People often choose to use rideshare options like Uber or Lyft because they want to be safe, but rideshare drivers do not go through specialized training. They are just as likely as any other driver to get into an accident.
There are options for people who are injured during rideshare accidents and hire an experienced car accident lawyer from the Law Office of David E. Gordon. You should not have to deal with the consequences of a crash when you were a passenger and not behind the wheel. When that happens, hire a lawyer who has knowledge of Uber/Lyft/rideshare accidents in Southaven.
Different factors can affect liability in rideshare accident cases. Uber and Lyft offer insurance to their drivers in certain circumstances. First, if the app was active at the time of the accident and the rideshare driver was logged into the app and waiting for ride requests, the vehicle has liability coverage for damages other people incur. Rideshare drivers are also covered when they have accepted a ride request and are on the way to pick up a passenger or when there is a rider in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Pedestrians also suffer terrible injuries when they are struck by a rideshare vehicle and they have the same legal rights as a passenger would in a crash. Regardless as to whether an injured client was hurt as a passenger or a pedestrian in an Uber, Lyft, or rideshare accident in Southaven, David E. Gordon can collect the right evidence to support his client’s claims. Evidence can include photos of injuries, medical bills, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the accident scene, and more.
In civil cases, plaintiffs can seek damages from the defendant as long as the lawsuit is filed prior to the deadline set by the state’s statute of limitations. Depending on who was responsible for the accident and other case-specific facts, a plaintiff could have a claim against more than one party. When another driver is responsible for the accident, the claim is with that other driver’s insurance. Different insurance policies can offer different liability coverages, affecting what the plaintiff receives. David has experience with Uber/Lyft/rideshare accident cases and can make sure the request for compensation goes to the correct insurer.
Damages are usually either economic or non-economic. Economic damages can include things like the cost of rehabilitation expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and medical bills, which should all have a specific dollar amount attached. Non-economic damages are more subjective and could include pain and suffering, or emotional trauma. An attorney in Southaven who is skilled in Uber, Lyft, and rideshare accident lawsuits can correctly assess the maximum damages a client can seek.
Contact a Southaven Attorney for Help After an Uber/Lyft/Rideshare Accident
When you are hurt in an Uber/Lyft/rideshare accident in Southaven, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Dealing with legal stresses on top of physical injuries after an accident can be discouraging. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can assist with easing your burdens by handling your case. Reach out to David E. Gordon and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.