Help After an Accident Involving a Rideshare Driver

Rideshare accidents result in complex legal cases involving multiple individuals and insurance companies. You need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney to take care of the legal process so you can focus on recovering.

At NST Law, we are committed to our community and neighbors who need our help. Jackson residents affected by rideshare accidents can get a free consultation tailored to their needs. If you or your loved one was injured in a rideshare accident, let the Champions for the Injured fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at 601-362-5222 or fill out our online form so we can respond to your questions at no upfront cost to you.

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

Our Jackson, MS Office

125 South Congress St
Suite 1300
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-362-5222
Fax: 601-991-3465

Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.