Were you hurt in an Uber or Lyft? If so, contact the Cleveland Uber accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick for help. We know how to handle these complex cases and what it takes to get everything you need.
As a result, you may be in pain, unable to work, and struggling with significant financial strain. An Uber or Lyft accident lawyer can help you get medical treatment and recover compensation for your losses.
Distracted Driving and Rideshare Companies
Rideshares in Ohio have other characteristics that make them more prone to accidents.
Uber and Lyft both require drivers to operate software while driving. They also navigate with GPS and communicate with passengers. Although Ohio has distracted driving laws, these actions can result in drivers taking their eyes off the road.
This, combined with driving in unfamiliar areas and meeting unknown passengers, increase the likelihood of an Uber and Lyft accident.
Rideshare Driver Insurance
Uber and Lyft drivers in Ohio must have personal car insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements. This varies by state, but Uber and Lyft have additional coverage when drivers have passengers.
When Uber and Lyft drivers are “off the clock” with their apps off, their personal insurance covers them. Once they are on their way to pick up a passenger, the Uber drivers’ personal insurance covers them, plus additional liability up to $100,000.
When drivers have a passenger, they are covered by $1 million in liability coverage and $1 million in underinsured/uninsured coverage.
These are complicated insurance policies. You need knowledgeable legal help with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit that involved Uber or Lyft. That’s why having access to the Cleveland rideshare accident lawyers at KNR is essential.
Compensation after a Rideshare Accident Injury
Contact KNR immediately after an accident involving an Uber or Lyft. We will evaluate the situation and explain your options. This is particularly important when dealing with multiple insurance companies and all the parties involved.
Passengers injured in an Uber or Lyft accident deserve the chance to hold the at-fault party accountable. A skilled attorney can guide you through the legal process, help you get treatment, negotiate with the insurance companies, and fight for everything you deserve.
KNR can help you recover your:
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress and mental anguish
Loss of consortium
KNR has helped numerous Cleveland injury victims after Uber and Lyft accidents. For example, KNR represented a passenger in a Cuyahoga County car accident when she suffered vision loss after being struck by an airbag. KNR recovered a $100,000 policy limit settlement.
Our Cleveland Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers Can Help You