Oxford, MS Uber Accidents
Legal Representation for Rideshare Crash Victims in Oxford
In the bustling city of Oxford, Mississippi, rideshare services like Uber are thriving. The city sees a lot of traffic due to its rich history, famous attractions, and buzzing music scene, among other things, so it makes sense that Uber is becoming more and more prevalent in the region. In Oxford, Uber is popular with people of all ages, including college students. Naturally, as the number of Uber drivers in the area climbs, the number of accidents involving them increases as well. No matter if you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle or driving your own vehicle when you are in a rideshare collision, you can sustain serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured in an Uber accident that occurred in Oxford, Mississippi, the Oxford Uber accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover economic and non-economic damages for your injuries and losses. Give us a call today, and let us show you the NST way.
Who Is Held Liable After an Uber Accident?
To illustrate an example of an Uber collision, let’s say that you are taking an Uber vehicle to an event at The Pavilion at Ole Miss, which is located at 762 All American Drive, Oxford, MS 38655. On the way to your destination, you become involved in a collision that leaves you with whiplash, lacerations, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident and rushes you to Baptist Memorial Hospital at 1100 Belk Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655.
Your injuries result in costly monetary losses, including medical bills and lost wages, and intangible losses, including loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering. As with the aftermath of most rideshare collisions in Lafayette County, including Lyft accidents, many victims in this type of predicament often wonder who exactly is responsible for compensating them for their injuries and losses. The answer depends on several factors, which a knowledgeable Uber accident lawyer in the Oxford area can explain in great detail.
If an Uber driver is at fault for an accident after accepting a ride from a passenger or while transporting a passenger, there is liability coverage of $1 million to compensate for property damage, bodily injury, and death. On the other hand, if the fault lies with another driver, the other driver may be held liable for the accident, and even if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, Uber may pay up to $1 million for your losses.
Talk with One of Our Uber Accident Attorneys in Oxford Today
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our 30+ lawyers and 120+ support staff members are ready to assist you however we can when disaster strikes in the form of an Uber accident or some other type of crash. Our firm advocates for people injured in Oxford, Jackson, Tupelo, Starkville, Grenada, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our Oxford Uber accident attorneys today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. We are available 24/7 to set up a free consultation with a car collision attorney in the area. After talking with us, it will be easy to see why so many people say that NST is the way to go.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.