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Rideshare Accident Lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident as a result of a negligent driver, Mama Justice can help you. Contact our rideshare accident lawyers in Jackson to get started on your case.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have dramatically improved our ability to transport across Jackson and throughout the state of Mississippi. These services provide our residents with easy, reliable, and affordable transportation at the click of an app. Although rideshare companies have brought numerous benefits to people, they come with some complications as well. This is especially true in cases where motor vehicle collisions occur.

Over the past decade, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of rideshare accidents that take place across the nation. These accidents often involve several insurance companies, all of which deny liability and make it difficult for victims to recover the compensation they need for their injuries and damages.

If you have been injured in an Uber or a Lyft accident, you must seek the assistance of a Jackson rideshare accident lawyer as soon as possible. These cases are far more complex than standard auto accidents, which makes it incredibly important to have a seasoned law firm by your side throughout the entire legal process.

Mama Justice is committed to helping each client we work with get the justice they deserve. Our personal injury lawyers in Jackson will help guide you throughout the entire legal process so you are always aware of what is going on and what to expect along the way. We will educate you with regard to your rights, responsibilities, and what to expect.

What is Ridesharing?

Ridesharing services operate in a manner similar to a taxicab company. However, there are a variety of factors that set ridesharing apart. To begin, people who operate rideshare vehicles do so as independent contractors. The drivers who provide services to riders are not direct employees of rideshare companies. Instead, they are considered to be self-employed. The most popular rideshare companies we see in Jackson are Lyft and Uber.

When people want to request a ride from Uber or Lyft, they use an app on their mobile phone to request a driver. They can select the size of vehicle they need depending on the number of people traveling.

In 2016, Mississippi began regulating rideshare services and requiring companies to pay a yearly licensing fee. They also require that drivers maintain adequate car insurance that covers both themselves and their passengers.

Requirements for Rideshare Drivers

Both Uber and Lyft have specific criteria surrounding who can drive for their company. In order to drive for either company, drivers are required to:

  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have at least one year of experience driving as a licensed motorist (Uber requires drivers who are under the age of 23-years-old to have at least three years of experience).
  • Meet the minimum age requirements (Lyft drivers must be 21-years of age).
  • Provide proof of insurance for the vehicle that will be used.
  • Provide a copy of the vehicle registration.
  • Have a valid inspection of the vehicle at all times.
  • Pass a driving history background check.
  • Pass a safety screening.

In addition to the specified criteria, drivers must also have a four-door vehicle that is in good condition. The vehicle must be less than 10 to 15 years old. However, certain areas may implement additional requirements for drivers.

Contact Mama Justice – MW Law Firm online or by phone at (888) 484-1476 today for a free and confidential consultation.