Cincinnati Uber/Lyft Accidents Lawyer

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Were you involved in an accident as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You could also seek compensation if you were injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorist by an Uber or Lyft driver.

An experienced Cincinnati Uber/Lyft accidents lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick for a free consultation. Call (513) 221-0499 today.

How Insurance Works After Uber and Lyft Accidents

Unlike other types of motor vehicle accidents, assigning fault in a rideshare crash is complex. Liability for an injured passenger might be different than a driver involved in an Uber or Lyft accident.

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services provide insurance to their drivers. But this insurance coverage is only in effect during specific times. Generally, these include:

  • When the driver is active on the rideshare app
  • When the driver is waiting to be assigned a ride
  • When the driver is heading to pick up a ride
  • When the driver is transporting a ride

Status of the Drive Matters

The status of the drive determines whether the rideshare company’s auto insurance coverage is in effect. Ohio is a fault state for car accidents and insurance purposes. The liable party is responsible for covering your damages. Your lawyer can determine whether you can file an insurance claim with Uber or Lyft’s insurer.

Driver’s Personal Auto Insurance

You can still recover compensation if injured by an Uber or Lyft driver off the app. Ohio requires all drivers to maintain auto insurance on their vehicles. The rideshare driver should have an active insurance policy to protect them when Uber or Lyft’s auto insurance does not.

In either case, you can reasonably expect to deal with an insurer. Filing an insurance claim is necessary to maximize your injury settlement.

Let Us Deal With the Insurance Company

Insurance companies want to settle cheap and fast. They might try to assign some of the blame to you so that they can pay less money. The insurer has a lawyer to protect their interests. A Cincinnati Uber/Lyft accidents lawyer protects you.

What Happens When Insurance Doesn’t Pay

Our accident attorneys are skilled negotiators who demand top dollar for your damages. However, insurance coverage only extends so far. If you suffered severe injuries and need extensive medical care, an insurance settlement may be inadequate.

When insurance isn’t enough, an attorney can file a claim against whoever is responsible for causing the accident. This could be the Uber/Lyft driver, a government agency, or even an auto parts producer, to name a few.

You may need to pursue civil action against them. You must be able to rebuild your life following your accident. This compensation could give you that chance.

Recovering Damages in Your Uber or Lyft Accident Claim

You have the right to seek repayment for your economic losses. Economic damages are those that have a set monetary value. Some of the most commonly sought-after economic damages include:

  • Medical care and treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Cost of increased insurance premiums
  • Unexpected childcare expenses
  • Costs of household upkeep and maintenance
  • Future medical expenses and equipment
  • Diminished earning capacity

It may surprise you to learn that you can be compensated for losses that don’t have a monetary value. These are known as non-economic damages. Some examples include:

  • Physical pain
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  • Emotional distress
  • Lost quality of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Damage to your reputation
  • Skin scarring
  • Nuisance

Sometimes, Uber/Lyft accident victims receive punitive damages. Cincinnati civil courts can decide to award punitive damages when the defendant’s actions are grossly negligent or willful.

Contact an Uber/Lyft Accidents Lawyer in Cincinnati

In 2021, more people use rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. Sadly, motor vehicle accidents involving rideshare services are increasingly common.

Have you been seriously injured in an Uber or Lyft accident? An experienced Cincinnati Uber/Lyft accidents lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you recover compensation and justice.

Call our office at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our quick contact form to schedule your free case review.

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