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Legal Help for the Injured
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are very common throughout Toledo. They help those who don’t have a car or don’t want to bother with driving or parking. However, with thousands of rideshare cars on the roads, many are involved with car wrecks.
While your case can quickly become complicated, you have options to recover compensation. Do not hesitate to contact our Toledo personal injury lawyers. We understand how to work with Uber and Lyft and recover everything you need.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer in Toledo. We have helped many car accident victims seek damages for losses sustained through no fault of their own.
Contact our office today at (419) 324-8205 for a free, no -risk consultation.
Uber and Lyft services help keep reckless and intoxicated people from having to drive. But there is still concern about the safety of rideshare cars in general.
A recent study by the University of Chicago reports that fatal car accidents in the United States have risen by over 2% since ridesharing become popular. This may be simply because more vehicles are on the road, but Uber and Lyft drivers focus on their phones and apps more than other drivers.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, however, report that drunk driving accidents have remained steady since Uber and Lyft started operating in Ohio.
Rideshare accidents are common on the highways and streets in the Toledo area. These wrecks can happen anywhere, and you can be caught off guard by a collision and seriously hurt.
Our lawyers have seen many of these cases and common locations where Uber or Lyft accidents happen include:
Most Uber and Lyft drivers try their best. However, their experience is very different than most professional drivers. They must stay attentive to their mobile phones in order to know who to pick up and where to go. They must sometimes push themselves to be on the road for dangerously long hours. A driver may wish to make as much money as possible, and work throughout the day. The Uber and Lyft apps have taken steps to make sure drivers aren’t on the road for extremely long shifts. However, these efforts are not enough. It’s possible for a driver to work a long shift at another job, and then to go right onto the rideshare app.
Driver negligence causes Toledo car accidents every day. We rely on rideshare drivers to be competent and responsible. But, our lawyers have seen many accident victims who sustained terrible harm through no fault of their own.
Common causes of rideshare accidents in Toledo include:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
Car accident injuries can alter your life. You may need significant medical attention, and it can be hard to return to your normal routine.
It’s important to contact an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney if you have been hurt while using a rideshare service. The driver, their insurance providers, and the rideshare company may seek to remove themselves from any financial liability.
A skilled lawyer will investigate what happened, and find out who owes you damages. A personal injury claim can help you recover your:
Passengers and drivers who sustain injuries deserve the 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.
In addition to the driver and their personal insurance provider, the rideshare company is also involved. They may also have an obligation to compensate you. Both Uber and Lyft have a $1,000,000 insurance policy for injured riders, but this can be a challenge.
Compensation can come from one or several of the following sources:
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What Makes KNR Special?
Being in an accident while using Uber or Lyft is not uncommon, but your case can be very complex. The other parties may seek to give you a low settlement offer, or they might try and avoid the responsibility to pay. You need legal counsel who understands every aspect of the recovery process.
Do not delay in contacting our office to speak with one of our Toledo Uber and Lyft accident lawyers. We have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. If we are unable to recover an acceptable financial settlement, we will use our years of trial experience to recover your damages in court. Given Ohio’s two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, do not delay in calling your lawyer.