Spitzer Law Offices help the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, provide a convenient and affordable way to travel in your local area. These services are great for seniors, students, those without a vehicle, or anyone who wishes to put someone else at the wheel when attending social events that involve alcohol.
However, what do you do if you are injured in an accident involving a rideshare company, either as a customer or someone else, such as a pedestrian, motorcyclist, another motorist, or a motorist’s passenger? What happens when you are left with medical expenses, lost time at work, lost income, and more? Who pays for your damages? These are all questions that our team at the Spitzer Law Offices can answer after reviewing the details of your case. No matter who caused your injuries, you deserve fair compensation for what you have suffered and our team can put you in the strongest possible legal position to secure it.
Rideshare Accidents in Ohio
Determining liability and making proper claims in any traffic accident can be complicated. In rideshare accidents, it can be even more so due to the number of parties that may be responsible for the accident. These parties can include the rideshare driver or another driver. Thus, you may be dealing with the rideshare driver’s personal insurer, Uber or Lyft’s insurer, or the insurer of the other motorist. Each of these parties will usually have their own insurance policies. For example, Uber and Lyft typically carry $1 million in liability coverage for accidents that their drivers’ policies may not cover.
The other complicating factor in these accidents rests on whether the rideshare driver was actively involved in the transportation cycle when the accident occurred, such as:
- Signed into the company’s rideshare app
- On the way to pick up a customer
- Transporting and dropping off the customer
Accidents that occur during the above may be covered by the rideshare driver and/or the rideshare company depending on the circumstances. Crashes that occur outside of the above may also be covered by the rideshare driver’s personal policy or the other driver’s personal policy, depending on who is at fault.
At the Spitzer Law Offices, we can represent you in the complex process of determining fault and thus liability in making a claim in all scenarios involving rideshare companies and their drivers.
- Rideshare customers
- Rideshare drivers
- Other motorists and their passengers that are involved in collisions with rideshare drivers
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists injured by rideshare drivers
Injuries sustained in these accidents may receive all of the types of compensation available in any traffic accident, from medical expenses to lost wages/income, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more. The compensation to which you may be entitled will depend on the specifics of your case. As in all personal injury claims, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. However, the sooner it is filed, the better it will be for you since evidence can be lost or forgotten which could make a difference in your results.
Why Choose Us?
Our firm has secured substantial settlements for many clients in our decade of practice; we develop legal strategies meant to protect your rights and pursue your best interests while giving you the one-on-one care and attention you need in these critical cases.
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