Ohio Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
With the universal use of handheld technology (smartphones), it has created new industries which exist right at our fingertips like ridesharing. Uber and Lyft have both grown rapidly. Instead of hailing a taxicab or renting a car, an app in the palm of your hand will deliver a car and driver wherever we need.
While these concepts are amazing tools, Uber and Lyft accidents occur every day in Ohio. These accidents can be surprisingly confusing, and many victims are confused about what to do next. Victims will often encounter the driver denying any wrongdoing and insurance companies refusing to accept liability for their drivers.
The victim is then forced to deal with this confusion and frustration all while having to treat at hospitals and other facilities for potential life-changing injuries they sustained as a result of other driver’s negligent conduct; injuries such as broken and fractured bones, whiplash, concussions, torn muscles, and even death. These injuries will undoubtedly lead to more emotional and financial stress, confusion, and trauma.
Ride-share Accident Liability
When someone else causes an accident, they should be liable for the resulting injuries, and this includes ride-share drivers and companies. The insurance process can be complicated following this type of crash, as you might need to file a claim against one or more of the following:
- The individual ride-share driver’s insurance
- Uber or Lyft’s corporate insurance
- A third-party driver’s insurance
Our law firm determines which claims must be filed and pursues each one for maximum compensation.
Insurance companies know that injured claimants are often anxious to receive compensation. They make low offers early in the process, hoping accident victims will accept less money than they deserve without consulting with an attorney. Never accept any insurance settlements without the advice of an experienced ride-share accident lawyer.
We can identify when an offer is inadequate and use our resources and experience to negotiate for the full amount to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, either as a rideshare passenger or while driving your own vehicle, you should seek medical treatment and then legal help as soon as possible.
An Ohio Ride-share Accident Lawyer Can Help
At Karp Steiger, our team of experienced automobile accident attorneys can minimize victim confusion and help ease the stress and burden of dealing with automobile accidents involving ridesharing with Uber and Lyft. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate facts and circumstances surrounding these accidents which occurred while entrusting your safety to companies like Uber and Lyft, gather evidence, and take an aggressive stance in dealing with insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We are able and willing to pursue all legal avenues to ensure our clients get the case outcome they want and deserve. Call our office today at 216-358-OHIO (6446) for a free case consultation if you or a loved one were injured as a result of an Uber and/or Lyft ride-share accident.Schedule a Free Consultation
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