Jackson, MS Uber Accidents
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for Victims of Rideshare Collisions in Jackson
Ridesharing is on the rise, and more and more people in Hinds County are utilizing the rideshare services of companies like Uber. With just the press of a button in the Uber app on your smartphone, you can request an Uber driver to pick you up and take you where you need to go. Ridesharing has given people more options in terms of mobility and how much they spend. For instance, using Uber can save you from having to park in an overpriced parking garage in a bustling downtown area. However, the prevalence of ridesharing means that there is a higher risk of becoming involved in a collision that includes an Uber driver. If you have been injured in an Uber accident, you should contact one of the Jackson car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. We are a large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members, that has been serving car wreck victims for over 30 years.
Obtaining Compensation for an Uber Accident
Wherever there are Uber drivers, there is the risk of a collision. For instance, you could be riding in an Uber vehicle one day from Jackson State University, located at 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, to the Jackson Zoological Park, which is located at 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39209. On your way, you notice that there is a driver tailgating the vehicle you are in because your Uber driver will not go faster than the speed limit. Traffic slows down, so your Uber driver brakes appropriately. Unsurprisingly, the tailgater behind you rear-ends the Uber vehicle and causes you to sustain serious injuries.
Sustaining serious injuries in any kind of motor vehicle collision can result in significant monetary losses in the forms of medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning capacity – not to mention devastating intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. In order to recover economic and non-economic damages, you need to know who is responsible for compensating you. An Uber accident lawyer in the Jackson area could inform you of such and assert your rights to the fullest.
After a rideshare collision, an attorney can clarify the situation for you because liability in these situations depends on a few factors. If an accident occurred while an Uber driver was transporting a passenger or after accepting a ride from a passenger, Uber provides $1 in coverage for bodily injury, property damage, or death caused by the collision. The same can be true for you in the previous example as well if the at-fault driver is uninsured.
Explore Your Options with an Uber Accident Attorney in Jackson Today
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we stay current on legal matters and laws pertaining to the rideshare industry and the companies within that sector in order to recover the damages our clients rightfully deserve for their injuries and losses. Our firm represents people injured in Uber accidents in Jackson and in other communities throughout Mississippi. Contact our Jackson Uber accident lawyers today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a car collision attorney. Let us show you why so many people in Mississippi say that NST is the way to go.