Uber & Lyft Accidents

Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

Steadfast Attorneys Representing Victims of Rideshare Accidents in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, & Oklahoma

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are a lifeline for getting around our cities. However, with this convenience comes the risk of accidents. If you've been injured as a rideshare passenger, Bishop & Hayes can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Our experience in both insurance defense and personal injury law gives us a unique edge in understanding your case. We can negotiate for the maximum possible settlement, taking your case to court if necessary. Our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys are prepared to work tirelessly to ease the stress of all the post-accident complexities, from fighting for medical bill reductions to meticulously crafting your case.

We consider clear and consistent communication to be paramount and strive to promptly respond to all calls and emails, keeping you fully informed and supported throughout the process of filing a claim. 

You don't have to face the aftermath of a rideshare accident alone. Together, we can fight for an outcome that helps you move forward.

Call (417) 304-3228 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial case consultation.

Potential Liable Parties in a Rideshare Accident

Determining liability in a rideshare accident necessitates careful analysis of various individuals and entities. 

Potentially responsible parties include:

  • The rideshare driver: A driver's actions are paramount to passenger safety. Negligence on their part can result in direct liability for injuries.
  • The rideshare company: Companies like Uber and Lyft hold a duty of care towards passengers. This includes proper driver vetting, adequate training, and the implementation of safety protocols. Failure to uphold these standards could create liability.
  • Third-party drivers: If the negligence of another driver causes an accident, their insurance may cover the resulting losses.
  • Vehicle manufacturers: In cases where a vehicle defect or design flaw contributes to the accident, the manufacturer could bear liability.
  • Software developers: In rare instances, malfunctioning software utilized by the driver or the rideshare company may be a contributing factor, potentially extending liability.


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  • Partners Who Handle Your Claim from Consultation to Recovery

Building a Strong Case

The path to securing fair compensation after a rideshare accident begins with a careful analysis of your case's unique circumstances. At Bishop & Hayes, we have the experience and resources to gather the critical evidence needed to build a compelling case on your behalf.

Our methodical approach leverages our diverse legal background. We thoroughly examine police reports, witness accounts, medical documentation, and more, drawing on our knowledge of both insurance defense and personal injury litigation to gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation in the context of all applicable laws.

We understand the importance of a thorough investigation. Our team may consult with seasoned investigators to analyze available information—from traffic camera footage to cell phone records—in order to reconstruct the accident and establish a clear timeline of events. Additionally, we may collaborate with experts across various fields to gain valuable insights into the technical aspects of your case.

Throughout the process, we can prioritize clear and timely communication. We'll keep you informed at every stage, explaining legal complexities and addressing your concerns with clarity. This collaborative approach helps us provide transparency and reassurance during a potentially stressful time.

We advocate passionately for a fair assessment of your claim. Using assertive negotiation tactics informed by our experience, we are prepared to take on insurance in pursuit of compensation that covers the full extent of your losses. Our meticulous analysis of each element of your claim supports our efforts to secure a resolution that truly reflects the impact of the accident. 

Damages Available in a Rideshare Accident Case

Various types of damages can be pursued, depending on the specifics of your case. Understanding these damages is vital to grasping the potential scope of your legal claim. 

The damages available in a rideshare accident case include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Medical expenses: These can include immediate emergency care costs, ongoing treatment bills, rehabilitation fees, and any future medical care related to injuries sustained in the accident. 
  • Lost wages and earning capacity: If your injuries prevent you from working, we consider the loss of income during the recovery period and any diminished earning capacity in the future.
  • Pain and suffering: This non-economic damage pertains to the physical pain and emotional distress one may experience as a result of the accident.
  • Punitive damages: In some instances where the at-fault driver's conduct is particularly egregious, punitive damages can be pursued as a way to punish a wrongdoer and thereby discourage similar behavior in the future.

State-Specific Considerations

It's crucial to recognize that the laws governing these incidents, the compensation you could be eligible for, and the statute of limitations for filing a claim can vary significantly depending on the state where the accident occurred. We aim to guide you through the complexities of these state-specific legal landscapes in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

In Missouri, personal injury claims, such as rideshare accidents, follow a comparative fault rule. This means that if multiple parties are at fault, each party's liability is determined based on their percentage of fault. The statute of limitations typically allows a five-year filing period from the accident date, giving ample time to evaluate and pursue legal action.

Arkansas has a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury claims. The state adopts a modified comparative fault rule, meaning that compensation can be reduced if you're found to be partially at fault for the accident, provided that your fault does not exceed 50%.

In Kansas, the statute of limitations is set at two years for personal injury claims. Kansas practices a modified comparative fault system as well, where your compensation might be reduced according to your percentage of fault as long as it's below 50%. Furthermore, Kansas enforces a no-fault system for car accidents, complicating the pursuit of claims against at-fault drivers under certain conditions.

Oklahoma's personal injury claims must generally be filed within two years of the accident. It adheres to a modified comparative negligence rule, which allows for compensation provided that the claimant is 50% or less at fault. Understanding how your level of fault affects your claim is crucial here.

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Your Advocates in Rideshare Accident Cases

Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be overwhelming. Between the complex legal rules and the stress of the situation, it's easy to feel lost. At Bishop & Hayes, we understand—and we're here to help. 

We have offices in Joplin, MO; Springfield, MO; and Miami, OK, and guide clients through rideshare accident claims in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, making sure you have the support you need from start to finish.

Throughout the process, we'll keep you in the loop. We don't believe in leaving clients in the dark; we'll explain your options, answer your questions, and give you regular updates.

If you're dealing with the aftermath of a rideshare accident, you don't have to shoulder the burden alone. Let our team at Bishop & Hayes guide you through the legal process with precision, compassion, and care. 

Call (417) 304-3228 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case consultation with an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer today. 

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