What If You’re the Passenger in an Uber Accident?
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Companies like Uber and Lyft have made it easy and affordable for anyone to catch a ride. But you can still get into an accident as a passenger or while driving your own car. You may also be a rideshare driver who’s been hit by a reckless driver.
If you’re hurt in a ridesharing accident, reach out to our Uber accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can help you recover compensation for your damages. Contact us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation with an Ohio car accident lawyer.
Uber and Lyft accidents are frequently caused by:
If any of the above actions occurred while you were in an Uber or Lyft vehicle and you were injured as a result, contact our ridesharing accident lawyers today.
Personal injury claims are typically resolved through an insurance settlement. Both Uber and Lyft drivers must be covered under a $1 million insurance policy. The coverage provided by these insurance policies is based on a driver’s status when the accident occurred.
Since not every accident can be covered by the $1 million insurance policy, a rideshare driver’s personal insurance policy may go into effect.
Both Uber and Lyft state:
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Since some injuries are not immediately apparent, you should visit the doctor, even if you believe you are fine and have not been injured.
Make sure the police are aware of your Uber or Lyft accident. This way, a police report can be filed and used to your advantage if you choose to pursue a lawsuit.
Take photos of the accident scene, the Lyft or Uber vehicle, and any other vehicles involved in the accident. You should also gather the contact information of the Uber or Lyft driver. This information can support your case if you file a lawsuit.
Inform Uber or Lyft that an accident has occurred right away.
Be sure to refrain from speaking to an insurance adjuster about the facts of the accident or your injuries. Anything you say may be used against you.
Since rideshare accidents are more complex than regular car accidents, it’s vital to consult Uber or Lyft accident lawyers. They can help you determine who is liable for the accident and speak to insurance companies on your behalf. Most importantly, they may be able to help you collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
If you’re a rideshare passenger and were hit by another vehicle that was acting recklessly, you’d have to file a claim or a lawsuit against that driver’s insurance. Keep in mind that things get complicated if that driver lacks sufficient coverage or leaves the scene. Depending on the situation, Uber and Lyft may offer UIM insurance that may make up the difference.
When an Uber or Lyft driver is on their way to get a passenger or taking a passenger to their destination and causes an accident, Uber or Lyft’s insurance typically applies. However, if the driver wasn’t actively using the app at the time of the accident, you may be limited to a claim against the driver’s personal car insurance.
If you’re unsure if the at-fault driver was working as an Uber driver at the time of the crash, you should consult an attorney. A thorough investigation could show whether the app was engaged and the driver’s status.
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Like other car accidents, whether you were driving your own car or riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft when you are injured because of another’s negligence, you deserve compensation for all your assorted physical and financial losses.
Through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, our lawyers will investigate your Uber or Lyft accident, identify the liable parties, account for everything the accident cost you, and pursue damages for your:
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If you suffered an injury in a ridesharing accident, reach out to the Ohio Uber accident lawyers of Kisling, Nestico & Redick immediately. We’ll evaluate the facts, inform you of your legal options, and fight for maximum compensation.