Your Ohio Ridesharing Accident Lawyers
You can count on our car accident attorneys after your Lyft or Uber accident
Ohio car accidents caused by ridesharing drivers can be complicated for many different reasons. Different laws apply to motor vehicle accidents caused by ridesharing drivers. They have different insurance than most drivers. The stakes can also often be higher, depending on the severity of your injuries and the total amount of your accident-related expenses.
That's why it's critical that you consult with an experienced, Ohio ridesharing accident attorney as soon as possible after your collision. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve for medical bills, lost income and other accident expenses. We can help you review all of these issues and explain the options available to you when you meet with the Gervelis Law Firm. We handle cases throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Common causes of ridesharing accidents
Like many other car accidents, ridesharing accidents often occur because of a driver's reckless or negligent behavior. In the case of your crash caused by a driver working for Uber, Lyft, Carma or another ridesharing company, your crash most likely occurred because the driver was:
- Texting while driving
- Looking up driving directions while driving
- Talking on a cellphone while driving
- Driving too fast (speeding) in order to make up time or squeeze in another ride
- Falling asleep at the wheel due to working long hours as a driver
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Even when these situations do occur, it's important to remember that there's nothing routine about such collisions. Each accident has its own unique details. It is our job to investigate your crash and uncover them in order to build the strongest possible legal case.
How an Ohio ridesharing accident attorney can help you
If a ridesharing driver clearly caused your crash, some people assume their accident claim will be an easy, open and shut case. Unfortunately, that's often not what happens. The ridesharing driver who caused your collision might deny doing anything wrong. They might try to blame you for causing the accident, and their insurance company might believe them.
In addition, the outcome of your case can depend on many different factors unique to car accidents caused by ridesharing drivers. That's why we want to meet with you and get straight to work on your case. As your attorney, we can examine whether:
- The driver had the ridesharing app on or off at the time of the crash.
- The driver was on duty or off duty at the time of the accident.
- If the driver was on his or her way to pick up a customer.
- If the driver had a history of causing serious car accidents.
We can then present this information to the driver's insurance company, the ridesharing company that employs the driver and the lawyers that represent them. Often, these parties agree to negotiate with us once they see we're prepared and have the facts to back up your claim. If they don't cooperate, we're prepared to file a ridesharing lawsuit on your behalf.
Your accident-related expenses can easily add up to thousands or even millions of dollars. Demand the financial compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with an experienced, Ohio ridesharing accident lawyer who puts your best interests first. Talk to an attorney at the Gervelis Law Firm today.