Meridian Uber Accidents
Uber debuted in 2009 as one of the first rideshare options in the United States. It first began in large cities and has since spread to smaller cities such as Meridian. If you have been involved in a car accident involving an Uber vehicle, contact our Meridian Uber accident lawyers today to discuss your legal rights. Depending on how the accident occurred, you may have claims against Uber, your Uber driver, or the driver of another vehicle involved. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling rideshare collision cases, and we can assist you in recovering from all responsible parties. We have successfully represented accident victims all across the South for more than 30 years now, recovering more than $1.5 billion for our clients during that time.Seeking Compensation for Your Losses After an Uber Accident
As the number of Uber drivers on the road soars, so does the number of accidents involving Uber vehicles. To ensure that their drivers are properly insured, Uber carries $1 million in liability insurance which covers the passengers of the Uber vehicle no matter who is at fault, as well as the occupants of another vehicle if the Uber driver causes the wreck. This means that if you are injured as an Uber passenger, there should be insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries and losses, regardless of fault.
Suppose your Uber driver picks you up and while you are riding to your destination, he is rear-ended by another vehicle. In this scenario, the other vehicle would appear to be at fault. If that driver has auto insurance, an Uber accident attorney in Meridian would be able to help you pursue a claim against that insurance company. However, if that driver is uninsured or underinsured, you should still be covered by the Uber policy. Suppose you are riding in the Uber vehicle when your driver rear-ends another vehicle because he or she is distracted by the radio. Here, the Uber driver would appear to be at fault, so your claim would be directly against Uber’s insurance policy.
What if you are driving in your own vehicle and a negligent Uber driver crashes into you? So long as the Uber driver has the Uber app on and is at least waiting for a request, regardless of whether he has a rider at the time, you will be covered by Uber’s liability insurance. The amount of coverage available to you will depend on whether the driver just had his or her app on waiting for a request, was headed to pick a rider up, or already had a rider in the vehicle at the time of the collision. If the driver was driving his vehicle for personal use at the time of the accident, then the Uber coverage will not apply, and your remedy will be to pursue the driver and his or her personal automobile insurance.
The damages you may seek after an Uber accident are the same as those you can recover after any other type of auto accident. An Uber accident lawyer in Meridian can help you seek monetary damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life, to name a few. In Mississippi, you typically have three years to pursue a claim for such damages or file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. In Lauderdale County, the courthouse is located at 500 Constitution Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301, which is where many car accident lawsuits for negligence are filed. If you do not settle your claim during that time or file a personal injury complaint with the proper court, then you will forever lose out on your right to recover. Our attorneys can help those injured in Meridian gather the documentation needed to prove damages and make sure all legal deadlines are met.Consult a Meridian Attorney for Your Uber Crash Claim
It can be difficult to assess liability insurance coverage after an Uber accident since the type and amount of coverage available will vary from case to case, depending on the individual facts and the timing of that accident. Our Meridian Uber accident attorneys can investigate your claim and assess the insurance coverage available. Our firm represents accident victims throughout the Meridian area, including Quitman, Marion, Scooba, and Stonewall. Call us at 800-529-4004 or complete our contact form today for a free consultation with one of our motor vehicle accident attorneys. NST is the way to go.