Rideshare Accident Lawyer Cleveland Ohio
The Friedmann Firm, LLC is a Cleveland rideshare accident law firm that handles both personal injury cases and employment and labor law. Our experienced team has successfully represented clients in a range of cases like wrongful termination, workplace retaliation, and class action lawsuits. Our personal injury practice includes a number of case types as well, including car and rideshare accidents.
Rideshare services have bloomed in popularity over the last several years, with companies like Uber and Lyft offering affordable ways for people to get around. In the fourth quarter of 2020, 93 million people were using Uber alone on a monthly basis. Rideshare services are utilized for daily commuting, nights out, and everything in between.
But just as with any type of travel that involves being on the road, rideshare services do run the risk of car accidents occurring. Uber and Lyft have been associated with a rise in US traffic-related deaths in recent years, with a 2-3% increase since 2011 being reported in 2018 by a study from Rice University and the University of Chicago. Accidents do happen, whether you are a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, a pedestrian, or even another driver on the road.
Being involved in a rideshare accident can bring up many questions, especially if you are dealing with injuries in the aftermath. This is where a rideshare accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio can help make a signigicant difference in your case.
Insurance companies involved may offer you a low settlement and you may be lost as to what to do next. Here at The Friedmann Firm, we have years of experience in litigating these types of cases. We will be able to help you take the necessary steps toward seeking compensation for your injuries.
How Can an Uber or Lyft Cleveland Rideshare Accident Law Firm Help?
Both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies in place that help to cover their drivers when they are driving for each platform. For example, Uber’s website states that their coverage is “at least $50,000 in injury liability per person, $100,000 in total liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability per accident” for their drivers. These policies can bring additional confusion to an already stressful situation, whether you are a rideshare driver yourself or someone who was a passenger or pedestrian involved in an accident.
A Cleveland rideshare accident lawyer will be able to help guide you through the process of filing a rideshare accident claim. This claim will typically be against the at-fault party and the at-fault party may be the rideshare company.
Should we take your case, we will be able to help in a number of different ways including:
- Handling the claims filing process
- Gathering relevant evidence for your case
- Ensuring you understand your rights
- Negotiating with insurance companies on a settlement offer
- Keeping you up to date on your case
Frequently Asked Questions
What is rideshare insurance?
Rideshare insurance is a type of car insurance that helps to fill the gap between commercial and personal car insurance. Personal car insurance of a rideshare driver usually does not cover transporting customers/riders. Commercial insurance may only cover required minimums, meaning there may not be enough coverage to adequately compensate a victim of a rideshare accident for their injuries.
In the case of both Uber and Lyft, their insurance policies have limitations in terms of when drivers are covered. For example, if an Uber or Lyft driver is not logged into their rideshare app and they are involved in an accident, the Uber or Lyft insurance policy will not provide coverage.
For victims of rideshare accidents, it can be confusing which insurance policy to file a claim with when you have been hurt in a rideshare accident. To help you determine which insurance policy will be relevant to your case, a rideshare accident attorney in Cleveland, Ohio will be able to analyze the details of your situation.
How long do I have to seek compensation after a rideshare accident?
In Ohio, you generally have two years in which to seek compensation for a personal injury accident from the date of the incident, according to Section 2305.10 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Two years can go by very quickly, so it’s important to connect with a rideshare accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio as soon as possible. There are a number of different steps that go into filing a rideshare accident claim. And the sooner we are able to get started, the better for you and your claim.
What kind of damages are available in a rideshare accident?
The damages that are typically available in a rideshare accident are the same type of damages that will be available in any other kind of personal injury claim or car accident. These damages include:
- Medical costs (current and future)
- Lost income (current and future)
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
In situations where wrongful death has occurred, damages such as funeral and burial expenses may also be available to recover.
Damages are meant to help you recover any losses that you can quantify after a rideshare accident. This will include both economic and non-economic damages such as those listed above. A rideshare lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio will be able to analyze the evidence of your damages, including receipts for medical care, photographs of the accident, and pay stubs that help show your loss of income.
Evidence will be key in proving the damages you are seeking as we work to recover the maximum compensation owed to you.
Contact a Cleveland Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a rideshare accident, it can be prudent to connect with a rideshare accident attorney in Cleveland, Ohio as soon as you can. We understand the complexities that come with filing personal injury claims, especially when a rideshare driver or company is involved. The Friedmann Firm team is here to provide each client with aggressive and compassionate representation.
We have represented clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio since we opened our firm in 2012. We work to ensure that you understand your rights and that you receive the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
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